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Konami announces MGS, ZoE, Silent Hill HD Collections

Friday, 3 June 2011 00:58 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Konami’s officially announced the oft-rumored HD collection for Metal Gear Solid, as well as similar collections for Zone of the Enders and Silent Hill during a pre-E3 event this evening.

Konami’s pre-E3 conference

MGS, Silent Hill, ZoE HD collections coming to PS3 and 360.

The PS3 versions will support the “Transfarring” system, allowing players to switch between PS3, PSP and, eventually, NGP without losing progress.

No announcements to be made regarding Metal Gear Solid: Rising at E3 next week.

Silent Hill: Downpour delayed from autumn to “winter”.

Kojima’s new titles is powered by the Fox Engine, but is still in “planning”.

No release date for MGS3DS given.

During a pre-recorded press conference last night, Hideo Kojima confirmed, via Mega64, that the Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders Collections are coming to PS3 and Xbox 360.

The MGS Collection will feature Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and, as anticipated, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The Zone of the Enders collection contains the first title in the series, as well as The Second Runner.

Kojima insisted that both collections were not running on emulators. They’ll have new user interfaces for HD resolutions, and will feature Trophy and Achievement support. Each version will also take advantage of the right analog stick and force feedback for PS3 and 360.

Kojima also detailed a brand new transfer and save system known as “Transfarring” for PlayStation platforms. Demonstrating the new tech with Peace Walker, two Kojima Productions staff members transferred a save file from a PSP onto a PS3 and vice versa.

Upon completion, the Transfarring system will allow users to take up where they left off in a game stored on the previous system at any time.

The hope with Transfarring, according to Kojima, is to see it used between PS2-type games along with PS3 and NGP before achieving the ultimate goal: transferring between PS3 and NGP.

The HD collections announced will also support the new Transfarring system on PS3.

Rising a no-show for E3

Despite the good news related to his older games, though, Kojima confirmed that Konami had decided not to make any announcements regarding Metal Gear Solid: Rising at E3 next week. However, concept art and off-screen render footage of Raiden was shown during the press conference, with art director Yoji Shinkawa detailing image.

A 2012 launch is still on track for the game, according to Kojima.

In addition, during an interview with ex-1UP writer Mark MacDonald, Kojima reconfirmed he’s currently working on something new, adding that it’s still in the “planning phase”.

The new title is running on a new engine called the Fox Engine, with off-screen footage of what seemed to be the project in question shown. He didn’t go into specifics as to what it is, or when it’ll be announced, but it will be a multi-platorm affair which will support the aforementioned Transfarring system.

Check out a couple of screens of it on IGN and a good video of it in action here.

Silent Hill wasn’t left out of proceedings, either. Series producer Tomm Hulett announced the Silent Hill Collection, which includes Silent Hill 3 and 2 in HD. Dates and platforms weren’t given.

In addition, Hulett announced Silent Hill: Book of Memories for NGP, but failed to provide any specifics.

Vatra’s Silent Hill: Downpour, originally due for fall, is now set for release this winter on PS3 and Xbox 360. The timeline was confirmed at the end of a new trailer.

MGS3DS, PES 2012, NeverDead shown; new Contra teased

Metal Gear Solid 3DS: Snake Eater was also demoed, with producer Yoshikazu Matsuhana doing the honours.

A trailer was shown, including scenes from the opening segment of the Virtuous Mission and the world’s first halo jump by Big Boss. At the end of the video, something related to Yoshi was teased, but that was the extent of any reveal.

A small collection of screens has also turned up; IGN has them.

According to Matsuhana, the reason 3DS was chosen as the handheld platform for Snake Eater was due to the hardware.

“We felt Snake Eater would be the most appropriate subject for this project,” he said.

A release date was not provided for MGS 3DS at the end of the demonstration.

Next in line for a showing was PES 2012, along with an update from producer Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka. Afterward, Barcelona and PES cover star Lionel Messi appeared on stage to introduce a brand new trailer for the football title.

After the PES showing, Rebellion and Konami’s NeverDead was shown. The main character, known as Bryce, is immortal, so even if he loses his legs or arms they’ll grow back. The story spans from 500 years ago to the present, with Bryce hunting demons and using his limbs as weapons.

A new trailer was shown for the third-person action title, and it contained an exclusive track provided by Megadeth, known, fittingly, as Never Dead.

The conference ended with what appeared to be something related to a new Contra.

