Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Jetstream DLC pack launches

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

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance gets its first character DLC pack today with the launch of Jetstream. The download, available for 360 and PS3, unlocks the boss for play in a new side campaign that should, according to Konami, add a few additional hours of play time. Players will explore the origin of Samuel Rodrigues, and learn how he came to become one of Raiden’s most dangerous enemies.

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

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

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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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Metal Gear Rising shows off skills, bosses in new trailers

Two more Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance videos have been released, Depserado Elite and Skill Upgrades. The first covers a range of boss fights, with Raiden squaring off against a crew of strange soldiers representing Desperado Enterprises’ finest. The second, below, is a little over a minute long and looks at the powers Raiden will unlock throughout the game.

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Metal Gear Rising trailers released, PS3 VR Missions DLC revealed

Two more videos have been released for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Unmanned Gears and Unique Weapons. Unmanned Gears is available above, but to check out all of the recent videos, head over to the official Youtube channel. In addition, Konami also announced PS3-exclusive DLC, VR Missions. The set of 30 new missions will be based around the original Metal Gear Solid’s VR Missions and feature new stages that mix combat and stealth training. The Dwarf Gekko will also be playable.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance shows off blades, cyborgs in trailers

Konami has released two new trailers for the upcoming Metal Gear spinoff, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The videos, High-Frequency Blades and Cyborg Troops, are a little over a minute each and feature some of the moves capable with the new combat system and a sample of the cyborg soldiers that will be on the receiving end of those thrusts and slashes.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo launching next week

Konami has announced that they will be releasing the playable demo of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance that was included with the Zone of the Enders HD Collection on Live and PSN on January 22. The demo allows players to experience a portion of the first chapter, which will introduce them to a new half-cyborg Raiden and his band of military contractors. The action-heavy title will offer Metal Gear-style storytelling with PlatinumGames-style action, which, going by the demo, could make for a rowdily wordy good time.

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