Killzone Games Inspire Manga 1-Shot in Shōnen Ace Magazine
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The October issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine will publish a one-shot manga for Sony Computer Entertainment and Guerrilla Cambridge's Killzone video game franchise on August 26. The Killzone manga featuring new characters and an original story will mark the first time the franchise is getting a manga adaptation. Illustrator and manga artist Kamome Mukojima (Grave Digger) will draw the manga.
The manga short will take place on the planet Vekta, where the ISA and Helghast have been fighting a very long war. The ISA mercenary Ross and his partner Huey meet Chajans, the sole survivor of an ISA platoon that was wiped out by the Helghast. When Ross hears of the destruction of Chajans' platoon, he decides to carry out the platoon's mission of protecting a target himself, in order to get a reward.
Kadokawa Shoten is publishing the one-shot to coincide with the Japanese release of the Killzone: Mercenary PlayStation Vita game, which is slated to ship in Japan on September 5. The game is slated to ship in Europe on September 4 and in the United States on September 10.
The Killzone first-person and third-person shooter franchise consists of Killzone for the PS2, Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 for the PS3, Killzone: Liberation for the PSP, and Killzone: Mercenary for the PS Vita. Sony and Guerilla Cambridge will release the Killzone: Shadow Fall game for the PS4 later this year.