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55 Comments

  1. Space jockey pilot

    WOOOO! every body aboard the hype train!! 2 mins left :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. GwynbleiddiuM

    it’s so brutally unfair, I stayed up all night and I can’t browse the damn page, anywhere else streaming?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Bloodyghost

    FUUUUUUUUUU

    I hate online stream shit espeically when it acts like this!

    Problem Loading Page..It aint working. I am infering thats why the Live Blog is silent since they may be delaying the conference a bit, like CD did, to bring the feed up.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Space jockey pilot

    wtf is going on with the stream!!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Bloodyghost

    So far some feed is saying that they see Kojima lecturing some USC grads (for those who dont know about USC its the University of Southern California in the States)

    Also right now there talking about Skullgirls, Burger Time and something else.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Space jockey pilot

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-konami/714570

    gametrailer do it

    #6 4 years ago
  7. daytripper

    this is ridiculous, they never prepare for these situations

    #7 4 years ago
  8. rrw

    HD Silent Hill, MGS and ZOE collection.

    LOL it taped (not live)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. onlineatron

    Haha! I can’t believe it’s pre-recorded!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. daytripper

    from gt

    Konami reveals their upcoming lineup, including huge titles from past and present! New HD collections from Silent Hill to Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders, plus news on new products like Metal Gear Solid: Rising, NeverDead and Silent Hill: Downpour!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    seriously? MGS AND ZOE HD COLLECTIONS!!!

    I CAN DIE HAPPY!! ^_^ *squeals*

    #11 4 years ago
  12. rrw

    also for PS360. ps3 version of peace walker have advantage of save file connectivity with PSP

    Silent Hill collection : Contains Silent Hill 2 and 3 HD (which is probably the PC versions) TBD
    Metal Gear Solid Collection HD: Contains MGS 1,2,3, and MGS Peace Walker November 2011
    ZOE Collection HD 2012

    That’s all I saw besides the Silent Hill Book of Memories NGP game.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. GwynbleiddiuM

    I can’t believe this… oh the horror… how can a company this dump was capable to develop some of my most favorite titles of all times… beats me.. I’m in rage mode…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. daytripper

    i think having a pre recorded show is a great idea for third parties, we all enjoy the big threes conferences for various reasons but seriously i think konami did well here (if u can watch it of course)

    i guessed right about having hd collections on 360 also earlier today lol

    #14 4 years ago
  15. FadeLive

    @13
    U mad bro? :D

    Watching presser from start now, excited to see the MGS HD collection :o

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Space jockey pilot

    “THE FOX ENGINE” i smell something abit fishy about that MGS5 anyone ?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. onlineatron

    The Mega64 bit was cool, even if the announcement was lacklustre.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. daytripper

    all the streams aernt loading for me, i dont know who to get annoyed at all the nerds trying to watch or the websites

    #18 4 years ago
  19. osric90

    Holy sheet, what the faq is going on here!!!!!!! This is insane. Anyway, the Silent Hill collection should have featured the PS1 game too… compared to MGS Collection (if what rrw says is true) Silent Hill Collection is poor. Anyway, very happy with this. MGS HD COLLECTION NOVEMBER 2011… OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I’m gonna have a very, very happy Christmas this year, can’t wait to play the good old MGS games and Peace Walker.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. GwynbleiddiuM

    OK, with MGS HD Collection, I don’t give a shit about the rest of the E3, with the exception of BF3 ofc. rest of the world may burn in hell… I’m gonna die a happy man now.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. onlineatron

    No Rising, boo.

    I wonder if we’ll see it at the Microsoft presser?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. PapaJustify

    So Kojima completely becoming a multiplatform hoe? Well, I guess it was inevitable since you can’t make the big cash anymore with exclusives these days. At least the Original MGS will always stay true to its roots.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    Kojima is done with exclusivity.

    I think it’s a huge loss for Sony. Well, thats what you get when your system fails in this generation compared to others.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Space jockey pilot

    weird seeing peace walker on the 360 its like WTF….

    #24 4 years ago
  25. PapaJustify

    @23 That’s way too harsh to say. As I said exclusives are not that profitable anymore. And it was clear that the PS3 would never be as dominant as the PS2 was.

