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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 'Jetstream Sam' launch trailer features cyborgs and swords

Konami has released a new trailer alongside the launch of its "Jetstream Sam" DLC for Platinum's Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. A prequel to Revengeance proper, "Jetstream Sam" follows the titular Samuel Rodrigues as he battles the Desperado organization using all the tricks of the cyborg warrior trade. It expands Sam's backstory and gives context to his actions and motivations in the main storyline. The DLC also includes a set of the series' customary VR Missions in which players can tackle timed challenges as Sam. "Jetstream Sam" is available now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Fan-made Metal Gear Rising video shows how Raiden starts his day

Metal Gear fans have created a video imagining how cyborg ninja Raiden's daily routine might begin. The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance star begins his day with a healthy dose of WD-40 to his cybernetic limbs, keeps himself in shape with hundreds of pushups, and slices fruit for a smoothie the only way he knows how. Created by filmmaker and VFX artist Freddie Wong, the video features voice work from Raiden's actual voice actor, Quinton Flynn. Update: Correction, the video was created by Brandon Laatsch. It is hosted on Freddie Wong's YouTube channel.

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Metal Gear Rising trailer shows off PS3-exclusive VR missions DLC

Sony has released a short trailer showing off the 30 VR missions available as PS3-only DLC for Platinum's Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. We saw much of this footage several days ago with the Japanese-language trailer, but some parts, like the fixed-turret battle sequences, are new. Interestingly enough, there's no mention of the "Snake Soul" sword that Raiden can equip to be accompanied by the spirit and voice of Solid Snake. The DLC pack comes out today, and is free until April 3rd for PS3 owners in North America, while it is multiplatform (but must be purchased) in Europe.

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First Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance DLC trailer introduces the ghost of Solid Snake

Konami has released a trailer for the first DLC pack for Platinum Games' Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, showcasing an obtainable sword that speaks with the spirit of Metal Gear hero Solid Snake. The DLC will add 30 additional Virtual Reality missions to the game, including both traditional combat scenarios starring cyborg ninja protagonist Raiden, and more platform-based missions starring the quirky three-armed Dwarf Gekko robots. Perhaps most appealing to long-time Metal Gear fans is the addition of a special sword, the Hebidamashii (lit. "Snake Spirit"), a wooden katana that, when equipped, will allow the disembodied voice of Raiden's mentor Snake to comment on the events of the game. In the trailer, Snake compliments Raiden when the player is fighting well, and asks if he's all...

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's launch trailer cut by Hideo Kojima himself

Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima delivers a nearly seven-minute launch trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the game co-developed by Kojima Productions and Platinum Games. Kojima's signature style is on display in what may be Revengeance's final trailer, with a heavy dose of wordplay interspersed between footage from throughout the game. Viewers should be mindful of minor spoilers, as Kojima's cut takes footage from key boss fights and cut scenes, which is then set to music from composer Thomas Bergensen. For Polygon's take on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, check out our written and video review of the PS3 version of the game. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to feature DLC for Metal Gear Solid 4 armor

An additional skin will be available for Metal Gear Risng: Revengeance as downloadable content, according to a new video posted by Konami. The Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Raiden armor will be available for $1.99 when the game launches. Check out the video above to see it in action. Raiden's Metal Gear Solid 4 armor is the latest skin to be revealed. Those who pre-order the game through Amazon will receive the Inferno Armor, while European players will get a free Gray Fox costume. Metal Gear Risng: Revengeance launches Feb. 19 in North America, Feb. 21 in Europe and Feb. 22 in the UK. The game will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Amazon pre-order includes exclusive Inferno Armor

Pre-ordering Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance through Amazon will earn buyers exclusive Inferno Armor. Amazon pre-orders also come with an increase in the maximum amount of throwing weapons, such as grenades. You can watch the trailer featuring the Inferno Armor, a red exoskeleton tailored specifically for Raiden, above. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will release Feb. 19 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Polygon previously reported that European buyers will receive a free, redeemable code for a Gray Fox skin and Fox blade katana.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailers highlight Raiden's new suit, cyborg abilities and battle locations

A trio of trailers released today for Platinum Games' Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance highlight various game elements, including a closer look at Raiden's new cyborg body and how to hack enemies to ribbons in Blade Mode. The trailer above features several locations players will visit in Revengeance, including gloomy cities, shorelines, isolated industrial compounds and Japanese shrines showered in cherry blossom petals. The second trailer below demonstrates Raiden's Zandatsu technique, or "the stab and grab," as well as Blade Mode, which lets players determine opponent's weak spots in order to make the choicest cuts. The third trailer focuses on the bells and whistles of Raiden's new digs, and explains how to replenish energy by taking down enemies and how to cover more ground more...

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2013-02-19
    • Publisher Konami
    • Developer PlatinumGames Inc.
    • Score 9.0
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2013-02-19
    • Publisher Konami
    • Developer PlatinumGames Inc.
    • Score 9.0
  • Windows
    • Released 2014-01-09
    • Publisher Konami
    • Developer PlatinumGames Inc.
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