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Killzone: Shadow Fall is 10 hours long

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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

128 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 22, 2013 at 10:35

    I’d love to jam this, on PC, with KB+MS

    Reply

    • Mark Treloar

      October 22, 2013 at 11:24

      Could be the future for MS with cross platform play.

      Reply

  2. oVg

    October 22, 2013 at 10:36

    Just goes to show how KICK ASS the jump from the 6th gen to this gen was.
    Generation 7.5 around the corner and I am not even excited.

    Same games with a few more polygons.

    Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 22, 2013 at 11:11

      Agreed. And not even coop to tempt us? Le Sigh.

      Reply

  3. Pieter Kruger

    October 22, 2013 at 10:39

    Will offer “up to 10 hours” of game play to “certain players”. What the he’ll does that mean? Only “certain” players sucking at the game will take that long? Will good players be able to clear it in 5 hours?

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 22, 2013 at 11:10

      lol that would be my guess too.

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 22, 2013 at 11:16

        Only to certain players?

        Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 22, 2013 at 11:12

      My thoughts too!

      Reply

  4. Rockstar

    October 22, 2013 at 10:41

    So amped for this game.

    Reply

  5. TiMsTeR1033

    October 22, 2013 at 10:42

    10 hours is bullshit! How many hours is in GTA V!! This is meant to be next gen!

    Reply

    • Josh Melton

      October 23, 2013 at 01:26

      Exactly, I am not going to pay £52.99 for 10 hour game..

      Reply

      • Josh Melton

        October 23, 2013 at 01:27

        Give me at least 20-50 hours

        Reply

  6. Umar heartless

    October 22, 2013 at 10:48

    ….

    Reply

  7. fred

    October 22, 2013 at 10:48

    10 hours is cool , don’t have time for 50 hr games.

    Reply

    • CypherGate

      October 22, 2013 at 11:02

      So so true. Not sure why you got downvoted on this. There is not much time nowadays for me to play games for long periods. The longest im able to play before responsibilities kicks in is like an hour maybe 2 max. Unless i start playing late at night. Even then im dead tired from the day so 10 hours isnt that bad at all. Episodic DLC I favour to replace the 10 hour campaigns. Would keep me glued nicely.

      Reply

      • JHN

        October 22, 2013 at 11:06

        I dont have the time either but I have an issue paying R700 + for a game that is so short.

        Reply

        • Umar heartless

          October 22, 2013 at 11:07

          Exactly my gripe. I don’t expect every game to be a bizillion hours but to pay so much for 10 hours is a hard pill to swallow

          Reply

        • CypherGate

          October 22, 2013 at 11:07

          Ok now THAT is definitely true. Somehow i forgot about pricing. Then they should adjust the price to at least R300 and episodic DLC like R150 with a campaign of about 5 hours each. That would work? (Edit: I would assume storyline quality would drop etc etc for those prices…. look at mobile games?)

          Reply

          • Martin du preez

            October 22, 2013 at 11:15

            MP will get you a lot of hours. Killzone MP is actually pretty fun.

          • CypherGate

            October 22, 2013 at 11:24

            MP will always give a lot more hours of gameplay thats why they basically reduced SP campaigns in games lately. Its just that not all people enjoy MP, but prefer SP. SP Players are now a minority i guess.

          • Martin du preez

            October 22, 2013 at 11:35

            I’m afraid they’re going to go hard on the MP for next gen games. We can already see with big upcoming games like TitanFall and Destiny being MP only games.

          • CypherGate

            October 22, 2013 at 11:40

            Yeah i noticed that. Its in a way kinda sad cause not everyone has ADSL and the speed to play these games properly let alone further down the line subscription fees are possible after paying R700 for a game.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 22, 2013 at 11:50

            By the way, it seems that Titanfall is indeed a timed exclusive so it’ll eventually head down to PS4 (probably towards mid-year). I always suspected that. Geoff swears that Titanfall is worth it, but I can’t shake the feeling that it’s just COD with Mechs.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 22, 2013 at 11:40

            It’s going to be interesting to see whether Microsoft and EA will be able to deliver on the cloud promises for TitanFall. With so many titles becoming victims of the Cloud – GTA 5, Diablo 3, Sim Shitty etc. I’m going to be watching this with a bottle of Stoney by my side and a bag of Bubbles in my hands.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 22, 2013 at 11:27

            A lot of MP features we take for granted, actually came from Kilzone 2. For a series that generally gets dismissed as generic (by some reviewers), it actually was a massive creative force. A bit like how Halo changed the views of devs on console FPS – yes, it can be done.

