It comes as no surprise that Medal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection isn’t coming to Xbox 360. But why not? Main man Hideo Kojima explained that the amount of data in Metal Gear Solid 4 was “just too enormous.” He said this on his radio show, noting that “an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 hasn’t gone on sale” either.
Kojima adds that the game would take up seven DVDs, which is something they aren’t willing to do. However, all hope isn’t lost, as he mentioned that the collection might come out on the next Xbox.
The Legacy collection is a package of gaming goodness that includes all four titled MGS games alongside Peace Walker HD Edition and MGS: VR Missions. It’s due out next month exclusively on PS3.
Here’s an interesting trailer for DARK, a stealth action/RPG coming to PC and Xbox 360 sometime next year. This third-person game has you taking on the role of a vampire as he takes on a “shadowy” corporation.
MGS fan? Lots of money to spare? Be sure to get yourself one of the world exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4 watches that will be sold by Gamestation within the next few days.
A truly limited edition, only 500 units have been made worldwide, individually numbered 1 to 500 with a Konami certificate of authenticity and approved by Hideo Kojima. It will retail for 99.99 GBP.
Following rumors that Splinter Cell: Conviction had been pushed back for a major redesign, Ubisoft has commented on the matter, dismissing said rumor with two words – “pure speculation”.
The rumor originates from a report in Xbox World 360 magazine that claimed the game wasn’t groundbreaking enough and was already outdated by Assassin’s Creed, hence the redesign.
Conviction has Sam Fisher stripped of his gadgets, instead relying on old-school techniques such as crowd blending and the like. More information is expected from the upcoming Ubidays event.
Except for the guys at Kojima Productions, no one knows the exact release date for Metal Gear Solid 4, which has been pegged with a Q2 2008 estimate by Konami, its publisher. However, it seems that the game is in its “last push” according to the weekly Kojima Productions Report podcast. Assistant producer Ryan Payton revealed that the game is now playable from start to finish and is about to enter the testing phase.
Payton also revealed that they will soon release further information on the game, including its release date, packaging content and various game details.
Legal loopholes may allow the release of Manhunt 2 in the UK, where it has been denied classification twice now. According to MCV, the game could be released as a digital download without needing any BBFC rating, as the Video Recordings Act does not cover mediums of delivery like the Internet.
Neither Take-Two nor Rockstar have commented on the matter. The game has been re-rated M in North America and will be released in the region on October 31 for PS2, PSP and Wii.
Some details on the Collector’s Edition of Assassin’s Creed has risen. It will feature a Penny Arcade comic based on the game, a mini-strategy guide, a bonus disc and a 12 inch figure of Altair, the game’s main character. The figure and the box has been pictured to the right.
As expected, the bonus disc will feature behind-the-scenes videos, among other things. The limite edition will retail for $10 more than the standard edition.
The Leipzig Games Convention has seen a new Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots trailer being released. The event is also host to new information regarding the game: series creator Hideo Kojima has unveiled the “Beauties and the Beasts” theme that runs through the game, revealing four new enemies. These creatures are unique ‘boss’ creatures and are all tied to the series. Scoop:
The characters – Laughing Octopus, Raging Raven, Crying Wolf, and Screaming Mantis – are empowered with special, supernatural abilities and have individual back stories that outline how they have become the beings they are. All were initially good people who, for various reasons linked to events in the Metal Gear Solid series and events they have seen in countless wars, are now altered beyond all recognition both physically and mentally – and are perfect examples of the ‘Beauties and the Beasts’ themes that run throughout MGS4.
Check out the trailer below.
At its 20th anniversary part, Hideo Kojima, creator of the series, took center stage to demonstrate real-time gameplay from Metal Gear Solid 4. The video can be downloaded from FileShack in high-resolution; those who prefer streaming can check out this Shacknews post which includes the video as well as a description of the events in the video. If you’re feeling too lazy to click, then check out the embedded video below: