Ready or not, an invasion is coming! Starting January 27th the Helghast will invade PlayStation Home and destroy Central Plaza! Gain accessories by helping in with the evacuation, and if you finish all three levels you could also obtain new weapons or abilities for Killzone 3. Looking to be a very exciting experience for all Killzone fans, I also think it could help gain new fans when they see all the fun they get to have in Home. This is almost a month in advance of the release date for Killzone 3, so don’t think you’re on a huge time crunch! Killzone 3 will be released in the USA on February 22nd, in Europe on February 23rd, and in the UK February 25th.
PlayStation®Home Unveils Total Game Integration with Killzone®3, Featuring Extended Gaming Experiences and Exclusive Content
January 24, 2011 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced PlayStation®Home’s Total Game Integration on the platform with the soon-to-be-released Killzone®3, providing users with unique opportunities to extend the Killzone 3 experience. Beginning on January 27, the Killzone 3 Total Game Integration will kick off when the Helghast invade and destroy the PlayStation Home Central Plaza, leaving it as the last ISA stronghold. Once in PlayStation Home, users will be able to aid in the ISA evacuation of Helghan by launching into a series of games across three different levels to gain accessories for their PlayStation Home avatar. Completion of all three levels will reward players with Unlock Points, which can be redeemed for new weapons and abilities in Killzone 3 multiplayer.
Additionally, available for the first time in PlayStation Home, users will be able to pre-order Killzone 3 within the platform and will receive the exclusive Helghan jet pack costume for their PlayStation Home avatar as a gift with purchase.
“PlayStation Home has seen tremendous growth in the last year and now features hundreds of games, with more coming all the time,” said Jack Buser, director of PlayStation Home, SCEA. “The introduction of Total Game Integration is another huge step forward, allowing Home to directly affect gameplay in your favorite PlayStation 3 titles.”
The Killzone 3 pre-orders in PlayStation Home are hosted by Amazon.com and are available until February 24, 2011. In addition to the custom jet pack for their PlayStation Home avatar, users that pre-order through PlayStation Home will also receive the Amazon.com gift with purchase bundle. The bundle features the Unlock and Load Pack, which includes an exclusive PlayStation®Network code for instant access to three Unlock Points to use towards a weapon or ability of choice, as well as the Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack.
For additional details on the Killzone 3 Total Game Integration, visit PlayStation blog at http://blog.us.playstation.com/.