Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Kojima Productions

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes detected (!) in stores, online

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Konami has released the prequel to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes. Available in stores and online for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, Ground Zeroes follows Big Boss as he tackles a rescue mission inside of a Cuban prison camp. The 1975 op sees him sneaking into Camp Omega, which will allow players to attempt the rescue through pure stealth, action, or a combination of the two. The assignment also allows players to exerpience many of the new features, including a day-and-night cycle, dynamic weather, and second-screen functionality with the iDroid App for Android, iOS, and Xbox SmartGlass devices. Additional side missions also extend the gameplay beyond the core mission.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes getting early-run DLC, mobile app

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 7

Konami has revealed more info about Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain prequel Ground Zeroes. An early-bird bonus will be available for both games, with buyers of the first-run physical or launch-period online copies of Ground Zeroes receiving DLC for Phantom Pain. The pack will add more personnel for Mother Base. The two games will be further linked by the ability to bring over character skins as well as freed prisoners of war and rescued VIPs from Ground Zeroes to Phantom Pain, the latter also serving as staff in Mother Base. It was also announced that the PS4 and Xbox One will also be receiving physical and digital copies of Ground Zeroes for $29.99.

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Raiden returns (again)! Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hits Steam

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (360, PC, PS3) PC Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 6

Konami and PlatinumGames’ Metal Gear action spin-off Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available for PC via Steam. This version includes all three of the DLC missions that were released for 360 and PS3 (Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions) as well as several body upgrades for Raiden, including Commando Armor, Cyborg Ninja, White Armor, and his outfit from MGS4.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance now on Steam for pre-order

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (360, PC, PS3) PC Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PC version of Konami and PlatinumGames’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available for pre-order on Steam. Beginning at noon (central), players who put down their cash will receive 33 percent off; players who pre-order after the first 24 hours will still get a discount, but at a slightly lower 20 percent. The PC version includes all three DLC missions released for consoles—Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions—as well as several body upgrades for Raiden, including the White Armor, Commando Armor, and his MGS4 outfit.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance now $29.99, includes character DLC

Metal Gear Rising (360, PS3) Jetstream DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

Konami has gone for a double whammy to entice gamers into grabbing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Not only have they lowered the price to $29.99, but they have also tossed in the Jetstream and Blade Wolf character download packs. The Jetstream DLC features Samuel Rodriguez, Raiden’s dashing sword-wielding rival, in his own side story that details his origins. The Blade Wolf DLC is a similar origin-themed release that reveals the backstory of Blade Wolf, previously known as LQ-84i. In addition to seeing how he came to serve under Desperado Enforcement’s Sundowner, players will also get to experience a new boss battle.

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Konami unleashes Solid Snake & Co. on California with new studio

Konami (Studio) LA Expansion Announcement - Screenshot 1

Konami has announced that it has opened a new development studio in Los Angeles. The studio will assist with several titles going forward, but most notably, it will focus on working with Kojima Productions on future entries in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. According to Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., “the new studio will put Kojima Productions in the heart of the west which will benefit future releases as it will introduce new talent and creativity to the development teams.”

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Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection now available for PS3

Metal Gear Solid The Legacy Collection (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 6

Konami’s massive Metal Gear Solid set, Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, is now available for PS3. The pack coincides with the franchise’s 25th anniversary, and it contains all of the series’ major releases: Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (with MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition, and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions. Several bonuses are also included: two graphic novels by Ashley Wood, both making their North American debut, as well as a new 100-page art book.

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Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection E3 trailer released

Konami has released the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection trailer that was shown at their booth during E3. The clip covers the celebratory compilation’s entire range, which includes all of the major entries released during the series’ 25 years: Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (with MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition, and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions. The pack will also come with a number of extras: two graphic novels by Ashley Wood, Bande Dessinée 1 and Bande Dessinée 2, both making their North American debut, as well as a new 100-page art book.

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E3 2013: New Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain media released

A new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain premiered at E3 earlier today. The next installment in the long-running franchise will be available for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, but the footage is from a next-gen version. The nine-minute-plus video posted is the red-band director’s cut, which includes additional material and graphical content. The trailer gives a glimpse at what Kojima Productions has in store for fans of the series: an open world, real-time weather, large environments, realistic passage of time, and horses. Some very brave horses. Ten new screens have also been posted.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance heading to PC

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360, PS3) Bootcamp Trailer and Screens Release Announcement - Screenshot 4

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be available “soon” for PC, according to Konami. The Platinum Games and Kojima Production’s co-production is an action spin-off that features Raiden, now a cyborg ninja on a mission to stop the private military contractor Desperado Enforcement. The PC version will be a download-only release, and Konami has noted that it should run at 60 frames per second “on most modern PCs.”

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