Sony's confirmed that European PlayStation Plus members will get a neat little bonus as part of their PlayStation Plus subscription today
Members will get access to the Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow demo a week before it launches for everyone next week. The new Castlevania title's due in October and is being overlooked by Metal Gear Solid's Hideo...
While Hideo Kojima had a game present at this year's Tokyo Game Show, it wasn't his game
Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow may well have been one of the best titles on display, but it's being developed by MercurySteam, and Kojima is only overseeing the development. That said, the Kojima Productions boss would like to announce something of his own at next year's show. The Metal Gear man Tweeeted: I..
Sony's confirmed that Metal Gear Solid: Rising will be playable in full stereoscopic 3D on the PlayStation 3
It should make the art of melon slicing every inch more exciting with the added dimension. Now all we need is a PlayStation Move announcement. How about it Kojima?
Move cannot do whips or other objects
Move is a versatile piece of kit, with titles lined up that turn the plastic into everything from a beam katana to a lasso, but it seems it has its limitations. Sony recently held a press conference in Japan to explain the controller in more depth, detailing its ability to portray pens, torches, nets and...
Konami's confirmed that vanilla PlayStation 3 users will get access to the latest Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 demo on September 15th
PlayStation Plus subscribers, however, will be good to go a week early. They'll get the demo next Wednesday. Aside: do you say "pezz" or "p-e-s"?
What's the one thing you've always wanted in Metal Gear Solid 4? Trophies, right
Yeah, us too. 3D support would just be the icing on the cake, right? Totally. Well it nearly happened. In fact, agonisingly Kojima's revealed that he "wanted" to release a "Complete" version of the title. Sadly, he just doesn't have the time. We know. I wanted to make a Complete Version with..
Punk's not dead
The original No More Heroes on Nintendo Wii was a highly original but equally flawed game that never really found its audience on the machine. Suda51's homage to punk, trashy TV and laser katana-wielding assassins fell foul of some of the Wii's limitations, but the forthcoming PlayStation 3 version of the game will combine the...
Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Of The Colossus perhaps? It might lack originality - seems like Castlevania's going to work with the formula of a number of PlayStation greats - but it looks stunning all the same
There are more shots over at Kotaku.
They make a lot of SAW movies
We're told this year's movie is number seven in the series, but we reckon it's more in the region of 727. Either way, with a new SAW video game on the way it makes sense to tie things into the movie. Which is exactly what Konami are doing. They've announced that SAW II: Flesh & Blood will release on October 19th in the US. That's just a couple of weeks before the..
Metal Gear Solid: Rising is a different type of Metal Gear game
It replaces seasoned protagonist Snake with Raiden, and switches tranquilizers for samurai swords. When all's said and done though, it is still a Metal Gear game. And that means that the stealth elements will remain in tact. In fact, according to Rising's producer, you'll be able to play through the game without ever needing to kill..
Konami's dated their Dracula slaying foray into the God Of War genre, by whipping Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow with an October 5th and 7th release date for America and Europe respectively
Konami's added that the game will be presented with two DLC packs after release, both of which will further the game's narrative. Seems a bit dodgy to us, that. Still, Konami's touting that there's 20 hours of..
Konami's dated the latest entry in the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise, scheduling PES 2011 for October 8th here in the UK
This year's being touted as the biggest yet for the PES franchise, as the game's been overtaken by FIFA in recent years. There are new pass placement mechanics which allow you to weight the ball, aswell as new AI routines, animations and online integration. We have been..
We already know that DanceDanceRevolution PS3 will include support for Sony's motion controller, the PlayStation Move
But now we know to what extent. At its core, DDR PS3 is simply that: DanceDanceRevolution on the PlayStation 3. The game sports a track-list of 45 songs (25 from Konami's in-house artists, 20 from mainstream artists) which seems sort of stingey to us. Konami's promising plenty of..
Presumably peeved at having to share the headlines with Ken Levine, Hideo Kojima's teased some "big" news of his own on Twitter [cheers Andriasang] -- basically, he's got something to say this weekend
The Metal Gear man revealed on Twitter that despite being ill, he wants to rest up and recover in time for the weekend, and his "big" pre-TGS announcement. He was keen to clarify that said..