            While the story fits in the box of war shooter, when you compare it to Battlefield 3 and any Cod game, it’s a lot more consistent.

          • Sageville

            October 22, 2013 at 11:30

            God Piesang!

            That comment is far too sensible and measured.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 11:32

            It needs immediate downvoting! Lest this become some hideous trend that others are encouraged to follow.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 22, 2013 at 11:38

            Map design is one that always amazes me with Killzone. Whoever designs their maps probably wrote the book on effective multiplayer maps. I readily criticise CODfishead for having redundancies and stupid spawn points – a criticism I fear Battlefield 4 will share as well – in their attempt to make a more COD fish like game. Dice could definitely learn from the Killzone chaps, and yet… lazy reviewers use “generic” to describe the games, and they ignore all those amazing gaming philosophies. It’s like they don’t even play the games….

            That’s not to say that Killzone doesn’t get things wrong, but it definitely got a lot more right.

  8. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 22, 2013 at 10:48

    Hey downvote troll, every time you downvote, you lose awesome-points. And when you have lost all your awesome-points, your balls will fall off. But I suspect that already happened

    Reply

    • Martin du preez

      October 22, 2013 at 10:49

      Upvoted that comment to bring balance to teh force.

      Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 22, 2013 at 11:16

      They had balls?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 22, 2013 at 11:31

        Not any more!

        Reply

  9. Martin du preez

    October 22, 2013 at 10:48

    10 Hours is perfect for a FPS. Usually if it’s longer the game tend to drag ass. At least it will be longer than COD Ghost’s SP.

    Reply

    • JHN

      October 22, 2013 at 10:57

      How long is COD ghosts SP have they said?

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 22, 2013 at 10:57

        2 hours!

        Reply

      • JHN

        October 22, 2013 at 11:02

        I got 3 down votes for asking a question thats epic!

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 22, 2013 at 11:03

          hahahaha

          Reply

          • JHN

            October 22, 2013 at 11:03

            Dude i had 2 down votes before even posting the comment

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:03

            good lord that troll is good!

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 22, 2013 at 11:30

        COD’s generally between 6 – 8 hours, although Blops 1 took me under 5 hours on hard. But yet again, the expectation is that you’re going to spend 100s of hours in multiplayer. For Battlefield 3 I spent about 430 hours on MP, while I never bothered to finish that dreadful campaign.

        Kilzone 2 and 3, I actually enjoyed the story (although admittedly 3 was weaker in this regard…. prettier sure, but definitely weaker story wise)… but the MP… holy smokeballs… I must have ploughed close to 1000 hours in both.

        So if Killzone can do the same with its MP, then I’m going to have a very exciting December.

        Reply

    • Spathi

      October 22, 2013 at 10:58

      It will be longer than COD: MW1, MW2, MW3, BO and BO2s SP campaigns combined…

      Reply

  10. TiMsTeR1033

    October 22, 2013 at 10:51

    Who ever is downvoting is a real wanker! I dare that person to downvote the shit outta me! you flipping coward!

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 22, 2013 at 10:52

      Oh come on try again! TRY AND GIVE ME 10 can you do that you worthless TROLL!

      Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      October 22, 2013 at 10:52

      There, happy? ????

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 22, 2013 at 10:54

        So its you!!! you are the downvote troll!!!!

        Reply

        • Pieter Kruger

          October 22, 2013 at 10:55

          Haha! I swear I’m not, just couldn’t resist!

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 10:55

            BASTARD!

    • oVg

      October 22, 2013 at 11:00

      Reverse psychology does not work here.

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 22, 2013 at 11:01

        Prob few other people joining in!

        Reply

        • oVg

          October 22, 2013 at 11:01

          More hits for LG. WIN

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:02

            They seriously should have a way to find out the downvoters..

          • oVg

            October 22, 2013 at 11:03

            Its all good fun.

          • Umar heartless

            October 22, 2013 at 11:04

            Yeah see Tim, I just downvoted OvG and we are still besties

          • oVg

            October 22, 2013 at 11:07

            Only once one has haters has one made it in life 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 11:08

            So much for all those articles about the PC being dead. We hate console too much. 😀

          • Umar heartless

            October 22, 2013 at 11:09

            LOL! yeah son, we be ballers now!

          • NecroRince

            October 22, 2013 at 11:21

            I don’t know whether to upvote or downvote you for that, but YES! 🙂

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 11:07

            Who cares who does it? It’s meaningless. Unless I do it, then you should feel the full weight of my scorn. Like now.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:08

            Perhaps you are the fiend!

    • Sageville

      October 22, 2013 at 11:16

      Well, personally, I think this/these downvoting trolls are winning.

