Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PlatinumGames

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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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Anarchy Reigns now available for 360 and PS3

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Sega has announced that PlatinumGames’ Anarchy Reigns has hit store shelves for 360 and PS3. The brawler features 16 fighters battling it out using chainsaws, microwave rays, swords, and more against mutants, characters from other PlatinumGames’ titles, and what looks to be krakens. Excellent. The single-player campaign centers around the mystery behind the disappearance of Maximillian Caxton, while online multiplayer is supported for general mayhem.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Raiden guts a few cyborgs in new Metal Gear Rising screens, trailer

Konami has released some new screenshots and footage from PlatinumGames’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The Metal Gear spinoff features Raiden, freshly rebuilt from a severe mauling, waging war against the private military contractor Desperado Enterprises.

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Zone of the Enders HD Collection now available for 360, PS3

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Zone of the Enders HD Collection has hit store shelves for 360 and PS3. The standard set includes HD remastered versions of Zone of the Enders and the special European release of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, as well as a demo of Platinum Games’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. In addition to the regular version, a Limited Edition is also available, which includes special metallic packaging, an import soundtrack packed with remixed songs from the series, and a 100-page art book featuring new work from Yoji Shinkawa.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Anarchy Reigns to bring the pain to 360 and PS3 this January

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PlatinumGames is busy these days. In addition to working on Bayonetta 2 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the studio is still hard at work on the post-apocalyptic brawler Anarchy Reigns. It’s looking like their workload will be lightening shortly, though, as Sega has announced that the multiplayer-centric title will be launching on January 8 for PS3 and January 11 for 360.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Limited Edition announced

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Following their announcement of a Limited Edition version of Zone of the Enders HD Collection, Konami has revealed that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be receiving its own Limited Edition release. The premium version of the Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames’ co-developed entry will be available for 360 and PS3 and include the game, soundtrack, two-sided Steelbook, and oddly enough, a katana blade plasma lamp.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Zone of the Enders HD Collection to get Limited Edition release

Zone of the Enders HD Collection (360, PS3) Limited Edition Announcement - Set

Konami has announced that the upcoming Zone of the Enders HD Collection will be available as a Limited Edition. The 360, PS3 set includes HD remastered versions of Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, the latter being the special European release, as well as a demo of Platinum Games’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The Limited Edition will feature special metallic packaging, an import soundtrack packed with remixed songs from the series, and a 100-page art book with new work from Yoji Shinkawa.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Wii U set to launch for $299.99, $349.99 on November 18

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Nintendo has detailed the North American launch of the Wii U today. The system will be available on November 18 in two versions, the $299.99 Basic Set and the $349.99 Deluxe Set. A full list of the 50-plus launch-window titles was also provided.

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Wii U

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance ship date, new screens released

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360, PS3) Worldwide Release Announcement - Screenshot 1

Konami has announced that the next entry in the Metal Gear series, the Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames co-developed Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, will be hitting store shelves on February 19. In addition to the release date, Konami also released a new batch of screenshots showing off the new action-oriented approach.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Vanquish now available on Live’s Games On Demand

Vanquish Games On Demand Launch Announcement screenshot

Sega has added PlatinumGames’ Vanquish to their growing library of titles available on Live’s Games On Demand. The fast-paced third-person shooter pits players, and their rad power suit, against invading Russian forces and their massive robots. Developed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, Vanquish was one of our favorite games last year, earning itself a place in our holiday guide, and is well worth the 3200 MS Point asking price ($39.99).

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