Introducing the Killzone 3 Retro Pack!By Victor Zuylen on Feb 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM
Ever find yourself longing for the good old days of 2359, when the invasion of Helghan had just gotten underway and you were fighting a desperate bloody battle over every inch of its capital city? That’s perfectly understandable – why, we all do sometimes. But now there’s the Retro Pack, a Killzone 3 map pack that lets you relive those glorious multiplayer battles in the market streets and canals of Pyrrhus!
As we announced back in October of last year, the Retro Pack is available as part of the Helghast Edition of Killzone 3, or as a pre-order bonus for the standard edition (through participating retailers). It consists of two classic Killzone 2 multiplayer maps, thoroughly updated and reworked for Killzone 3’s multiplayer mode.
These are the two maps included with the Retro Pack:
Game Type: Warzone (24 Players)
One of the largest maps from Killzone 2, Salamun Market has been re-balanced for maximum Killzone 3 carnage. After the Helghast ambush an ISA convoy on its main road, the whole market becomes a Warzone. Nostalgia meets brand-new Exoskeleton combat on this classic multiplayer map!
Game Type: Guerrilla Warfare (16 Players)
Months after the nuclear blast that ruined most of the city, Blood Gracht is slowly being reclaimed by Helghan’s strange plant life. But when Guerrilla Warfare breaks out between ISA and Helghast troops, the canals once again run red with blood. The fan-favorite multiplayer map from Killzone 2 makes a triumphant return!
If you haven’t played Killzone 2 yet, or if an old war injury prevents you from remembering what Salamun Market and Blood Gracht originally looked like (again – we’ve all been there), a comparison video of the old and the new versions of the maps will be posted here in a few days.
For now, enjoy reminiscing while you look at the screenshots below, and remember to pre-order Killzone 3 if you haven’t already done so! The Retro Pack will be available for purchase in the PlayStation Store PSN on 02/22/11, but if you pre-order you get it for free.