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Metal Gear Solid: Rising gets amazing TGS demo video

Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:01 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Would it be wrong if we said we want this now? No? Good. We want this now.

GT’s posted up the gameplay tech demo of Metal Gear Solid: Rising, shown at this morning’s Microsoft TGS keynote.

Producer Shigenobu Matsuyama and director Minesh Kimura took to the stage to demo the game live for the first time ever, showing Raiden cutting items like watermelons and bowling pins from all angles.

It really does look awesome.

Rising, a Ninja Gaiden-like hack and slash title, takes place as a sequel to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty as well as a prequel to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

No date yet for it, but it’ll release on PS3, 360 and PC.

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41 Comments

  1. mington

    I fucking hate those 3 armed things

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Meh.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    I liked that! Choppy choppy water melony.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    Do want.

    So, so, so bad.

    Especially with Move.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Does it use Move?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Na, it doesn’t.

    But it seems so suited for it.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. cookiejar

    I’m sure it could be added. Theres no release date yet, plenty of time to patch it in. I’d snap it up.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Michael O’Connor

    Conceptually, this whole thing is absolutely stunning. I just hope it translates so well in practise.

    Can’t wait.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mington

    There will probably be a 30min cut scene between every melon slice

    I wonder if he’ll do away with all that shit this time round. How cut scene heavy was peace walker?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. DoubleM

    We’re not going to see any of those MGS cut scenes in Rising; Matsuyama said in the Eurogamer interview some days ago. Matsuyama said that he’s developing the game himself, and there’s no Kojima in Rising. So forget those awesome directed cut scenes. He wants to focus more on the action, so you can even rule out complex Kojima stories too. These are getting me worried.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-13-metal-gear-solid-rising-interview

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gheritt White

    This is the most technically impressive video I have seen this gen for any game. At last – a totally brand new mechanic! How the hell do they generate all the internal textures? Either they must triple/quadruple the art asset generation, or have produced a system for generating them procedurally, or a combination of the two.

    Very very impressive – will defo be keeping an eye on this one.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    No naval-gazing cut-scenes or stupidly complicated stories?

    Suddenly it’s sounding more interesting again. :-D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @Gheritt White, go play some Afro Samurai. Same tech.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Gheritt White

    @ 13: Was *everything* in Afro Samurai’s environment sliceable, or just certain objects? The difference is vital. In MGS: Rising, it seems that you will be able to cut/slice every in-game object in any given place at any angle. This, I believe, is 100% brand new.

    It’s analogous to the way Red Faction: Guerilla handled destruction versus traditional damage models, only even more impressive.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @14 You can slice only human parts, but it’s basically the same.

    Here it’s just + objects and you can basically AIM while you want to cut something.

    Yeah, Metal Gear always is incredible, can’t wait, but i can’t call this something new.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. loki

    PC port, real ? Konami site does not think so and last e3 trailer does not think so
    http://konami.com/games/browse/#action

    #16 5 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    No offense but the cut everything seems more like a gimmick then a game altering, fun enhancing mechanic.

    I just don’t see how this dramaticly changes the game.

    In BFBC2, everything blows up. People hide in buildings, you bring the building down. Need a door where a wall stands? Make one. Their destruction 2.0 could also be called a gimmick, except that it does drastictly change the way you play and changes the dynamic of the game Online and Offline.

    To a much much lesser degree I can that same idea at work here. But what I do not see how cutting something up, in a SP focused game, is going to make this game pop.

    I feel it is a minor tweak at best, and will prolly simply result in fans roaming around looking for cool things to impress themselves with in the game.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gheritt White

    @ 15: There is a massive, massive difference between being able to slice up just one type of in-game object in multiple yet pre-determined ways and being able to slice *all* types of object – plus the environment as well (as seen in the E3 trailer) – any way you like. One is merely a complex damage model, the other requires a brand new style of game development, from texture art through to physics and animation.

    I really, really don’t care if you disagree – you’ve obviously never worked at a proper developer – and this is the last thing I will say on the subject to you.

    @ 17: It might be just a gimmick, it’s true – I’m more interested in how they built this tech and how it works than how it plays. I can seriously imagine loads of studios going, “but.. but… where do all the internal textures come from??” and that’s hooked my interest.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Michael O’Connor

    @17 Think about it for a second O.G.

