Earlier this year, a mysterious trailer was revealed for a game known as The Phantom Pain. Following a mysterious interview, fan speculation, and some unanswered questions, Hideo Kojima has finally announced that it is Metal Gear Solid V, which is being developed for the PS3 and 360. The trailer, as well as some gameplay footage, was shown yesterday at a GDC panel. Kojima has stated that The Phantom Pain has a prologue, which is the previously announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. He has stated that these are both separate games. In addition, MGS series veteran David Hayter, the voice of both Solid Snake and Big Boss, has stated that he is not involved with this project. Check below for the trailer from Konami, as well as the gameplay footage, courtesy of Gematsu!
Bethesda has announced a brand new DLC pack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim today. This new pack, dubbed 'Dragonborn,' brings players back to Solstheim, the island players visited in the Bloodmoon expansion for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. In addition, it seems like players can now mount dragons, a long requested feature. Skyrim was our Game of the Year in 2011, so we're definitely excited about this pack. Dragonborn will be released on December 4th on Xbox Live, and later on for Windows and PS3. Check out the trailer after the jump!
A few days ago, Konami announced that they are not releasing a patch for the Silent Hill HD Collection on the Xbox 360 due to "technical issues and resources". As compensation, people who have bought the game before August 8th have been offered a free game from a list spanning multiple consoles and even generations (well, only 2).
For those who are unaware, Silent Hill HD Collection was released for both the Xbox 360 and PS3. Both versions contained numerous bugs involving frame rate, audio-syncing, and graphical issues. The PS3 version is receiving a title update fixing these issues, but the Xbox 360 version is not as fortunate.
The list of titles aren't too great, but I suppose it's better than nothing. If you're so inclined, you can even get the PS3 version of the game!
The list of titles being offered as compensation follows after the jump.
As a surprise to absolutely no one, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has been announced yesterday alongside a trailer. The trailer, having only been released yesterday, already has over 1 million views.
In an attempt to change up the formula, developer Treyarch has decided to take the game into the future... Well, near future. Treyarch plans to add new game modes including branching missions in hopes to break the stagnation that the series has been mocked for in the past few years.
Not that it really matters, the game will most likely make yet another few billion dollars as the previous games in the series have.
Microsoft has released some news today that's sure to make Halo fans really happy. 343 Industries has announced that Halo 4 will be released on November 6, 2012. There's no word on whether this date is a worldwide release date, or just for the USA. Halo 4 is the first game in a new trilogy for the Halo series, and the first sequel in the series to be developed by a studio other than Bungie. Despite being a new trilogy, it picks up where Halo 3 left off, with the Master Chief and Cortana stranded in space, heading towards an unknown planet.
Over the past year, Sega has been re-releasing some popular Dreamcast games on downloadable platforms. Following the latest announcement of Jet Set Radio HD for XBLA, PSN, and Steam, Sega has been asked about their future plans for this new trend. Sega responded by saying the two most asked-for games are Skies of Arcadia, and Shenmue. According to an interview with Gamereactor UK, they may or may not be working on them. Sounds like they're teasing us. If you're a Sega fan, this year might turn out to have some amazing releases.
The awfully embarrassing Spike TV Video Game Awards aired this weekend, complete with a full set of announcements to actually get people to care. Hideo Kojima appeared on stage at the very end of the show in order to reveal new information about the long-awaited Metal Gear spinoff game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. That's right, the subtitle is revengeance. All jokes aside, the game looks really good, and it's being developed by Platinum Games, the geniuses behind Bayonetta and Vanquish.
Check out the trailer below the jump, courtesy of Gametrailers.
Happy 20th birthday, Sonic! It's been 20 years since the speedy mammal ran for the first time on the Sega Genesis. Since Sonic hasn't exactly been considered great in the past few years, the developers decided to do something special. Take us back in time! (...to another world?)
The chubbier, shorter blue hedgehog from the days of yore has returned thanks to a creature called the Time Eater. The story isn't the greatest thing, but when it comes to Sonic the Hedgehog games, the story never is.
Anyway, thanks to the strange creature, we get to play levels as if they were in 2D (with 3D graphics, of course). The visuals are amazing with some parts that absolutely took my breath away. There are 9 different levels with 2 acts, one with classic Sonic, as mentioned earlier, and the other with modern Sonic with levels laid out similar to his newer games, especially Sonic Colors. The level remixes (including music remixes to match the era), were fantastically done. Aside from some visual issues which lead to a few cheap deaths, these levels were some of the best ones I've played in a really long time.
According to Develop, multiple industry sources claim the next generation Xbox will be ready for a big reveal at the 2013 E3. The expected shelf date for consumers is later that year around the holiday season. Other information about the new Xbox, which is currently being referred to as 'Xbox Next', is not available at this time. However, rumors which are unconfirmed state that EA Games is already in possession of an early prototype. EA has denied this and Microsoft has declined to comment on the entire matter.
Welcome to the first of our many New York Comic Con game previews. This year's con was packed with high profile developers showing off their most anticipated games. One of the most popular booths belonged to Capcom, who brought a playable build of Street Fighter X Tekken, the first game in a two-part crossover series between Capcom and Namco.