      Who would want to comment here when the trolls spoil shit by downvoting everthing, means that votes are now no longer a meaningfull analytic, just something to piss the community off.

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 22, 2013 at 11:20

        Actually, the funny thing is, no matter on whether it’s an upvote or a down, your ‘votes’ meter carries on going up. You don’t get penalised, so enjoy it! I think LG probably pissed off some knobs (yes, not noobs, knobs) at 4Chan and this is their version of getting even, I find it delightfully amusing.

        Reply

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          October 22, 2013 at 11:22

          Actually, I think there were probably only one or 2 guys who were pissed off by this. The rest just jumped onto the bandwagon and made their downvotes meaningless by downvoting everything. Here, have a downvote. It means nothing anyway.
          Love you long time

          Reply

          • NecroRince

            October 22, 2013 at 11:49

            Hehe, the power of the internet? You want to know what it is? It’s to render any powered meaningless! *TM

        • Sageville

          October 22, 2013 at 11:24

          I find it lame and diminishes my experience.

          Reply

  11. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 22, 2013 at 10:51

    Ah, was hoping the campaign would be a little longer. Oh well.

    Reply

    • Umar heartless

      October 22, 2013 at 10:55

      Me too, miss dem FPS games that really immerse you

      Reply

  12. Martin du preez

    October 22, 2013 at 10:55

    Sweet you can downvote yourself

    Reply

  13. fred

    October 22, 2013 at 10:56

    Downvoting this means you are gay.

    Reply

  14. Umar heartless

    October 22, 2013 at 10:58

    I dub thee, downvote article

    Reply

    • Spathi

      October 22, 2013 at 11:01

      Also known as the “Now I know how Deano feels” article!

      Reply

      • Umar heartless

        October 22, 2013 at 11:01

        LOOOOL !

        Reply

      • Sageville

        October 22, 2013 at 11:18

        Lol, i laffed at that!

        Reply

  15. Umar heartless

    October 22, 2013 at 11:01

    I suspect we are all downvoting each other, admit it lol

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 22, 2013 at 11:01

      If that is the case, flipping Nursery school we running here.

      Reply

      • Umar heartless

        October 22, 2013 at 11:02

        Sticks and stones will break my bones but downvotes will never hurt me

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 22, 2013 at 11:06

          They annoy me!

          Reply

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 11:09

            I have just downvoted every response in this article…..it was actually quite liberating. While I didnt start the trend, it just feels so good. Try it, you know you want to…..

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:10

            I wear big boy pants….

          • Umar heartless

            October 22, 2013 at 11:11

            I feel free!!..MY BALLS!! they are liberated from the constraints of my upvote undies!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:11

            Frankly I am sick of this downvote shit!

          • Umar heartless

            October 22, 2013 at 11:12

            Why does it bother you though?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:13

            It’s childish and removes the effect what a downvote really means here on LG.. making it worthless!

          • Umar heartless

            October 22, 2013 at 11:14

            True, but clearly everyone is just taking it for a joke

          • CypherGate

            October 22, 2013 at 11:14

            what if all the downvotes were upvotes? What then?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:15

            Then same result… you just gave your self away TROLL!!!

          • CypherGate

            October 22, 2013 at 11:19

            lol nah i think if it were all upvotes you wouldnt have gone all Trevor on us.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:21

            You take that back!! Trevor is an alien!

          • CypherGate

            October 22, 2013 at 11:21

            Alien who somehow finds teddybears…. FASCINATING! ^_^

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:23

            Wrong Trevor!

          • Umar heartless

            October 22, 2013 at 11:15

            Nice counter

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 11:15

            To be quite honest, the downvote button has always been a bit worthless, all it serves to do is aggrivate people. To me, I have always thought that if you dont like an article, just dont like the post. You know?
            Anyway, I have stopped now 🙂

          • NecroRince

            October 22, 2013 at 12:02

            I haven’t, call it an earlier wedding gift 😉 BOOM!

          • Sageville

            October 22, 2013 at 11:21

            Agreed, LG should do something to remove the downvote feature, it’s now meaningless and just antagonizes me and makes me suspicious of Umar.

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 11:12

            Okay okay, Im done now.

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 11:13

            good, my apprentice..

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:15

            NO you wear big boy pants now! just because you engaged and gonna get married, throwing all your toys out the cot! Being free while you can and shit, well not with down votes! you playing with peoples lives! You hear me?? LIVES!! Now be a good boy and put your pants on.. ;P

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 11:16

            DOBBY IS A FREE ELF! DOBBY DOES NOT NEED PANTS, ONLY A SCARF!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:16

            Then wear your scarf! but erm cover the private areas nobody wants to see elf balls!

