News Shattered Memories Writer Describes Silent Hill 2 as 'Biggest Poison Chalice in Video Games'
"I mean, good luck to them"
The writer of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Silent Hill: Origins, Sam Barlow, has remarked on the difficulty of remaking Silent Hill 2, an undertaking developer Bloober Team is reportedly close to achieving. In an interview with PCGamesN during GDC 2023, Barlow wasn't shy about sharing h
News Silent Hill 2's PS5 Remake Is Close to Completion
But release date is in Konami's hands
Development on Bloober Team’s PS5 remake of Silent Hill 2 is close to completion, CEO Piotr Babieno revealed in an interview reported by Bankier.pl. He stressed, however, this doesn’t necessarily mean that a release is imminent – and he explained that its launch date will ultimately be decided by publisher...
News Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes Was an Experiment Fans 'Didn't Understand'
Kojima had plotted a full-scale episodic series
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes was a standalone prologue, designed to ease players into the eventual full game, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. However, speaking on the game’s ninth anniversary, auteur Hideo Kojima has revealed that he also used the release as an experiment, which could have...
News Get Gothic and Return to Castlevania in Dead Cells DLC, Available Now on PS4
It's not a phase, mum
Dead Cells' nostalgic Return to Castlevania DLC is finally here, and we got a suitably epic launch trailer to get us all gothed up and ready for action. Return to Castlevania is Dead Cells' fourth paid expansion (and the most expensive at $10). Punters will be venturing into two new randomly generated biomes based on the...
News Konami's Fun $1 PS4 Baseball Game Is Now an Official Olympic Sport
If you haven’t picked up WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros yet, then do it: the game costs £0.79/$0.99 and is absolutely fantastic fun on PS4. It’s also just been named an official Olympic sport, as it’s scheduled to feature in the Olympic eSports Series 2023, hosted by the International Olympic Committee. Other titles featured include Gran...
News Unlock a Secret 'Richter Mode' in Dead Cells Return to Castlevania DLC
Whip it real good
Excellent action-platformer Dead Cells is paying homage to the legendary series that inspired it with the upcoming Return to Castlevania DLC. In a new trailer, we learn of a secret Richter Mode, which is sure to appeal to the purists out there. If you can find the requisite secret room (or, let's be honest, get fed up and Google...
Rumour Konami to Go Big with Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake, New Castlevania in Coming Months
Here we go again
Who's ready for more Metal Gear rumours, then? Oh, and Castlevania too! These latest whispers come from the first episode of VGC's new weekly podcast, in which there's mention of the long-rumoured Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, and a new Castlevania title. According to the show, Konami plans on having a "pretty big" presence at E3
Soapbox I Would Crush a Cyborg Spine for a Metal Gear Rising Remaster
Rules of nature
This article was originally published in February 2021, but we're bringing it back for the 10th anniversary of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and because of the very recent rumours of the game receiving a remaster. Sadly, that still hasn't happened at the time of republishing — but that just makes this soapbox all the more...
News Metal Gear Rising Fans Handed New Artwork Instead of a Remaster
10th anniversary fails to deliver
The 10th-anniversary event for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance came and went overnight, and how do you like some new artwork from the game's creators instead of a PS5, PS4 remaster? Indeed, PlatinumGames has put together a blog post where you can get a look at some new drawings based on the PS3 title along with a...
Mini Review WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros (PS4) - Balling Arcade Baseball Costs Less Than a Buck
Swing when you're winning
Konami’s long-running Power Pros franchise – perhaps better known by its Japanese names PawaParu or Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu – has received Western releases in the past, but has generally remained exclusive to Asian territories over the years. The release of WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros is noteworthy because it’s...
News Konami's New PS4 Baseball Game Costs Less Than a Dollar
And there are no microtransactions
Looking for a new baseball game to play and not comfortable podding out for MLB The Show 23’s asking fee? Konami may have you covered – albeit with a much slimmer package overall. Announced during last night’s Nintendo Direct, but available now on the PS Store for the PS4, WBSC eBaseball: Power Pros will cost...
News Metal Gear Rising 10th Anniversary 'Event' Teased
In case you didn't know, it's the 10th anniversary of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance a few weeks from now, on the 21st February. And guess what? Developer Platinum Games is now teasing an "event" for the big day. Naturally, there's already a lot of speculation over what this is all about. Just the other week, Raiden's voice actor,...
