'Killzone 3' Release Date Set At February 22, 2011

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Guerrilla Games' marathon tease streak of jetpacks, multiplayer glimpses, an E3 3-D demo, and "Call of Duty"-style controller revelations has just been joined by an official release date. Just in time for PAX Prime 2010, Sony has decided to declare February 22, 2011 to be the day that will live in infamy for PlayStation 3 shooter fans.

"Today, on behalf of Guerrilla Games, we are happy to announce the official release date of 'Killzone 3' in North America is February 22nd, 2011!" SCEA product marketing manager TJ Consunji wrote on the official PlayStation blog. "We're at PAX today so if you’re at the show, please stop by the Killzone booth and check out multiplayer for yourself."

That latter note may be be more important for anyone in Seattle who happens to have tickets to the show this week. The news has been a long time coming, but there's still a healthy window between now and the target launch to optimize your home displays for 3-D rampages.

Furthermore, Guerilla appears set to get their game out on time right when they said they would. Accomplishing that goal hasn't been easy, though, according to Consunji, who said that "Guerrilla Games has been hard at work making the most explosive shooter possible."

With any luck, the highest possible standards for explosivity in shooter games will tick up a notch after "Killzone 3" comes out. Otherwise, if Guerrilla succeeds there won't be much point in making any more FPS's. Am I right?

Are you marking your calendar for February 22? Do you think "Killzone 3" will be the "most explosive shooter possible"? Share your responses in the comment section below.