    And you can’t say the PS3 failed. Still has the strongest software line-up and caught up with 360 sales being one year behind. how could that be a fail?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. GwynbleiddiuM

    @EarthDon’t get me wrong I’m a sony fanboy but it’s pretty much their own fault for not making the PS3 more accessible. What bothers me the most is I expected to hear the MGS collection also being announced for PC (Steam) as rumored but that didn’t happened and I’m sad :(

    #26 4 years ago
  27. daytripper

    oh come on guys no need for platform wars

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    @25, no no no… i’m a bit harsh. I mean PS3 did very well on it’s own, but not so great as Sony expected.

    to be honest i’m dissapointed that Kojima went multiplatform. The reason for this the same as i say everytime: Stop making cheap ports from consoles to PC or vica versa.
    After Crysis 2 disaster, i feel that Kojima should stay where he belongs… but i’m a minority anyway

    but thats my opinion.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. PapaJustify

    @26 What does this have to do with the PS3s accessability? Konami wants the money and they are milking the franchises in every possible way! Wouldnt be surprised if we see this coming to Project Cafe too after it was announced.

    Konami had one new title called Neverdead which looked completely dumb. Everything else is milking the franchises until they are dry. The more platforms the better.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Erthazus

    Interesting thing is that Metal Gear Solid 1 is missing.

    Is that Kojima’s surprise for next year 25th anniversary? I mean Metal Gear Solid 1 with new engine?

    #30 4 years ago
  31. daytripper

    “At least the Original MGS will always stay true to its roots.”

    and how does this benefit you personally? seriously getting sick of this console insecurity bullshit, its ridiculous.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. rrw

    on interesting note seem bot MGS AND ZOE!! have Transfarring logo. does this mean the collection also for NGP?

    #32 4 years ago
  33. FadeLive

    Mega64 is so damn unfunny it shouldn’t even be legal. Bummed that MGS1 was missing.

    @30 Now that would be awesome.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. daytripper

    http://i.min.us/icZF0.jpg

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Christopher Jack

    @22, Tell that to Nintendo, smashing CoD sales on all platforms with Super Mario Brothers & Mario Kart-I don’t hate Mario but I despise how much hype it gets for such a shallow game, I admit that I enjoy my fair share of shallow games but at least it involves more than saving a princess from a giant mutant turtle-time & time again, it just doesn’t deserve to sell 20million copies, I don’t care how classic the franchise may be.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Johnny Cullen

    I’m cleaning it all up now. But I just want to take a sec to say… YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8D

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Bleak Harvest

    Woah woah woah. ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD?! Finally some news I give a shit about. I will now play this on loop: http://youtu.be/0oDLObxhtV8

    #37 4 years ago
  38. mathare92

    Sample shots of the FOX Engine at work. (via KP’s E3 site)

    http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/e3_2011/jp/engine.html

    Kojima is apparently working hard with the team to make it the leading multi-platform game engine.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    While the Metal Gear Solid collection is definitley awesome news, I have to admit disapointment in no MGS1. How can you exclude the origianl MGS from a MGS collection? Hell, I’d be happy if they just threw the PS1 classic version on there with no updgrades whatsoever, at least it’s rightfully on the “collection” disc.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Mike

    Never thought I’d see MGS on 360. The clearest indication if a level playing field to date.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Mike

    Shame no MGS1

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Esper

    So with the transfarring system it pretty much confirms the HD collections for the NGP too?

    #42 4 years ago
  43. OrbitMonkey

    I said ages ago that the Metal Gear HD collection would be multiformat. No one believed me, but i knew!! Now where’s my cookie? :D

    #43 4 years ago
  44. osric90

    @OrbitMonkey heres, have this cookie. Now FINALLY 360 fanboys will STOP talking bullshit about brilliant Kojima.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. Dralen

    @39 +1

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Thalius

    Why no Metal Gear Solid 1 in the collection??? Makes no sense
    Still a great collection but we gonna have on the ps3 metal gear solid 2,3,4,4.5(peace walker) and 5.

    Isnt Metal Gear Solid on the US PSN???? why not put it on the disc?

    #46 4 years ago
  47. TonyRomo

    I guess there is MGS1 after all. Look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DadfWwlZGJM&feature=player_detailpage#t=953s

    #47 4 years ago
  48. StolenGlory

    @47

    I’m not entirely sure what that proves to be honest.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Fin

    @47

    Hmmm, I’m not sure – it does only show MGS2 & 3 on the box – maybe it’s a collection of cutscenes or something?

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Fin

    @47

    Think it’s Metal Gear, not Metal Gear Solid.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Shubb9

    ZOE HD. Soooooo good. Finally.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. M. K.

