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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Platinum Games
Publisher: Konami
Release Date:
21st February 2013
Friday, 10 January 2014
Post by Eorl @ 10:24am 10/01/14 | 1 Comments
Platinum's cybernetic action game Metal Gear Rising: Revengance has finally made its way to a PC release after initially launching on PlayStation 3 early last year, bringing with it the chance to slice up even more fruit (and enemies) thanks to some PC-friendly changes.

One of the main changes coming in the PC port is the chance to inflict even more cuts in the new "Zangeki" mode, enabled through the graphics options. The PC version also includes all three DLC missions: Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions, in addition to all customized body upgrades for Raiden, including: White Armor, Inferno Armor, Commando Armor, Raiden’s MGS4 body, and the ever-popular Cyborg Ninja.
Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory with an all-new action experience. The game seamlessly melds pure action and epic story-telling that surrounds Raiden – a child soldier transformed into a half-human, half-cyborg ninja who uses his High Frequency katana blade to cut through any thing that stands in his vengeful path!
Currently everything seems to be going smoothly with the new port, though there are reports that an unintentional DRM bug has slipped through the dev team, causing the game to instantly quit if the Internet drops out. At this time Konami nor Platinum Games have commented on the situation but hopefully it's fixed quickly for those affected.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengance is now available through Steam for PC at a price of $29.99.

Update: Konami has issued a post on their official Twitter outlining that the inability to play offline is a bug, apparently caused by Steam's API. "We are aware of the offline play issue for Metal Gear Rising for Steam and are working on a fix. Please stay tuned for more updates!"
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Post by Eorl @ 03:38pm 06/11/13 | 3 Comments
Those who may not have had the chance to purchase the single-player DLC Platinum's cybernetic action game Metal Gear Rising: Revengance will be happy to hear that both DLC packs are now available for free (thanks Eurogamer).

Konami announced today that both the Jetstream and Blade Wolf DLC are now free to download for anyone who owns the game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with the base game also receiving a price cut. "The lower price point gives new fans the opportunity to experience the game at a reduced price, with the added bonus free DLC packs that lengthen the overall experience," Konami said.

For those who may not be familiar with the game, Platinum's slice-and-dice game stars cyborg ninja Raiden, who utilises a nicely sharpened sword to slice up his enemies. The Jetstream DLC is a side story starring Brazilian lone swordsman Samuel Rodriguez as a playable character. If you feel like you haven't had enough dogs in games, the Blade Wolf DLC is another side story with robot dog LQ-84i as a playable character. Woof.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengance is currently available for free to those who have a PlayStation Plus membership on PlayStation 3 (thanks Groganus).
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Post by Eorl @ 09:44am 02/05/13 | 0 Comments
Konami has today announced that the robot dog-themed DLC "Blade Wolf" for their recent hack 'n' slash title Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be made available during the week starting 13th May, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The DLC pack is a playable side-story centred on LQ-84i, who is known as Blade Wolf in the main game. It features multiple hours of gameplay including unique abilities and characteristics for LQ-84i, while also expanding on each of his storylines and origins.                                                                                                                                                              
Reactivated by Desperado Enforcement's leader Sundowner and serving under Mistral, the DLC reveals LQ-84i’s story prior to his battle and eventual partnership with Raiden, and his transformation into Blade Wolf. Players can battle countless enemies using an arsenal of weapons and abilities, culminating in an all-new boss battle.
So if you are in need of a robot dog companion, then keep an eye out for the DLC launching on May 14 for the Xbox 360 at 560 Microsoft Points, and on May 15th for PlayStation 3.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Post by Eorl @ 02:11pm 09/04/13 | 0 Comments
Konami has revealed through a new Twitter post that the upcoming 'Jetstream' DLC for their recent hack 'n' slash title Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be made available tomorrow on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace. The $7 DLC will offer players a side story featuring Samuel 'Jetstream Sam' Rodrigues as a playable character.