PlayStation Move is getting support quicker than a snowball rolling down an ice-capped mountain
Since the motion controller's announcement at GDC, announcements have come frequently and steadily. There's going to be no shortage of games to play with the glowing ball wands. The latest game to support Sony motion controller is the recently revealed DanceDanceRevolution game for PlayStation 3. Konami..
A mysterious image has popped up on Konami's Facebook page
The three-minute PhotoShop knock-up states, "You really wanted it, so we really listened!" There's an image of an old-school DanceDanceRevolution cover and a phat PlayStation 3, with a "+" sign between them. We're going to go out on a limb and guess what it all means: DanceDanceRevolution's coming to the PS3. The..
It's been a while since we last posted about the XBOX 360's space limitations
Last time, Capcom's Jun Takeuchi basically conceded that content had been cut from Lost Planet 2 (both XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3) to get the game on a DVD. It sucks, because those of us with PlayStation 3s are often suffering due to the 360's storage limitations. Ever played a game and wondered why the cut-scenes are so..
Konami's confirmed that Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow will hit the PlayStation 3 this coming October
That's actually not too far away folks. There's no exact date announced yet, but presumably that's coming during GamesCom. PS3Valut's also got hold of a shot of the game's boxart. We've embedded that above. It looks... Disappointing.
In an interview with Japanese website 4Gamer (picked up and kindly translated by AndriaSang), the CEO of publisher 5pb, Chiyomaru Shikura, revealed that his upcoming collaboration with Hideo Kojima could well be an adventure game
"Kojima said that he wanted to make an adventure game," Shikura explained, adding, "we're still at the level of 'let's lock ourselves away in the..
Hideo Kojima has revealed that he believes Japan are in a "losing" battle due to the recent boom of Western games development
The Metal Gear man said that he feels the younger generation of Japanese game developers have lost their motivation. He came to conclusion after watching a TV documentary about foreign exchange students who were passionate about the manga industry. The game industry is..
E3's only just finished, GamesCom's on the horizon and then
.. Well, then there's TGS. A partial list of Tokyo Game Show exhibitors has been released, including plenty of familiar faces. SEGA, Square Enix, Capcom, Konami; they'll all be there. As will Sony. Over 138 companies are currently confirmed for the show, with that number certain to rise as the September show nears. Andriasang's got the..
A Nikkei interview (picked up by Andriasang) has revealed that Konami CEO, Fumiaki Tanaka, aims to sell about 3 million copies of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Given that the game's a PSP title (where basically everyone is a pirate), that's a pretty high number. But then, this is a Metal Gear game that bares a passing resemblance to Monster Hunter... It should do fine, right? Well, according to..
Perhaps if we make enough noise that we want Castlevania: Harmony Of Despair on the PlayStation Network, Konami will listen
The XBOX Live Arcade platformer does appear to be being teased for the PSN. Konami's Koji Igarashi told Destructoid at E3 last week that, while his priority is the XBLA version, there might be the possibility of bringing the game to the PSN. If you want it, yell.
Somewhere amongst the E3 hustle and bustle, we managed to skip on posting one of the things we're most excited for: the new Silent Hill game
Despite not having a full title yet, this lengthy trailer for the tentatively named Silent Hill 8 goes pretty in-depth into the latest Silent Hill's psyche. The game appears to revolve around a group of prisoners who end up in the ever so pleasant town of..
Either Kojima's trying to pull a David Jaffe, or there really is no "face melting" PlayStation 3 in the works
We're hoping for the former, but we're not holding our breath. According to the productions boss on the Metal Gear franchise, Kenichiro Imaizumi, suggestions of a big PlayStation 3 reveal from Kojima are purely rumour and speculation. The man wrote on Twitter: I say it is just a rumour..
Kojima was at E3 this week talking Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Nintendo 3DS
It was sad not to see him on the Sony stage this year, but according to a "senior US publishing source", there was a reason. Because Kojima's got a "massive PS3 exclusive" to unveil at the Tokyo Game Show later in the year. The report notes that the exclusive is so face-melting it will "own the..