    I hope they’ll really improve the controls. I couldn’t finish MGS:S because of the damn camera /o\

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Hunam

    Holy fucking shit I’m excited by this. More so because the Silent Hill HD stuff, the PC versions of those games had super high resolution textures, as in higher res than modern day stuff still, so a few tweaks to lighting, facial animation and using those super high res textures and the game will look as good as any modern HD game.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. SuperCrazyLeprechaun

    I was a little disappointed with no mgs 1 but i think that can be downloaded on the psn,still very excited about this though.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. triggerhappy686

    If my friend wasnt in when I discovered this I would have cried a little :)

    #55 4 years ago

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  • Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat X, Batman mobile games on the way

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  • Win! Beta access to new MMORPG Skyforge and DLC worth $70

    We have ten Wrath of the Gods Founders Packs to giveaway for new RPG Skyforge, worth over $70. All you need to do to win a Wrath of the Gods pack is enter your details in the form below and we’ll pick 10 winners at random on Thursday, March 5, after 3pm GMT. Skyforge is […]

  • PC gaming expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018

    PC gaming is alive and well. In fact, it’s expected to be worth $35 billion by 2018. According to game-business group Open Gaming Alliance, the PC gaming industry is expected to grow beyond its current $26 billion worth and to a massive $35 billion by the year 2018. The information is based on data collected […]

  • Advanced Warfare: new patch adds new weapon, Master Prestige ranks, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received a new patch that gives season pass holders early access to a new weapon and everyone else a myriad of fixes and additions. The patch went live today on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, without any official notes. CharlieIntel reports that among the new additions is the new […]

  • Destiny’s end game and raids explained

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  • Capcom adds local co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

    Following fan outrage over lack of local co-op support for the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom has now added it. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 now officially supports split-screen local co-op in both campaign and raid mode. The update is currently in beta on Steam, but anyone can opt-in to try it. Capcom […]

  • New Destiny glitch spawns infinite Thralls on Earth

    Destiny’s latest glitch spawns infinite Thralls to help fuel your bounty hunting and loot lust. The glitch is simple to replicate. You’ll need to start The Dark Within mission on Earth, on any difficulty. Then follow the steps in the video below (Via DualShockers) to get to an area out of the map. You’ll then […]

  • Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is here with new game mode, netcode improvements and more

    DICE has released the Winter Patch for Battlefield 4. The patch brings an eSports focus with new game mode Squad Obliteration and plenty more. Battlefield 4 Winter Patch is now live on all platforms. It’s just over 400MB on PC and 1.34GB on consoles. The patch adds new game mode Squad Obliteration and more customisation […]

  • HTC hopes to see Half-Life on VR headset Vive

    Vive manufacturer HTC said that it hopes to see Valve games, including Half-Life, on the virtual reality headset. Speaking to the BBC, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang said that Valve is keen on having its games available on the VR headset. “I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I […]

  • Make money easily in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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  • This is how you claim free Xbox One games from your Xbox 360

    Microsoft is giving everyone the ability to claim their free Xbox One Games with Gold titles from their Xbox 360 console, even without owning an Xbox One. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and want to make sure you don’t miss out on all those free Games with Gold games, you’ll be pleased […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for March 3: Heroic and Nightfall detailed

    Bungie has reset the weekly cap of Crucible and Vanguard marks and added new Heroic and Nightfall strikes, now with burn. From now until next Tuesday, the weekly Heroic strike will be The Devil’s Lair with Heroic and Lightswitch modifiers. As for the Nightfall, you’ll be fighting Sepiks Prime with the help of Arc burn. […]

  • Few Mass Effect FemShep cosplays are as elaborate as this one

    The internet is full of Female Commander Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, but very few are as terrific as this one. Visual artist Freya Willia has spent over two years painstakingly creating the perfect suit of armour and the best weapons to make her cosplay of Female Shepard as authentic as possible, Omni tool and […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed Unity, Red Dead Redemption and more discounted

    This week’s Deals with Gold titles for Xbox Live subscribers is a good mix of modern games and old favourites. The list of discounted games through this week’s Deals with Gold is live with discounts on Assassin’s Creed Unity, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and more. The deals are live now […]

  • Destiny guide: how to maximise your Grimoire Points

    Destiny players regularly compare the size of their Grimoire Points. Learn how to make yours the biggest. Destiny guide: how to earn Grimoire Points In Destiny, earning most Grimoire cards is just a matter of playing the game, maybe a little more attentively than usual. You’ll either need to complete a certain number of actions […]

