The third piece of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance DLC will be hitting both the PSN and XBLM May 17th. For those not in the know, this dlc has the player in control of Blade Wolf, robo-hound pal of both Raiden and Jetstream Sam. The DLC will take place during the time before Blade Wolf fights Raiden, back when he was working under Mistral. It’s a little difficult imagining how this DLC will play and control, at least with Sam we could figure he’d play similar to Raiden, but this thing is a damned robotic wolf with a chainsaw tail!! Regardless of whether or not we can understand how it’s going to control, if anyone can make it feel amazing, it’s Platinum Games.
Sometime later today the second batch of Metal Gear Rising: Revengence will be unleashed upon the PSN and Xbox Live Marketplace. Following the free batch of VR Missions, this DLC will actually feature a small side story where you get to play as Jack the Ripper rival, Jetstream Sam. This DLC will apparently follow Sam’s origin story, where we’ll likely learn how he came to be, how he joined Desperado, and his relations to your robo-companion. Sometime after the release of this DLC there will be a third DLC with another side story, this time putting players in the paws of robo-dog Blade Wolf. As reported at an earlier date, the Jetstream Sam DLC will be $7 on both the PS3 and Xbox.
UPDATE: According to the PlayStation Store Update post on the US PlayStation blog, the dlc is $9.99, not the $7 that was reported earlier. Sorry for the confusion.
It’s been announced that, in addition to the VR mission DLC which are currently free for all PS3 owners, Metal Gear Revengeance will be getting two more DLCs this april. One will involve a short side story were we play as Jetstream ‘Shit-Eating-Grin’ Sam, and another that gives players direct control over Blade Wolf, something I was hoping would happen the moment I saw the adorable, Zoid-like death machine. Both DLCs will be priced at $7 for the PS3 and whatever the $7 equivalent of microsoft points are for the 360.
But the DLC fun doesn’t end there, for owners of the wildly popular Fire Emblem: Awakening will be able to be getting free downloadable maps via the 3DS’s SpotPass feature. Today you’ll be able to get a map called “A Hard Miracle”, which by the title, sounds pretty hard. You’ll also be able to pick up the “Ghost of Blade” map on March 28th, “The Wellspring of Truth” map on April 11th, and “The Radiant Hero” map on April 25th, which will bring your super buff army in contact with “a legendary hero”. Though if you’re me, none of these maps should pose any problems when your party is lead by demon lord Donnel, that guy’s unkillable. The SpotPass feature also brings you goodies such as free weapons and armies to battle against on the world map, so be sure to check it out under the Bonus Box section of the in-game menu.
On April 2nd, 2013, Harmonix will stop releasing new songs for download use for Rock Band. The reason given is to use the resources used for DLC towards other new projects. It’s not secret that the mainstream music genre is on the decline. We had a few games, like Rock Revolution and Power GIG: Rise of the Six-String”, that tried to cash in on the success of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Then Guitar Hero was laid to rest a few years ago after Guitar Hero 6. Currently, the American music game genre is led by Just Dance and Dance Central (Harmonix’s current headliner). After 5 years (over 275 nonstop weeks) of DLC, perhaps it’s time to hang up the plastic guitars for a bit… at least until the Rock Band Reunion Tour, that is.
Everyone’s favorite gay roommate will soon be joining Scott and the gang for some good ol’ beat ‘em up action. On February 6th, you can finally play as Wallace Wells in Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game.
Not enough reason to reinstall the game (which is more than 2 years old now)? How about this: along with Wells, the DLC pack will also add an Online Multiplayer Mode to the game. This was something I was hoping to be added when the game first came out. But better late than never, right?
The Scott Pilgrim vs. the World “Online Multiplayer + Wallace Pack” will be available for download on the Xbox Live Arcade on February 6th,2013 for 160 Microsoft Points. No word on when the pack will be released on the PS3.
Update: The Scott Pilgrim vs The World DLC will be available on PSN Feb. 5th, one day prior to XBLA
Aksys Games, a company well known for publishing the Blaze Blue games and Zero’s Escape: Virtues Last Reward, is publishing yet another game for it’s western audiences. Muramasa: The Demon Blade, one of the cult hits of the Wii game lineup, is making it’s way to the Playstation Vita in Muramasa: Rebirth. The Vita exclusive re-make will include downloadable content for new story content and four brand new characters, as well as a brand new localization. No release date has been given by Aksys at this time.
Gearbox has announced today that they are now selling new skins and heads for Borderlands 2. Each character has three separate skin/head combos, making a total of 15 separate DLCs. Each DLC is 80 microsoft points or $0.99 for PS3 or PC owners, meaning a total of $14.85 if you want them all. These cosmetic DLC are not included in the season pass.