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Metal Gear Rising: Jetstream Sam DLC gets slash-happy screens

Monday, 25 March 2013 14:03 GMT By Dave Cook

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance publisher Konami has released a new batch of screens for its incoming Jetstream Sam DLC. The content lets you play as antagonist Sam while slicing up fools with his red katana.

We’ve also got a trailer of Sam in action here.

Thanks AGB.

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18 Comments

  1. YoungZer0

    As if it wasn’t enough that they reused some of the levels in the full game, now they are going to do the same with the DLC.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. xAKUM3TSUx

    @#1- heh, Typical YoungZer0 response. Anyone else think these screens are awesome. I cant wait to get my hands on Sam! He’s by far my favorite villain (or so) in this game. I just wish his background was more fleshed out. Maybe we’ll get that in this DLC. Either way I’m cutting things up!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    “Anyone else think these screens are awesome.”

    Is ‘Anyone’ your real name? And why would you speak in third person about yourself?

    “He’s by far my favorite villain (or so) in this game. I just wish his background was more fleshed out.”

    Ain’t that a funny comment. A guy with little to no background is your favorite villain of the game. That says a lot about the game, doesn’t it?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Greek God

    YoungZero still salty about DmC’s failure biddy diddy bombiddy BOMB

    xAKUM3TSUx@
    About Sam listen to some codecs in MGR you will learn a lot more about him.
    Cant wait for Sam’s dlc he is awesome!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    Having actually played and finished it on the hard difficulty, I gotta say Ninja Gaiden 3 suddenly doesn’t look so bad.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Clupula

    @4 – Did we expect him to say anything else about it?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    I expected a good game. I did not find it. Unlike you however, I actually played the game I criticise.

    The many high scores for this game make me really question some reviewers. To say it’s rough around the edges would be an understatement.

    Too bad I can’t get the 4 euros back.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. lexph3re

    I actually really enjoyed it Young and I went in nuetral about it from sheer hatred of the direction. But, then again I spent a lot of time on Codec learning about the characters. The gameplay was also very enjoyable.

    I think if you listen to the codecs and get Sams backstory you get an idea on how awesome of a character he is. And, I really hope they bring him back for a sequel since he is the only person who didn’t get completely destroyed by Raiden.

    He also had like zero alterations to him which makes me wonder how he will be if they bring him back full Cyborg.

    Overall the game was a lot of fun and hope the dlc isn’t asking for an obscene amount to play it.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. salarta

    It’s always hard for me to get back into a game I’ve mostly moved on from for the sake of DLC. I’ll still be buying and enjoying this, but it’ll feel awkward doing it.

    I still wish Naomi would’ve been in the game, but I’d also expect a big reveal of her returning or something to that effect would have to be in main entries of the series, since she was made such a big player in MGS4. Still, it’d be nice if she came back in some alternate universe or VR DLC.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    Oh yeah, I listened to a lot of the codec conversations, I think they were the best part about the game. Funny and charming, some times stupid and pointless, but that’s Metal Gear for you. They were way better than the codec conversations in MGS4.

    Still don’t think that the things said about Sam were too important. There was some background story, but nothing about him really.

    I didn’t like the gameplay. Maybe I overplayed the demo a bit, but after finishing the second level, I felt kind of bored already. It was lacking depth. Button mashing is encouraged and I even managed to finish the final boss with it.

    Cutting things felt boring after a while and cutting the environment is pointless. It hurts enemies, but doesn’t kill them. Besides, there aren’t many sections where you could use the environment to your advantage.

    Ninja Run is down right broken. There is no wall running, and it always feels inaccurate and loose. Even Prototype 1 did it better. Same goes for the jumping mechanics.

    The camera is one of the worst cameras in vghistory. It was the most difficult enemy in the game and you could never beat it.

    Speaking of, the difficulty was all over the place, easy at the beginning, hard in the middle, easy at the end and insane at the last boss fight.

    I only died once before (fucking cheap QTE) I met the last boss. Then I died like 10 times. For some reason the game stopped giving you health packs right around the end. I was all out of health packs when I met the last boss. No bubble gum and no health packs.

    There were some cheap shots from the boss, like attacking you twice in row, so if you manage to avoid the first attack, the second would follow. If you don’t manage to avoid the first attack, you get two at once and 40% of your health is gone.

    Normal was – with the exception of the final boss – fine.
    Hard was hard.
    Easy practically played itself.

    The story was pure trash. Like Grindhouse trash. I felt stupid watching the cutscenes. The appearance of the Senator introduced some unwanted slapstick humor for kids and his speeches had more swearing in them then DmC as a whole. People were extremely outraged by Vergil killing a demon baby, but nobody had a problem with Raiden (The GOOD GUY) cutting a boy in half?

    Please correct me If I’m wrong, but didn’t Raiden use a throwing knife to save the boy just minutes earlier? He still had it with him when he attacked the scientist, so why didn’t he use it then?

