Besides tulips and cannabis, the Netherlands now has a more colorful, and perhaps even more addictive, export product: the video game Killzone, developed by the Amsterdam-based Guerilla Games.
The first Killzone shooter was released back in November 2004 and, in spite of average reviews, sold more than two million copies worldwide. In just a few days, on February 27, the third game in the franchise will go on sale and already over one million have been preordered in Europe alone.
So what is all the fuss about?
For one thing, Killzone has some impressive imagery with more than a hint of dieselpunk here and there. The first game featured a recreation of Nuremberg’s Nazi Party Rally Grounds as well as vintage-like propaganda artwork. The next game seems to delve into the post-apocalyptic just a little bit more, judging from the artwork and screenshots that have been released so far. We’ll have to wait a few more days before we know for sure.
In the meantime, visit the official website to learn more.