Enter the PS Vita Killzone This September

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The Vita doesn’t have a great track record for reproducing blockbuster console first-person shooter franchises on the go, Resistance: Burning Skies and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified both having been critically panned during the portable’s first year. (Although I think Burning Skies is better than it has been given credit for. I haven’t played Declassified yet to comment on it).

Because of these disappointments, Killzone: Mercenary faces even more pressure to deliver that console-caliber FPS Sony has been hyping since before the Vita came out. With the game coming from Guerrilla Games rather than being outsourced to another developer like the others, though, I think it has a much better shot to succeed where the others flopped. We’ll find out one way or another come September 17th, the game’s launch date which has officially been confirmed today.

Watch the new trailer to see the game’s gorgeous Killzone 3 engine graphics in action. Obviously the engine has been modified for the Vita and isn’t on the same level as Killzone 3 on the PS3, but it’s still damn impressive.

About the Author

Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of VGBlogger.com. Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.