    But who cares? The boy loves his new robo-body. Everybody is happy.

    The voiceacting was also all over the place. With Raiden switching between professional, to emo, to laughing maniac in a matter of seconds.

    I didn’t like the music either. Never was a fan of bands like Hoobastank and Breaking Benjamin.

    The game is fucking ugly. No lens flare, ashes or anything else could hide that. The models looked ugly, the facial animation was cheap, childish and ugly, the color palette was uninspired (brown/grey) and looked pretty disgusting (blue filter over a black body with yellow highlights creates GREEN highlights you morons!) and all of the environments were pretty much forgettable.

    All in all, I’d say it’s a pretty mediocre game. I hope if they are going to do another one I hope they hire a different team of artists, but I doubt it. They did the best they could with the limited time they had, but I still think the first trailer of the game looks better than what we have now.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. salarta

    @10: Wall of wall is wall.

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. stockops3

    Wow zero who the hell cares? Your negativity is just boring keep your opinions to your self and stop trying to make everyone think its a bad game just because you hate it…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Lengendaryboss

    I can’t wait for MG Rising Revengeance (alongside a gift Craps Ops Declassified) to arrive later in the week, as for DLC i will await my impressions on the game itself before deciding to shell out money on DLC.
    @10 The only point i can agree with at this point in time is the bit about the first trailer that is what caught my attention initially and then i just lost interest and then i gained interests with high reviews and watching some gameplay videos which changed my opinion on the game.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. xAKUM3TSUx

    @YoungZer0: Typical YoungZer0 reply. It’s funny how much negativity comes from you (troll*cough cough*) but hey, I can’t really say anything to someone who’s known for being so biased. I mean, were you waiting for news of MGR? Dont lie, we all know you were (or at least I did)

    Well I guess I’ll chill out. I got nothing against you personally…(well maybe a few things) Say what you will, I’m done here.

    @ #4: Just when I thought I got all the codecs…Argh!!! Thanks fellow human!
    @ #11: Ikr…

    #14 2 years ago
  15. YoungZer0

    @12: Your positivity is just boring keep your opinions to your self and stop trying to make everyone think its a good game just because you love it…

    @10: Yeah, I had the same feeling about it. Loved the first trailer, hated the second trailer by platinum games, liked their third trailer, hated the fourth trailer, loved the demo, didn’t like final product. It only gets worse after the first level.

    @14: I’d love to say some things about you, but I don’t know who you are. Have we talked before?

    I wanted to write in the forums about it today, as I played it on Saturday. The news happened to come across, might as well take the chance.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. lexph3re

    I don’t mind Youngs opinion at all. He knows what he likes and states it, I personally liked the original MGSR presentation as well.

    But, I became sympathetic to the team behind it from their mini documentary explaining what happened. The end result was enjoyable to me but I personally feel it’s a template that the team can now build on with or without platinum. They can now refine this into whatever they want it to be for a sequel. That’s what matters most to me.

    @Young that’s one reason I don’t overply demos anymore. I usually pick them up see if I can get into the flow and then delete them. Did the same thing with NG3RE too. But, I feel most of the mechanics worked for MGR. So I don’t share all of the sentiments you explained.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    @16: The full game might change your opinion. It changed mine. There are only a few parts where you have to be precise with the running and walking and this where you notice just how rough the controls are. I think we should be thankful that most of the time the game doesn’t require precise controls, but when it does, you’ll notice.

    There are just too many elements not fleshed out.

    I think for the sequel they should take a step back and look at what worked, take that with them and start from scratch with all the other things. That means motion capture, controls, camera, graphics, art-direction, music, voiceacting and storyline.

    They definitely NEED a better art-team.

    They should try to make the game less like a Ninja Gaiden rip off and more like a mix between Ninja Gaiden and Tenchu/Shinobido, but with even more emphasis on stealth. Maybe introduce the old school stealth technology, that you can use for a short period of time and that drains your energy.

    Imagine a crowd of soldiers in front of you. To your left is a wall, you turn on your stealth tech, use ninja run and run on that wall past them. that would be cool. The levels need to be bigger too.

    The first mission was absolutely insane and absolutely awesome, the rest of the game completely fails in comparison.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. lexph3re

    @17 I own the game and beat it, I honestly feel my playthrough was just personally. I am always for improvements of any kind but I truely think it was limited due to being on multiple system.

    I think what would honestly help it next time is becoming exclusive to one or the other and focusing on that consoles particular strength for their design. I would say the stealth could use refinement but that’s only if they wanted to focus on it.

    The primary focus appears to be solely on action which I felt did it right. I think a next gen sequel exclusive is the honest way to go with this. Then again I believe a lot of 3rd party companies need to stop trying to do multiplatform with low attach rates. Just go back to exclusives

    #18 2 years ago

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  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

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  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

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  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

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  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

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  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]