Killzone 3 looks like an impressive first-person shooter, but I sense some apathy out there. FPS games... there are so many of them. This trailer helps.
Last month, Killzone's head creator Herman Hulst was in New York, showing me part of the game. He told me we'd get to know more about the enemy Helghast in the new game. I didn't understand why that mattered, but this trailer helps show what he's talking about.
There's more drama now; a power vacuum at the high ranks of the Helghast military (the result of Killzone 2's unusual finale). The official PlayStation blog names the squabbling Helghast leaders and their famous voice-actors: "Malcolm McDowell, who plays the scheming Stahl Arms CEO, and Ray Winstone, who plays the gruff Helghast Admiral." On the ground, the heroes of the last Killzone — including our playable character, Sev — appear to be conflicted about whether to surrender or run.
The plot in this trailer isn't complex. But it has drive. It makes me care about what will happen. Not something I could say about a Killzone game before.
Killzone 3 comes out next month for the PlayStation 3.