Killzone 2 screenshot
Killzone 2 screenshot

First Edge reports that it's heard from a trusted source that Gears of War 3 will be released on April 8, 2011 - the game to be teased in trailer form only weeks from now - and now 1UP says it's heard the game will be going up against PS3 exclusive first-person shooter, Killzone 3.

While not pinpointing a release date, 1UP reports: "We've heard that the next Killzone game, Killzone 3, is scheduled for a release in the same time frame as Gears of War 3 next year."

The two gritty action titles would certainly make for an exciting Easter, with Marcus Fenix going up against Thomas 'Sev' Sevchenko.

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El-Dev@ Neon-Soldier32

If KZ3 does come out next April it'll be out 2 years after the last one which is about right for FPS/Action games I reckon. Gives the developers enough time to make significant changes and improvements to the previous game. KZ2 needs a couple of things improved and a couple of graphical tweaks to keep it looking ahead of the competition.
Posted 12:09 on 17 March 2010


I agree with El-Dev on the graphics point of view. But I think it will probably be Sony fanboys get Killzone 3 and MS fanboys will get Gears. But tbh, I hope that Killzone doesn't come out next year, mainly, because it seems too soon.

I think Gears should come out next year, and hopefully wrap things up for the Gears series. And I think the same about Killzone. Just have a trilogy for the inital characters and then releaase another KZ or Gears game, but with different characters.

Although to be honest, I'm more intrested about Gears, rather than KZ. Not sure why though...
Posted 11:48 on 17 March 2010
fps_d0minat0r's Avatar


killzone is technically better in every way......bad thing is its story, it sucks.
oh and make the controlls easy for the noobs who fail to adapt and only have the memory to use a single control scheme for multiple games.
Posted 11:41 on 17 March 2010
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The graphical comparisons between the two will be interesting, I'm guessing that would have the internet on the verge of implosion for a while. You always notice as well that communities on gaming sites get a bit tetchy before an exclusive is released, I expect virtual riots if this happens.
Posted 10:10 on 17 March 2010
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It would be a draw anyway. MS will say Gears romped it and Sony will say Killzone romped it.
Posted 10:06 on 17 March 2010
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Wido@ Karlius

I guess it would depends on which side of the month when both these games come out. 1 game could come out at the start of the month, whilst the other be released at the end of the month. Balance it out for money wise for people to buy them if they have both consoles. We could well see good competition between the two even know they are totally different games. Personally, I don't go on sale figs myself. The previews + reviews make the competition for me.
Posted 10:02 on 17 March 2010
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Karlius@ Stegosaurus-Guy-II

Agreed it would. That would be a definite battle!
Posted 09:49 on 17 March 2010
Stegosaurus-Guy-II's Avatar


It would be more interesting if Uncharted 3 came out around that time.
Posted 09:42 on 17 March 2010
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Karlius@ Wido

Wouldn't be much of a competition anyhow if last games sales are anything to go bye.
Posted 09:41 on 17 March 2010
Wido's Avatar


They say they have got this from a trusted source... Hmmm shall be interesting to see who it maybe, unless its a load of cobblers from Edge & 1UP for the views. I shall wait on a official announcement from the developers.
Posted 09:38 on 17 March 2010

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