Blade Wolf On The Prowl May 17th


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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.

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Hop On The Jetstream Later Today[UPDATE]


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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.

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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.

Want More DLC? Why Not Blade Wolf?


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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.

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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.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Videos Ups the Cray Cray




Two new game videos were released today for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The first video shows off a fight against a gorilla based enemy. What interest is that the enemy’s moveset changes whenever you cut off a limb. If the enemy loses an arm, it’ll try to get Raiden into a headlock. If the enemy loses both arms, it gonna dropkick your ass. Also, an old friend returns, and just in time for Cinco de Mayo it seems.
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We get to see a Metal Gear Ray  boss battle in the second video. It seems like the strategy is to avoid missile and laser blasts (very Godzilla like) while trying to cut off pieces of armor and limbs. The slow down sword frenzy mode looks to be crucial. There are a few quick time events, but nothing too extreme, meaning that the game won’t play itself.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in the US on February 19, 2013.

Steve’s E3 pick of the Day: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance



There were some notable games that I did see today at the Sony Press Conference(Last of Us, Beyond), but I can’t really do much about it since I do not own a Playstation 3. Fortunately, there is a game that is going to be released on the Xbox 360 that I’m really looking forward to. METAL GEAR….Rising?

My feelings towards this game were ever so changing. During the first trailer/tech demo, I thought the slicing feature was very cool, although the way it was shown in it seemed very slow placed. But once Platinum Games got their hands on Rising… WHOA MAMA. The trailer they released for Rising had me literally rolling on the floor laughing. It was the most over the top, cliched, action-y, and stupidest videos I’ve seen. The music towards the end was just ridiculous(WHOUD WHOUD WHOUD, WHOUD WHOUD WHOUD). “Revenge with a vengeance… Revengeance!” You gotta be shittin’ me.

Despite how ludicrous the video was, I was still looking forward to the game. The Metal Gear series is up there in my favorite single player games, so I’m essential obligated to get this. But after watching this video, I can accept the game for what it is, and now, I have a bad ass cyborg ninja swinging game to look forward to!