One thing we've been literally screaming for is PlayStation Move support for Kojima Productions' upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Rising
Based on the precise cutting mechanics of that game, it seems like the perfect fit for PlayStation Move's 1:1 control mechanics. According to the games producer, Shigenobu Matsuyama, We [Kojima Productions] are yes experimenting on both [Move and Kinect]. Get..
Konami's confirmed that Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow will launch on the PlayStation 3 this Fall
The game's in development over at Mercury Steam, but is being overlooked by Hideo Kojima and his crew at Kojima Productions. (It kinda looks a lot like God Of War.) We've embedded some footage after the jump.
Deep down we were expecting some kind of Zone Of The Enders announcement at E3
Kojima had been talking about the franchise for a while, and it just felt like the right time to announce it. Sadly, in the absence of an announcement, it sounds like the game's been pushed back. Regarding ZOE3, theres been various things, so its been sort of pushed to the back, he said in a UStream video..
Konami's revealed that a new Silent Hill game is currently in development at Vatra
The game's due to release sometime next year. The press release notes the following on the game's storyline:The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well..
Kojima Productions' website has just updated, featuring Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow and
.. a mysterious question-mark. Kojima formally revealed the first trailer of Metal Gear Solid: Rising during Microsoft's press conference last night and it looked incredible. Alas, it appears the show is far from over for Kojima-san, who will probably have one reveal left in him. While..
Despite Hideo Kojima's flitting and awkward appearance at Microsoft's press conference this evening - the game he was there to demo looked sensation
Metal Gear Solid: Rising - a new awakening for the Metal Gear franchise - has protagonist Raiden chopping up all manner of enemies in this sensational debut trailer for the game. Next Kojima, stick with the PlayStation fans. That's where you belong.
You've already seen dozens and dozens of moving images with people cutting things
Hideo Kojima's countdown website has updated however, this time with kanji symbols in the background. </em>What could it mean? We've not the foggiest. The countdown points to Sony's E3 press conference though. Just sayin'.
Remember we told you about Konami and Arc-System Works' Hard Corps: Uprising last week? Well now, courtesy of GameVideos, we've got some gameplay footage of the title
We described it last week as Contra in everything but name — we think the footage after the jump proves as much. <object id="flashObj"...
David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake, has confirmed that he's not been signed up to perform in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Rising spin-off title
That's according to an interview with the actor published on MTV Multiplayer. I dont know if Im doing Metal Gear Rising, he said. Nobodys contacted me about it, so I have no idea. Don't worry though, Hayter still think there's a..
Not one to break tradition, Hideo Kojima's launched a teaser site involving people - erm - chopping things
What could it mean? Are Kojima Productions about to announce a cooking game? Or, more likely, is this a teaser for all the hacking and slashing that's due to take place in Metal Gear Solid: Rising? Who knows? It's Kojima. And to be honest, we're getting bored of these countdown websites. If..
With E3 mere days away now, the industry's anticipation is nearing fever-pitch
With pretty high stakes all around for the platform holders, it can be easy to over-look the actual core of the event in anticipation of megaton announcements and new hardware — that's the games. As we continue our E3 build-up, we list our five most anticipated PlayStation games of the show. In order to appear on this..
This game is Hard Corps: Uprising
It's not Contra. But it looks a hell of a lot like Contra. Because, basically it is Contra. Confused? You shouldn't be, come on keep up. The run and gun PSN title is due out this year. It's in development at BlazBlue's developer Arc System Works. That means, if nothing else, you should expect big flashing lights and...
Soon you'll be able to do your best Jay-Z impression and rap right into your PS3
Konami's announced that Def Jam Rapstar will hit the US on October 5th, with the UK getting it a month later on November 5th. The UK will be getting an exclusive Tinchy Strider and N-Dubz track - the one with the amazing bass synth. (Tulisa's hot, yo). Other artists include Salt N Pepper, Outkast and Biz Markie..
This sweet Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Walkman has been developed as part of a collaboration between Sony and Konami
The device is not only waterproof and camouflage themed, but it also comes pre-loaded with six songs from the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker PSP game. Obviously, the Walkman brand fits in nicely with Peace Walker's mid-seventies setting. The 4GB Walkman will release in Japan in..
