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You know a game franchise has reached cultural behemoth-status when they have to put out an optional downloadable on consoles to explain every facet of the characters’ intentions, motivations and relations to one another.
Even that was back in 2008 when Mgs 4 was gearing up for release, and regardless of how much effort was put into tying up all the loose ends and providing closure for Solid Snake and chums, here we are just six years later with more on the horizon. It has to be said that it was going to take something special to draw fans back in after such a laborious job was done in 4 to remove anything worth unravelling.
Director Hideo Kojima and his team have done it again though, pulling at the narrative thread of the older timelime that follows Mgs 3 protagonist Naked Snake – now Big Boss – and weaving an enticing plot-blanket with which to lovingly wrap ourselves in. »
- Scott Tailford
If you still haven’t figured out what the mysteriously and randomly PS4 released P.T demo is, it is basically the first marketing ploy to bring attention to the fact that legendary video game director Hideo Kojima, revered film director Guillermo Del Toro, and Walking Dead sensation Norman Reedus are all collaborating to rejuvenate the Silent Hill franchise.
And even though Kojima has promoting Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at the forefront of Gamescom, he has disclosed some details on Silent Hills. Perhaps the best quote is that making gamers piss their pants won’t be enough, for Kojima actually wants you to stain your underwear brown.
We are aiming for a game that will make you sh*t your pants.
Moving on to more serious details, Kojima also isn’t concerned if the game will be too terrifying for some gamers to actually finish. Also, before »
- Robert Kojder
In an interview with Time magazine, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima was asked why he keeps returning to the franchise after asserting that the next title will be his last, with the director swiftly explaining:
“And this time – I’ll say it again – this is the last one [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain]. Not the last Metal Gear, but the last one I’ll work on. This is my focus when I go into working on a game. Every game I make, I create thinking it’s really, really going to be the last game I create. So I put as much as I can in and make sure I have no regrets.”
Kojima’s philosophical approach has certainly benefited the franchise, with each title developing and refining on what its predecessors introduced. However, one of the unforgettable features that Mgs has consistently excelled in is dialogue and one-liners, which are reinforced by »
- Adnan Riaz
Back in 2010, Guillermo Del Toro had announced a horror game, intended as a series, called Insane, to be developed by ‘Saints Row’ studio Volition, owned by Thq. If the mere idea of Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’S Labyrinth) crafting his own interactive horror experience doesn’t get you at least mildly excited, then I don’t know, maybe you hate video games. Sadly, that game was unceremoniously dumped two years down the line, and my hopes for a genuinely interesting new horror game went down the drain.
Two years have passed since that fateful day…
At the European E3 known as Gamescom, Sony announced a heretofore unmentioned game called Pt, by way of informing the audience of a demo (or, in their words, “playable teaser”), similarly titled, on the PS4, that was immediately available to play. The demo, though, didn’t reveal much at first glance, acceding little to »
- Chris Melkus
If you happened to be within a five mile radius of any gamer these past few days chances are you’ll have heard that an event called Gamescom was taking place in Cologne, Germany. It’s one of a handful of major press events for the industry where heavyweights like Sony and Microsoft turn up to tantalise everyone with upcoming releases and news about what to expect from them in the future.
As an excuse to get one up on the competition it’s always interesting to tune in and watch everything unfold live, however what everyone’s talking about is something that trolled us all midway through the Sony presentation. Time for some scene-setting:
Following a fantastically ludicrous Metal Gear Solid demo where we saw series-creator Hideo Kojima (a lot more on him later) demonstrate the intricacies of how to hide in a cardboard box, a very ominous, »
- Scott Tailford
This is something of a dream team as the latest instalment in the franchise will see a man responsible for directing and producing a number of great horror movies with someone who is considered a genius in the world of video games thanks to his work on the aforementioned series focusing on the beloved Solid Snake.
