It's been very easy lately for publishers to pump out HD remakes of some of their classic games and play on nostalgia for some quick sales. The sad fact, though, is that a lot of games from a decade ago simply don't play the way we're accustomed to. Jet Set Radio was and remains a ground-breaking game, but man was it a slog to actually revisit with SEGA's recent re-release, for instance.
That's not really the case with Zone of the Enders HD Collection, which still feels fresh as far as its core mech combat games goes. Konami/Kojima Productions have lovingly reproduced both Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner on a single disc for new and old fans of these Mars-set action games.
New Little King's Story isn't exactly "new." Konami has released an updated version of the Cing developed, Xseed Games published (in the U.S.) Wii game, Little King's Story, from 2009 for the PlayStation Vita. Frequently sited as one of the Wii's hidden gems, Little King's Story is routinely referenced as a solid game, that would have been enjoyable no matter what platform it was released on. New Little King's Story puts that theory to the test, squeezing down the assorted elements of its big screen counterpart, and packs them into one tight little Vita release. Read More...
With many of the classics like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter finding second lives on the current generation of consoles and ongoing series that never really went away (but had rocky start on the PS3 and/or 360) like Tekken and Dead or Ailve, plus a new crop of contenders like Skullgirls and Persona 4 Arena mixing it up in the 2D space, we're living in something like a new golden age of fighting games.
After the jump, we'll run through some older fighting game series that should come back. And on @MTVMultiplayer, why don't you tell us what other fighting games should get a second life in the current gen?
Hot out of TGS comes this long-ish and entirely in Japanese trailer for Konami/Kojima Productions/Platinum Games' Metal Gear Rising Revengeance.
The hack and slash spinoff is on the way in January and puts everyone's favorite cyberninja in the middle of a conflict between PMCs in a country still reeling from a civil war. From the looks of it, our Raiden will be up to his perfectly-engineered eyeballs in cybernetic assassins and faceless henchman looking to get cut.
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance slashes its way onto the 360 and PS3 on January 15th.
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During a discussion with Spike TV's Geoff Keighley, Hideo Kojima took the stage at PAX Prime to talk to the audience about the past, present, and future of the Metal Gear franchise, including his own wishes for a Big Boss game, as well as fan-casting the recently-announced Metal Gear movie. Read More...
That sound you heard was a million red exclamation marks popping into existence over every Metal Gear fan.
So big, big news coming out of Konami's Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary event in Japan- a Hollywood adaptation of Metal Gear is on the way. The father of Snake and series creator, Hideo Kojima, along with Hollywood producer Avi Arad, announced a partnership between Columbia Pictures and Konami for a big screen release of the rabidly popular video game franchise.
You'll know Avi Arad as producing X-Men, Spider-Man 2, and bunch of other Marvel properties so it's a pretty safe bet that the Metal Gear movie will get the treatment it needs.