Guerrilla Games has announced an official release date for upcoming PlayStation Vita exclusive title Killzone: Mercenary, placing it in the September release period. The Vita exclusive will offer a new first-person shooter experience in the Killzone series, with producer Poria Torkan taking to the PlayStation blog to confirm several key details including touch-based support and tilt control.
Comprised of nine single-player missions — each nearly an hour in length— Killzone: Mercenary delivers a full Killzone experience in a portable package. Completed missions unlock additional replay challenges, with a host of special objectives to accomplish. The game also boasts a full-fledged multiplayer mode with six maps tailored for eight players and three different game types, including the popular Warzone mode.
In keeping with the soldier-for-hire theme, every action in Killzone: Mercenary is rewarded. The better you perform, the higher your payout – not just in the single-player campaign, but also in the multiplayer mode. The wages you collect are deposited into a single bank account, so the money you earn in the campaign missions can also be used to buy gear and weapons for multiplayer matches, and vice versa.
Torkan also revealed a new trailer for Killzone: Mercenary which you can check out below alongside several new screenshots showing off the Killzone engine which you can find at our game page.
Killzone: Mercenary will be available on September 17th exclusively for PlayStation Vita.