News Get Your First Glimpse of Dracula's Castle in This Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania Teaser
Did you know that Alucard is actually Dracula spelt backwards?
Dead Cells really is the gift that just keeps on giving, isn't it? Since it first launched back in 2018, developer Motion Twin has supported the excellent roguelike with both paid and free DLC updates (like Rise of the Giant, Bad Seed,
Rumour Metal Gear Announcements Coming Soon as Remake, Remaster Gossip Returns
These Metal Gear revival rumours just refuse to go away. We've been writing about this supposed return for well over a year at this point, and so far, Konami's said absolutely nothing on the matter. However, with the company forcing itself back into the spotlight with all of the recent Silent Hill news, it seems as though the...
News Konami Open to Even More Silent Hill Game Pitches
Silent Hill F reception better than expected
Konami appears to be all in on its recently confirmed Silent Hill revival as the series' producer says he is always looking through pitches from external game studios to develop new entries and spin-offs. In an interview with IGN Japan, Motoi Okamoto said that since Konami can only make so many titles at...
News Silent Hill 2 Remake Dev Taking 'Very Safe Approach' to Any Changes
Wants to remain faithful
Bloober Team, the studio behind the remake of Silent Hill 2, has stated it's taking a "very safe approach" to any changes it makes for the modern version on PS5. In a new interview with Dread XP, chief marketing officer Anna Jasińska says the Polish developer wants to remain faithful to the PS2 masterpiece and so is...
News Look Out! Silent Hill: The Short Message Rated for Release on PS5
Title re-emerges in Taiwan this time
Earlier this year, Konami hosted a livestream to reaffirm its commitment to the Silent Hill franchise, where it announced several new projects, including an avalanche of upcoming games: Silent Hill 2 Remake, Silent Hill Ascension,
News TMNT Compilation Gets More Bodacious with Turtles in Time SNES Online
And a bunch of other improvements in patch
One of the best retro compilations of the year, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, just got a ton cooler – with a patch enabling online co-op in the SNES edition of the iconic TMNT IV: Turtles in Time. The update also includes improvements to the title’s netcode across the board,...
News Return to Castlevania with Dead Cells' Crossover DLC on PS4
Dead Cells released over four years ago, and developer Motion Twin has been constantly adding to it and releasing DLC packs. The support has been pretty extraordinary for this rogue-like action platformer, and the trend continues with what seems like its most ambitious expansion yet. Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania brings the indie hit...
News eFootball's Festival of Football Adds National Teams Ahead of the World Cup
Season 2 kicks off with new Big Time cards
The World Cup is definitely not coming to free-to-play football sim eFootball – but, well, it also kinda is, right? Konami has announced the second season of soccer for its embattled Pro Evo reboot, which centres upon the International Cup Experience. This, along with the addition of 40 national teams,...
News You Won't Be Waiting Too Long for Silent Hill 2 on PS5
Itching to re-enter Silent Hill 2’s iconic fog? Well, that scratch could be satiated by Pyramid Head’s massive blade sooner than you think, because developer Bloober Team has confirmed that its upcoming PS5 remake is in the final stages of development. Speaking at the GPW Innnovation Day in Poland, as reported by Game Spoof, boss Piotr...
News Hidden Messages Found in Silent Hill: Townfall Trailer
References to Alessa, SOS messages
Secret messages have been found in the Silent Hill: Townfall announcement trailer that reference Alessa from the first game, and also share mysterious phrases and SOS codes. After converting the trailer's audio into an MP3 file, Reddit user MilkManEX found the following phrase in the spectogram: "Whatever heart...
News Shocking: Silent Hill 2 Teaser Blows Up on YouTube Following Years of Hype and Speculation
James Sunderland has a lot of fans, it seems
With the Silent Hill 2 remake being announced as a PlayStation console exclusive, it should surprise no one to learn that hype for this return to survival horror has already hit a fever pitch. The teaser shared on the official PlayStation YouTube account has already racked up more than 2 million views,...
