Tag: Kojima Productions
Did you avoid buying the Zone of The Enders HD Collection because it operated worse than Optimus Prime without the Creation Matrix? Then you may wish to reconsider as Hexa Drive has tuned up the
demake remake of the PS2 classic. Performance issues were raised in our review but thankfully ZOE now plays and looks better than ever before. It’s almost as if it has been remastered.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced it will release METAL GEAR SOLID: THE LEGACY COLLECTION in North America and South America in June 2013.
“Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise, this PlayStation®3 exclusive package will include METAL GEAR SOLID, METAL GEAR SOLID 2: HD Edition, METAL GEAR SOLID 3: HD Edition (which includes the original MSX versions of METAL GEAR and METAL GEAR 2), METAL GEAR SOLID: Peace Walker HD Edition, METAL GEAR SOLID: VR MISSIONS and METAL GEAR SOLID 4: Trophy Edition. In addition, the collection will also include two Ashley Wood digital graphic novels.”
Metal Gear Solid V was announced, or confirmed, this morning at GDC by Hideo Kojima himself. Ground Zeroes & The Phantom Pain combined make up MGS V. No announcement as to a release date, or to what consoles this will release on, however with the New Fox engine being a next gen engine, we can assume it will be next gen consoles, including the PS4.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a very innovative, engrossing, spellbinding, and controversial title. If there is one word I can use to sum up the experience of playing MGR, it would be perplexed. The game was almost canned by Kojima Productions due to difficulties with the story line and production direction, however, Platinum Games, well known for titles such as Bayonetta, Vanquish, and most recently Anarchy Reigns, were handed the reigns to steer this title in a new direction. This was a decision that was downright risky given the nature of the game and also its main character, Raiden.
Check out this suit/gameplay trailer and then read my review after the jump!
Konami announced today, their plans for various worldwide events coinciding with the launch of the highly anticipated title, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. I will be onsite to cover this once in a lifetime event.
I don’t know about you but I have been personally following this game ever since it was announced, and I have been lucky enough to meet the producers and party with them. I’ll tell you right now, Konami knows how to throw parties! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet the producers and most importantly, say thanks! In case you missed our coverage of previous Konami events, you can find them in the links below.
Here are the tour dates:
My interest level for Zone of the Enders HD collection was very low at first. When Konami announced that the collection will include the demo for Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, my level of interest shot sky high. The original ZOE was released along the same time as the launch of the PlayStation 2. This time around, the HD re-release is also accompanied by Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, the sequel to the original.
I don’t remember much of ZOE. I remember seeing a magazine ad and all I could focus on was the Metal Gear Solid 2 demo announcement. I did buy the game when it was first released, just for the Metal Gear Solid 2 demo, and tossed the ZOE disc to the side. ZOE is as basic as it can get. Storyline is much like any other anime that was produced. Typical simple boy stumbles upon the Oribital Frame (the giant robot in the series), tragic stuff happens, boy becomes hero.
But what ZOE lacks in story it makes up for in gameplay. The controls are so easy to master that a young kid can play it. Although up-converted to HD, the graphics are still blocky and you have to endure cut scenes similar to PlayStation 1. It is so hard to force yourself to time travel, so to speak, to play such old games, however if you want to up your street I.Q. regarding Hideo Kojima’s games, then you cant go wrong with this one.
Kojima productions and Konami, along with invited guests, were on hand to celebrate Metal Gear’s 25th Anniversary at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle. Earlier that week, the celebration kicked off in Japan, which, besides Ground Zeroes, other announcements had been made.
A big THANKS! to the Konami, BM, and the Hard Rock Cafe staff for making this event one of my life’s top most memorable moments! Check after the jump for photos of the event, with more to come!
Watch 10 minutes of Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes’ Demo shown during the Metal Gear Solid 25th anniversary panel at PAX Prime.
“We’re not going to say that it’s Metal Gear Solid 5,” Kojima said after the demo, “but it …