Some of us refused to lay down and die. Some of us refused to accept your shallow pleas for forgiveness. We are the generation forged in the fires... and this is our day!
— Helghast Soldier, Announce Trailer

Set 30 years after the events of the original Killzone trilogy, Killzone: Shadow Fall is Guerrilla Game's first installment in the Killzone franchise for the Playstation 4 console, and was one of the marque titles used by Sony to show the system off at the February 20, 2013 Playstation Meeting the debuted the console. After decades of peace following the events that concluded the ISA-Helghast war in Killzone 3, a group of terrorists and soldiers have risen up, taking the Helghast appearance and title for themselves once more and plan to overthrow the government they feel have wronged them and tried to wipe them out.