By Megan Farokhmanesh on May 20, 2013 05.20.13
Ten titles, including Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3, will be available with all their corresponding downloadable content through the PlayStation Store beginning tomorrow, digital distribution senior manager Pierre Gravereau announced via the PlayStation Blog. Bundles with be available at a limited-time discount for regular and PlayStation Plus members. Check out the full list below: Assassin's Creed 3 — PSN: $69.99, PS Plus: $62.99 Batman Arkham City — PSN: $28.99, PS Plus: $23.19 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 — PSN: $69.99, PS Plus: $62.99 DmC Devil May Cry — PSN: $52.49, PS Plus: $47.24 Far Cry 3 — PSN: $55.99, PS Plus: $50.39 Max Payne 3 — PSN: $29.99, PS Plus: $20.99 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance — PSN: $63.99, PS Plus: $44.79 Persona 4 Arena — PSN:...
By Dave Tach on May 20, 2013 05.20.13
Upcoming sales on Xbox Live Marketplace over the next two weeks will discount games and franchises like Alan Wake, Dark Souls, Karateka, Ghost Recon: Future Solider and associated content, according to a post on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's website. Several of D3Publisher's games will be on sale from May 21-27, including: Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury 400 Microsoft Points Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Jeremy McGrath 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Karateka 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Mad Tracks 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Pid 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Puzzle Quest 2 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords 400 Microsoft...
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance didn't release on Xbox 360 in Japan because console isn't popular enough
By Emily Gera on May 20, 2013 05.20.13
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance never released to Xbox 360's in Japan because the console simply isn't popular enough in that region, Kojima Productions production Yuji Korekado said while speaking on the HideoBlog podcast. The decision not to bring the title to the Japanese Xbox followed last year's slow sales in 360 consoles throughout the country. Xbox 360 has always struggled to sell across Japan despite its impressive sales numbers elsewhere. "Around last year, Xbox 360 sales didn't really grow [in Japan]," said Korekado. Projected sales for the Xbox 360 release of Revengeance across Japan were far lower than those expected to sell on PlayStation 3. "Bwah? I thought [after seeing the projected figures]," Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima said on his podcast. "And if we did release...
By Dave Tach on May 17, 2013 05.17.13
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Platinum Games' action-focused spinoff of Hideo Kojima's stealth series, is headed to PC, Kojima revealed on a recent podcast. Jean Pierre Kellams, a producer at Platinum Games, also confirmed the news in a tweet, saying he's "excited to see Rising hit the PC." We've reached out to Konami for details on the PC port and will update with more information as we have it. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 earlier this year, and you can check out Polygon's review to learn more about its cyborg ninja action. The game's most recent downloadable content, which follows the dog-like cyborg Blade Wolf, launched earlier this week.
By Dave Tach on Apr 30, 2013 04.30.13
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's Blade Wolf downloadable content will be available May 14 and 15, according to a press release today from publisher Konami. The DLC will be available May 14 on Xbox 360 for 560 Microsoft Points ($6.99) and May 15 on PlayStation 3 for $6.99. It tells the backstory of LQ-84i, a robotic canine-like character who also appeared in the campaign. Blade Wolf follows his life before teaming up with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's hero, Raiden. Konami last week that the DLC would be released May 9 in Japan. In the meantime, be sure to check out Polygon's Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance review.
By Emily Gera on Apr 26, 2013 04.26.13
Blade Wolf, the next DLC installment for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, is scheduled to release in Japan on May 9 for 1,000 yen (roughly $10.00), Konami announced today. This new side-story mission, which was originally announced in early April, focuses on a dog-like bot that features a railgun, chainsaw on its back and a cache of spring-loaded knives. We have contacted Konami for an exact price and release date on North American shores and will update the post when further information becomes available.
By Emily Gera on Apr 09, 2013 04.09.13
New DLC for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance releases today on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade, Konami revealed on the publisher's Twitter account. Jetstream is a $7 side-mission that allows players to take on the role of Samuel "Jetstream Sam" Rodrigues, the enemy of Rising protagonist Raiden. A new side-story mission will release following the Jetstream DLC, which will focus on Blade Wolf, the dog-like bot that features a railgun, a chainsaw on its back and a cache of spring-loaded knives.
By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 13, 2013 03.13.13
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's already-announced DLC packs, Bladewolf and Jetstream, will arrive this April for $6.99 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Both DLC packs are side stories to Revengeance's main plot line and will include "multiple hours of gameplay." Jetstream will be the first DLC and features Jetstream Sam as a playable character. The Bladewolf DLC centers on protagonist Raiden's cyborg canine sidekick, Bladewolf aka LQ-84i, who will be playable. The VR Missions DLC is now available for free on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. For more on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, be sure to read Polygon's review.
By Michael McWhertor on Mar 06, 2013 03.06.13
The PlayStation 3 version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will receive 30 exclusive new VR Missions on March 12 in the U.S. and Canada, Konami announced today. The downloadable content for Platinum Games action title will be available for free until April 3. Revengeance's new VR Missions will offer new battle challenges for Raiden, including one in which he's armed with nothing but his fists in a level designed like an "old school platformer," Platinum says. The 30 VR Missions will also feature levels in which players control a Dwarf Gekko for more stealth-based challenges. At least two more downloadable content packs are coming to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, letting players take control of the metal wolf LQ-84i and Desperado cyborg Jetstream Sam. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance...
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance writer on future DLC and how the story got shifted years into the future
By Kevin Gifford on Mar 06, 2013 03.06.13
Yuji Korekado, the producer who led the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance project on the Kojima Productions side, has always spoken about the "frustration" he felt when KojiPro wasn't able to complete the project on their own, instead tapping Platinum Games to help them out. If it was frustrating for Korekado, imagine how rough it was for Etsu Tamari, chief story writer for both Revengeance and the original Metal Gear Solid Rising, originally a completely different tale. As Tamari told Famitsu magazine this week, the original Rising was set in between Metal Gear Solid 2 and MGS4. "It was a comparatively darker game than the one we have now," he said. "one where you'd be rescuing Sunny from the hands of the Patriots. The start and end of the tale are already set in stone, of course, so it...