Sony Promoting Killzone: Mercenary With Killzone Manga In Japan

By Sunjun . August 25, 2013 . 12:30pm

KILLZONE®To coincide with the release of Killzone: Mercenary, a manga based on Sony’s Killzone series will be published in the October issue of Monthly Shounen Ace, on sale August 26.


Drawn by Kamome Mukojima, the story will contain an original story revolving around two mercenaries named Ross and Huey, who are the sole surviving members of a platoon from the ISA. Shonen Ace has also published the manga Future Diary, Deadman Wonderland, and Nichijou.


Killzone: Mercenary will be released for the PlayStation Vita on September 5 in Japan and September 10 in North America.


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  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    Wish it was jump

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu


      Lmao No.

      • Sergio Briceño

        Maybe he imports jump and just wishes he didn’t have to spend more.

        • British_Otaku

          Jump would be cheaper?
          Manga volumes tend to cost a few hundred yen (400 is common enough), pretty cheap.

          If Carlos is importing, chances it would be much more expensive based on resellers knowing they can profit off importers on licenses big outside of Japan, if not then there is still shipping.

          Nothing really changes from “Jump” being printed on the work. It’s an odd suggestion from head to toe.

          • Sergio Briceño

            I get your point. The alternative is cheaper. But that isn’t what I suggested, I said “Maybe he imports jump” as in “already”. How is getting something “else” any cheaper? It could also be the case that he has access to early jump scans since their series are so popular.

            Or just mayyyybe he likes Jump sooo much that he wishes for it to get Killzone.

          • Carlos Luis Ayala

            Not really I just wanted to add them to my J Stars guest character album XD along with the Dragonquest kid a digimon rep and now Assassin’s Creed Edward Kenway is getting a Jump X manga.

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  • FetusZero

    Would be nice if they included it worldwide with a limited edition of the game.

    • British_Otaku

      It’s understandable that they aren’t doing so as even if the manga may turn out to be good, it isn’t required for further understanding of the work.

      It’s a short Japanese comic to promote a sidestory based on a shooting video game done by developers in Amsterdam and Cambridge – It isn’t Spiderman from TOEI distant from the source but it’s still one of those promotional adaptations aimed at a target audience and getting them into something else.

      On that note, I’m curious how well Killzone does in Japan.
      We know Ratchet and Clank (another Sony work) does well and that Call of Duty is a monster everywhere even selling well with both a sub and dub release in Japan. >_>

  • SunnyRivers


  • Unsigned Artist Suicide Help

    Manga makes everything better

    • Brion Valkerion

      Someone din’t read the Spawn manga… :p

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        Or the Star Wars manga.

        • cameron forsyth

          or the spiderman manga

  • JustThisOne

    Hope it’s good, unlike that weird Resident Evil 6 one that (of course) takes place in a private academy. Game to manga adaptations/spin offs are always a bit strange to me. It never seems to match up to the spirit of the game, y’know?

    • British_Otaku

      Never? You’ve never read Oyster’s take on Windwaker (known as Link’s Logbook in many parts, it’s a 4 Koma).

      However, otherwise you can expect a manga being announced JUST before an anime or game releases to be an officially published hit or miss advertisement. >_> I have seen a good number of rough video game to manga adaptations, then I’ve seen a good number of bad adaptations in every direction.

    • DyLaN

      So I’m not the only one who read it, good to know. IMO the manga captures the EW feels quite well.

      …………Should I repost the Lepotitsa kissing scene here for the blissfully unaware folks?

  • DarthSithZero


    • leingod


      • ishyg

        needs more desu.

      • tubers



      • Juan Andrés Valencia


      • Cazar

        Uhh, actually it’s written as キルゾーンマーセナリー (KIRUZŌN MĀSENARĪ). Not sure where “NU” came from.

        • leingod

          I’m just fooling around. My knowledge of japanese doesn’t go beyond your occasional anime-watching guy’s.

  • MyBodyIsReady

    I hope this does alright in Japan, not expecting crazy high numbers but there’s got to be a few people who like a good FPS over there.

    Paid for my copy today :)

  • TheExile285

    Oh look, a manga NA will never get! >_>

    • British_Otaku

      It’ll get fan translated pretty quick, I’ll bet.
      It’s no Naruto, but surely one person will pick it up, scan it and we may see it translated or hear the gist of it soon.

      If it was a Zelda project, we would probably already hear of VIZ or Dark Horse on the job yeah. >_>

      • DyLaN

        There ady a chinese scanlation for chp 1 of AssCreed IV manga so I’d bet the a chinese scan of it will come out 1st.

        • British_Otaku

          I really want to read the AssCreed IV one because I love the artist’s work in the past… Thanks for the update.

          I guess we can expect a translation for this one really soon as well.

  • Nate

    This is way cool.

    I can’t wait for this game to come out! I’ve so been enjoying the beta. Anyone else here picking it up?


    no love for helghast ):

    • Cloud_ST

      I want a Helghast-centric story so bad.

      • theman_714


      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        Me too, I wanted to like the humans but any planet that can house someone as stupid and unlikeable as Rico deserves to die.

        • almostautumn

          And as Rico being the very icon of an American—

      • AndyLC

        Seig Zeo- I mean helgan!

  • doubleO7

    I would be neat if they would include this in the manual for the Vita or PS4 game. But I doubt we’ll ever (officially) see it in english.

  • Warboss Aohd

    ……can’t say i saw dat comin’

    • AndyLC

      we need a manga ’bout Orks

      • Warboss Aohd


        if there woz a Ork manga, it would be violence filled. probably about da Blood Axes.

  • tubers

    I’m surprised no one has commented on the art yet.

    It seems too.. ugh.. hmmm.. “stylized”?

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    An otome Killzone VN involving the Helghast would be awesome.

    • Isaac Newton

      Helghast mask sooo MOE!

  • d19xx

    Helghast chan so kawaii….

  • xXDGFXx

    Alrighty, SCEA has no idea what they’re doing and SCEJ definitely needs to fix that. Get their ass in gear with some localizations, by force.

    Not saying the manga promotion is bad, SCEA barely promotes their own games let alone foreign games.

  • DyLaN

    Btw this looks like its a oneshot acc to the ANN article.

    What should I know abt Killzone series be4 reading this?

  • AndyLC

    Someone had to post it

    • Kai2591


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