Gallery Silent Hill 2 Remake Shines in Official PS5 Screenshots
Will use all the features of the PS5
The Silent Hill 2 remake is finally confirmed to be real, releasing as a console exclusive on PS5 and PC for at least 12 months. Besides the announcement trailer, Konami and Bloober Team have provided more details and screenshots in a PlayStation Blog post. Marvel at the n
News Return to Silent Hill with a New Movie from Cristophe Gans
More reboot than Revelation
We live in an era where video game movies aren’t all instantly awful. Sonic the Hedgehog, for example, has become an enormous Box Office success story – and even Uncharted wasn’t bad. With the Super Mario Movie looking awesome also, this
News Silent Hill Ascension Is a Head Scratching Mix of Livestreaming and Video Games
Don't ask us
Konami completely cocked up today’s Silent Hill Transmission, publishing the video prior to its intended time – and not even premiering it properly. Nevertheless, we got a lot of announcements during the livestream, with one of the most curious being Silent Hill Ascension. It’s unclear, exactly, what this is – although it’s...
News Silent Hill F Revealed by Konami, But Who Knows What It Is
Story from Ryukishi07
A third Silent Hill game was announced during this evening's Silent Hill livestream, currently named Silent Hill F. Just like Silent Hill: Townfall, the reveal is very vague and lacks any platforms or a targetted release window. Instead, we have the trailer embedded above to watch. Interestingly, the story is being written by...
News Silent Hill: Townfall Is a New Game from Stories Untold, Observation Dev
Short trailer revealed
In the months leading up to today's Silent Hill livestream, it was reported Konami was allowing other developers come up with their own takes on its survival horror series. Silent Hill: Townfall is one of them, a new title from Stories Untold and Observation team No Code. Annapurna Interactive will publish the game along with...
News Silent Hill 2 PS5 Remake Announced as a Console Exclusive
Bloober Team leading development
The Silent Hill 2 remake is official, and Bloober Team is the developer leading production. It's a console exclusive for 12 months, launching on PS5 and PC. The announcement trailer features many clips of protagonist James Sunderland and famous enemy Pyramid Head. No release date has been shared. Masahiro Ito and...
Live Watch the Silent Hill Livestream Right Here
Our restless dreams have come true
Two and a half years of rumours and speculation later, Konami is finally prepared to lift the lid on what it has planned for the future of its Silent Hill series. The Silent Hill Transmission is set to contain many new game announcements, some of which have been previously reported on but others not. The publisher...
News Silent Hill: Ascension Spotted in YouTube Video Data
Silent Hill 2 as well
Today's the big day for Silent Hill fans, as two and a half years of rumours and speculation finally come to an end with a livestreamed Konami event detailing the future of the series. The YouTube video hosting the reveals has been uploaded, and
News New Silent Hill to Be Officially Revealed in 19th October Livestream
In your restless dreams, do you see that town?
Well, then. We’ve all waited patiently, but it’s finally happening: Konami has confirmed an official Silent Hill broadcast for 19th October, 2022. The event – which will begin at 2PM PDT/10PM BST – promises “the latest updates on the […] series”. While many of you will jest about the...
News Silent Hill: The Short Message Gets an Age Rating, Likely a New Game
Or a demo for a new title
The speculation surrounding new Silent Hill games from Konami has been lent more weight as a Korean age rating for a Silent Hill: The Short Message has been spotted. The subtitle attached suggests this could either be an entirely new entry in the survival horror series or a demo for one in the same vein as PT. Platforms...
News Suikoden Remaster Comparison Shows a Stunning Revival on PS4
Before and after
Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars (we're gonna need a shorthand for this one) was announced last week, much to the delight of fans. The first two entries in Konami's beloved RPG series are being brought back on PS4 with quality-of-life features like fast-forwarding battles, as well as enhanced...
News Suikoden Remaster Collection Announced, Comes to PS4 in 2023
Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars
Konami went and did it: the publisher has announced Suikoden I & II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars for multiple platforms including PS4. This pair of beloved JRPGs is making its return in a collection that enhances the visuals and adds a few mod-cons you'd expect. Backgrounds will be HD...
News Solid Snake Himself, David Hayter, Narrates This Epic Metal Gear Solid Cut Content Video
David "Solid Snake" Hayter himself
In the latest video from DidYouKnowGaming, David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake himself, narrates a 40-minute long documentary-style video of the craziest cut content from the Metal Gear Solid series... and depending on your level of fandom for that particular franchise, it may or may not be the best thing you...
Random Have Solid Snake Stare at You with This Terrifying Life-Size Bust
Snake it real
Ever wanted to feel like Solid Snake, in all of his grizzled glory, is watching you from the corner of a room? Well, your dreams are about to come true. As reported by Famitsu, model-making company First 4 Figures has announced a life-size bust of the legend himself, and its icy, borderline psychotic stare is frankly terrifying. Did...
