The second DLC pack for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - Blade Wolf - will release on May 9th, following a mysterious delay. As you'd expect, you get to play as the IF Prototype LQ-84i (better known as the insane chansaw robot wolf) in an all-new story-based chapter. Konami have handily provided some screenshots, which we've included below.Click here to read more...
This re-released edition of MGS4 includes a poster and not much else. The online side of the game has been removed as the servers were shut down a while back. Even so, it's over a fiver cheaper than the original version, making it a good deal for anyone that hasn't finished Solid Snake's saga. Trophy support comes pre-loaded rather than in patch form. Like any Kojima game, the total cutscenes last longer than the game, but this is still a great example of what the PS3 can do.
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In the end, it always comes down to blood. The Belmont bloodline has always been a pivotal part of Castlevania lore, and with Gabriel's shocking character arc flooring players at the end of Lords Of Shadow, keeping the clan intact has never been more important. In an attempt to bridge the gap between the reboot and its impending sequel, Mirror Of Fate explores how numerous Belmont generations (and a certain platinum-blonde vampire) sallied forth against the powers of darkness, elevating what could have just been a handheld spin-off into a core part of the new canon.
The premise might be incredibly ambitious, but MercurySteam didn't stop there. Rather than copying wholesale from Konami's peers, Mirror Of Fate strives to emulate the visceral brawling from Lords Of Shadow on a 2D plane, all while providing just enough exploration and platforming to lend it that classic Castlevania flavour. Like a wayward son, Mirror Of Fate wants its own identity, and broadly manages to find it.
Unfortunately, the same lofty ambitions that made Mirror Of Fate stand out also cripple the experience in several surprising ways.
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow developers Mercury Steam have expressed ambivalence over continuing to make Castlevania titles going forward.
Producer Dave Cox suggested that the studio wanted to be known for more than Castlevania titles, although he admitted it would be hard to walk away from.Click here to read more...
Konami have released no less than six new videos for Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Mirror Of Fate on their Japanese YouTube channel, including the intro cinematic and short bursts of gameplay footage. We've got it all after the break.
A review copy is currently winging its way to us, so we'll bring you our verdict on this 3DS exclusive nearer its March 5th release date.Click here to read more...
We've already delivered the first 20 minutes of gameplay in the latest episode of Opening Scenes, and our written review has already cut a path onto the site.... but we're not done yet. Despite my own protests, Matt and Jon insisted I tear myself from my console long enough to bring you this video review, which visually highlights the reasons why we had to give Revengeance a 9/10 score and our Editors Choice Award.
Please note, this video review does contain some slicing... okay, it contains LOTS of slicing.Click here to read more...
Happy Revengeance Day everybody! Just a quick reminder that tonight is Twitter party night. We've got eight copies of the game to give away, and we're feeling funky. Grab yourself some popcorn for 6pm, make sure you're following @Dealspwn on Twitter, start swotting up on your Metal Gear history, and get practising those hashtags!
Altogether now...#winMetalGear Rising!
There'll be four rounds this evening - 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm - and a question will go live at the start of each hour. All you have to do is tweet us the answer along with the #winMetalGearRising hashtag, and you're in with a shout for that round. There'll be two winners per round, and we'll be contacting winners on the night, so make sure you stay tuned.
Click here to check out the first twenty minutes of the game: Opening Scenes| Metal Gear Rising Gameplay
Click here to read Carl's in-depth review: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review
And we'll embed the video review link here once it goes live later today.
We'll see you on Twitter later, you can get the full lowdown on how to win Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance right here.
I never knew it until now, but what I’ve always wanted to do in a video game is to do a guitar power slide on my knees in super-slow motion, whilst welding a high-frequency sword that slices up my enemies into as many pieces as I possibly can… for ten minutes. Continuously.
And to think, I nearly didn’t have the opportunity to find this out. When Kojima Productions quietly cancelled the action-orientated instalment of the Metal Gear series, nobody was expecting Dealspwn’s own personal heroes Platinum Games to swoop in and save the day, but that’s exactly what they did. Their previous work suggested that the project was in very safe hands, but the MGS fan in me had some slight reservations, despite the fact Hideo Kojima himself was involved in some capacity. However, after months of previews, copious amounts of trailers, and teasing the gaming world with a playable demo, I was given the finished product to finally see if the collaboration between Kojima and Platinum had been worth the wait.
Let’s start by taking a quick look at the plot for Revengeance. The game takes place after a few years after the end of Metal Gear Solid 4, with cyborg ninja Raiden now working for a Private Military Company called Maverick Security. When a mission to protect an African leader goes south thanks to an ambush by a rival PMC with a much larger dastardly plan, Raiden barely makes it out alive. This leads to the silver-haired cyborg being given a new, more powerful body, one which is fuelled by the dispatching of enemy cyborgs. So begins an over-the-top adrenaline-fuelled action-fest that sees a rather angry Raiden deal out his own brand of vengeance (with some revenge crammed in for good measure) and confronting his past as a child soldier.