In this Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker advertisement, a young boy stalks two of his high-school peers in a Solid Snake-esque cardboard box
Finally cornering the duo, the boy asks if the pair would like to enter his box. Sadly, he's not talking to the rather pretty lady, but instead her male friend. See, the kid wants to play some Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. And so the final shot shows the two..
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's had a pretty astounding debut week in Japan, shifting just under 500,000 units over the seven-day period
To be precise, the game shifted 425,000 units. DS game Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 outsold it by some 200,000 units - but it's still a staggering performance for the PSP's sneak 'em up. Super Street Fighter IV came in at the third on the Japanese software..
While the recent entries in the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise have been good, improvements to the FIFA franchise have kinda left the once-premier soccer sim in its dust
But with Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Konami are promising a "radical revamp". It's due this Fall on all the major Playstation platforms. That is: PS3, PSP and PS2. New features include improved defenders AI and reworked..
Konami's been gauging interest as to whether fans would like to see the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker make the jump to the Playstation 3, via PSN digital download
The jump would apparently bring online multiplayer to Peace Walker, perhaps allowing for the co-operative missions to be played across the 'net. The subject was approached during...
Consider our optimism at the announcement of a new Silent Hill game well and truly slashed. Rumours suggest that Vatra Games are to turn Konami's premium horror-franchise into a ten-a-penny first-person shooter. We just died a little inside. The report comes courtesy of GameRep, who claim that the studio's only listed release is an FPS due for release in Q1, 2011. Now, we know Vatra are..
Worried about the quality of a mainline Playstation Portable developed Metal Gear Solid game? Erm, don't
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker just nabbed a 40/40 in the Japanese gaming Bible Famitsu. That's a perfect score whichever way you look at it. The last game to score 40/40 in Famitsu was New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Metal Gear Solid 3 scored exactly one point less, hitting 39/40. Kojima's done it..
A podcast report released by Kojima Productions confirms that the development team behind Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker have now switched over to support the development of Metal Gear Solid: Rising
Presenter Sean Eyestone confirms: Every once in a while we do this [move around] as one project finishes, then the next project starts up, so the key people have to relocate..
We love Kojima, but sometimes he's a bit melodramatic
Then we suppose the man that dreamt up the Metal Gear Solid franchise would need to be a little big melodramatic, wouldn't they? Yeah, ok then. It makes sense. Still, with Kojima's attentions seemingly already turned to his next project, the legendary developer has Tweeted about the consequences of messing it up: The next project will..
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker may be bringing real-life products such as Doritos and Mountain Dew into video games, but manufacturer UNIQLO are planning on bringing video games into real-life
This set of exclusive Peace Walker themed shirts will be available from April 26th. However, if you head to the UNIQLO store on London's Oxford Street on June 19th, Hideo Kojima and <span>lead artist..
With Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker wrapped up and out of the way (sort of ), video games mastermind Hideo Kojima appears to have turned his attention to a new project
One featuring mechs. "I'm thinking about the casting for my next title," Kojima Tweeted, as translated by Andriasang. "The project plan still hasn't reached a detailed level, but everything is advancing..
There's a new Castlevania game coming out
It's called Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow. It would probably be pretty cool with the Playstation Move, but ultimately developers MercurySteam "decided against" using Sony's new motion controller. This information comes via a Tweet from producer David Cox: "No we arent using the Playstation Move in this game. We did look at it but decided..
Konami's announced that they are set to bring an updated version of their Eighties arcade smash Rush'n Attack to the Playstation Network - with Rush'n Attack: Ex Patriot. Ex Patriot's got a 2.5D look to proceedings with a typically Eighties-esque cold war plot taking you through three different environments. The game's in development at Czech studio Vatra Games and is due out this Fall..
Here's a screenshot for Konami's upcoming SAW: The Video Game 2
It's most surprising not because it looks particularly unpleasant, but because we had no idea there was another game in the works. The first one had some clever ideas, so we're quite excited by the prospect of an improved version of that.</em>
The last Playstation 3 Silent Hill title, Homecoming, was a bit of a disappointment
But since, the PS2/PSP Silent Hill release, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, has corrected any wrong-doings. The franchise reboot focused on tension, thrills and psychology rather than Homecoming's action - something we hope will carry forward into the next Silent Hill. There are basically no details as of yet,..