    Saying you’re fighting a boss with numerous mechanical legs. Instead of just randomly pressing a button, you swerve the sword at an angle that cuts off the leg and unbalanced the boss in the process. Not only is it more immersive than simply tapping the X button, but it also has plenty of scope for strategy.

    A better example is this: One of the game’s designers said a while back that you could finish the game without killing a single human opponent. Now imagine this scenario…

    You’re fighting an enemy,. You get in close. You swerve your weapon at the correct angle… and slash! His gun is cut in half and its now useless. He runs in fear.

    I don’t know about you, but I think that would feel awesome.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Blerk

    You could cut his belt and have his trousers fall down. It’d be like Carry On Metal Gear Solid.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Gadzooks!

    The ‘cut anything’ mechanic in this is looking very very impressive and is definitely a game-changer.

    Also, no Kojima ego-wank cutscenes = no being bored to death = interest raised by 10000%.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    I guess I can see the draw with that type of thing.

    But in both examples you listed, it still boils down to an action by the player resulting in a preset reaction by the game.

    If your fight a spidertype mob, you may well have to cut down his legs in order to defeat him. Lotsof games have done things like that, except instead of a gun, your using a sword.

    Same type of thing with guy and the gun. If you kill him result one happens, if you cut his gun/makes something fall into him and drops his gun then result two happens.

    The implimentation may allow for some creative freedom with the game, but I would not be expecting too much from it.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. LOLshock94

    yous are all gay theres nothing impressive about this

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Michael O’Connor

    @22 Every single game in existence is based on pre-set actions. Some just hide it really well.

    It may be a set of pre-set actions, but it gives you far more choice. Every single game is based on pre-set actions,

    I’ve always considered Metal Gear Solid’s biggest strengths is your ability to take a dozen different approaches to any one situation, often with surprising and unforeseen results. This could take that to a whole new level.

    And like I said, angling the angle of each particularly attack would feel far more immersive than simply pressing the same button over and over.

    Remember when golf games used to be about pressing a button at the right time on a on a meter? And remember when that was changed with the advent of analogue stick?

    Don’t deny its potential.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Oct..

    Yes it’s impressive, but are we going to age and die waiting and watching them slicing melons!!
    That’s really stupid.. and more.. there’s nothing dated!

    Not going to look for it.. at least untill its news reach me on itself

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    @18 Just see the OG opinion. It’s very well written. + i ned to see game in action, what i saw that you can cut not much. Just few objects, but not the enviroment much.

    Or maybe environment? I want to be wrong.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Galactic_Barret

    Do you like any JP developed game, OG? It seems, and correct me if I’m wrong, for the games you do comment on you downplay it and counter with a western developed game. Can you explain that?

    I mean, BFBC is a known quantity whereas this has only shown one mechanic. I’m truly curious: Is there some underlying reason for the skepticism? (WWII, maybe? Are you that old?)

    #27 5 years ago
  28. osric90

    I hope they don’t sacrifice plot (even more) just to add more visual stuff. Haters, go fuck your moms please. I’m so anxious about this game coming out already…but at the same time I want it to take MORE time so they can actually make a GREAT addition to MGS series (hopefully the last unless they remake MG1 and M2:SS in a single game, port PO and PW -HD collection- for PS3 and make an HD Trilogy for PS3 too).

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Gheritt White

    @ 26: Take a look at this from 1:42 onwards: Metal Gear Solid: Rising Trailer – E3 2010

    #29 5 years ago
  30. OlderGamer

    How old is Oldergamer lol, I like it.

    The trouble I don’t know how to respond to that w/o sounding like number one an ass. And even if I did find the right words, I doubt most of you folks would understand.

    I had a great big thing written out. Instead I am going to give you a condensed version(I hope).

    Art style.

    As the tech has advanced and JP programers have been allowed to express themselfs artisticly, I have become more and more detached from their games. I don’t want to play stupid looking games. Heros that look like emo rockstars. Kids that save the world. Pre PSone you couldn’t tell, and it didn’t matter.

