It’s been months since we last heard about the PS Vita FPS exclusive, Killzone: Mercenary, and with today being the lift of the media embargo, many outlets have come out to say that the title runs and looks just as good as PlayStation 3 console titles.
Running on the very same engine that Killzone 2 and 3 used, Mercenary is set to offer the PS Vita one unique, and for the first time, true Multiplayer experience for handhelds. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this new gameplay trailer, showing it off in all its glory.
As for the Multiplayer, the game will sadly have a total of only 8 players, meaning 4 vs. 4 matches. While that’s a bit of a bummer, we have to remember that the Vita has yet to receive a first-person shooter on this scale. As for maps, it will have a total of 6 with three game modes, one being the popular Warzone. And, as title of the game suggests, you’ll be playing as a mercenary, earning money for every single action you do. This is all stored in a unified bank, so whether you’re playing single-player or multiplayer, all the money is shared and can be used for unlocks and such.
VG24/7 has also posted a full six minute gameplay video, showing exactly how Mercenary utilizes the Vita.
Killzone: Mercenary is set to release this September, exclusively for the Vita. One thing I would like to point out is that you’ll notice the frame-rate issues in both videos. While it may be there, we have to remember that this is nearly 8 months away from release. So expect mass improvements when it comes to performance, which was said to run somewhere between 45 to 60 FPS.