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Killzone 2 for PS3 to Blast More Than 100 Death Animations

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292w ago - A Sony rep has revealed that the final version of Killzone 2 will feature over 100 death animations. Obviously the death animation will vary depending on where the enemy is shot.

To quote: A Sony Corp. representative this month said that the title Killzone 2 for the PlayStation 3 will feature more than 100 death animations in the final game.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, the representative said that death animations will vary depending on where the enemy is shot.

Kills demonstrated in the Nov. beta and at CES include instant-drop kills from headshots to more relishing back shots that cause the soldier to writhe a bit before the sweet release of death.

Killzone 2 is the first-person sequel to the PlayStation 2 release, Killzone. It is scheduled to be released on Feb. 27.
 

Sony Justifies Pre-Order-Only Killzone 2 Demo, Dates PSN Version

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292w ago - Sony has attempted to justify its policy in North America where gamers will only get the KillZone 2 demo if they pre-order the game.

MTV Multiplayer received this response from Scott Steinberg, vice president of product marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America:

Offering a playable demo to motivate preorders speaks to our confidence in the appeal of a game such as Killzone 2. We take this approach when we are convinced that the experience will cement a consumer's interest in purchasing.

Retailers will then merchandise those demos within their stores and online to maximize their visibility. Through this process, consumers are often times able to reserve their copy of the final game, which provides an incentive to purchase and helps seal the deal.

We also offer demos on the PSN, which we have done in the past with great success, and will continue to make that available. Killzone 2, for example, will have a downloadable demo launch in North America the week that the game is launching, for consumers who prefer that option.

And what if you don't pre-order "Killzone 2″ but want to try the demo? It's slated for release as a download from the PlayStation Network on PS3 for Thursday, February 26, a day before the game's official release date. That...
 

Video: CES 2009: Killzone 2 for PlayStation 3 Interview

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292w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared news on a CES 2009: Killzone 2 interview with Hermen Hulst of developer Guerrilla Games today via PS Blog as follows:

By now, I'm sure you've seen some of the overwhelmingly positive impressions of Killzone 2 from the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.

Shortly after his CES presentation, I tracked down Hermen Hulst, Managing Director and co-founder of KZ2 developer Guerrilla Games. We talked hit response physics, the unusual background of some of the KZ2 team, and that awesome video that was shown. Take a look:





Once again, Killzone 2 hits North American shores on February 27th. Preorder bonuses going on now.
 

Killzone 2 is a Powerful Contender for Best Game of 2009

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293w ago - Killzone 2 has been hyped up for years now. It has reached that state where a game is so hyped that it is nearly impossible for it to live up to the expectations.

Few games that have reached this state have lived up to the hype given to them. For most games, the hype is so high that they get buried under it (Too Human). So what will happen to Killzone 2?

Well if early talk about Killzone 2 is to be believed, it will exceed the mountainous hype it currently has.

Although it's not the most trustworthy source (not only because its name, but also because it had the first review), PlayStation: The Official Magazine gave Killzone 2 a perfect score in its February issue. The review said:

It's true that Killzone 2 is filled with moments that can handily be described as inspiring awe. Each scene is incredibly well detailed, from the gaps in jerry-rigged cover points letting you sneak in a killing headshot to scarred and scratched textures, the planet feels entirely believable... Without a doubt Killzone fans, action and shooter fans of any stripe will instantly tag this sequel as a powerful contender for best game of 2009.

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Killzone 2 PS3 Bundle Coming to Europe, Packshot Available

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293w ago - It seems that Sony are all set to release an official PS3 bundle with the game and a PlayStation 3 console if this packshot (below) is to be believed.

To quote: The bundle is for Europe only right now with no current plans from either SCEA or SCEJ, but we'll hedge a bet that SCEA will do something similar and announce it just before launch.

No price has been given yet, but we'll assume it'll be out with the game on Februrary 25th in Europe and February 27th in the UK.

While a bundle seems to be the most obvious thing right now in the world, it's still a good move for the game as there are a lot of people who are buying a PlayStation 3 just to get Killzone 2.
 
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