    Their storys. Same problems as the graphics.

    Their arogance. Remember the PS3 will be so good you will gladly get a second job to afford one? That. They carry themself with a swagger that makes the whole thing seem comical to me. Imagine a Heavy Metal Rock group, all decked out(think Kiss), and when they walk on stage they all sit down and play a game of Rock Band 2. Its just comical.

    They make, and remake the same games.

    In fairness this has become a huge problem industry wide right now. Milking franchises. But the JP are the kings. How many FF games have there been? Street Fighters? Marios? Instead of looking at DMC and saying well lets take a break, put it on the shelf and do something else/new. They have to keep it going, pushing it. It just makes me shake my head. I mean whats wrong with a new game? A different one? DMC was new once. Do it again. But it isn’t just them. We have too many CoDs, GH, and any game that does even modestly well, someone in a suit slaps a franchise tag on it and start promoting a sequel. So I won’t hold that against any one collective group, thats an industry wide problem and it is sapping the creativity out of the market, imo.

    The last of my shortened bit I am going to talk about is. Well I am an American. Born and raised. I think like an American, act like an American, feel like an American. Not that there is any one right or wrong way to feel. But I have tastes that are …. ready for this ;) …well American. Give me that muscle bound, cigar smoking good any day of the week over something found in most JP games. Duke Nuke’em or this new looking Dante? I’ll ride with Duke each and every time.

    In otherwords be what you are. I am American.

    Microsoft is American(sorta, more Global, but founded in Calif. run by Americans). Western isn’t just somewher else, its in my back yard.

    I can not pretend to be something I am not.

    Just like I wouldn’t ask the JPness to be something they aren’t. My pov is never that JP sucks. Or their games are bad. I do beilieve that the JPnss markets and the western markets(esp the NA, and to a lesser extent the Euro) are becoming more and more uncompatable.

    Thats ok, they don’t need to change. But more and more western gamers will stop buying their products. And I believe we have seen that move away from their games and more towards western online themed games.

    I could say more, but don’t wanna enrage too many folks. It is what it is. That is my best attempt(second actualy) to explain my pov in ragaurd to most JP made games.

    Btw, in closing let me say that one of, if not the, most fav game I have ever played in Phantasy Star Online by Sega. I hated the art style, but spent a collective thousands and thousands of hours playing across four systems.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    @29 Gheritt, White i’m a huge Metal Gear solid fan and i saw that trailer first day available at E3 2010.

    This is a scripted object. There will be a lot of limitations. You are going to slice few objects really. This can be a gimmick, but looks really fantastic still.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

    @30 By your own logic O.G., I should only look beer, red-heads and football.

    For the record, I only like one out of those three. =P

    Which one that is is up to you to figure out…

    #32 5 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    Football for the win!

    But thats not what my logic says.

    What I mean is that as an American, it is not unreasonable for me to be resceptive, or unreceptive to different things. Its part of our culture. And everyone will have different pov on stuff, esp likes and dislikes, and that pov is likly to be influenced by that persons own culture.

    And just for the record(for others, not you Michael) I am not putting one culture above another. Nor am I putting one down. But the JP culture comes through in their games(that makes sense) and I just don’t dig them(the games).

    Oh and it Soccer!

    http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/its-football-to-you-soccer-to-me–fbintl_ro-soccervsfootball070110.html

    From Wikki

    “In many of these countries, the term “soccer” is also widely used. For example, several official publications of the English Football Association have the word “soccer” in the title.[4] Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski write that soccer was the most common name for the game in Britain from the 1890s until the 1970s, and suggest that the decline of the word soccer in the UK, and the incorrect perception that it is an Americanism, were linked to awareness of the North American Soccer League in the 1970s.[5]”

    there is more I did this once teasing you guys – But Soccer is an English(UK) used word dating way back.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. The Hindle

    I wonder why you even play video games OG because you seem to do nothing but moan and complain heh.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. OlderGamer

    Wait? What? You mean that isn’t the fun part?

    Edit:

    I’ll take a break from the site for a bit. Might need one tbh. I have been trying to go cold turkey on Soda(mnt dew). It has me on edge and stuff. I swear giving up smokes were easier. But I have to do it, the soda is eating away at my throat. Thats what happens with 40 yrs of soda, so…yea if I have been out of sorts, thats prolly why.

