|Killzone: Shadow Fall|
|Publisher(s)||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Engine||In-house engine, Umbra3|
|Media||Blu-ray Disc, download|
Killzone: Shadow Fall is an upcoming Killzone game announced on February 20th, 2013, during Sony's PlayStation 4 conference. It is the fourth installation in the main series and the sixth in the overall series (including Liberation and Mercenary). The game is scheduled to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
Killzone: Shadow Fall is a first-person shooter. Guns such as, M82 Assault Rifle, stA-52 Assault Rifle, and stA-18 pistol are returning from earlier Killzone series. New weapons such as a recoil-free and hybrid assault/charge sniper rifle that built like an assault rifle size rail-gun. This had been shown on both of the gameplay demos. As well as the OWL, an advanced hovering attack drone used by the Shadow Marshals. It could attack, stun blast when its adjacent to an adversary, deploy an instant zip line, could shield the player from adversary's fire, and could hack/scan terminals.
Set approximately two to three decades after the events of Killzone 3, the once-warring Vektan ISA and Helghast have entered into an uneasy coexistence on planet Vekta.
The Helghast people on Vekta are survivors of the devastation of Helghan during the Second Extrasolar War, their home world being irrevocably damaged when the maniacal Jorhan Stahl attempted to use an advanced Helghast space flagship stocked with irradiated petrusite missiles to wipe out Earth's population. Stahl's flagship was instead intercepted and destroyed by ISA-commandeered strike fighters mere moments before it could head to Earth, with its lethal petrusite payload detonating over Helghan instead, due to massive secondary explosions.
Some time after the conflict, the Vektan ISA then offered the Helghast survivors refuge on lush Vekta, away from hazardously irradiated Helghan. Their cities and communities separated by towering walls, the Vektan and Helghast people live starkly contrasting lives, with tensions constantly high in areas bordering the walls.
The game will be released at the latest on November 15, 2013 (North America) and November 29, 2013 (Europe) as a launch title for the PlayStation 4 release. On October 29, 2013 the game unexpectedly was sold early in North America.