'Killzone Shadow Fall' Update: New Free Co-op Multiplayer Mode DLC Announced, 4 Character Classes Detailed

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 16, 2014 11:49 AM EDT

Sony today announced that the PlayStation 4 launch title Killzone Shadow Fall will be getting substantial DLC called Intercept. The expansion will add an entire co-op mode to the game, and will be available this June.

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Intercept will be available via Killzone Shadow Fall's season pass, but there's no listing for the price of the DLC on its own (the developer states that "a standalone version of the co-op experience will be available later this year").

The gameplay will be four-player co-op, a type of multiplayer that is not present in the main game, teaming you up on an elite group called Intelligence Squad Alpha. Guerilla Games explained the DLC in detail on the PlayStation Blog, and some key excerpts are below.

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"Operating behind enemy lines, your team is on a mission to intercept and relay Helghast military transmissions back to VSA headquarters," writes producer Poria Torkan.

"To succeed, you'll need to keep Helghast interlopers at bay long enough to establish a Hacking Uplink and transmit the data. Thankfully, the members of your team have all been trained in unique Combat Roles--from close-quarters Assault and mid-to-long range Marksman roles to supportive Medic and Tactician roles."

"To successfully fend off the enemy and transmit the intel back to HQ, teamwork is absolutely essential," he explains. "Your Team Score indicates how close you are to establishing a Hacking Uplink; increase it by defending your Uplinks from Helghast capture attempts, or by "banking" the Personal Score you've accumulated from kills, ability uses, and recaptures. You can even earn bonuses such as artillery strikes and jetpacks!"

The blog post has an even more extensive explanation of the gameplay, as well as pictures (one of which is above) and descriptions of each co-op character class.

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