Guerrilla Games has lifted the curtain on the Black Hand, a villainous and menacing antagonist group seen in the debut trailer for Killzone: Shadow Fall.
In a new post on the shooter’s website, Guerrilla said Black Hand is just one of several groups threatening the stability of Vekta.
A “splinter faction of radicals and zealots fuelled by their anger at the destruction of Helghan in Killzone 3”, the Black Hand is sworn to revenge themselves on their oppressors – namely, the peaceful government of Vekta.
The New Helghan government is not on board the Black Hand’s plan to trigger a full-scale war, so the group recruits from disgruntled former militarists and hides out in the slums. It specialises in sabotage and violence, and use makeshift gear. Guerrilla did note, however, that it “curiously also possesses modern mil-spec gear such as top-of-the-line infiltration projectors”. Hmm! Intrigue.
Here are a few images of the Black Hand looking as gloomy as possible when you have disco-lights for eyes. Killzone: Shadow Fall is a PlayStation 4 launch title, so you can pick it up in November.