FOSTER CITY, Calif. January 26, 2006 â€“ Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the North American Q4 2006 release of Killzoneâ„¢: Liberation exclusively for the PSPâ„¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system. Developed by Guerilla, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Killzone: Liberation is a third-person action game that puts the players into various missions to rescue hostages from the evil Helghast. Inspired by the events in Killzone for PlayStationÂ®2 (released in November, 2004), the story continues in Killzone: Liberation with the battle against the Helghast still raging on.
â€œWe were keen to ensure Killzone: Liberation was totally unique and offered PSP owners a different Killzone experience. So, Killzone: Liberation has been developed from scratch â€“ creating what we think is an intense portable gaming experience.â€ Stated Hermen Hulst, Guerilla Managing Director. â€œAlthough Killzone: Liberation is totally new it stays true to what made the first Killzone such a great success - the characters, weapons, style and a continuation of the same great plot.â€
About the Gameplay in Killzone: Liberation
Featuring an intelligent third person camera system, Killzone: Liberation allows players a more tactical surveillance viewpoint to view their action and read the enemyâ€™s behavior during gameplay. Set in an intense postmodern war reminiscent of the previous PlayStation 2 title, Killzone: Liberation features the unique graphical style to showcase pure grit and realism. During gameplay, players will have access to variety of weapons that are unique and innovative, inspired by modern military equipment.
About the Story in Killzone: Liberation
In Killzone: Liberation, two months after the events of Killzone, most of southern Vekta is still under Helghast control. The rules of war have been cast aside with the Helghast General, Metrac, employing brutal measures in order to seize the initiative and strengthen his position further. Returning as Templar, players will be sent on a mission to undertake a covert operation to save hostages captured by Metrac, while ISA troops continue the fight for liberty.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStationÂ® and PS oneâ„¢ game console, the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and the PSPâ„¢ (PlayStationÂ® Portable) system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era. PSP is a new portable entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio.
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