SCEA just announced PlayStation Home’s Total Game Integration on the platform with the soon-to-be-released Killzone 3, providing users with unique opportunities to extend the Killzone 3 experience. Beginning on January 27, the Killzone 3 Total Game Integration will kick off when the Helghast invade and destroy the PlayStation Home Central Plaza, leaving it as the last ISA stronghold. Once in PlayStation Home, users will be able to aid in the ISA evacuation of Helghan by launching into a series of games across three different levels to gain accessories for their PlayStation Home avatar. Completion of all three levels will reward players with Unlock Points, which can be redeemed for new weapons and abilities in Killzone 3 multiplayer.
Additionally, available for the first time in PlayStation Home, users will be able to pre-order Killzone 3 within the platform and will receive the exclusive Helghan jet pack costume for their PlayStation Home avatar as a gift with purchase.
The Killzone 3 pre-orders in PlayStation Home are hosted by Amazon.com and are available until February 24, 2011. In addition to the custom jet pack for their PlayStation Home avatar, users that pre-order through PlayStation Home will also receive the Amazon.com gift with purchase bundle. The bundle features the Unlock and Load Pack, which includes an exclusive PlayStation®Network code for instant access to three Unlock Points to use towards a weapon or ability of choice, as well as the Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack.
I’m still not quite sold on Killzone 3 and I know I might be in the majority but I do think this is a pretty creative marketing approach. For the people that use Home anyway, I haven’t been in there in months though. How about you guys, do you use Home and if so will you be preordering it?