Bayonetta and Vanquish developer PlatinumGames' Metal Gear Solid hack-and-slash spin-off Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available as part of the Xbox One's backwards compatibility library.
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Metal Gear Solid: Revengeance developer Platinum Games has explained a recent image that appeared to hint at a possible sequel.
UPDATE: Konami has claimed to have fixed the bug that meant the PC version of action game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance couldn't be played offline.
The PC version of Platinum's action game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance launches on 9th January 2014, Konami has announced.
The £19.99 PC version includes the VR Missions and the Bladewolf and Jetstream DLC chapters already released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.
Expect "new graphic adjustment options" on PC, Konami said. You can modify resolution, anti-aliasing and the amount of cuts you can make via the new Zandeki option. Apparently this is an option designed to make the game tougher or easier, depending on how you set the limits. From the menu you can play all the cutscenes and codec conversations and replay any of the boss battles.
Platinum's action game Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is now cheaper and its downloadable content is now free.
PlayStation Plus members get Platinum's action game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in November, Sony has announced.
Konami has been quiet on the prospect of a sequel to Platinum's superb action game Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, but a survey gathering feedback on the game asks fans if they'd be interested in it.
The survey, which took me 20 minutes to complete, asks detailed questions about the game, its marketing and features, and why you did or did not buy it.
Towards the end of the survey it asks: "If the sequel to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance were available, do you think you would buy the game?"
UPDATE: Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Rising Revengeance will release on PC as a digital title soon.
The Japanese company said most modern PCs will be able to play the game at 60 frames per second - developer PlatinumGames' trademark.
ORIGINAL STORY: Super action game Metal Gear Rising Revengeance will release for PC, Konami has confirmed.
Update: It appears that Europe is getting the Blade Wolf DLC one week after Japan, Konami has announced.
UPDATE: Konami has told Eurogamer the Jetstream pack will cost 9.99 Euro / £7.99 for PlayStation 3 or 800 Microsoft Points, and launches on the European PlayStation Store today.
Two pieces of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance story DLC are due starting next month for PS3 and Xbox 360, Konami has announced.
Legendary developer Hideo Kojima has come up with an interesting idea for combating rising video game production costs: the video game pilot.
Konami has released a gameplay trailer showing off the first batch of DLC for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance due this week on PSN and Xbox Live.
As one can see in the trailer below, the VR Mission expansion broadens Revengeance's mechanics by including lots of sections devoted to the adorable tri-armed dwarf gecko. Some of these missions are tailored around 2D sidescrolling, 3D platforming, or variants of Frogger where you must guide your little droid across a highway teaming with tanks. There's still plenty of Raiden stuff too, with what appears to be more 2D stages and the double decker dwarf gecko stacklings make an appearance as well.
We also get a glimpse of the sword imbued with Snake's voice, but sadly, this is a Japanese trailer, so we can't understand what he's saying. It looks like he provides commentary throughout, rather than quick sound effects when bashed against cyborg skulls.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's VR Missions DLC releases next week, Konami has announced.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may have contained 100 per cent fewer monkeys than Metal Gear Solids 3 and 4, but it used to have a lot more cats. An early prototype video published by developer Platinum Games this week showed off an unreleased version of the game in which Raiden is surrounded by dozens of acrobatic felines. It turns out these kitties don't need nine lives as just one will suffice since Raiden cannot in any way harm them.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance developer Platinum Games outlined some of its upcoming DLC on its official website (as translated by Metal Gear Solid TV).
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will have VR Missions DLC, adding 30 missions to Platinum Game's much anticipated Metal Gear spin-off.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may put you in the cybernetic bladed high heels of the once reviled pretty boy Raiden, but originally series creator Hideo Kojima wanted it to star the franchise's original cyborg ninja Frank Jaegar aka Gray Fox.
A new trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance highlights four of Raiden's main adversaries: three of which we see extensive in-game footage of their battles.
The first, Minstral, has been shown off before, but her umpteen cybernetic arms that make her look like a mix between MGS4's Screaming Mantis and Asura is still as cool as ever. Monsoon is a man whose body is separated into loads of tiny segments that can disconnect and pull themselves together. He's been briefly glimpsed before, but now we can actually see what it's like to fight the shape-shifting foe. Sundowner is a large brutish man who can swing comically large pipes as long as the screen when he's not wielding two serrated blades in one hand.
And finally, Samuel is that Vamp-looking fella who we only get to see in cutscenes, probably because he's a main villain and Konami doesn't want to spoil all its best tricks a month before Revengeance's release on 22nd February.
Update: In Europe, the demo will be released on Wednesday, 23rd January, Konami has now confirmed. That's on both PS3 and Xbox 360.
Konami would love to make a sequel to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and if it does so, it would be happy to work with action game specialists Platinum once again.
Kojima Productions drafted in Platinum to create Rising after internal work on the project stalled. Platinum turned Rising, which stars cyborg ninja Raiden, into an action game akin to Bayonetta, switched the story to be set after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4 and adding the subtitle: Revengeance.
