Sony's original shooter franchise sets its sights on PSP with a new perspective on the futuristic action. Instead of retaining the PlayStation 2 version's first-person perspective, the developers opted for a third-person view set behind the lead character. As the grizzled soldier known as Templar, players must rescue hostages imprisoned by the tyrannical General Metrac. Metrac's forces, which include killer canines and riot-shield equipped bodyguards, can be stopped using an assortment of high-powered weapons, ranging from sniper rifles to explosive-tipped crossbow bolts. While Templar would be more than happy to go it alone, he will periodically be joined by computer-controlled teammates to help balance the odds. Orders can be assigned to AI teammates from a tactical command interface, and players can also drive vehicles such as tanks and hovercraft throughout the game's 16 missions. New abilities can be earned by engaging in special challenge games, many of which are designed to test a player's shooting skill.
Ad-hoc wireless support is included for cooperative play with a friend or for six-player competitive battles on a choice of six maps. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game GuideKillzone: Liberation, click here for more details