Celebrate 5 Years Of Killzone With Double XP

World of Warcraft isn't the only game turning five this week, with developer Guerrilla celebrating five years of Killzone all week long at Killzone.com, culminating in a weekend's worth of double XP goodness.

The original Killzone was release on the PlayStation 2 on November 26th, 2004. It wasn't all that great, but it did lay the foundation for Killzone 2 on the PlayStation 3, which was pretty great, so we'll let Guerrilla have its little celebration. It works out well for us anyway, what with a double XP weekend in Killzone 2 running the 27th through the 30th, and reduced prices on Killzone 2 DLC until December 10th. There's even a Killzone 2 retro tournament this weekend, using only the Beach Head and Southern Hills map from the second map pack.

Those of you who earnestly want to celebrate the original game can head over to Killzone.com, where this week there'll be a complete play through of the original game later this week, followed by a detailed comparison of the two titles next week.

Happy birthday, Killzone! We will celebrate this Thursday by eating until we pass out.

Killzone is (almost) Five! – Celebrate with a Double XP Weekend and More [PlayStation Blog]