Killzone Anniversary Art Book Showcases Guerrilla’s Series Like Never Before

January 19, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

Commemorating 15 years since the Killzone franchise was first hatched at Guerrilla Games, Sony has peeled back the curtain on Killzone Visual Design, a comprehensive art book that documents the series’ evolution since its inception. 

Set for release on February 1, the book promises an illustrated and in-depth look at the design philosophy that has fuelled the Killzone franchise for more than a decade, from its humble debut on PlayStation 2 to the PS4 launch title Shadow Fall.

Taking to PlayStation Blog, Art Director Roy Postma shed new light on the creation of the villainous Helghast, and how the Nazi-esque empire evolved through time. 

“The whole look of the Helghast is something that really evolved over time. We went through a lot of history and photo books to gather inspiration and reference materials for our enemy character. We didn’t set out to create the most iconic look possible — it was more like, okay, how can we make this menacing, sort-of functional, believable character.”

Arriving in two separate packages, the standard book is priced at $50.00, while the premium limited edition version goes for $130.00.

Pre-orders are now open for Killzone Visual Design via the official PlayStation Gear store ahead of its debut on February 1. 

[Source: PS Blog]