Konami previously revealed that another DLC pack will also be following Jetstream, titled Blade Wolf. Offering another side-story mission, the DLC will focus on Blade Wolf, a bestial bot fitted with a rail gun, chainsaw on its back and spring-loaded knives. No date or price has yet been given on Blade Wolf.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Post by Eorl @ 11:08am 05/02/13 | 0 Comments
Konami has today unveiled new DLC for upcoming action title Metal Gear Rising: Revengance, revealing exclusive VR missions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 fans. The DLC will feature 30 all-new missions in the style of the very classic Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, aiming at pushing main protagonist Raiden to the limits.
Featuring a mix of combat training, tactical manoeuvring, stealth-based approaches and more, these missions will both provide practice in which to hone your skills in original stages not seen the in the game’s campaign, and feature an eclectic mix of challenges that any veteran of METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Substance or METAL GEAR SOLID: VR Missions would come to expect. And, in an interesting twist, you’ll be able to take control of the much loved/hated Dwarf Gekko in the VR Missions.
You can check out the screenshots below for a glimpse at what to expect in the exclusive DLC pack. Currently no price has been announced yet.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengance will be available on February 22nd for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Post by Eorl @ 11:08am 16/01/13 | 0 Comments
Konami has today revealed that a demo will be made available next week for their upcoming re-named action title Metal Gear Rising: Revengance. Available on January 23rd, the three-stage demo will give players a glimpse at the game’s very unique Zan-Datsu combat system, which was previously showcased last year.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengance begins with Raiden working for an agency protecting an African Prime Minister as he looks to engineer a better future for his country, only to be attacked by cyborg swordsmen, who then turn attention to Raiden. What follows is a classic story of revenge and hope, as Raiden uses his High Frequency Blade to exact bloody revenge on those that stand between him and those that wronged him. The demo gives players their first use of Raiden's new cyborg body and a blade that can cut through virtually anything with total freedom.
The demo will be available for both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 on their respective online services.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengance will launch on February 21st.
Friday, 20 July 2012
Post by Dan @ 03:50pm 20/07/12 | 0 Comments
Some more gameplay footage from Konami's Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has surfaced over on IGN (via: Kotaku), showing off what appears to be tutorial-section footage from the E3 2012 demo build of the upcoming Snake-less new addition to the franchise.

Fruit-haters will be happy to know that the vile watermelon menace still feels the sting of Raiden's blade in this new footage, but thankfully, there's now also many other things for him to slice and dice as well. Watch the video below.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is due on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, early in 2013.

Thursday, 15 December 2011
Post by Dan @ 04:52pm 15/12/11 | 0 Comments
Following the recent reannouncement and peculiar renaming of Metal Gear Solid: Rising -- now Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance -- it wasn't entirely clear what had actually happened to this hotly anticipated title and whether we should be relieved or disappointed that a new developer was taking the reins.

Today however, much of that has been cleared up as Kojima Productions and Platinum Games have released a pair of new documentary style videos detailing the chronology or events and decisions that lead to the game's developmental demise and subsequent resurrection by Mad World and Bayonetta developer, Platinum Games.

The first video tells the tale of the original game's failure at Kojima productions, as studio head Hideo Kojima explains "The story, the characters and the support elements were all fine. However, the game design itself wasn't clear or well decided. The concept of being able to cut anything was clear, but this was generating problems with the game design. There was no clear or unified consensus among the team members about how to balance this concept with game design".

"The team was lost in an endless cycle of creating and recreating these elements over and over trying to achieve the right balance."

The second video heads over to Platinum Games, were they describe the new approach and the changes that have been made to give the game realistic goals from changing the game's timing within Metal Gear Lore -- it was previously set between MGS2 and 4, but will now take place after MGS4 -- and the conversion from Kojima Production's FOX Engine over to Platinum Games tech.

Kojima Productions' Concept Artist frank acknowledgment is perhaps the most telling: "I definitely think this is a game that we could not do on our own. They are implementing our worldview for the game with a brand of action that is uniquely their own."

Metal Gear Rising: Reveangance does not currently have a release date, but is expected on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2012.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance "The Rising Project - Part 1" Documentary Video

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance "The Rising Project - Part 2" Documentary Video
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Post by trog @ 11:47am 17/06/10 | 23 Comments
The first Metal Gear Solid game to be released simultaneously on three major platforms (...or anything except PlayStation, really) is Metal Gear Solid: Rising, and the E3 trailer demonstrates this sweet looking title in all its glory.
The first Metal Gear Solid game in the series history to be released simultaneously on three platforms, Metal Gear Solid: Rising stars Raiden one of the most popular characters within the MGS universe. Raiden made his debut as a playable character in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty for PlayStation2, and appeared as a non-playable cyborg in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for PLAYSTATION3.
Download the 720p version for the full experience (154mb) or watch it below for the low-bandwidth option. Make sure you watch to the end for a cool example of the sword-slicing!