Big games demand big attention, and in all honesty, there's nothing bigger on the PSP this year than Kojima Production's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Hence, American retailer are going whole hog with a specially crafted bundle for the game. The "Big Boss" bundle - which will be sold exclusively at US retailer GameStop in addition to the previously announced "Spirited Green"..
We're getting the distinct impression that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's going to be a rather large game
Well, it's going to have to be anyway. Up to this point we've seen about an hour's worth of footage from the game through continuous trailer releases from Kojima Productions. Here's another 8-minute epic from them. Talk about mindshare.
Mountain Dew's not the only product placement in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker; players will happen upon Doritos, Pepsi Nex, Axe Deodrant, Sony Walkman, Famitsu and Dengeki magazines and Uniqlo t-shirts
Well this is an odd one
We liked Uncharted 2: Among Thieves because it was the best game of 2009. The gameplay mechanics, stunning visuals and fabulous scripting, pacing and voice acting were all key components for its success. Many hail Uncharted 2 as one of the best games this generation - but for some reason, in an interview with PSM3 magazine, Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow's producer has felt..
Kojima Productions' released yet another video for their upcoming Playstation Portable title, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
This trailer details the game's pretty expansive cast. Man, the game looks amazing for a PSP title. Kojima announced this morning that Peace Walker would feature Monster Hunter crossover content.
Speaking during this morning's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker conference (which resulted in the announcement of a Monster Hunter collaboration), Kojima made a prediction that console gaming as we know it will be "phased out in the near future"
The Kojima Productions man predicted that console gamers should have their fix "on the go" in the...
We told you this morning about Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's crossover content with Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise
The results look a bit like this, thanks to screens released by Famitsu. Yeah - we know, it looks awesome.</em>
Kojima's revealed his "big announcement" regarding Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, that he teased late last week
That is, Snake will happen upon the world of Monster Hunter in his latest outing. The unusual, but totally awesome crossover, will see Snake take on a range of monsters common in Capcom's Monster Hunter series. There'll even be a cameo from the series' mascot Felyne. Gah Kojima, you are..
Hideo Kojima has hinted that a big Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker announcement is due on Wednesday
The man responsible for Metal Gear's madness Tweeted: "On Wednesday, there will be a big Peace Walker announcement. I don't think you can understand the enjoyment of Peace Walker until you've played it, but I believe you'll feel a hint of sorts about 'where is it a new Metal?'." We could..
Half of the "humour" in this video goes right over our head
But we do get the Assassin's Creed piss-taking. That's funny. We guess. Sort of. Maybe? Haha - surgical masks. Sigh. <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="468" height="260"..
Not an April Fools' Day joke we're 'fraid
CVG's confirmed that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will receive a month-long delay here in the UK, hitting shelves on June 18th as opposed to the originally planned date of May 28th. Sorry folks, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
We don't know how they've done it, but VG247 has got their hands on a release schedule from British retailer GAME
Amongst many interesting discoveries, the listing outs a number of key Activision titles for release in October. Amongst the big hitters are Call Of Duty 7 - the latest foray into the military shooter franchise by spin-off developer Treyarch - aswell as DJ Hero 2 and James Bond Racing..
Konami's continuing to release big fat chunks of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker gameplay, and this latest video focuses on a co-op boss battle against an angry helicopter
Y'know - when GiantBomb.com claimed helicopters were evil, we think they were onto something. There's not a game goes by that doesn't seem to include a helicopter as some kind of boss fight.
If you're in Japan, you might want to grab yourself some Mountain Dew
Why? Because the cans are being branded with Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker character art. Naturally, the colloboration works two ways - as Mountain Dew is set to make an appearance in Peace Walker. It'll appear as an in-game item. We love it when games do that. [Pic: Andriasang]
Stop what you're doing
The latest trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is balls-to-the-wall amazing. It features some startlingly in-your-face J-pop and ridiculously pretty Playstation Portable visuals. The game's not far off now, thus you should probably go buy Sony's portably system if you don't already have one. You're going to need a PSP for this.
After last week's 10-minute epic look at Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, we didn't think there'd be a new video for some time
How wrong we were. Hey, how do you fancy another ten minutes of gameplay? You do. Well - cool beans then. Press the play button and digest.
