Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PlatinumGames

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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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

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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(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

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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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

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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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Zone of the Enders HD Collection now on Games on Demand, PSN

Zone of the Enders HD Collection (360, PS3) June Screenshots - Screenshot 4

Zone of the Enders HD Collection is now available on Live Games on Demand and PSN. The $34.99 set includes the original Zone of the Enders as well as a special European release of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

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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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Bayonetta to be available on PSN next week

Bayonetta (360, PS3) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The pistol-packing shape-shifting witch is set to return to the PlayStation 3 next week when Bayonetta launches on PSN. The PlatinumGames-developed action title, directed by Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya, features fast-paced, cinematic combat that mixes dangerous firepower with equally dangerous ponytailes. Gamers can grab the digital version on January 29 for $19.99.

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