    I’ll be back a bit down the road.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. The Hindle

    :D no im just wondering there must be something you like dude, i didnt mean offensive like lol, the JPN industry is flawed but they seem to like it that way so i dont let thier narrow mindedness get on my nerves really.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. OlderGamer

    You weren’t offensive, never have been. But I could use a break. I have been off to say the least.

    I enjoy

    Civilization(IV and Rev)
    EverQuest II Extended(f2p one)
    Tourchlight
    Rock Band and GH
    Arcade games like Castle Crashers, Hydro Thunder, Monday Night Combat.

    2D shoothers like GigaWing, Strikers 1945 etc.

    Phantasy Star Online/Universe.

    Armada

    BFBC2

    lil’ Halo(gonna get Reach soon I hope)

    I play a bit of everything, I go in kicks.

    But latly I tell ya, not feeling it.

    I will be back, prolly lurk mostly, old habits die hard.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Gheritt White

    @ 31: ARGH! Leaving aside the fact that in-game objects aren’t scripted, only events and actions are, HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU TELL it’s scripted from a bloody trailer?

    Answer? You can’t! If the “zan-datsu” mechanic *is* limited to particular objects, then all the PR around MGS Rising is one big hoax. But, from the looks of things, I doubt that it is and I look forward to seeing you eat your words next year when we learn more about this game.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. theevilaires

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  40. Eregol

    So, you can slice Watermelons, bowling pins and robots, but not tables?
    What do they make tables out of these days?

    #40 5 years ago
  41. ultramega

    @12, @21
    And that’s why the MGS games are so beautiful. Kojima doesn’t insult the intelligence of his audience with facile and cliche stories. And it weeds people like you out.


    Anyways. Looking forward to the game. Hope it’ll live up to the series’ namesake. Regardless, it should at least be a decent hack’n'slash.

    #41 5 years ago

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  • Bladestorm: how 28 rogue ninja conquered Brittany

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  • First Bloodborne speedrun is in, game finished in under 45 minutes

    Bloodborne has been out for less than a week in most parts of the world and the first speedrun record has already been achieved. YouTuber Oginam_tv managed to finish Bloodborne in under 50 minutes. Of course not without utilising more than his fair share of exploits, including level-skipping glitches, as well as the item duplication […]

  • Advanced Warfare Infection gameplay shows the new map, monsters, extraction mechanic

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  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

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  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

    Indie platformer Woah Dave will be made free to PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 in April, but it’s not part of the month’s main Plus offering. Woah Dave is a “secret” April PlayStation Plus game, according to Sony. The game is a 2D platformer that received positive feedback when it was released on PS […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

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  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

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  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

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  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

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  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

    Rainbow Six Siege developers are about to livestream new gameplay footage. Come and watch with us. The livestream below starts at 7pm UK time/6pm GMT. Ubisoft will be showing new gameplay footage and will talk more about the operator system, which was revealed today. The footage will be from the PC alpha build. Expect more […]

  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies episode 2, Infected, has been shown off in a new trailer. The official trailer for Exo Zombies Infected is here with footage of the new gear and new enemies. All of which help set up the mess everyone’s making at Burger Town. John Malkovich and co are dropped […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

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  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

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  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

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  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

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  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

    Battlefield Hardline has defended the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts against Bloodborne’s impressive numbers. The UK Charts for the week ending March 28 show Battlefield Hardline continuing to hold the top spot despite dropping 43% in sales. Bloodborne achieved the No. 2 spot and came only 22,500 copies short of becoming number 1. […]

  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

    Halo 5 is coming in October. Are you ready? Halo 5: Guardians has been slapped with a release date of October 27. Microsoft and 343 Industries also released a new trailer to mark the news; check it out below. “The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?” Microsoft said […]

  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

    In a weekend where favourites crashed out and non-US teams took a beating, Denial stepped up to take the title and $400,000 prize Denial have beaten Revenge to win the Call of Duty Championship 2015, claiming a $400,000 prize. Taking place in downtown Los Angeles, 32 of the best teams in the world battled it […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

    Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC is looking pretty sweet in these two new videos. The Call of Duty Championships this weekend have given our very own Arekkz a chance to check out the new Ascendance DLC coming this month. Take a look at all four new maps as well as the cool new grapple ability (which […]

  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

    Zombies mode gets an exo-kick up the ass with Advanced Warfare’s second DLC drop, Ascendance. When Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC drops this week, players will be going up against some tougher challenges in Exo Zombies mode. “It’s all zombies, all of the time,” says High Moon Studios Matt Tieger, head of the […]

  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

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  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

    ArenaNet has posted information on the Guild Wars 2 website explaining how crafting mastery, and crafting a legendary weapon, will work in the Heart of Thorns expansion. There’s also information on the new Map Bonuses system, which will make acquiring crafting materials a more “directed activity” and streamlined experience. The new system will also add […]

  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

    Cities: Skylines players can now fly over their creations thanks to the Flight Cimulator mod. Created by Ulysius and available through the Steam Workshop, the mod allows the user to simulate flight through simple controls. According to the mod notes, it is still a work in progress as Ulysius plans to add building collisions , […]

  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

    Sony has announced the addition of AMC to its PlayStation Vue service, which soft launched in Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia earlier this month. Those who use the service can now get their Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead fix, and also watch the Sundance channel, WEtv and IFC. AMC and WEtv are […]

  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

    Thanks to Roystan Ross and the Unity engine, you can play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser. This little nugget came to my attention yesterday, and unfortunately it became lost on my worksheet. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyway, the level is free-to-play and if you don’t wish to play […]

  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

    Valve has said its Discovery Queue has increased product page views across Steam by 30% since the company launched the Discovery Update. According to Valve, 75% of those views come from the Discovery Queue, and 16% of product views can be attributed to the Discovery Queue. Even Steam Tags clicks have increased. The system is […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

    The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will “address a variety of issues across the game,” according to 343 Industries, including specific improvements to ranking. New quit and betrayal penalties are also in the works as the development team prepares to roll out ranks to additional playlists. According to 343, the latest […]

  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

    A 2K Games sale is going on this weekend on the Humble Store with up to 83% off on select titles. Games on sale include Evolve, Bioshock, Civilization and other franchises. Plus, Spec Ops: The Line can be yours for free with the purchase of any -2K title on sale. To see the full list […]

  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

    Tickets to Dota 2 The International 2015 are now sold out, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. The tickets went on sale in two phases starting March 27. Phase one sold out in six minutes, and phase two sold out in four minutes. Each round of sales offered the same quantity of General Admission tickets priced at […]

  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

    A new Battlefield 4 drop is on the horizon, and to give you an idea of what to expect, we have a video for you below featuring information on the Weapon Crate DLC. According to Battlefield expert Westie, players can expect five new weapons along with the return of the Gun Master game mode. The […]

  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

    Obsidian Entertainment plans to release a Pillars of Eternity patch next week to combat issues users have reported. Until the patch is released, the developers have posted workarounds for some of the most common issues. The issues reported span framerate drops, inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, crashes on 32-bit machines, animal […]

  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

    Erron Black, the gunslinger which was outed for Mortal Kombat X in the achievements listing last week, was featured in the latest livestream from NetherRelam Studios yesterday evening. Along with gameplay, fatalities and variations for Black, the developer also provided a look at gameplay for: Ermac vs Mileena; Ermac’s brutality and fatality moves; Lui Kang […]

  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

    The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma is featured in the latest video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating a 2015 release is no longer a “number one priority” for the team. While Aonuma never specifically says the game has been delayed into 2016, the announcement confirms […]

  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

    Destiny’s senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced on Twitter overnight he would be leaving the company in a week’s time for Bethesda. Hamrick joined Bungie in 2009 after working two years at Midway Austin, where he created multiplayer maps, modified single-player levels, and other designer functions. He was in charge of fixing bug in code […]

  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

    Just settling down to the Call of Duty Championship this weekend? Here’s a rundown of today’s matches and what else to expect over the next three days. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in LA this weekend until Sunday, with 32 four-player teams battling it out for a prize pot of $1 million. […]

  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]