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From a superficial perspective, Killzone: Mercenary is about as rote a shooter as you'll find. It stars former soldier Arran Danner who has opted for a more lucrative life as a mercenary, battling the Helghast invasion as part of the Phantom Talon Corporation. This sets the plot up for many cliché twists and overwrought scenes of dramatic betrayal that players...

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Killzone Mercenary DLC adds offline multiplayer

Today, developer Guerrilla Cambridge will unleash a new DLC pack for Killzone Mercenary, which adds offline multiplayer to the Vita shooter. "With the purchase of the Botzone Soldier Training Pack, all of our multiplayer maps can be played offline in Mercenary or Guerrilla Warfare modes," a post...

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Killzone Mercenary tacks on another massive patch

The good news is that Killzone Mercenary has received a new update designed to improve online functionality; the bad news is that this is yet another patch that will occupy greater than 1GB of your Vita's storage. Alongside improving the game's online multiplayer, the update is also designed to...

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Aesthetics trump gameplay in Killzone Mercenary launch trailer

To celebrate the debut of Killzone Mercenary, Sony has issued a launch trailer for the Vita-exclusive first-person shooter, focusing heavily on the game's undeniably impressive graphics, but featuring almost no gameplay footage. For a more in-depth examination of Killzone Mercenary, try our...

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Killzone Mercenary patch improves online stability

Developer Guerrilla Cambridge has issued a patch for the just-released Killzone Mercenary said to improve the game's online connectivity and multiplayer stability, issues which stood out in our recent review. "The multiplayer game has been through a few stages of Beta Trials over the last couple...

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Total War: Rome 2 fails to conquer Saints Row 4 in UK charts

These are the days of the Saints Row empire. Despite a brave attempt by Total War: Rome 2, all roads still lead to Saints Row 4 in the UK charts, where Volition's game is now into its third week as Numero Uno. Not that it was a bad launch for Rome 2; the strategy sequel upped the previous Rome...

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Unpaid intern sues Sony, gets paid

Sony has opted to settle a suit brought against it by former intern Chris Jarvis for £4,600 ($7,189.34), reports The Independent. In 2012, Jarvis was hired by Sony Computer Entertainment Cambridge (now known as Guerrilla Cambridge, developers of Killzone: Mercenary) to act as an unpaid...

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Killzone Mercenary review: Hired gun

From a superficial perspective, Killzone: Mercenary is about as rote a shooter as you'll find. It stars former soldier Arran Danner who has opted for a more lucrative life as a mercenary, battling the Helghast invasion as part of the Phantom Talon Corporation. This sets the plot up for many...

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Gamescom trailers and screenshots giga-post

Psst, hey kid. You want some ... trailers? How about some Gamescom trailers? C'mere for a second. Yeah that's right, we got all kinds of trailers. Murasaki Baby, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Resogun, Infamous: Second Son, Watch Dogs, pretty much any kind of trailer you wanna put in your eyeballs,...

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PSN Tuesday: Saints Row 4, Divekick, The Walking Dead on PS Vita

The weekly PlayStation content update has downloads of Saints Row 4, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Divekick. On the PS Vita side, The Walking Dead makes its platform debut. PlayStation Plus subscribers can snag a free pair of games today: Star Wars Pinball and...

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Killzone Mercenary multiplayer open beta starts August 20

Killzone: Mercenary's open beta program is right around the corner, opening August 20 for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Vita owners without a PlayStation Plus subscription will have to wait until August 27 for their turn with the game's multiplayer mode. The beta program closes on September 3,...

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