Killzone 3: Behind The Scenes

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Spanning more than 70 minutes of cutscene footage, the Killzone 3 single player campaign boasts a breathtaking storyline brought to life by some of Hollywood’s finest talents. In this sneak peek at the Killzone 3: Behind The Scenes featurette, which is part of the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition extras, Guerrilla reveals how real-life actors were transformed into virtual characters.

Using state-of-the-art motion capture techniques, the actors’ performances were captured using reflective tracking markers worn on the face and body. Many of the props and characters they were acting off only existed inside the computer, however.

Actor Ray Winstone (Admiral Orlock), who cut his teeth on full-body performance capture in the 2007 movie adaptation of Beowulf, was undaunted by that prospect. ”It’s like going back to school in a way,” he said. “You play the scene, and you start to get your imagination back, you know?”

Co-star Malcolm McDowell (Chairman Stahl), whose video game appearances stretch back to the early nineties, was quite satisfied with the technology. “When I’m 85, I can be doing video games, because they can put a young man’s face over mine,” he joked. “And as long as I don’t do a gravelly voice, I’ll be alright!”

The full Behind The Scenes featurette is an exclusive part of the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition extras. Pre-order your copy today!

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  • I’ve never been so hyped for an FPS games, and I hate the FPS genre!

  • Why no campaing co-op online ???

  • This will be epic for sure!!

  • Can not wait to play this.

  • Less than a month :D

    Can’t wait.

  • Can’t WAIT!! Even after being in the closed beta… I think I just can’t wait any longer… xP

  • Took 2 days off work to play this for 4 days straight! Feb 22nd is gonna be awesome :)

  • I was pleased to see Ray Winstone being a part of Killzone 3. He’s a great actor (Edge of Darkness, Beowulf, The Proposition, King Arthur, ect.) with a deep distinct gritty voice that will go pefectly with Killzone. Can’t wait!

    • We are very happy that he is a part of the Killzone universe now. Just like Malcolm McDowell and previously Brian Cox.

  • simply cant not wait for this game huge killzone fan.

  • The cinematics look astonishing. I love Ray Winstone, so that’s a definite bonus.

    Any word on who’s voicing Narville?


  • How long is the campaign ?

  • Had the Helghast edition pre-ordered since the moment it was available on
    So close yet so far away …

  • James Remar! Raiden plays Narville lol good choice i like James Remar!

  • Gah, this is looking sicker and sicker (in a good way). Been replaying KZ2 and also been playing some online lately getting pumped for this. It looks like you guys are really taking it to the next level with your story.

  • I’m going to try to ask this again, 3rd time is a charm, can you play split screen in 3D?

  • I played Killzone 2’s online so much that I got sick of it!! LOL :( But I have KZ3 preordered off Amazon! CAN’T WAIT TO PLAY IT!!!!!!!!!!

  • Got my Helghast edition per-order at gamestop. Give use DLC so I can you more money.

  • Give you

  • Will there be an option to switch between the old “weighted” feel, and the new set up? I haven’t played the game yet, so I don’t how the game feels, but the old controls are something I really enjoyed about KZ2.

  • Question!

    I know you have split screen campaign, but is their split screen online multiplayer? And if so, can we use our own PSN IDs?

  • Jim Sonzero rocking a Gurren Lagann shirt!! If they can make the game 1/10th as epic as that show, we’ll be in for an awesome treat!

  • Will i still be blocked from playing online due to my PSN ID? Please answer.

  • Should’ve cut that 70 minutes of cutscene in half and added online co op.

  • 25 days…… 25 DAYS!!!!… AAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH lol I’m excited can’t you tell. Going to be spoiled stupid by the Helghast Edition.

  • I am so uber excited for this game to drop. 3D with the sharpshooter will be amazing!!!! A big thank you to those responsible for transforming Central Plaza into a desctuction area with KZ everywhere. Great Idea. It got most of our clan excited to go back into home and play the games on there for the unlock points. I think we spent 6 hours in home last night playing, running packages, and having fun. I actually changed my preorder from Gamestop to Amazon through Home. Better deal, cheaper, release day home delivery, plus a helghast flight suit :) ANY CHANCE OF 3D TRAILERS ON THE PS STORE ANYTIME SOON?

    Hope you do the same for Socom 4 and Motorstorm
    Great job, and thanks.

  • I’ve been doing KZ2 in Elite, No HUD, no hint, no subtitles this past week to get pumped. Still sooooo immersive, but i’ve got two minors questions:

    -While engaging in a firefight with those “evils” helghast, will my gun still make a different sound while firing with my ammo running low :) ?

    -HUD is still optional if I want to remove it ?

  • Killzone 3 uses 100% of PS3’s power…? I hope so.


    Killzone3 looks really sweet :) just don’t forget it’s a game and not a movie. in other words i don’t want to sit there for half hour watching fmv’s “I want to play and kick butt”.
    You got some great actors on your side, heck that alone makes me want to play NOW lol :)

  • sweet the story looks alot better but when are we going to get the breakdown of kz3’s classes?

  • looks awesome

  • I babysat Malcolm McDowell’s kid when he was filming a movie at my work a few years back. He’s a very nice man. I can’t wait to get my hands on KZ3!!

  • Not even a chance I was ever getting the Helghast edition. I would have definitely bought the special edition that’s ONLY in Europe.

  • Pixeljunk shooter 2?

  • Have you revealed all the game modes for the game? or there will be surprises? =D

  • Cool, and for split-screen can you use the PS Move in it? Such as, me using the PS Move and my buddy using the DualShock3 or both of us using the PS Move for example?

  • Wow, there are so many great ps3 exclusives coming out this year, but around how long will the campaign be? i hope it’s at least 10hrs, not like it matters as much with the exceptional online play!

  • just pre-ordered my Helghast Edition through playstation home.. by the way awesome job on the Helghast Home invasion sony.. anyway cant freaking wait for this.. played it over for my GF to watch .. she went out and pre-ordered herself a copy to play online matches with me :)

  • ^played killzone 2 over for her is what i meant

  • When is the 1st official review? Where can I read the review? Has 2 player online CO-OP been confirmed? Will the behind the scenes in the promo be included on the blu-ray? The game’s weapon inertia seems very fluid. Does the turning radius still have that feeling of heft? I thought that made Killzone 2 different than other first person shooters.

  • A friend of mine got to play the whole KZ3 campaign in Europe. He said it was FANTASTIC.

  • Will KZ3 support LAN? I’m assuming it won’t since KZ2 didn’t, but it would be nice to know for sure.

  • DAY 1 HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Will someone answer this Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? If not why not? If one PS3 can run two players in Splitscreen why can’t we have Online Co-op?

  • Pre-ordered this and can’t wait! :D

  • I cry myself to sleep waiting for this game…. please time will you move just a little faster?

  • Sorry but Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story? Will KZ3 have Online Co-op for story?

  • Wait quick question, the FULL version of the game will have Online Co-op for the Single player right? It’s not just restricted to splitscreen is it? Please for the love of God tell me it has Online CO-OP. This has been said to be in the game since we found out it had Co-op, if it’s not I can tell you now we are not going to be happy.

  • Man you guys need to get these vehicles online… Even if its DLC for a vehicle map pack/game mode thing, I beg of you!

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