Sept 11, 2007
Konami has its sights set on making the next console-based Castlevania game exclusively Xbox 360, following comments by the series creator, Koji Igarashi, who pointed towards the console's popularity in the priority US market.
"I will be working on a DS [Castlevania game]," said Igarashi, "but I am thinking of moving to the home consoles for the future. I will continue to use 2D for the DS version, but I'm still trying to figure out which console to do the home console versions.
Sept 13 2007
Christian Bale is "tipped to play Solid Snake" in a forthcoming film version of Metal Gear Solid, according to Nuts, the UK's weekly tits-and-giggles mag. Sound like a good fit? We're convinced of his credentials, but who else could challenge Bale's bid to star as the bandana-wearing operative?
We've drawn up a handful of likely lads, and judged them on the only attributes that matter when assuming the role of Metal Gear's leading man. If you've got different ideas, though, get
Sept 19 2007
Metal Gear Ray, Meryl Silverburgh, Metal Gear Rex, Olga's daughter, Raiden... Konami really is aiming to draw the Metal Gear Solid series to a close, and MGS4 features all these characters/creations alongside a whole stable of brand new faces, revealed in this week's Tokyo Game Show trailer.
Japanese gaming bible Famitsu also has a huge feature on the game, detailing the many characters and their backgrounds. Unfortunately, we can't read kanji or speak Japanese. But thanks to an
Sept 19, 2007
Metal Gear Online, the multiplayer spin-off of the Metal Gear Series, will come bundled with Metal Gear Solid 4, according to Famitsu.
The online game lets 16 players enter an online battlefield and battle using all the stealth tactics of Snake's single-player missions to outwit opponents.
Kojima Productions said Metal Gear Online is "the ultimate online companion to MGS4," although Konami is yet to put a price on the package, or if we'll see the bundle on this side of the
Metal Gear franchise creator Kojima said at the E3 Media and Business Summit in July that the hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 title Metal Gear Solid 4 would be the last Metal Gear game that he is directly involved with.
But in a recent phone interview with Next Gen, Konami Digital Entertainment's new marketing VP Anthony Crouts said otherwise.
"I'm sure he's never going to let go of Metal Gear Solid - trust me. [Snake's] a big character, so as a franchise I think he'll always hold it near and
Oct 31, 2007
Just when you thought the PS3 was on the verge of getting hold of that triple A title it needs so much, that triple A title gets delayed.
Back in September at the Tokyo Game Show, Konami said the game would hit "this winter". That's now been changed to "second quarter of 2008" at the earliest.
The official statement from Konami Japan reads:
Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots Release Update October 31, 2007
Konami announced today that Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the
Nov 30, 2007
Most game companies would be happy if a game reached 1 million in sales during its lifetime. But MGS4 assistant producer Ryan Payton told Reuters that Konami's highly-anticipated sneak-and-destroy title will need to hit that milestone on day one due to high development costs.
Payton and Konami are confident in reaching that goal.
"We're telling our fans that if you want to play Metal Gear Solid 4, you have to buy a PS3," Payton said. "...The PlayStation brand has always been
Dec 20, 2007
While going through our latest ultra-thorough hands-on with MGS4, we took some meticulous notes to satisfy your cravings for anything and everything that makes Hideo Kojimas labor of love an all-new, polished experience.
First off, theres MGS4s opening movie, which will be produced by US design house LOGAN - the agency responsible for the iconic iPod silhouette ads. “Preparation took one-and-a-half years,” reveals Kojima. “We spent a week in Hollywood working on
The relationship between games and movies has always been a tense one. There's something almost violently alchemical about the way the two media usually react to each other. It's like getting hit by a yellow, piss-soaked snowball. Either element can be unpleasant enough on its own, but put them both together and something far more horrible happens.
Games of movies, movies of games, they're both usually about as much fun as the death of a clown at a ten year-old's birthday party. But still we
Jan 10, 2008
Konami has confirmed earlier reports that Metal Gear Solid 4 will indeed come packaged with the multiplayer spin-off title, Metal Gear Online, but it will only be a starter pack.
"We have an online component called a 'starter pack' that's shipping with Metal Gear 4," Konami told GameSpot, before confirming that downloadable content will be released following MGS4's release.
Exactly how much of the game would be in this starter pack went undisclosed, but in PSN terms 'starter