by Mark Barley
Killzone 3 Open Beta Gets Dated
Sony has announced a date for the Killzone 3 open beta.
You'll be able to join up on February 2 in the US and February 3 in Europe.
The beta will include access to the MP05 "Frozen Dam" mulitplayer mode from Killzone 3. Also included are all three multiplayer modes; Guerrilla Warfare, Warzone, and Operations.
Here are some descriptions of each:
16 Players: Guerrilla Warfare is a standalone multiplayer mode similar to classic Team Deathmatch: You and your teammates must try to kill as many of the opposing team as you can before the timer runs out. In this mode, only the downstream monitor houses and repair bay are accessible, giving the map a very frantic pace.
24 Players: If youíve played Killzone 2, you may already be familiar with Warzone. Itís a round-based multiplayer campaign that consists of five randomly ordered mini-missions. In this mode the power house and penstocks directly under the dam are accessible as well, so thereís more room to come up with different strategies and approaches to your goal.
16 Players: Operations is a new multiplayer campaign which aims to deliver a more cinematic, story-based gameplay experience, similar to that of Killzone 3′s single-player mode. It consists of a sequence of linear mini-missions, in which the ISA must try to secure the docks and destroy the dam, while the Helghast must try to protect the dam facility.
1 Player, up to 15 bots: Botzone is an offline multiplayer mode ideal for those looking to get to grips with the controls, the weapons or the map layout before going up against live players. Each of the aforementioned multiplayer modes can be played offline, against CPU-controlled opponents.
Killzone 3 is out February 22 in the US, February 23 in Europe, and February 25 in the UK, exclusively for the PS3.
Via US PS Blog