You usually don’t look for great storytelling in big budget shooters, but the guys at Guerilla Games are at least wanting to inject a little Hollywood talent into Killzone: Shadow Fall’s campaign.
Steven Ter Heide, Game Director at Guerilla Games, announced today that David Harewood of Homeland fame and Jamie Gray of True Blood fame have been brought on to play Sinclair and Echo respectively in Killzone: Shadow Fall. Sinclair is the Vetan Security Agency director while Echo is an intelligence operative for the Helghast. Both actors made their in game debut today in a story teaser trailer:
Guerilla Games has also shared more details on the campaign’s story:
Although they’ve shared the same planet for thirty years, the Vektans and the Helghast are now on the brink of war. With both factions eager to protect their home and reclaim what they believe is theirs, trust has reached an all-time low. The wall built to separate both sides can no longer contain the enemy.
In Killzone: Shadow Fall, you’ll serve as a Shadow Marshal under Vektan Security Agency director Sinclair, who has you perform the difficult missions that ensure the balance remains tipped in favor of the Vektans. But Echo, an intelligence operative for the Helghast, has similar orders – and she will stop at nothing to accomplish them.
Killzone: Shadow Fall will be available as a PS4 launch title later this year.