Metal Gear Solid: Rising News

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PC release date confirmed

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PC release date confirmed

Modify resolution! Anti-aliasing! Make the game harder! Or easier!

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.

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Konami asks: would you buy a Metal Gear Rising Revengeance sequel?

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?"

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Metal Gear Rising Revengeance confirmed for PC

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance confirmed for PC

UPDATE: Out soon as a digital release.

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.

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Revengeance's Jetstream Sam DLC due this week

UPDATE: UK/EU PlayStation Store pricing confirmed.

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.

Lots of quirky VR missions revealed in this Revengeance DLC trailer

Lots of quirky VR missions revealed in this Revengeance DLC trailer

The sword with Snake's voice is shown off too, albeit in Japanese.

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.

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Revengeance used to have a lot more cats

Prototype gameplay was the cat's meow.

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.

Kojima originally wanted Revengeance to star Gray Fox

"It was my staff in Kojima Productions that insisted on Raiden, and I respected their idea."

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.

Revengeance trailer shows off several boss fights

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.

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Revengeance demo due next week

Update: European demo date confirmed.

Update: In Europe, the demo will be released on Wednesday, 23rd January, Konami has now confirmed. That's on both PS3 and Xbox 360.

As work on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance nears end, Konami says it would be awesome to work with Platinum on a sequel

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.

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Zone of the Enders HD Collection launches in the UK next month

Zone of the Enders HD Collection launches in the UK next month

Plus, Metal Gear Rising Limited Edition and pre-order bonuses revealed.

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.

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Revengeance Tokyo Games Show trailer shows off bosses

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.

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Konami confirms Xbox 360 version of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance still on for the West

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.

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Konami to consider PC version of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance after launch of console version

Konami to consider PC version of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance after launch of console version

"Is it something really that in demand for the European market?"

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.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance release date, video

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.

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EGXHideo Kojima to speak at Eurogamer Expo 2012

Metal Gear Solid creator headlines huge developer sessions line-up.

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.

Hideo Kojima confirms Metal Gear Solid 5 built using Fox Engine - report

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:

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Kojima promises

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.

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Next Alan Wake title to be revealed on Monday

New BioWare game, MGS: Rising news also due.

UPDATE: GameInformer's Jim Reilly just Tweeted, "Quick clarification re: Alan Wake VGA announcement: It's a standalone download game through Xbox Live, not Alan Wake 2."

Kojima despises NES Metal Gear

"That title has only soiled my reputation."

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.

Kojima teases weekend announcement

Kojima teases weekend announcement

Not Zone of the Enders 3 related.

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).

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Metal Gear Solid: Rising detailed

First info direct from the Konami conference.

Kojima Productions has revealed the first gameplay and story details of Metal Gear Solid: Rising at Konami's E3 press conference.

Possible ZOE sequel top of Kojima's list

Possible ZOE sequel top of Kojima's list

Gets "a lot of love calls" about it, apparently.

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.

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Kojima still "experimenting" with Rising

Says PSP Peace Walker team is jealous.

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 admits MGS confuses him too

Which is why he keeps detailed timelines.

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.

E3: Kojima to be hands-off for MGS Rising

He'll write and direct the PSP game.

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.

E3: MGS: Rising for PC/PS3 too?

Plus: MGS: Peace Walker PSP.

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.

E3: No comment on MGS formats

Is PS3 left out this time?

Konami has declined to comment when asked whether Metal Gear Solid: Rising is coming to any other format besides Xbox 360.

E3: New Metal Gear confirmed for 360

E3: New Metal Gear confirmed for 360

Kojima burns down the rumour mill.

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.

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