Original Killzone coming to PlayStation 3 this month

A rating for the original Killzone for PlayStation 3 recently popped up over on the ESRB website, strongly suggesting that we could see some sort of port in the near future.

Shortly afterwards, Sony confirmed to Game Informer that ESRB’s rating is legit, and the original Killzone is coming to PlayStation Network later this month. Before you get all excited and think this is a HD remake, it’s not–Sony confirmed that it was a straight port of the original PlayStation 2 release.

Sony told Game Informer that the Killzone port, part of its “Only on PSN” lineup of PlayStation 2 ports, will set you back $9.99 and will be made available to PlayStation 3 owners by way of the PlayStation Store starting January 24.

Here’s a brief description of the game from the developer for those of you unfamiliar with the original Killzone:

“Killzone is a squad-based, first-person shooter, set in the near future during a period of planetary colonization. Drawing inspiration from classical military conflicts of the 20th century. Killzone sets out to capture the intense reality of warfare between the ISA Command and a ruthless, militaristic separatist faction called the Helghast.”

Source: ESRB, Game Informer