News Konami Renews Suikoden Trademark Ahead of Anticipated TGS Showing
The Stars of Destiny are aligned
Konami has renewed the trademark for its cult-classic Suikoden JRPG franchise, fueling speculation that the publisher's teased new title in a "world-loved series" could be the next entry set in that universe. That, along with the fact that Japanese voice actor Yuki Kaji will be in attendance, gives the matter...
News Silent Hill 2 Remake Pitch Images Leak, May Be a Timed PlayStation Exclusive
New third-person camera perspective
Screenshots claiming to be from an internal pitch demo of the rumoured Silent Hill 2 remake have leaked, showing main character James Sunderland from a camera perspective reminiscent of Resident Evil 2 and the classic nurse enemy. The three images can be viewed below. Whilst very blurry, prominent leaker
Rumour That Long Awaited Silent Hill Reveal May Be Coming Sooner Rather Than Later
Keep at least a grain of salt at the ready
Stop us if you have heard this one before, but rumours of the long-awaited reveal of that Silent Hill 2 revival have begun to swirl again, with reliable folks indicating that we will find out more sometime in September. Andy Robinson over at VGC has heard from several sources that a reveal is imminent
News Konami Announcing New Game from a 'World-Loved Series' at TGS
But don't expect MGS or Silent Hill
Konami plans to reveal a new entry in a "world-loved series" at next month's Tokyo Games Show. The announcement will take place on 16th September 2022 during a 45-minute panel, where Japanese voice actor Yuki Kaji will be invited on stage to "represent fans". Confirmation of a new Konami game may see people...
Review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection (PS5) - A Radical Bundle with an Incredible Gallery
Shell of a good time
Following the fantastic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge released this past June, Digital Eclipse — developer of compilations like Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection — has teamed up with Konami to re-release its TMNT games based on the 1987 series. Cowabunga Collection collates 13 titles from the NES,...
News TMNT: Cowabunga Collection Kicks Shell on PS5, PS4 on 30th August
We're on a turtle-fuelled high after the wonderful TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, so we've been waiting to hear more about the upcoming retro package, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection. After a bit of a wait, we finally have a release date, and it's only a few weeks away, launching on PS5 and PS4 on 30th August 2022. The...
News Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 Seemingly Return to PS Store Soon
By way of the HD Collection
The Metal Gear series turns 35 today, and Konami is marking the moment by confirming it will be resuming the "sales of titles that have been temporarily suspended". Not the most exciting birthday present in the world, is it? The post made on Twitter is most likely referring to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD...
News TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection Battles Bebop, Rocksteady in Several Games on PS5, PS4
If you’ve already wrapped up TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, then rest assured there’s more gnarly Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action on the way. Konami’s sprawling TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is coming to PS5 and PS4 later this year, bringing 13 radical retro titles from both the arcade and home console with it. In this...
News eFootball Snags Exclusive Rights to Inter Milan from 2024-25 Season
Won't be part of EA Sports FC
Italian giants Inter Milan have signed an exclusive partnership with Konami to make eFootball the only football game the Nerazzurri will be officially licensed for from the 2024/25 season. This means the club's name and branding won't appear in EA Sports FC — or indeed any other football title — from that season...
News Super Bomberman R 2 Blasts to PS5, PS4 Next Year
New Castle mode detailed
It turns out Konami is still making games, and Bomberman is the series getting all of the publisher's attention. Super Bomberman R 2 has today been announced for PS5 and PS4, following in the footsteps of Super Bomberman R and Super Bomberman R Online — that last one's actually
News The Director of the Silent Hill Movies Has Written a Script for a Third Film
We've Been Expecting You...
There has been a lot of speculation in recent times as to what the future of the Silent Hill franchise looks like, as rumours of new games continue to surface. While we don't have anything to report on the game fron
News Super Bomberman R Online Heading Offline in December
But new projects in the works
Free-to-play game Super Bomberman R Online will have to drop the last word of its name as it's announced the title will be taken offline from 1st December 2022. Konami confirmed the news on its official website, where it's said the servers are being taken down "due to various circumstances". To reflect this decision,...
News eFootball's Hugely Anticipated Master League Will Not Launch Until 2023
Credit where credit’s due: Konami has, to some degree, got eFootball back on track. The game now plays surprisingly great – better than the latest FIFA in our opinion – which is a real rags-to-riches story considering how poor the launch was. The problem with the package as it stands today is that it just doesn’t have anywhere near...