Category Archives: Konami
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 14:40 GMT
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate reviews have begun. VG247′s Dave Cook discusses why it’s another solid entry to the hand-held series.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 10:38 GMT
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 isn’t coming to Wii U at launch, and just yesterday we heard that it wasn’t happening due to resource issues. However, producer Dave Cox has opened things up a bit, giving Wii U owners a vague glimmer of hope.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 22:34 GMT
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker finally makes the jump to Vita in this week’s PlayStation Network update, the PlayStation Blog has announced. Peace Walker has been referred to as “Metal Gear Solid 5″ by franchise creator Hideo Kojima, stars Big Boss, and supports up to six players in multiplayer. It was originally released on PSP in 2010 and then in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 HD collection bundle, but this is its first portable incarnation with twin-stick support.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 04:16 GMT
Konami has published a demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate on the European 3DS eShop. The demo includes a slice of Trevor’s campaign, but the full version of the “2.5D” side-scroller stars both Trevor and Simon Belmont, and boasts of a deep combat system, tons of secrets and gigantic bosses. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate arrives on 3DS on March 8, and selected retailers are offering three character posters as a pre-order bonus.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 | 20:25 GMT
Hideo Kojima has spoken to VG247′s Dave Cook about Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. It seems the Metal Gear Solid designer is fearful for the series’ next iteration.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 | 12:18 GMT
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may be the victim of Brenna’s lofty pre-release expectations, of which it fell just a tiny bit short.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 19:17 GMT
The Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2′s upcoming 3DS prequel Mirror of Fate is more than just a story bridge for Mercury Steam. It is their very livelihood, according to Konami’s Dave Cox.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 20:19 GMT
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 08:58 GMT
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is out today in the States. Does it live up to Kojima Productions’ legacy? Dave Cook slashes his way through it to find out.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 13:45 GMT
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance review scores are appearing online. We’re collecting them all here.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 04:39 GMT
In Australia, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has been delayed from an expected February 21 launch to February 26. A local representative told Kotaku that the change is down to a “last minute shipping delay”, and steps are being taken to prevent similar problems with future titles. The Platinum Games hack-and-slash effort hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox in the US on February 19 and Europe on February 22.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 23:09 GMT
Konami has released the Metal Gear Art Studio, an online set of digital drawing tools. Apparently the brainchild of artist Yoji Shinkawa as part of the franchise’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the online tools are supposed to be functionally identical to those used to create the distinctive brush-style concept art which has so defined Metal Gear. You’ll need to log in via social media, but then you can draw your own fanart and watch other fans add theirs in real time. Every three weeks, Shinkawa himself will select a number of artworks on a specified theme, with exclusive prizes on offer.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 | 21:36 GMT
Kojima Productions wants you to come work for the firm on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 | 18:08 GMT
Can’t wait for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to release next week? Well calm down there wanna-be Raidens: you’ll be able to step into his cyborg suit soon enough. To tide you over, have a look at the cinematic trailer below. We think it’s new. It may not be though, as there’s been so many released for the title of late. Enjoy, regardless. Thanks, Evil Avatar.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 | 14:58 GMT
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will launch with day-one DLC. It’s Raiden’s Metal Gear Solid 4 armor, and you can pick it up for $1.99 or your country’s equivalent on PS3 and Xbox 360. The game releases next week in North America on February 19, in Europe on February 21 and in the UK on February 22. A video of the armor is below.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 14:01 GMT
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate will receive a demo in February, publisher Konami has confirmed. The game will also release digitally on launch day March 8th.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 21:06 GMT
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 18:38 GMT
Hideo Kojima will detail the FOX Engine for first time through a demonstration featuring Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes at GDC. The session, “Photorealism Through the Eyes of a ‘Fox’ – The Core of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes” will show some of the “key components and unique methods” used in the game’s development, according to GDC organizers. The talk will focus on the lighting system, environmental elements, and character realism among other things including the FOX Engine tools. Technical director Junji Tago, lighting artist Masayuki Suzuki, and CG art director Hideki Sasaki will join Kojima on stage. GDC takes place March 25-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 21:09 GMT
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hits Europe on February 22nd, and if you’re looking forward to it, you’ll be pleased to hear that it has achieved a near-perfect score in this week’s edition of Famitsu.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 07:46 GMT
On the subject of TV spots, here’s one for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which channels some of the spirit of late 1990′s advertising.