Killzone: Shadow Fall is probably the only exclusive retail PlayStation 4 launch game that I’m keen on playing, and I’m not even that excited. I think I’m more excited for Housemarque’s downloadable (and free to Ps Plus) Resogun. Still, it’s probably the system’s launch showcase – so it’s a good thing it’s pretty lengthy. For a linear first-person shooter, anyway.
According to game director Steven Ter Heide, speaking on the PSBlog, the single-player campaign is going to clock in at around 10 hours, which is a decent enough length.I It will, of course, be supplemented with a multiplayer campaign as well – which will be “running with dedicated servers to handle the transfer of data between clients.”
Unfortunately, while there are plans for some on-line co-op down the line, the game won;t be getting split-screen support.
Never played a Killzone before? Doesn’t matter. According to Ter Heide, it’s a great entry point for newcomers.
Killzone Shadow Fall is a fresh start for the franchise — the game takes place some thirty years after the original Killzone trilogy, so most of the characters and story arcs from those games have passed into history. And while die-hard fans will appreciate the nods to earlier Killzone titles, no knowledge of the Killzone universe is required to get into the story.
Here’s what it looks like, thanks to 10 minutes of footage, with delightfully enthusiastic Japanese commentary, from TGS. Gameplay starts at about 5:07. Check it out.
Last Updated: October 22, 2013