Konami's announced that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will hit the American PSPs on June 8th
This follows the announcement of yesterday's Peace Walker hardware bundle, which incidentally will be released on the same day. We're excited. Are you, valued reader?
Looks like SCEA are going to give Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker a pretty ample push, announcing that the PSP title will get a special bundle
The bundle is set to include a Green PSP-3000, the game on UMD, a Playstation Network movie voucher, and a 2GB pro-duo memory stick for $199.99. Sounds like an excellent deal. Peace Walker will also release for PSPgo. Worry not!
Because it's a PSP title, many people are writing off Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker as some kind of spin-off saga
Not true, Hideo Kojima has been keen to emphasise over and over, this is the real deal. Over on Twitter, the Kojima Productions head honcho wrote:PW is going to be released as a portable game, but it is a TRUE MGS game in the saga, not a spin-off. Of course, we have put a lot of..
Hideo Kojima has suggested via Twitter that the new Metal Gear Solid: Rising game, being developed by a band of Kojima Productions upstarts, will bring new people to the franchise
He posted:The next MGS RISING. this game will create new users, be developed by the new generation, a new MGS."</blockquote> Very little is known about the game at this stage, aside from the fact that..
Konami's just dropped a nine-minute long look at the upcoming PSP foray into the Metal Gear franchise, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
There's tons of new stuff to see here that wasn't included in the recent demo. Well worth checking out (if you have the time!). Apparently, more videos are planned.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is a Playstation Portable title
It has no "number". But apparently there was a time when the game did. Look at this logo. It's an old one that was posted on Kojima Productions' developers blog by Jiro Oishi. It says "Metal Gear Solid 5" on it. As we all know, the number was dropped before the E3 reveal. But if you ever wanted more proof that -..
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker has been delayed
Director Hideo Kojima is pretty gutted about that. He wrote on his blog:I always preach to the staff, You must not have a delay after a release date has been announced. There is no greater crime as a game developer.Official announcement of a release date is nothing less than a promise to fans and business partners. In other words, a release..
Konami's announced that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker has been pushed back a month in Japan
The game was originally due on March 18th in the country, but it'll now land on April 29th. That delay, however, will not affect the Western release in May.
When you've got an IP as rich as the Metal Gear universe, it surprises me that anyone truly understands the fiction
We guess though, if anyone has a semblance of an idea about what's going on - it would be creator Hideo Kojima. Thus it's no surprise to hear Kojima tell Official Playstation Magazine that, "Not so many ideas come from the other staff." In fact, the video game legend..
Only serving to fuel our obsession with Asian pop-music, Nana Mizuki - the voice of the Costa Rican chick Paz Ortega Andrade in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - has topped the Japanese pop charts with Phantom Minds
The single moved 54,000 copies last week. It's like a breakneck ballad with an all-over-the-place bassline and lots of filtered drum fills. Hear it after the jump.
Hurrah for games starting to be developed with the Playstation 3's architecture in mind
Cue Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow's lead David Cox, who tweeted: <span>PS3 is the lead platform but the game is identical on both formats, he said. Excellent, take note SEGA.</span> <span><span>Alongside development details, David also noted that the camera in the game is fixed. So..
If you have any interest in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, you'd flit yourself over to Joystiq right now
Why? Because they have a host of new screens and artwork from upcoming PSP title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The screens look awesome (man, is it a PSP game, really?), but dude, some of the artwork is phenomonal too. Check it here.
So after a May 28th date for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was announced for the UK, it only seemed logical that the USA would get it a few days prior on May 25th
Which is exactly what Konami have announced. That's all really. Nothing more to see here.
It was the 15th birthday of the Playstation brand yesterday
So how did long-term fans Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa celebrate? By scribbling on their PSPs of course. The top PSP is signed by Hideo Kojima himself, and the bottom one is signed and drawn all over by Shinkawa. If you want to win one of the systems you'll need to pick up Vol. 460 of Dengeki Playstation.
Konami has announced that the upcoming PSP Metal Gear Solid title, Peace Walker, will land on the PSP May 28th next year in the UK
Metal Gear Solid fans should prepare themselves for the next chapter of Snakes story, writes Kojima-san himself in the PR. [The game] will answer many of the series unanswered questions and showcase a different, more collaborative side to tactical espionage..
