Killzone Mercenary Release Date Revealed

PlayStation Blog has revealed a release date for Killzone: Mercenary, another title in the popular PlayStation Exclusive first person shooter series.

Killzone: Mercenary is designed exclusively for the PlayStation Vita and uses the Killzone engine. The plot will continue from where the first game left off and will revolve around the mercenary named Arran Danner.

The blog post continues giving details regarding the title:

Comprised of nine single-player missions — each nearly an hour in length— Killzone: Mercenary delivers a full Killzone experience in a portable package. Completed missions unlock additional replay challenges, with a host of special objectives to accomplish. The game also boasts a full-fledged multiplayer mode with six maps tailored for eight players and three different game types, including the popular Warzone mode.

In keeping with the soldier-for-hire theme, every action in Killzone: Mercenary is rewarded. The better you perform, the higher your payout – not just in the single-player campaign, but also in the multiplayer mode. The wages you collect are deposited into a single bank account, so the money you earn in the campaign missions can also be used to buy gear and weapons for multiplayer matches, and vice versa.

Killzone Mercenary makes full use of PlayStation Vita’s considerable input and graphics capabilities. It enhances the familiar dual-stick FPS control scheme with touch controls for actions such as brutal melee, and with tilt controls for accurate sniper aiming. The game even uses the powerful Killzone 3 engine to bring its massive environments and impressive set pieces to life.

Killzone Mercenary will be released on 17 September this year. Visit the official website and the PlayStation blog for more information.