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Killzone Universe Video Shows Life Before Killzone 3

Steven Ter Heide's Avatar Posted by Game Director, Guerrilla Games

We’re happy to present a live action short that takes place before the events of the Killzone games. Some of you may have read the back story on Killzone.com and found out about the origins of the Helghast, the start of the war, etc. We’ve been looking for ways to add a personal touch to this back story. We found a team that was able to transform it into a live action short, which tells the story of two friends from different backgrounds, who are separated and become increasingly alienated from one another.

In the short, we listen in on video communications between the two friends, one on Vekta and one recently exiled to Helghan.

We hope you enjoy this small glimpse into what life was like before the war started in Killzone!

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Destiny89 said:

March 28th, 9:50 am

I love Killzone 3! Thanks guys for this amazing game

thetinyfarm said:

March 28th, 10:03 am

This is awesome. Killzone background story is among most intricate fictional universes on gaming. I know that the KZ titles are about the view and perceptions of common ISA soldiers, but it’s great to see that you guys are investing on showing that there’s more to this war than many think.

AguilarX said:

March 28th, 10:10 am

not bad. but it would really be better to refresh our killzone history with an HD Killzone one. please sony make this happen!

EmoSpray said:

March 28th, 10:10 am

Wow nice <3

Mike0804 said:

March 28th, 10:13 am

Why is there a 200 year discrepancy between the year shown during the scanning (2019) and the year of the transmissions (2219) ?

hush404 said:

March 28th, 10:16 am

…. There’s a better Live Action Killzone project to be found on youtube entitled “Killzone Extraction”



March 28th, 10:16 am

Nice, makes me want to go play.

neostardust said:

March 28th, 10:17 am

Hope you guys make Killzone 1 In HD someday

zombie9 said:

March 28th, 10:20 am

Internet filters should be illegal. if it wasn’t my PC I chuck it at the wall.

Zilas said:

March 28th, 10:21 am

What #5 said…
2019 – 2219?

The_FPS said:

March 28th, 10:29 am

Nice video. The Helgan story is a sad one :(

but I am also with augilarx, lets see a Killzone HD.

Aggie_CEO said:

March 28th, 10:35 am


Lucas_Alb said:

March 28th, 10:37 am

Wow, This is very nice!

MoneyMaker110 said:

March 28th, 10:46 am

now i feel the need for a mask

darkbeto-vzla said:

March 28th, 11:08 am

I hope more videos like this come in the future :) great work

KoToKo890 said:

March 28th, 11:21 am

ok, that should be killzone’s 4 background, it seems that the isa are really the bad guys, i want a play through a helgast mask, OMG that’ll be freaking awesome!!!!! KILLZONE FTW!!!!

The-Jack-Burton said:

March 28th, 11:26 am

Woa, creepy! Great video, thanks. KZ3 is amazing!

Kchow23 said:

March 28th, 11:26 am


Ninja8827 said:

March 28th, 11:48 am

its kinda cool to see a backstory for killzone starting to develop beyond the timeline i like it

yellowjacket486 said:

March 28th, 12:16 pm

agree with #15 wish you could also play as Helghast that would be awesome. need to put kz1 in hd.

manzoor47 said:

March 28th, 12:35 pm

wow that was very cool! i really wanna play as Helghast!!!!!!

poodude said:

March 28th, 12:49 pm

Lovin’ KZ3, and this was a cool idea but I think the acting could have been just a teensy bit better :).

KingKong80 said:

March 28th, 1:31 pm

Bring Visari back!!! I want some of those speeches that send shivers down my spine. The ISA are becoming bigger jerks with each passing sequel.

halowars7 said:

March 28th, 1:38 pm

Awesome Vid

Velzorn said:

March 28th, 1:46 pm

Will you guys make this video available for download in the PSN store???

Maverick10 said:

March 28th, 1:51 pm

Very cool. I love the KZ universe. Good job guys

Massive_13 said:

March 28th, 2:06 pm

I like this… You guys would have sold even more if 3-5 of these little videos would have been created leading up to the release of the game. If you can keep a few more of these coming I would appreciate it. Loving the game by the way, and I enjoyed the SP campaign as well.

LordRaoh said:

March 28th, 2:19 pm

more… more… more….

very cool stuff.. reminds me of the viral videos for Resistance 2 which I absolutely loved…

juanpipe said:

March 28th, 2:41 pm

We need this kind of backstory in the Killzone games, KZ3 tried, and almost got it right.

Remember to improve the story first, GG! Since the gameplay is already great.

somedirtyangel said:

March 28th, 3:15 pm

Would really like to see a Killzone movie! Not some poorly put together B-rated film either. I’m talking JJ Abrams, Michael Bay or Peter Jackson! Someone please do this! lol And also to note, Killzone HD and more Killzone 3 multiplayer maps.

igorrocks2 said:

March 28th, 3:16 pm

1. Guys did you skip the ending wait for credits to end and then you’ll see that it’s not over yet… there is no need to do remakes of 1st Killzone while 4th on its way

2. I heard some rumors that Killzone will get an actual MOVIE and ANIMATION

I don’t Like the MOVIE thing – because actual game tells story by itself well enough and makes it very interesting brigs a lot of questions at some point enjoyable “angryness” you play whole game than skipped credits and forgetting to watch it all and palyig all of it on ELITE sweat as hell it’s hard.. and after seen this dude actually escaping from you when you did beat crap out of him…. at som,e point I was angry but it was good to know that there is no end yet// Please make it for at least 3 more console gen but don’t walk out of the way path chosen

xxITS-RADECxx said:

March 28th, 6:47 pm


Chapulin140 said:

March 28th, 6:59 pm

@neostardust I was just thinking the same thing. I also hope they remake K1 with the new engine.

Butters360 said:

March 28th, 7:42 pm

That was pretty sweet. I like these live actions takes on video games.

the_1st_darkness said:

March 28th, 8:52 pm

So this all boiled down to the air they breathe makes them gain a sense of a self centered world after a few months, and death in less than a year? Why not give them air purifier machines and they would most likely lose that toxic endeavor of vengeance? I liked the video, but in my opinion more time should have passed, and it shows that the ISA is monitoring communications, and did nothing but archive the changes that take place which is cruel even if they are at war. Would the hair loss be for the first few generations and not affect the further generations? My only let downs for KZ3 was that it was not in 1080p, and the lack of maps from KZ2.

abzdine said:

March 29th, 12:34 am

Steven Ter Heide :

Do you guys ever go take a look at the Community messages on Killzone.com ? If not then you should do it as fast as possible cause this game is broken…

This is a BIG Killzone 2 fan talking !!!!

GreyLynx said:

March 29th, 6:33 am

More live action shorts:
1. Jan’s relationship and Luger’s relationship pre-KZ1
2.Hakha Pre-KZ1
3. Hakha and Luger Post KZ liberation leading up to them both receiving news of Jan’s death

Now KZ4 needs something fresher such as a completely new enemy, especially with the end of KZ3

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