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 11:17

            i think you mean “magical” balls

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:19

            well rub them balls together and get me a Genie!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 11:16

            hipster :/

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:17

            carrot?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 22, 2013 at 11:17

            What is Tim’s favourite animal?

            I’m a fiend at Jeopardy.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 22, 2013 at 11:19

            My favourite animal is a Trevor!

          • NecroRince

            October 22, 2013 at 11:23

            Oh I see, gets all engaged and things he can act like the BOSS?! Well, DO you, PUNK!?

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 11:24

            MWWAHAHAHAAAA!!!!
            Edit: I even downvoted myself…….what am I doing with my life?

    • NecroRince

      October 22, 2013 at 11:22

      I, I… I… 0-O

      Reply

  16. TiMsTeR1033

    October 22, 2013 at 11:07

    Hmmm Where is Banana Jim and Rince? Perhaps they are behind these downvotes!

    Reply

  17. TiMsTeR1033

    October 22, 2013 at 11:09

    TROLL SHOW YOUR SELF!!! STOP BEING A COWARD!!! LET US KNOW THIS DOWNVOTE TROLL!!

    Reply

    • Martin du preez

      October 22, 2013 at 11:16

      Calm down broskie. It’s probably the most fun the poor troll ever had in his sad pathetic life under the bridge 🙁

      Reply

  18. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 22, 2013 at 11:20

    This article will live forever in infamy……the DOWNVOTED ARTICLE OF DOOM……

    Reply

  19. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 22, 2013 at 11:23

    Just a month and a bit to go, I can’t wait! Wohooo!!

    Reply

  20. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    October 22, 2013 at 11:27

    Are the comments in every article getting the same downvote treatment? Or does someone just really really hate Killzone? 😛

    In other news. Why not just reveal downvoters – the same way we see who upvotes our archaic and misinformed opinions? 😛

    Reply

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      October 22, 2013 at 11:30

      Can you imagine the Flame Wars that would erupt if the downvoters were shown…..

      Reply

      • CypherGate

        October 22, 2013 at 11:32

        It would be crazy. LG would end up looking like YouTube comments….

        Reply

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          October 22, 2013 at 11:39

          Hahaha so true. Well said, here have a downvote.

          Reply

          • NecroRince

            October 22, 2013 at 11:41

            HAHAHA!

          • CypherGate

            October 22, 2013 at 11:42

            downvote is the new upvote i see lol

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 11:46

            Well at least in this article. Lets keep the parallel universe strictly in this article though, too much chaos would ensue if we did this all day.

          • CypherGate

            October 22, 2013 at 11:49

            If we? Whose we? hmmmm….. True though. Its very odd how this article turned out (Comment-wise)

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 22, 2013 at 12:03

            Ok, me hahaha. True, I did think it was a good article.

      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        October 22, 2013 at 11:35

        :: Grabs popcorn ::

        “Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?”

        Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 22, 2013 at 11:41

      Win, you do!

      Reply

  21. NecroRince

    October 22, 2013 at 11:39

    You know, it’s games like this that show that CoD is on the way out, it also shows that PC is in trouble with the next level of AMD chips for the new consoles. Going to be awesome to finally play PC master races on their own turf!

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 22, 2013 at 11:43

      Judging by the US pre-order numbers for COD fishhead, the stink will remain. Just amazing that people are so invested in this stupid series. You just want to shake some sense into gamers and certain reviewers and commentators.

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 22, 2013 at 11:46

        Agreed. It never ceases to amazeballs me how moronic they really are.

        Reply

  22. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 22, 2013 at 11:48

    Even though youtube is resolution capped, that looks freaking amazing. The draw distance…. :O HOLY SMOKEBALLS!!! I can’t wait!!! I’ve decided to put Battlefield 4 on my “maybe” list.

    In other words, I might get it down the line, depending on what the community buzz is (don’t worry not the battlelog buzz, that forum is retardation personified – instead I’m going to hear what other gamers have to say about it)

    But as a Killzone fan, I’m definitely in cloud nine right about now. I might even replay the 2 and 3 games before December, just to remind me how awesome the fight against the Hellghast is.

    Reply

  23. Major FoxHoundR - what the fox

    October 22, 2013 at 12:17

    BROS ILL NEVR DOWNVOTE ANY OF YOU BROS IM GONNA UPVOTE EVERYONE COS YOU ALL MY BROS AND BROS STICK TOGETHER LIKE BROS ONLY ONE THING IF I UPVOTE YOU YOU MUST BUY CALL OF DUTY GHOST

    Reply

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