Now, with the game due out early next year on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Kojima Productions has told Eurogamer it would be delighted to work on a sequel - assuming fans take to the first game.
The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo that launched with Zone of the Enders HD launches on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live next month, Konami has announced.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance producer Atsushi Inaba said the upcoming slice-and-dice action spin-off "would have been very dull" had it simply stuck to combat.
Yes, you can stealth in a cardboard box in Metal Gear Rising: Revenegeance.
Zone of the Enders HD Collection launches in the UK on 30th November 2012, Konami has announced.
For your cash you get HD updates of PlayStation 2 games Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner. HD Collection launches on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
You also get a demo of the Platinum-developed Kojima Productions-produced action game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. That game launches on PS3 and Xbox 360 on 22nd February 2013. The PS3 demo is on the Zone of the Enders disc. It's on a separate disc for the Xbox 360 version.
How's your Expo been so far? Three days in and there's a certain happy fatigue setting in, with a fistful of highlights already and the sense that there's still plenty left to see.
Update: The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Collector's Edition announcement pertains only to North America, Konami stated to Eurogamer.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's Tokyo Games show trailer - shown below - is all sorts of nutbars, filled with cyborg women, robotic animals, cute droids, a sombrero, and unsurprisingly a metal gear. About the only series staple it didn't feature was monkeys.
The series has been notorious for its creative, ridiculous boss battles and Revengeance looks like a return to form after the wholly disappointing mechanical bullet sponges of Peace Walker. One of them is a woman with several cybernetic arms attached to her back resembling MGS4's Screaming Mantis crossed with Lady Gaga, while another cyborg nemesis separates its limbs into several segments and extends them through elongated electric lines.
Elsewhere the trailer shows off sections where you can remotely control those three-armed sentries from MGS4's Outer Haven level, while a scene in a sewer where Raiden impales an unsuspecting foe from above hints at a mild stealth element carried over from the rest of the series.
The Xbox 360 version of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance will release in Western markets, Konami has confirmed to Eurogamer, despite it being cancelled in Japan.
This morning Kojima Productions announced the Xbox 360 version of the Platinum Games action title had been canned in Japan, sparking speculation about its status on these shores.
But a Konami representative told Eurogamer this morning that the game will definitely release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the US and Europe as planned.
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima showed interest in making a new game in his stealth action series starring The Boss i.e. the mentor of Solid Snake's dad.
There's no PS Vita version of Platinum Games hack and slash Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance because Sony's handheld can't cope with one of its key mechanics.
There is no PC version of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance - for now.
In 2010 Metal Gear Solid: Rising was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. But when it was re-revealed last year after development duties transferred from Kojima Productions to Bayonetta developer Platinum Games, the PC version was absent from the game's list of platforms.
With the PC version seemingly cancelled, Eurogamer asked Kojima Productions creative producer Yuji Korekado for an update.
Update: Konami UK PR has just confirmed the 22nd February 2013 date to Eurogamer.
Original story: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has a release date: 21st February 2013.
The date came at the end of a new video (below), and was also tweeted by Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima - he shared a picture of the date on a placard at Gamescom.
We promised you big names! Here's the first one. To help mark the 25th anniversary of Metal Gear, series creator Hideo Kojima will be at this year's Eurogamer Expo to deliver one of our many famous developer sessions.
A new Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer - shown below - demonstrates the core mechanics of Raiden's cyber ninja badassery.
Hideo Kojima has confirmed Metal Gear Solid 5 will be built using the Fox Engine - according to a new interview.
The legendary Japanese game developer told the July issue of French magazine IG (via Gamekyo) that Metal Gear Solid 5 is indeed in the works, and hinted that Solid Snake may be in it.
We've had our French colleagues at Eurogamer.fr (Sweden lol) look over the report and they told us the following:
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeace will let you play as a different character via post-launch DLC, Konami has confirmed.
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance launches early 2013, Konami has announced.
Metal Gear Solid 5 - the game Hideo Kojima expects he'll have to make - will launch at some point during publisher Konami's fiscal 2014, according to a Japanese investment analyst company.
Platinum Games has revealed that it initially thought Kojima Productions' offer to take over development of Metal Gear Rising was a joke.
Eurogamer branded "interesting sequel" Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (once Metal Gear Solid: Rising) will be playable at E3 2012 this summer.
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has expressed his concern at the current state of the global games industry - and Japan's place within it.
Hideo Kojima's next game, codenamed Project Ogre, is open world.
Hideo Kojima has released a teaser screenshot of his unannounced new game.
The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance lead platform is the PlayStation 3, developer Platinum Games has revealed.
Hideo Kojima has revealed some of his ideas for the yet to be made Metal Gear Solid 5 - one of which was to set the game in the invasion of Normandy.
Platinum Game co-founder Atsushi Inaba has acknowledged the mixed reaction to this weekend's unveiling of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but hopes gamers will spot "a glimpse of the future" in the trailer.
