Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will release in 2015, Hideo Kojima has confirmed at Tokyo Games Show. No release window was indicated, though it's fair to guess we'll see it during the usual October / November rush. More exciting is the release of some new gameplay footage, along with a short trailer.
Well I suppose you could drape the Metal Gear Collection 2014 over your rig, but if you were holding out hope for a software announcement during Hideo Kojima’s Tokyo Games Show appearance today then you’re out of luck. The Metal Gear Collection 2014 is not a retrospective collection of every Metal Gear game released, but instead a fancy new fashion line.
As our review of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance pointed out, we welcome games and franchises previously known as console exclusives to the PC with open arms. Bring us more Metal Gear Solid, please, and have Platinum port Bayonetta while you’re at it. Just please, don’t ruin it over a stupid technical issue.
For example, many players reported that Revengeance’s framerate drops to an unplayable level when the resolution was set to 1920x1080. Luckily, one enterprising fan has created a fix for the issue.
Don't know your shagohod from your la-li-lu-le-lo? Then a lot of Metal Gear Rising won't make sense. It's an action-based spin-off of Konami's brilliant Metal Gear Solid stealth series, which has yet to appear on PC beyond a lacklustre port of the original, and continues the story set up in the fourth game. Mercifully, being familiar with the series' famously convoluted lore isn't necessary to enjoy what is one of the most thrilling, theatrical action games on PC.
Tread lightly, for I have bundled so much Castlevania news into this post, that at any moment it could burst into a grotesque shower of spiders, gothic scenery, and weirdly angry coffins with legs. Konami released a selection of screenshots for the updated, polished, and DLC-bundling Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Ultimate Edition. Have a browse through, and anticipate the weird things you'll get to slice come the demo, which, according to the game's Facebook page, is due for a Steam summoning tomorrow.
Then, when you've filled your eyes with the horrors of 2010; gaze into the future courtesy of the extra screens depicting the PC-confirmed Lords of Shadow 2, due out this November.
Konami are resurrecting their Castlevania reboot, Lords of Shadow, in the hope of creating a PC version. But what's this? It's come back... different. It's now Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Ultimate Edition, which if nothing else, has the correct amount of punctuation for a proper PC game. Not that it's been dramatically altered from its console outing back in 2010.
Hideo Kojima has revealed that Konami will be bringing Platinum's emo-cyborg starring, ridiculous subtitle containing, third-person action slasher Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to PCs. He made the announcement on the Hideradio podcast. At least, I'm told he did. Not speaking Japanese, it's hard to be sure. Luckily, English confirmation soon followed from Platinum creative producer JP Kellams.
It was just a normal day on the internet when suddenly, without warning, an exclamation mark appeared above my head and a loud alert noise played out of nowhere. Resisting a sudden urge to walk very slowly around the room looking for intruders, I headed straight here to post news that a new Metal Gear Solid game is in the works, and it'll be coming to PC.
A Konami GDC job ad, spotted by Joystiq, mentions that Kojima Productions are looking for "project engineers for the latest Metal Gear Solid targeted for high-end consoles and PC." The ad is also looking for engineers capable of developing "network gameplay functionality for online games," which obviously implies a multiplayer component. Beyond that, there are few details, but if it's anything like every other MGS game, it will be quite wonderfully mad.