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All Articles: Metal Gear Solid: Rising
Welcome to this week’s PlayStation Store as Sony has once again flooded their digital marketplace with a wide variety of new games.
This week’s three biggest PS3 releases, Tomb Raider, MLB 13: The Show, and Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, were all released today as digital downloads as well. MLB 13: The Show is also available for the Vita and Tomb Raider is being sold in a special “Digital Edition” that includes bonus DLC content and a free Quantum Conundrum download. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Platinum’s swordfightin’ new entry in the Metal Gear saga is also available in the PS3 Full Games section today.
The wild platformer Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien and the match-3 puzzler Germinator have been added to the PSN Games section along with the “1985-1 Pack” for the Capcom Arcade Cabinet. Germinator is available in two other packages including a separate Vita download and as a PS3/Vita bundle.
Finally, Rockstar has added two more PS2 Classics to the store, Midnight Club and Midnight Club II.
There’s just two new releases this week (though more to come thanks to the download services of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo), but they definitely both qualify as BIG new releases.
First up is Crytek’s futuristic first person shooter, Crysis 3. The initial print run is available in a special Hunter’s Edition for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Every person who purchases the Hunter’s Edition of Crysis 3 will also receive a coupon code for a free download of Crysis.
Platinum’s “lightning action” game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is also ready for release this week. The swordfighting epic will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360. A Limited Edition that includes a “high-frequency katana blade plasma lamp” will also be available.
Do you plan to pre-order some of this year’s biggest Xbox 360 titles? Then you might want to consider buying them from the Microsoft Store.
Pointing your browser at the New Xbox Products section of the store will produce a list of 11 Xbox 360 games available for pre-order. And if you purchase any of these titles between now and April 6, you’ll receive 1600 Microsoft Points ($20) for free. Sadly, there’s a limit of three per person.
So which games qualify for this promotion? Check ’em out…
As Shirley Bassey once sang, “It’s all just a little bit of history repeating.” Just as the original Zone of the Enders was released on the PlayStation 2 with a demo of Metal Gear Solid 2, Konami’s upcoming Zone of the Enders HD Collection will parallel its predecessor by bringing with it a demo of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance when it splashes onto the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 30th in North America and Canada. Konami has yet to announce a European release date, although several UK retailers have it listed with a January, 18 2013 release date.
The demo will be available on its own post-release, although no specifics were given as to when this might be. Given that Raiden will not be debuting until February though, if you wish to play the demo this side of Christmas, it is probably a fair bet that the Zone of the Enders HD Collection will be the only way to do so.
After multiple delays, the threat of cancellation, a renaming, and a developer switch, Konami is finally ready to announce a release date for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The game, which promises to include plenty of “Lightning Bolt Action,” will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 19, 2013.
You can check out Metal Gear Rising’s brand new Gamescom trailer above.
Promising “Revenge With A Vengeance,” Metal Gear Solid: Rising was introduced to the world at last night’s Spike TV Video Game Awards as a brand new game. Now known as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, development of Rising has been handed off to Platinum Games, the team behind Bayonetta. In addition to a new developer and one of the dumbest subtitles ever, Metal Gear Rising has a new storyline as well. Instead of taking place between Sons of Liberty and Guns of the Patriots, it’ll take place entirely after the events of MGS4.
Revenge With A Vengeance? I think it’s possible that Hideo Kojima has finally lost it. That doesn’t even make any sense. Well, I guess it makes about as much sense as “Lightning Bolt Action.”
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be released in 2012 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
You didn’t really think Solid Snake’s involvement with the Metal Gear Solid series would come to an end did you?
A few weeks ago, Hideo Kojima spent an entire day with Official PlayStation Magazine UK editor Joel Gregory. During that time, the developer talked at length about the future, including his plans for Metal Gear Solid 5 and the super-secret Project Ogre (which is supposed to not be connected to the Metal Gear Solid saga at all). More Metal Gear musings emerged during the interview such as Kojima’s feelings about the series as a whole, his desire (and failure) to kill Solid Snake off, and his “open and frank opinions” on Metal Gear Solid: Rising.
Official PlayStation Magazine UK’s interview with Hideo Kojima will appear in issue #65, which will be available on newsstands everywhere on November 29.
The tribe has spoken. Actually, Spike TV has spoken, and they’ve revealed that “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett will produce the 2011 Spike TV Video Game Awards. This year’s VGAs will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 8 PM (Eastern Time) and broadcast live on Spike TV, MTV2, and online.
“I am so excited to be working with Spike on the VGAs,” said Mark Burnett. “I have teenage boys so video games are already a part of my life. They kick my butt in [Call of Duty: Black Ops] on a regular basis, but now are letting me win in hopes of seeing some of the world premieres before the show. We are going to have a lot of fun.”
And speaking of world premieres, Spike TV has revealed that this year’s world premiere slate will include Metal Gear Solid: Rising (with a special introduction by Hideo Kojima), Alan Wake 2, and “a new project and new studio from BioWare.” We know BioWare is hard at work on Dragon Age III, but Spike TV is being secretive about the specific game for now.
Finally, the TV channel has announced the nominees for two categories, Game of the Year and Most Anticipated Game. They’re available after the break. (more…)