Hurah-guzzah and all that
Kojima's mainstream master-piece, Metal Gear Solid, will see release (at long last) on the European Playstation Store this Thursday. Konami say the game will cost £7.99, and of course, it'll be playable on either Playstation 3 or PSP. Konami also say that Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and its sequel - Portable Ops + -...
The worst thing about Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker at the moment is that it makes no sense at all
Obviously, we chortle. We've only played a Japanese demo so, kinda expect things to be in Japanese. Thanfully, Kojima and his team are working on bringing us an English demo however. According to a Kojima Productions podcast, it's actually already in...
Kojima's official blog has brought word that there is another Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker demo headed to the Japanese PSN this Sunday, November 1st
It'll be a tweaked version of the demo that was playable on Konami's Tokyo Game Show booth. Kojima Productions have modified the controls based on player feedback, adding a third control scheme on top...
Yup, literally. That is the title of the Playstation Network Frogger reboot Konami are currently working on. The game will have local multiplayer and be 12 times the size of the original. There'll also be modern power-up twists, such as the ability to reverse time and become invincible. Oh, and if you didn't know anything about...
Pro Evolution Soccer has been a big brand on the Playstation for years
First week sales of the new Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 confirm that brand loyalty is far from dead. The Playstation 3 SKU of the game managed to contribute to 66% of the game's total sales - a minor victory for Sony where the XBOX 360 usually enjoys the greater share of multiplatform releases. Sony have seen their market share..
FIFA 10 may have taken its crown, but that's certainly not stopping Konami from shipping a whole ton of copies of Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 to retailers across Europe
3 million copies to be precise. Konami have said they fully expect the game to be a "million selling title at launch", touting, "global sales for the PES series to date are over 55.5 million, and we expect a very strong..
Speaking in the latest issue of Famitsu, via 1Up, Kojima Production's Hideo Kojima and Ubisoft Montreal's Patrice Desilets have heaped praise on each other's projects
Kojima said, "I think there are three games that stand out above the rest of the pack in the remainder of this year. One is Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, one is Uncharted 2, and the third is Assassin's Creed II." Speaking..
Konami have been pretty up and down with the release date of their Silent Hill reboot, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Thankfully, Eurogamer have finally got a date out of them for the Europeans. The game will launch in February 2010 on PSP and PS2, with still no American date provided.
Sony's Playstation Motion Controller is actually really not that far away
Seriously, it'll be here within the next 6 months or so. And developers are having to prepare for that. Take Konami and their Pro Evolution Soccer franchise; honcho Shingo 'Seabass' Takatsuka said his team are "looking at integrating [Playstation Motion Controller] into our games very aggressively". And we doubt..
Having now played Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, we thought the controls were pretty good
Certainly not ideal - what PSP games are? - but pretty passable. Kojima though, ever the perfectionist, has listened closely to player feedback from the recent Tokyo Game Show and is ready to tweak. Big time. At the TGS demo there were two control types available - Shooter and Action. Kojima Productions are..
We don't even know why you've stopped to read what we have to say about this
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is a game that demands your attention with every trailer released. This trailer is no different. In this 9 minute long epic, Hideo Kojima showcases exactly why Peace Walker is billed as the natural progression from Metal Gear Solid 4. It's simply breath-taking in every way. If you watch..
So, we're going to assume if you're sitting here reading this that you're not at TGS
Thus, you're probably yet to check out Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's latest demo right? Worry not, IGN have your back. All you need to do is download the file from their website and copy it across to your PSP's "Game" folder. Make sure you have the latest firmware etc. Sorted! Whaddaya think?
Japanese gaming bible Famitsu want you to know about a few faces other than Snake that will appear in the upcoming PSP title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Amongst the revealed faces are Amanda, Huey, Chico, Coldman, Strangelove, Galvez, Cecile, Paz, and, most notably, Master Miller from Metal Gear 2. Even more interestingly, Famitsu detailed some of the co-op mechanics seen in the game. When..
The third-person shooter-esque controls from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots were quite a step-forward for the franchise
But Kojima still wants to give players a choice between the new and the traditional with the upcoming PSP title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. In the game, players will be able to pick between the "action"...
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