The Wonderful 101 Platinum's bonkers action-arcade-platforming extravaganza has finally got a release date: August 23rd!
Stick it in your diaries.
If you don't know what The Wonderful 101 is, well Nintendo don't really care, as they completely failed to explain or market or draw any kind of attention to it whatsoever.
Thankfully we have you covered. Read this immediately.
The US will have to wit until September 15th.
We're eagerly looking forward to The Wonderful 101, although that has about as much to do with the fact that it'll be an actual, real, new Wii U game as our high expectations from hands-on with the thing, but players who crave an experience that'll last days and weeks might find themselves disappointed according to Platinum's Hideki Kamiya.Click here to read more...
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...
Our love for Platinum Games is well-documented, and indeed studio head Tatsuya Minami is very satisfied with the games that his developers have been crafting over the past few years.
But he's not so happy about how well they're selling.Click here to read more...
Magical things happen when the brilliant Platinum Games are loosed on Kojima's baby. Raiden's adventure is gorgeously fluid, insanely visceral and massively enjoyable, and a steal for the price. That said, because this deal comes courtesy of The Hut, it may take several hundred years to arrive.
Thanks to iamthelloyd at Hot UK Deals.
Platinum Games have sprinkled their crazy Vanquish/Bayonetta dust all over the Metal Gear brand, giving us the series' most action packed game yet. Stealth has largely been ditched in favour of brutal sword battles and hopping along missiles to chop helicopters in half. Sneaking through air vents? Not so much. Zavvi are way ahead of the competition with this price too, making it a great time to get a slice of the action.
Thanks to syzable at HotUkDeals.
Now that Disney have closed the doors on LucasArts and are instead planning shifting the outfit "from an internal development to a licensing model", we thought we'd give the Mickey Mouse company some advice on what to do with a licence that covers a treasure trove of games and IPs that gamers of all ages utterly adore.
With that in mind, here's this week's Sunday Seven in no particular order...
I said in no particular order, but this one is the ultimate no-brainer. We live in an age of easy digital distribution where elderly PC architecture can be easily emulated via software such as DOSbox, and there's a fat digital marketplace that specialises in retro PC games.
LucasArts sat on the likes of Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, X-wing and its sequels for years. It's time that stopped. It's been long enough. You can't legitimately buy those games anywhere any more, save for bruised and battered used copies on eBay. Make some money from them Disney, stick them on GOG and let us delight in their delights once more. Everybody wins.Click here to read more...
Anarchy Reigns is already a bit of a steal at RRP considering the outrageous... outrageousness of the whole insane 16-player package, but Play.com are willing to knock another fiver off the de facto deal price. You'll even get the limited edition that includes Bayonetta as a playable character along with two extra gametypes. Play.com will soon stop retailing once they've shifted their stock (they'll become a marketplace rather than an online shop), so smoke 'em while we've got 'em.
We've been making strangled noises of sheer ecstasy over Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance all week. Hell, we've been making them for months, but now they're fully justified, as you can see from our review of MGR. However, Hideo Kojima has told of his nervous expectations regarding the game, saying that he never thought the end product would do this well.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.
Click here to read more...
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.
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 >>