I have a love-hate relationship with Raiden. I found him particularly annoying in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty due to his incessant whining and indecisiveness, yet the Gray Fox-inspired gear and preference to high frequency blade had me intrigued and since then, Raiden has evolve into one of Hideo Kojima’s most notable characters from the Metal Gear universe. More than a decade on since MGS2, Raiden makes a return to the starring role in his own title once more, but can Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance recapture and convert a new audience to the ways of Mr. Lightning Bolt?
Thanks to the development of the 3DS Castlevania game Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, it has been revealed that a full HD version of Mirror of Fate for home consoles could be just around the corner. Dave Cox, the Head of UK Studio at Konami, has revealed that they would “absolutely” consider upgrading the game if the Nintendo 3DS version proved popular.
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The original Zone of the Enders may have eluded most when it was originally released by Konami on PlayStation 2 back in 2001. Although not a huge selling title, the Hideo Kojima developed mecha-robotic action-adventure achieved cult following (possibly due to the Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty demo being bundled with it) and enough success to warrant producing a sequel, Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner in 2003.
The Silent Hill series has become a bit of an enigma. The once pinnacle series of the survival-horror genre has gone through a metamorphosis as development shifted from disbanded Japan-based Team Silent to numerous studios implanting their own interpretations on the franchise.
Enter Silent Hill: Book of Memories, quite possibly the biggest shake-up to the series so far as the first Silent Hill title for PS Vita with a top-down view and multi-player elements. It’s enough to make Silent Hill purest cry foul play but has WayForward captured the chilling Silent Hill heritage?
The annual challenge for soccer (or football depending on where you’re from) supremacy is on again for another year as Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 launches the first striking shot against opposition FIFA 13. Although many may not recall, at one time the Pro Evolution Soccer series was the benchmark of soccer simulation gaming, and with a new season means new opportunities. Can Konami’s PES 2013 regain the mantle as the top tier soccer title?