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Kojima on Metal Gear Rising: “I didn’t think we’d have it go this well”

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:05 GMT By Dave Cook

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has surprised series creator Hideo Kojima, shattering his cautious view of collaborations. He revealed that the experience of teaming up with Platinum Games worked perfectly. I can’t blame him, as the game received a string of high review scores yesterday.

Speaking in this week’s issue of Famitsu, Kojima said of Rising’s joint development, “To be honest, I didn’t think we’d have it go this well. When I first asked Platinum Games for help, it was a pretty forced request, in that I felt if I couldn’t get them to take it then the project would be cancelled.

“I’ve worked on collaborative efforts in the past, but they didn’t go well, and that became a sort of trauma for me. Getting real results from this one was a really good case study, I think. MGR wouldn’t have been born if it were us alone, and I don’t think Platinum could have made it by themselves, either.

“In that way, the word ‘collaboration’ doesn’t seem like enough. My impression is that it really was a new style of development. Now we just have to start selling this project, and that’s our role.”

As you can see in my Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance appraisal, I agree with Kojima that it’s an experience that feels both like a Platinum Games joint, and equally like a classic Kojima Productions title. It’s impressive, even if it’s not as deep as Platinum’s opus Bayonetta.

Are you hyped for the game? let us know below.

Thanks Polygon.

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22 Comments

  1. ShowUsYourLunch

    I hope going in to next-gen more developers do stuff like this, if only to cut dev time in half. can’t wait to get my hands on this :)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    I’m gonna be honest here; I had plans to buy this game, but there is simply no way I’m going to spend 60 Euros on a game that last around 4-5 hours. It is too short.

    I’ll try to rent it this weekend, but my plans to buy it disappeared.

    btw. I heard a lot of stuff about the voiceacting being inconsistent.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. LuLshuck

    4-5 hours including cut scenes?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @3: Nope.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. MadFingerz

    From the trailers I’ve seen the english voice acting does sound a bit meh :/

    Is there an option to change to japanese voice acting (with en subs)?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. zoopdeloop

    @2 Actually it’s a standard MG game length wise.
    It all depends of how you will play it.Going straight through for the action is 4-5 hours including cutscenes.But if you want to collect enemy files,ID’s from soldiers and other titles(all these to acquire some special items) as well as going stealth here and there it will clock between 8-10
    Also play it on hard difficulty from the start.
    On Normal the action gets boring after a while and enemies fall like leafs

    I’ve played 3 hours(listened to some codec conversations) and i’m only halfway chapter 2

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    @6: We’ll see. I don’t trust Platinum as much as other people do, so I’ll rent it first. I also thought that the last few MGS games weren’t that good. They didn’t have that much weird and fun stuff in it.

    There was always something new and interesting to be found in MGS 1, 2 and 3. I think the gameplay in Revengeance doesn’t give you that many options. So I’m cautious.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Clupula

    I can’t wait to play this game. It’s being given to me as a late Christmas gift, so I have to wait until Sunday to play it. In the meantime, I’ve been torturing myself with anticipation by listening to the theme of someone (I assume a boss) named Mistral. I hated the music in the demo (probably the only part I did hate about it) but that song is awesome.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. FrayJoker

    Vanquish was much the same way in terms of length, but I’ve clocked an easy 50 hours just because the gameplay is so much damn fun. There’s no other game I’ve played with quite the same pacing or flow.

    Bayonetta was a quite a bit longer, but going back to tougher difficulty levels just made the game feel even more rewarding.

    I feel like I’m going to be clocking very similar hours with Anarchy Reigns, especially if I can convince a few friends to dedicate themselves to the multiplayer.

    Platinum put out quality, games may be short but they have a certain kinetic and aesthetic that always seems to bring me back for more.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    I am so massively disappointed by the music. It feels as out of place as the art-direction.

    There’s some mediocre commerce rock music and the rest seems to be as memorable as the Vanquish soundtrack. I remember they even used some Mexican guitar strings in the cutscene before the boss fight in the demo. What’s up with that? Is the cyborg chainsaw dog from Mexico or what’s going on here?

    I was hoping for something more fitting, like techno stuff. Norihiko Hibino always had a very unique touch. So sad to see that they didn’t use him.

    Would’ve loved to hear something like this in the game:

    http://youtu.be/Ihx2I5D0zgU

    http://youtu.be/jumsnCo4r7E

    Instead we have this:

    http://youtu.be/EvwBxScgf6o?t=2m40s

    Which might be fine on its own, but rock music in a videogame about a Cyborg Ninja? So lazy and uninspired. Naw dawg, just naw.

    btw. can anyone tell me how many costumes there are? Apart from the DLC ones I mean. Is there more than just the Mexican outfit and the Black Ninja Suit with some red highlights.

    @9: Yeah, I don’t share that. I completed Vanquish once and never went back.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. MadFingerz

    ^”Yeah, I don’t share that. I completed Vanquish once and never went back.”

