The Killzone 2 trailer’s intro sequence is iconic. It was part of the infamous original. E3 demonstration that turned out to be smoke and mirrors, but it was later replicated in a new reveal trailer for the latest PS3 game. And now Dutch developer Guerrilla Games has paid tribute to him in a trailer for the Burning Shores expansion for Horizon Forbidden West.
While not an identical recreation, the scene opens with a shot of clouds, before the camera pans to Aloy flying her mount, then hovering over the landscape. It is extremely similar to the scene in Killzone, where the protagonist Sev and his nasty ally Rico are shown flying into Helghast territory. And studio head Jan-Bart Van Beek has confirmed the similarities in Twitter. “Well seen,” she said.
We love little details like this, but it’s left us wanting some kind of remastering of Killzone 2 – it was easily one of the best shooters on PS3