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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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  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]