The game will have some serious star power in the form of The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, the actor who plays fan-favourite character Daryl Dixon in the AMC series based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book.
The teaser below is very intriguing, and the graphics look incredible. It’s currently titled Silent Hills, and there’s unfortunately no word on a release date as of yet. »
- Josh Wilding
During Sony’s Gamescom conference, they drew gamers attention towards a mysterious ‘interactive teaser’ called P.T from unknown developer 7780’s Studios, available immediately on the Psn Store.
Little did gamers know that upon solving the mystery of P.T and finding that 7780’s Studios was nothing more than a smokescreen, they would be rewarded with one of the most exciting team ups in recent memory. As the camera follows a man walking down a deserted street, Hideo Kojima’s name comes up on screen, moments later followed by Guillermo del Toro. As the camera pans back further, it’s revealed that the main character is to be played by non other than Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead fame. As the screen fades to white, the Silent Hills title is revealed, accompanied with Akira Yamaoka’s spine tingling theme song. Check the trailer here…
This is hugely exciting for two obvious reasons, »
- Gary Collinson
Konami has dropped a bombshell with the sudden release of a new trailer for the Silent Hill series. Although the trailer doesn’t offer much in details pertaining to the actual game or its plot, it does offer some pretty big names that happen to be involved in the project.
First up is Hideo Kojima, the venerable mastermind of the Metal Gear Solid series, and a creative pioneer for the industry. Next comes Guillermo del Toro, the respected Spanish filmmaker responsible for Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and the Hellboy series. Finally we have Norman Reedus, best known for the cult classic film Boondock Saints and AMC’s mega-smash zombie serial, The Walking Dead, apparently playing the main character of the new game via motion capture.
The trailer also reveals that the game will be powered by Kojima’s revolutionary new Fox engine, which should offer tons of new gameplay possibilities. »
- Mike Worby
Fresh off a successful cardboard box demonstration, Konami announced today that both Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be coming to the PC. While no release date for the titles was given, series mastermind Hideo Kojima has revealed that both entries will be released through Steam.
Although the franchise is no stranger to PCs, as both the original Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty were ported over, these releases mark the first time the series will be available through through Steam. The Platinum Games-developed spinoff, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, was released on Steam earlier this year.
One would probably expect that The Phantom Pain port will be released alongside its console brethren in 2015, but with how long previous ports took to come over, who knows for sure. At the very least, both Metal Gear Solid V »
- Eric Hall
Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) will be involved, in some capacity, in the new Silent Hill game. I know that's vague in regard to their roles on the project, but that's all that has been announced thus far. From the below video we can assume that Reedus will voice a character in the game (as well as give license to his visage), but I'm foggier on Del Toro's involvement since his title card just has his name. Did he write it? Is he a producer of some kind? No idea. Also from the title cards, we can make an educated guess that the name of the game is Silent Hills. Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is working on it as well. That's about all of the info we have, and most of it has been gleamed from a Silent Hills teaser video that sprung from »
- Evan Dickson
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and fan favorite genre director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth) have come together to develop a new installment of the popular horror video game series Silent Hill that will star Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints). Konami announced the game in an unusual way via an interactive teaser downloadable on the PlayStation Store (which you can see below captured by an excited, screaming fan). The last Silent Hill game to be released was 'Book of Memories' in 2012 which was available only on PlayStation Vita. »
- Pietro Filipponi
The last Silent Hill was released back in 2012, but the survival horror video game series is returning in a big way. An interactive teaser for Playstation 4 called P.T. was released yesterday, and at the end it was revealed to be a demo for a new Silent Hill game from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro called Silent Hills, featuring The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus. You can check out a promo for the teaser below, and there's also video of the ending »
- Jesse Giroux
Sony just pulled one of the greatest sleight of hand tricks in the history of gaming. Those who were lucky enough to complete the blindingly tricky P.T. demo soon found a massive surprise.
P.T. is really just a teaser for a new Silent Hill game, entitled Silent Hills.