Konami has launched a new Metal Gear Solid website that attempts to explain the series' complicated plot.
Hideo Kojima has reassured fans that a stealth-based Metal Gear Solid sequel will one day release.
His comments came after the reveal of the rebooted Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, now developed by Bayonetta studio Platinum - not Kojima Productions - and reimagined with a heavy action gameplay focus.
Some fans have expressed concern that Rising is not a true Metal Gear Solid game - indeed Kojima himself yesterday agreed over Twitter, saying it is not part of the MGS series. Now he has gone one step further, promising fans the Metal Gear Solid game they crave will be made.
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has explained his decision to switch development of Rising from Kojima Productions to Bayonetta creator Platinum Games.
Bayonetta developer Platinum Games has taken over development of Metal Gear Rising.
Some franchise fans might find Metal Gear Solid: Rising a little tough to get to grips with, according to series creator Hideo Kojima.
Game developer legend Hideo Kojima has admitted he'll probably have to make Metal Gear Solid 5 eventually.
Kojima Productions has changed the developer in charge of Metal Gear Solid Rising.
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Superstar video game developer Hideo Kojima hopes the Metal Gear series will continue after he's dead.
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima will never be completely satisfied by the games he makes.
NES made Metal Gear famous but series creator Hideo Kojima abhors that version of the game, calling it "pitiful", an "abomination" and a stain on his career.
Hideo Kojima has just announced Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Hideo Kojima has ruled out a Metal Gear Solid 5 reveal at this year's E3.
The actor who traditionally voices Raiden has complained that Konami has not yet asked him to reprise the role for the impending Metal Gear Solid: Rising.
Kojima Productions' slice-em-up Metal Gear Rising will be released in 2012, according to Kotaku.
Hideo Kojima has begun holding daily meetings to discuss "planning, testing, research and scouting" on his next game.
The producer of Metal Gear: Rising fears people may overreact to the game in the same way some did when Grand Theft Auto first burst onto the scene.
Konami has unveiled its line-up for the 2010 Tokyo Game Show, confirming that Metal Gear Solid: Rising will be at the event.
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has tweeted to say he'll make an announcement about something or other this weekend.
Before you get your knickers in a twist, know this: it has nothing to do with Zone of the Enders 3.
"Typhoon 4. It looks like it won't have an effect on the weekend. Thank goodness! However, my health is bad. Prior to TGS, we'll have a big announcement on Saturday or Sunday, so I must recover," he said (translated by Andriasang).
Metal Gear: Rising will be less complicated than previous games in the stealth series.
Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the spin-off starring androgynous sword-slicer Raiden, will spawn a standalone series.
Kojima Productions has revealed the first gameplay and story details of Metal Gear Solid: Rising at Konami's E3 press conference.
Call of Duty 7 and DJ Hero 2 are both due out in October, according to a leaked GAME Xbox 360 release schedule obtained by VG247.
Hideo Kojima has said that he gets "a lot of love calls" about Zone of the Enders and really hopes he can make another one as well.
Speaking at gamescom in an interview finally whacked up by the European PlayStation blog, Kojima said that his studio had a long list of possible future projects, "and of course Zone of the Enders is one of the... on top of the list".
"We are really considering it," he added. Although Kojima spoke through a translator, there's a great bit in the video where first he hears the words "Zone of the Enders" in English and breaks into a huge grin.
Hideo Kojima has said that Metal Gear Solid: Rising is still at an "experimental level", and the team is aiming to go "the next step beyond" with every aspect of the game.
Kojima Productions boss Hideo Kojima has admitted that even he finds the Metal Gear Solid series a bit puzzling, which is why he keeps detailed timelines for each character.
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima will have more involvement in MGS Rising than he has previously let on.
Konami has confirmed Metal Gear Solid: Rising for simultaneous release on PC, PS3 and 360.
Hideo Kojima is letting "young bloods" at his Kojima Productions studio take charge of new multiformat title Metal Gear Solid: Rising while he concentrates on making Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP, which he considers the next "true" Metal Gear Solid game.
Sony US boss Jack Tretton has confirmed a PS3 version of Metal Gear Solid: Rising.
Oops! Konami may not be discussing formats for Metal Gear Solid: Rising, but UK-based media resource Games Press appears to have let the genetically modified super-soldier out of the cardboard box.
Konami has declined to comment when asked whether Metal Gear Solid: Rising is coming to any other format besides Xbox 360.
Hideo Kojima has popped up on the Microsoft E3 conference stage, totally "honoured" to be there "at last", to unveil Metal Gear Solid: Rising.
Kojima didn't say whether the game would appear on more than one system, or when it will be released. In a press release after the conference, Konami made no mention of a PS3 version, and a spokesperson wouldn't comment.
Kojima did say, however, that there will be no Solid Snake. Instead, players will control cyborg Raiden, sneaking around in the moody fields teased on Kojima Productions' website over the last few weeks.