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News: Metal Gear Rising Demo Serves Sweet Revengeance Next Week

Metal Gear Rising Demo Serves Sweet Revengeance Next Week

A cut above

The long awaited demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will finally chop the PlayStation Network into tiny little pieces on 22nd January, developer Platinum Games has announced. It’s the same gameplay teaser that was originally included with copies of the Zone of the Enders HD Collection last year. You can read our thoughts on the...

News: Metal Gear Rising's North American Box Art Is a Cut Above

Metal Gear Rising's North American Box Art Is a Cut Above

Chop, chop

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’s international box art is great – but clearly publisher Konami was concerned that North American consumers wouldn't take to the close-up of protagonist Raiden’s robot face. As such, the company has produced a brand new image showing the aforementioned cyborg slicing an adversary in half. We suppose...

News: Metal Gear Rising Readies Its Revengeance Next Month

Metal Gear Rising Readies Its Revengeance Next Month

Holding out for a hero

A super stylish demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will chop the PlayStation Network into pieces next month, publisher Konami has announced. The swashbuckling short is the same snippet that was included with copies of the Zone of the Enders HD Collection in November. The demo is already available in Japan, but is...

News: Famitsu Teases Surprising Metal Gear Solid Reveal

Famitsu Teases Surprising Metal Gear Solid Reveal

Phantom pain

Famous Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu is teasing that there will be “something surprising for Metal Gear Solid fans” in its next issue. The timing is obviously intriguing, considering the much discussed Phantom Pain trailer was released last week. Online sleuths managed to uncover a slew o

News: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Trailer Plots Its Vengeance

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Trailer Plots Its Vengeance

Gorgeously gothic

There’s some stunning hair animation in this Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 trailer. In it, protagonist Gabriel Belmont reminisces about what used to be. According to game director Dave Cox, the footage is all in-game. “There was no CGI,” he boasted on Twitter. The previous title offered a surprisingly solid take on the God...

News: Special Metal Gear Rising PS3 Adds a Splash of Blue

Special Metal Gear Rising PS3 Adds a Splash of Blue

Cut and take it

We think it’s safe to say that custom console redesigns just don’t work as well with the PlayStation 3 Super Slim. Previous hardware bundles for Yakuza 3 and Ni No Kuni have prompted stunning new styles – making this Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance tie-in look bland by comparison. The console – due out on 21st February in...

News: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Looks Appropriately Macabre

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Looks Appropriately Macabre

First look

We’re not sure that we understand Konami these days. The publisher seems committed to completely mismanaging every one of its non-Metal Gear and Pro Evolution Soccer brands. Take the recently announced Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 as an example. Despite being the sequel to a surprisingly popular PS3 adventure, the publisher is...

News: Silent Hill: Downpour Patch Drenches PlayStation 3

Silent Hill: Downpour Patch Drenches PlayStation 3

Cats and dogs

Those of you that purchased Silent Hill: Downpour may be pleased to learn that the title is finally playable on the PlayStation 3. Konami has released a fairly comprehensive patch for the flawed survival horror title which promises to improve the game's frame-rate, fix the save system, wash away any mission related bugs, and introduce...

Preview: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Goes for the Throat

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Goes for the Throat

Come out swingin'

There are three things we’ve come to realise while writing this preview for the latest Metal Gear outing from Platinum Games. First, we still can't type "Revengeance" into a text document without hating ourselves – it's not a word, it isn't cool, it sounds dumb. Second, we’ve learned that we’re okay with Konami releasing...

News: Silent Hill: Book of Memories Opens This November

Silent Hill: Book of Memories Opens This November

Bookmark it

Konami’s curious top-down spin-off Silent Hill: Book of Memories will spook European PlayStation Vitas on 2nd November, the publisher has announced. The game – developed by Double Dragon: Neon studio WayForward – will see you creating a character based on five different high-school archetypes: Jock, Bookworm, Rocker, Goth or...

News: Metal Gear Rising's Special Edition Includes a Lamp

Metal Gear Rising's Special Edition Includes a Lamp

Light up the dark

Collector’s editions have become pretty predictable over the past couple of years – but the Metal Gear franchise refuses to comply. Konami has tossed aside usual conventions, announcing that the premium package for its upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will ship with a lamp based on Raiden’s sword from the main game...

News: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Carves Out a Slot on PSN

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Carves Out a Slot on PSN

Digital love

Sony’s getting really aggressive with regards to digital releases. An increasing number of blockbuster titles are hitting the PlayStation Store at the same time as retail – including the likes of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Konami has confirmed that the swashbuckling spin-off will hit the PS3’s digital storefront in Japan on...

News: Metal Gear Rising Demo Includes Free Copy of ZoE HD

Metal Gear Rising Demo Includes Free Copy of ZoE HD

Couldn't resist

We know it’s the oldest “joke” in the book, but we still remember when people purchased the original Zone of the Enders just to play the demo for Metal Gear Solid 2. As such, it’s funny that the visually re-mastered Zone of the Enders HD still can’t seem to escape from the shadow of Kojima Productions’ other more popular...

News: New Little King's Story Marches into UK This Month

New Little King's Story Marches into UK This Month

Not far away

Vita exclusive New Little King’s Story has already started its stroll from East-to-West, with publisher Konami confirming that UK gamers can look forward to playing the sequel-cross-remake as early as 27th September. The publisher previously confirmed a 2nd October release date in North America – so this is a rare instance of...

News: First Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Screenshots Sneak In

First Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Screenshots Sneak In

Foxy

Beyond last weekend’s reveal, Konami has been frustratingly quiet about Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes – but it has released a handful of high-definition screenshots for you to pore over. Unlike the sub-par captures available elsewhere, these are direct-feed – allowing you to see every crinkle on protagonist Snake’s lived-in face. The...