The announcement of a new Silent Hill is already a blockbuster event, but it gets even bigger. Silent Hills is being made by spiritual horror superfan and all around genius Guillermo del Toro along with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.
Silent Hills will match its pedigree behind the scenes by placing "The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus in the leading role. IGN reported that Kojima has been teasing this reveal on Twitter. Cryptic tweets about his desire to make a game starring Reedus and singing the praises of the Silent Hill franchise have all been hinting at this.
- Scott Dell
Guillermo del Toro has added one more thing to his "to do" list: Help create a new "Silent Hill" video game titled Silent Hills! Word broke today that the Pacific Rim helmer is working with "Metal Gear Solid's" Hideo Kojima to bring gamers back to Silent Hill. Norman Reedus, that "Walking Dead" heartthrob that the ladies do admire oh so much, is going to be the star, too.
- Ryan Turek
The announcement was made in a highly unusual way - through a 76-minute long teaser which shows a man walking down a dark street. In the last few seconds, the man turns and it's revealed to be Reedus in character.
A chopped down 2.5 minute version of the key parts of the trailer is available below.
- Garth Franklin
The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus (better known as Daryl Dixon) is the latest actor to play a photo-realistic version of himself in a video game. A new Silent Hill was announced at the Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany earlier today, and the trailer below features the star of the AMC series before the reveal of the game's logo. Further blurring the line between movies and video games is the fact that Pacific Rim helmer Guillermo del Toro is developing this new Silent Hill, and he will be joined by Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima. What do you guys think? »
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has long said he wanted to make a Silent Hill game, and his first effort for the series has been revealed after months of teasing. Strangely, Kojima has a couple big names working with him. A demo game called P.T. hit the PlayStation 4 today, and upon completion revealed […]
- Russ Fischer
Today, Konami announced its line-up for Gamescom, promising to showcase “major advances” for its enormously anticipated game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Konami have said that Gamescom attendees will have a chance to witness the “sheer scale and ambition” of the game at the show. The game utilises the Fox engine, which has apparently allowed series creator Hideo Kojima to “realise the scale and story he has always envisaged.” While there is currently no release date for the new Metal Gear Solid, it will arrive on Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 sometime in 2015.
Alongside Metal Gear Solid, Konami hopes to show off new details about their football title, Pes 2015, by bringing a playable version of the game to the show – the first time the title has appeared at a major public event. Pes has struggled in recent years to combat EA’s football juggernaut FIFA.
Gamescom is »
- Tom Powter
It might seem greedy to expect a game to be remade twice but when it’s a game as brilliant as Metal Gear Solid, you can forgive fever-pitch anticipation. A while back, Hideo Kojima himself confused journalists when he seemed to state that he was actively looking for a studio to remake Metal Gear Solid using the brand spanking new Fox Engine (responsible for the amazing technical advances we’ve seen in Metal Gear Solid V). The world went crazy but it turned out that Kojima was simply saying he would love for someone to do it; it wasn’t something he was looking into right now.
Still, the fact that he’s teasing us with the idea surely indicates that it’s going to be considered somewhere down the line? After all, it’s a great way to introduce the game to a whole new audience. That must »
- Sam Coleman
If gaming had a Hall of Fame, Hideo Kojima would be in a pretty prime position to be one of the first inductees. It’s an understatement to say that his Metal Gear series garnered immense popularity for the stealth genre; it’s pretty much come to define the genre.
While the first two Metal Gear games helped shape the series, the launch of Metal Gear Solid in 1998 turned it into a gaming force. The 3D graphics helped bring the game to life (leaning up against walls and scoping out enemy placements is still awesome) and the story is suitably complex and exciting with plenty of twists to uncover.
With most series, you tend to get a slight decline in quality as the sequels roll out. Not with Metal Gear Solid. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty is arguably better than the first game (despite some initial controversy »
- Sam Coleman
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