    Same here, that’s why I’m really not sure about this game although I much prefer a hack & slash game over a TPS one.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. FeaturePreacher

    I think the game is a fabulous collaboration. It just shows what happens when you get a developer like P* that respects the fans of a series. And the music is probably the best I’ve ever heard in a video game. It’s so good that I can’t wait to put the soundtrack on my phone. Hopefully Capcom can see how good P* is and let them fix the atrocious mess that was the recent DMC. DMC 5 made by P* would be an instant buy.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. stalepie

    You can get the soundtrack here:

    http://www.emusic.com/album/-/-/13865082/

    What song is it that plays during the multi-armed boss here?
    http://youtu.be/pdhZGOCY3Qg?t=1m9s
    Thanks

    A blog entry about the music:
    http://platinumgames.com/2013/02/14/geared-up-for-metal-and-some-dubstep/

    #13 2 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @12: Yeah, but do us all a favor and don’t play that music in public, unless you want to embarrass yourself.

    Respect the Fans? Give me a fucking break. I still remember the outrage after the first trailer by Platinum Games, after people saw how Raiden threw a MGR through the air like it was nothing.

    But they calmed down. Seems to be the Fans of MGS are just less entitled brats or the more realistic theory: Hideo already broke MGS. There’s simply nothing you can’t do in the MGS franchise that would destroy it further. It’s a mess beyond repair. There’s nothing to lose.

    And there is no way Platinum Games is ever going to make a DMC 5. A. Old DMC is dead. B. Most of the people working there left Capcom for a reason.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Hellhound30x

    @14 YoungZer0 “It’s a mess beyond repair?” (MGS franchise.)

    I don’t get why you would say that… I mean its not like you created the franchise. Its not like you were some co-director/writer in anything having to do with the MGS universe. MGS is Hideo’s baby. Always has been… always will be. You kinda remind me of the Star wars fans crying over George Lucas making Episodes 1,2,&3….

    either way just wanted to say METAL GEAR RISING IS A BEASTLY GAME!!!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    Er, what?

    I don’t understand how you’d come to this conclusion.

    I said it’s a mess beyond repair because it really is a mess beyond repair. The story had so many twists and turns and fanservice for the depraved that in the end there is nothing holding it together anymore. He can’t fix that anymore.

    We had A.I.’s being programmed during the cold war with the personality of a war hero. People hypnotizing themselves so they could believe to be the doppelganger of someone else just to fool the La-Le-Lu-Le-Lo. We had people with powers but not really who were still able to repel rockets with their thought. Vamps who can’t die because of nanomachines. Women who can’t climb choppers on their own. People who get shot mutliple times in their arms and legs, still able to shoot back.

    He could announce Metal Gear Solid 5 tomorrow with a younger Snake in the main role and use some kind of Nanomachines explanation and people would eat it up without any problems.

    As a fan you had to swallow so much bullshit that he can basically do anything he wants now and it wouldn’t change a damn thing.

    I’m not ‘crying’ because it is a mess. I’m stating a fact. I’m not sad or mad about it either. I’m not emotionally invested in this franchise, because of reasons stated above. He pulled way too much bullshit.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Armitage Shanks

    @16 Yeah except its not fact,it is just your opinion which you cant resist from posting on any thread Metal Gear related.You dont like MGS anymore,we all get it believe me….move on.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    Of course it’s a fact, how can you even argue about that? You must care little about a games story if you can eat up all that bullshit without even asking questions.

    Because this is where all the games fall apart. The moment you question something, you won’t be able to stop and then you’ll see just how big the mess is he created.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. MadFingerz

    I agree with Zero here and all that nonsense was almost entirely brought in by MGS4 alone, which is why it is my least favorite from the series. I mean, the game still has some awesome parts but the whole “nanomachines explain everything!” bullshit is just…ugh.

    I wish I was one of you that likes the story, but I am not, so yeah…It would be best if for the next games Hideo just used the MGS formula but with a different story that was entirely thought up from the start. Or telling us how the MGS story would be without nanomachines. That would work for me, I guess.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Hellhound30x

    @#18 YoungZer0, “I’m not ‘crying’ because it is a mess. I’m stating a fact. I’m not sad or mad about it either. I’m not emotionally invested in this franchise, because of reasons stated above. He pulled way too much bullshit.”
    Oh… you mean Japanese story telling then??

    I’m not ‘hating’ on you because of your’e opinion, I’m simply pointing out that its not your creation. Kojima’s vision of MGS is what it is… did he write himself into a corner in many instances? Sure he did… did he use “nano machines” as a scapegoat? Yep. In the end its his story to tell. You call it a “mess.” I call it Kojima’s opus!

    Now if you’re looking for a certain type of ‘realism’ then go with Splinter Cell…

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Clupula

    The only game in the franchise that I think is a mess is MGS2. MGS4 has a couple questionable “let’s throw some unnecessary scientific explanations for everything” parts too, but most of those are Ryan Peyton’s influence. Peace Walker’s story made up for the things I was questioning about MGS4 and MGS4 made up for MGS2. In fact, I usually encourage people to play them in chronological order, instead of release order, since the story makes much more sense when you play it that way. MGS2 is not as awful if you know all the things that Peace Walker and MGS3 have in them.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Hex

    @14 “Yeah, but do us all a favor and don’t play that music in public, unless you want to embarrass yourself.”

    Really? How pathetic do you have to be to think that playing a particular music in public will be an embarrassment, for the sole reason of it being intended to be background music for a game. Such a bland and dry mind, but then what would you expect from a creature that thinks of its opinions as logical conclusions and facts.

    #22 2 years ago

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    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.