The days go by slower and slower when you're waiting for a game that has been four years in the making, don't they? We feel it, you guys feel it, and evidently Sony feels the same anticipation as well. In order to satiate the hunger for Killzone 2, Sony has launched a new web game that gives anxious gamers the opportunity to start taking down Helghast soldiers as early as today.
Unfortunately, this may cause an increase in anticipation for Friday, which is undoubtedly Sony's intention, but it makes it so much worse for the rest of us already in pain just waiting for Killzone 2. Below are the official details from Sony.
"Battle the Helghast across the entire World Wide Web. Shoot up the internet. Leave a trail of destruction in your wake. Whether you're checking your email, doing some shopping or just randomly surfing, the Helghast can strike at any time. The www is now one big Killzone.
"How does it work? - Simple. Register at Killzonewebgame.com, install a quick plug-in for your browser and from then on, wherever you go on the internet, the Helghast could be waiting to pounce.
"When you visit a site where the Helghast are waiting, engage them and its battle time. Your cursor becomes a crosshair and your browser is the battleground. Wherever you are. Whatever you're doing. It's kill or be killed. (don't worry, it's easy to opt out of a battle, if you really want to). Multipliers. Head shots. Hidden explosive devices. They're all there for the taking. And if you miss your target, your rounds will still tear chunks out of the page behind them. Nice.
"Learn to fight as part of a unit. Choose whether to fight on your own, or form a crack squad with up to three of your friends. Join squad mates in their battles, or call them in to help take down the Helghast in yours. Either way, working together means higher scores, more multipliers, the ability to heal other squad members and lots more Helghast casualties.
"How does it work? - You can choose anyone you want to be in your squad, just give them your unique squad ID. Once a battle starts, the game will automatically contact your team mates (providing they have their browser open and the game enabled) and invite them to join the fight. If they accept, they will be transported straight to your location and instant gunplay...The more players that join, the more each player scores during that battle.
"Battle your way to the top, for glory and goodies. Check your overall score and stats whenever you like at our webgame leaderboard at Killzonewebgame.com with prizes for top players."