Flash and Thunder: Killzone 2’s Second Map Pack Revealed

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Today, Sony and Guerrilla Games have pulled the curtain back on Killzone 2‘s second DLC pack. Titled “Flash and Thunder,” the add-on will come with two new “retro” maps based on the Beach Head and Southern Hills levels from the original Killzone.

The “Flash and Thunder” map pack is scheduled to launch via the PS Store on June 11th and will cost $5.99. Map descriptions and screenshots are ready and waiting on the jump.

In the Beach Head map, the ISA must defend their stronghold after the Helghast land on the sandy Vektan beaches. As torrential rain and gale-force winds batter the landscape, the relatively small size of the level creates a frantic hand-to-hand battleground, with the water filled craters supplying only limited cover. Picking your way across the harsh terrain, you will find many opportunities to sneak up on the enemy and take them down at close range. And if you’re able to get to them in one piece, there are also lots of higher ground sniper spots to explore…

In the Southern Hills map, the battle takes place around a central Helghast base on top of a hill. The compound is surrounded by smaller structures, creating a level that facilitates close-quarter fights within the built-up areas, as well as long-range shoot-outs in-between them. Ideal for 24 to 32 player games, the base camps in this version have been beefed up considerably, so expect to find more hiding places than in the original Killzone counterpart.

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