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows will let you play as a baddie

    Shovel Knight owners will benefit from the generosity of Kickstarter backers quite soon. Because Shovel Knight was overfunded during its Kickstarter campaign, developer Yacht Club Games committed to releasing free content updates. The first of these, Plague of Shadows, has now been detailed. The expansion stars baddy Plague Knight, who turns on his former allies, […]

  • GTA controversies, from Hot Coffee to PR manipulation

    GTA has a long history of controversy. The latest Did You Know Gaming tells the full stories behind the sensational headlines. Grand Theft Auto is such a byword for controversy that it’s easy to forget the full context of what actually happened to bring mainstream press, politicians and interest group awareness to the Rockstar series. […]

  • Infamous 2 one of five new PlayStation Now additions for March

    PlayStation Now will expand to the tune of five new games this month. The March PS Now additions are Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. PS Now will set you back $20 per month or $45 for a three month subscription. It offers all you […]

  • Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster gets PS4 release date

    Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster hits PS4 in May. The PS4 release date for Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster is May 12 in North America and May 15 in Europe. Gematsu reports a special pre-order bonus calendar with art by Yoshitaka Amano is available through the Square Enix Store and participating retailers. In Europe, pre-ordering […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare getting 15 new Prestige levels

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can now aspire to the ranks of Grand Master Prestige. Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games will add 15 more Prestige levels to the latest Call of Duty, giving players at max XP a chance to grow even further. According to the Sledgehammer Games blog, when you enter Master level […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End recreated in Minecraft

    Destiny’s toughest challenge gets even nastier if you throw Creepers into the mix. The ultimate Destiny challenge – for now – is the Crota’s End raid. Taking place in an alternate dimension accessed through the Hellmouth on the Moon, the Raid takes Guardians through a pit of darkness to the resting place of Crota himself. […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D trailer introduces the Heir to the Monado

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D protagonist Shulk is the Heir to the Monado, his distinctive red sword. Let this trailer fill you in on what that means. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases for New 3DS on April 2 in Europe and April 10 in North America. As well as all the content of the Wii original, it has […]

  • The Elder Scrolls: Total War mod covers Morrowind, Oblivion and more

    The Elder Scrolls: Total War is a terrific mod allowing you get get intimately involved with the history of Bethesda’s detailed fantasy universe. The first release of The Elder Scrolls: Total War dropped on the weekend, giving players their first chance to try out LoRdNazgu1‘s creation. This version runs from 3E 427 to 4E 45, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 out now on Steam

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now. Yes, we’re surprised too. You can grab Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 on Steam for $8. Developer Scott Cawthon really doesn’t mess about; the game was only announced in early January. Here’s the blurb: Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza closed it’s doors, the events that took […]

  • EVE Online heister makes off with $13,000 worth of goods

    EVE Online is a hotbed of villainy, espionage and backstabbing, but one intrepid corporate thief has made waves even in this setting. The thing about EVE Online is that it’s a true sandbox: the game’s rules are very loose, and allow players to make careers out of theft, piracy, assassination and espionage in addition to […]

  • Marth Amiibo getting a stock refresh in North America

    Nintendo of America has announced a fresh supply of the difficult to find Marth Amiibo. The Marth Amiibo will be back in stock in the US in late April, the platform holder said on Twitter today. Planning to pick up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and don’t have a Marth amiibo? More are headed to stores in […]

  • Skyrim beta update upgrades creation kit file size

    Skyrim has been granted a new beta update – more than three years after launch! – to improve the experience for modders and those who use them. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released in November 2011. I think that’s worth noting before we discuss the beta update that dropped today, even as Bethesda is working […]

  • Paradox’s next epic RPG is, uh, Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is very serious business so please enjoy this very serious trailer. “Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customizable […]

  • Amplitude looks amazing in new gameplay trailer, has a team multiplayer mode

    Amplitude may have been delayed but we still get something this March: a fine new gameplay trailer. Amplitude is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 sometime in northern summer. It’s a reprisal of Harmonix’s classic rhythm action game, a forerunner to its later efforts with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and was crowdfunded. Update: Turns […]

  • DayZ creator’s “crazy”, “esoteric” next game developed with Improbable

    DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has dropped the first vague details of his new game project. “I do not want to make safe games. I do not want to make games the way we have been making them. What if the most experienced video game staff in the world collaborated on the most esoteric and […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

  • Reader survey: time to let us get to know you better!

    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]