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If you've been following our coverage of Metal Gear Rising and tuning in to the PWNCAST, you'll know just how utterly psyched we've all been here at Dealspwn for this game. Well, it's launch week, we have an entire day of Metal Gear Rising goodness for you coming up, and what better way to kick things off than by giving you a look at the first 20 minutes of the game.Click here to read more...
We're proclaiming tomorrow to be the day of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. From the early hours of the morning we're going to have a fat chunk of uninterrupted gameplay footage for you as Revengeance gets given the Opening Scenes treatment. Then we should have the written review arriving somewhere around lunchtime, and you'll be able to hear the dulcet tones of Mr. Carl Phillips explode with what we can only describe as deeply erotic excitement in the video review towards the evening.
And then...well...we're going to have a big, fat Twitter party, in which we'll be giving away eight copies of the game!
Here's how it'll go down tomorrow: We have eight copies up for grabs. There'll be four rounds of questions, with two winners per round.
Every hour, on the hour from 6pm there'll be a question going up on the Dealspwn Twitter account.
All you need to do is reply on Twitter with the answer and the #winRevengeance hashtag within the hour.
For example, if this is the question:
Win MGR. Platinum Games were founded in which year? Reply with answer & hashtag before 7pm. #winMetalGearRising
You should answer like this:
2006 @Dealspwn #winMetalGearRising
Individual question contests will last an hour, after which two winners with the correct answer will be chosen at random for each question. You can expect the 6pm winners to be announced at 7.30, the 7pm winners to be announced at 8.30 and so on.
A few house rules:
NB. This is just the first of a string of competitions, great and small, across social networks and onsite, that we'll be holding over the next few weeks, culminating in a massive joint Twitter party with HUKD for Bioshock Infinite in late March. There are some big games coming up in the next few weeks, and some big competitions too.
Nine minutes of b-roll footage for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate have surfaced on the net (via Nintendo World Report), and it's looking like yet another knockout title for the 3DS.
We'll no doubt be seeing a few more of those in the 3DS Direct presentation later today
The latest trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance puts us on first-name terms with four of Raiden's most deadly adversaries: the Desperado Elite mercenaries. Mistral, Monsoon, Sundowner and Jetstream all pack advanced armour and insane abilities, which will probably test our reflexes to the limit if Platinum Games' previous works are anything to go by.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is out on February 22nd, and we're more than a little excited. Stay tuned for our full review nearer the time.
Not all of Raiden's foes will be as squishy as his fellow cyborgs, since Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will also field hordes of deadly unmanned drones to slice into scrap metal. This latest trailer shows off some of the robotic foes that you'll face in Platinum's upcoming brawler, including the mournfully-mooing Gekkos that pack a wicked kick.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will release on February 22nd, and a demo is available to download on PSN and Xbox Live.Click here to read more...
Konami want to shove this game in our faces, hence the plethora of trailers that have been swamping the internet of late. But when Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is shaping up this nicely, we really don't mind.
This latest vid takes a look at Raiden's AR vision that provides a little overlay, marking objectives and other helpful tidbits of info.
Metal Gear Rising is out from February 22nd for PS3 and Xbox 360, read our preview here.
Konami sent over a message today announcing that everyone who picks up a new copy of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance from February 22nd will nab the Cyborg Ninja DLC skin for free. Based upon the design of Gray Fox, the skin will allow players to assume the guise of the MGS character, and get slice-happy with the upgradable FOX Blade.Hit the jump for a couple more screens >>
Metal Gear's fast and brutal hack & slash spin-off is now less than a month from release, and once again, Tesco are offering the cheapest price around thanks to their voucher code. Revengeance has proven rather controversial over the last year, but after playing it several times (and getting involved with the new demo on XBL and PSN), we think that Platinum Games may well be onto a winner here. It could well be a 'cut' above, if you catch my distinctly unfunny drift.
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A short and sweet playable demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance went live on PSN and Xbox Live this week, and Konami have followed it up with no less than three new trailers. Each video expands on a different aspect of the experience: from Raiden's suit and the environments to taking a closer look at the Zandatsu (cut cut cut) mechanics.
If you've played the demo, let us know what you made of it. We've been having a blast, though it took a little while to adjust to the parry mechanics (which are very similar to Bayonetta's Moon Of Mahaa-Kalaa in gameplay terms).Click here to read more...
Another fairly self-explanatory headline this one. Konami have gone and dropped a Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance onto the PSN, and it's live right now. Go and play it immediately, and then come back and tell us if your synapses exploded with excitement as ours did. You can read our extensive Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hands-on preview here. [Konami UK]
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The latest trailer for 3DS exclusive Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Mirror Of Fate pulls no punches, showing off plenty of gameplay footage while promising a meaty twenty-hour length (though the "extreme platforming" doesn't look particularly extreme, we must admit). We'll find out whether the portable precursor to Lords Of Shadow 2 delivers when it releases on March 8th.
We briefly touched upon some of the crazy bosses fights you'll find yourself engaged in when it comes to wreaking revengeance in Metal Gear Rising, and now Konami have dropped a trailer that shows just how bat-shit crazy things are going to get.
Jack's back, and he's pissed off!Click here to read more...