Killzone: Mercenary gets two new multiplayer maps

Tharsis Depo and Blood Gracht to be included in new update

PS Vita shooter Killzone: Mercenary is set to get two free new maps today, according to a post on the official Killzone community page.


Delivered via an update that is mandatory for anyone wanting to play multiplayer, the two new maps are Tharsis Depot and Blood Gracht, which will be familiar to long-time fans of Guerrilla Games' series.

Here's the details on each map:

  • Tharsis Depot: After incurring damage during the ISA invasion of Helghan, this subterranean mining platform has been converted to process nuclear Petrusite. Now that it's back in full-scale production, the ISA will again battle Helghast and mercenary forces between the structures of Tharsis Depot. This time they intend to finish the job they started. Under the cavern's artificial light this is a great map to play Guerrilla Warfare or Warzone on. A Mercenary version of the Killzone 2 classic.

  • Blood Gracht: Months after the nuclear blast that ruined most of the city, Pyrrhus is slowly recovering. But now with ISA, Helghast and mercenary troops clashing in the suburb's buildings and winding alleyways, the canals once again run red with blood. This fan-favourite multiplayer map from Killzone 2 is ideal for all game modes.

The update will require 167MB of free on a memory card to download it, or 526MB if previous updates have not been downloaded.

We said in our Killzone Mercenary review, "Killzone Mercenary is a shining showcase of the Vita's power, but also a very short, by-the-numbers first-person shooter."