Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Konami Digital Entertainment

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer, screenshots released

The first trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was revealed at GDC. The video showcases the new Fox Engine, the latest tool in Kojima Productions’ arsenal to seamlessly bridge gameplay and cutscenes, as well as the destruction of Mother Base, a maimed Snake, and a giant worm-like thing. (A one-word summary of the nearly six-minute clip: “What?”) Some stills were also released and have been posted below.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Silent Hill: Book of Memories gets new characters, more in DLC pack

Silent Hill: Book of Memories (PS Vita) DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new downloadable content pack has launched for Silent Hill: Book of Memories. The PS Vita exclusive’s first drop is a considerable one, with the $4.99 release including balance tweaks, 10 new playable characters, 50 new outfits, 15 new accessories, 14 new artifacts, 10 new weapons, 15 new story notes, two new enemies, and four new trophies.

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PlayStation Vita News

Metal Gear Rising VR Mission DLC now on PSN, new DLC detailed

Metal Gear Rising (360, PS3) Trailers and PS3 DLC Announcement - Screenshot 2

The VR Mission DLC pack for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available for PS3. The 30-challenge drop is a nod to Metal Gear Solid’s VR Missions, which feature a variety of difficult scenarios for Raiden to complete as quickly (and painlessly) as possible, and is free until April 13.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance now on PSN, VR Mission DLC dated

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360, PS3) Bootcamp Trailer and Screens Release Announcement - Screenshot 9

In preparation for the upcoming PS3-exclusive VR Mission DLC pack, Konami has released Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on PSN. The Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames co-developed action title sees a cyborg Raiden on a quest to topple an out-of-control PMC. But there will be more action to come as it was also announced that the 30-mission drop will be available on March 12, and even better, it will be free until April 13.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate in stores, on eShop

Castlevania returns to the world of handheld gaming today with the release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate for 3DS. Developed by Mercury Steam, Mirrors of Fate takes place 25 years after Lords of Shadow but before Lords of Shadow 2. The story follows Trevor Belmont, now a knight of the Brotherhood of Light, as he seeks to avenge the death of his mother by tracking down her killer, his own father. But his father is not the same Gabriel as he was in Lords of Shadow. After years in exile, he has returned as a powerful vampire known as Dracula.

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3DS

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate demo now on eShop

Castlevania Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (3DS) Jan Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 4

A new playable demo has launched for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate on eShop. The demo features Trevor Belmont making his way through Dracula’s fortress to face down the executioner. Fortunately, he has access to his trusty combat cross and its iron chain whip, as well as a handful of boomerangs.

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3DS

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker now available on PSN

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the action role-playing- and real-time-strategy hybrid released in 2010 for PSP and 2011 as part of the HD Collection, is now available on PSN. In addition to art from Yoji Shinkawa and a variety of chatty (and singing) mech enemies for Snake to overcome, Peace Walker also features four-player co-op missions and a three-on-three versus mode, playable over wireless via Ad Hoc.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Portable News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

(PlayStation 3 Review) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

“… a good game with a great premise and some solid set pieces, but it is done no favors by a poor camera system and an equally poor targeting system.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

(Xbox 360 Review) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

(Xbox 360 Review) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

“… a good game with a great premise and some solid set pieces, but it is done no favors by a poor camera system and an equally poor targeting system.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance slices and dices its way into stores

Metal Gear Rising (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

After a flurry of videos and screenshots, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has hit store shelves. The Kojima Productions and Platinum Games co-production features the former’s flair for storytelling and the latter’s love of crazy action in a new tale featuring everyone’s favorite white-haired ninja, Raiden. Well, maybe “favorite” is a strong word. More like the “Where did Solid Snake go? Who is this guy?!” game-usurping white-haired ninja. But this is the new-and-improved Raiden, the one from Metal Gear Solid 4, kitted out with cyborg limbs and a massive sword. It’s that same sword that will be used to dismember innumerable cyborgs and take down the notorious PMC Desperado Enforcement.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News