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Killzone HD Re-Developer PS3 Interview - Part 1 Arrives

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96w ago - Killzone Community Editor Victor Zuylen has shared Part 1 of a Killzone HD Re-Developer PS3 interview with fans below today.

To quote: When Killzone HD drops on October 24th, the original Killzone will be one week short of eight years old.

In this (re-)developer interview we talk with [Register or Login to view links] Technical Director Michiel van der Leeuw and Senior Programmer Frank Compagner, who were there when Killzone was first released.

In part 1, Michiel and Frank talk about the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made during the conversion process.

Victor Zuylen: What prompted the HD remaster of Killzone?

Michiel van der Leeuw, Technical Director, Guerrilla: It was an idea whose time had come. Internally we had talked about bringing Killzone to PlayStation 3 before - Killzone fans frequently asked us about it, and we knew from other developers that such projects could be a lot of fun.

VZ: How many of the original team were involved?

ML: A number of developers who worked on the original Killzone for PlayStation 2 helped get this project off the ground, including Guerrilla's main producer, Angie Smets, who first started producing on Killzone; producer...
 

Minority on Papo & Yo for PSN: Grafitti is Part of the Experience

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104w ago - Minority Creative Director Vander Caballero has confirmed today that grafitti is part of the experience in Papo & Yo for PS3 on PlayStation Network.

To quote: Hey everyone, Vander here. In my development career, I have never worked with authentic artists from the game's locale.

The project's art director is usually instructed to mimic what he can find from reference pictures. But in Papo & Yo, I didn't want to do the same thing.

I wanted it to be genuine. And I wanted local artists on the other side of the continent to have access to the beautiful canvas of video games.

Here's the full story from Deborah Chantson, our community manager.

As you might know, Papo & Yo is a metaphorical, semi-autobiographical story of Creative Director Vander Caballero's tumultuous relationship with his alcoholic father.

While the game's storyline will draw players into an emotional journey, we also designed the environment to help immerse the player in a surreal Latin American setting. There's a high level of authenticity on display, from the landscape to the music, style, and graffiti.

In North America, graffiti is changing to include more artistic works such as murals, but it's generally associated with spray painted tags and defaced walls....
 

Video: Unit 13 PS Vita Training: Part 3 - Sharing and Competing

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124w ago - Following up on Part 2, today Zipper Interactive Community Manager Chris Roper has shared the third part in the Unit 13 PS Vita training video series dubbed Sharing and Competing below.

To quote: Today is the third and final day of our in-depth training series for Unit 13, the PlayStation Vita exclusive released earlier this week.

This three-part in-depth video series teaches you everything from the core fundamentals of how to play the game to tips on how to tackle each mission type and even how to fully take advantage of Unit 13′s networking features.

Today's video, "Sharing and Competing", covers [Register or Login to view links] robust networking capabilities. Able to utilize PlayStation Vita's 3G capabilities, Unit 13 features always-on leaderboards, Daily Challenges, High Value Target sharing via Near, and much more.

We're also going to give you a look at Unit 13's new two-player cooperative multiplayer over WiFi. Two players can take on any of the game's 36 main missions, mixing and matching operatives and arsenals any way you see fit.

You'll get scoring bonuses for working together as a team, and specialized...
 

Video: Unit 13 PS Vita Training: Part 2 - Mastering Game Types

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125w ago - Following up on Part 1, Zipper Interactive Community Manager Chris Roper is here with the second training video in the series on Unit 13 for PS Vita dubbed Mastering Game Types.

To quote: We recently kicked off our in-depth training series for Unit 13, the PS Vita exclusive shooter that puts you in the middle of some of the world's deadliest covert missions.

This three-part in-depth video series aims to teach you everything from the core fundamentals of how to play the game to tips on how to tackle each mission type and even how to fully take advantage of Unit 13's networking features.

Today we're unveiling the second installment, which introduces you to the various mission types in [Register or Login to view links] and gives you advice on how to best approach them. It goes over basic mission rules, tactical strategies for how to take on each objective and things to look out for along the way.





If you missed the first training video be sure to go back and check that out to get a great overview of Unit 13′s fundamentals, and come back on Friday for the final part...
 

Video: Sony Unveils Unit 13 PS Vita Training: Part 1 - How to Play

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126w ago - Zipper Interactive Community Manager Chris Roper has unveiled the first in a series of training videos on how to play Unit 13 on Sony's new PS Vita handheld console.

To quote: If you're going to go up against the world's deadliest foes you're going to need every advantage that you can get.

Fortunately for you we've got inside tips on how to best tackle Unit 13′s numerous missions, game types, connectivity features and more straight from developer Zipper Interactive.

Over the next week, we'll be rolling out a three-part in-depth video series to teach you everything from the core fundamentals of how to play the game to tips on how to tackle each mission type and even how to fully take advantage of Unit 13′s networking features.

Part 1, "How to Play", shows you what it will take to run with the best-of-the-best. It covers everything from a complete control breakdown to tactical combat strategies to Unit 13′s in-depth scoring system. This is as close to a Unit 13 boot camp as you'll get.





The next two videos in the series, "Game Types" and "Sharing and Competing", will be released in the near future right here on the PlayStation.Blog, so check back then for more...
 
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