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Chop, Kick, It’s All In The Blade – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review


Note to self - do not piss off an angry Raiden
Note to self – do not piss off an angry Raiden

Here’s a dilemma for y’all to figure out: how do you create a new protagonist following in the footsteps of one of the most popular video game characters ever made and get people to like them? That was the scenario that Hideo Kojima faced when it was decided that Raiden should be the main playable character of MGS2 instead of Snake; fans were dismayed that they saw Snake relegated to a secondary character and Raiden took his fair share of abuse from critics. Kojima decided to rectify the situation in typically dramatic fashion; for by the time of MGS4 Raiden had become a badass cyber ninja able to stop a warship with one arm.

In quite a departure from traditional Metal Gear style of gameplay, Metal Gear Rising: Reveangence lets you step into the new and improved Raiden’s pointy cyber shoes for an OTT blend of swordplay and combat action; and the slick thrills it delivers as a result makes it arguably one of the best games of 2013. Continue reading Chop, Kick, It’s All In The Blade – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes & MGS Film Announced At 25th Anniversary Event

Today, Konami threw a big event in Japan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise, and a few surprises were in store for those lucky enough to be in attendance. Not only will the next game in the series be an open world adventure, but Metal Gear Solid will also be getting a film, to be overseen by Columbia Pictures.

First of all, the game. Details are pretty scarce at the moment because Konami have slapped an embargo over reporting the game for the moment, but here’s what we know: the game will be called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, will feature Big Boss as the protagonist, and will have real time cut-scenes powered by Team Kojima’s ‘Fox Engine’. An teaser image for the game was also released on Japanese gaming site Famitsu, which is conveniently  pasted below for your visual enjoyment.

Big Boss appears to have stolen Sam Fisher’s signature goggles…

The other piece of news will no doubt have fans of the series split; Metal Gear Solid is famous for being impossibly cinematic, and one wonders if Avi Arad (the man at the helm of the project who has also overseen several Marvel films over the years with a good deal of success) can orchestrate a big screen version which can match the vision Kojima has set out in his games. All sorts of names are being thrown about for involvement in the film, so nothing is set in stone yet. Expect a release date in the latter part of this decade.

It’s all happening for Metal Gear fans then, following the announcement that ninja cyborg Raiden will be a playable character in Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. More news as and when it inevitably gets leaked from the event.