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Fans of Metal Gear Rising received new artwork rather than a remaster

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How about some fresh artwork from the developers of the game instead of a PS5, PS4 remaster for the 10th anniversary of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? In fact, Platinum Games has created a blog post where you can check out some fresh illustrations inspired by the PS3 game as well as a message from the game’s director Kenji Saito. For many fans, the news will come as a disappointment because there was no mention of a remake, remaster, or even a re-release.

Saito expresses gratitude to the audience for its support of the game over the past ten years. He said, “My most recent memory of anything to do with the game, ten years after the game’s release, is seeing Armstrong and Sam appear in so many memes globally. It seems surreal that MGR: R is still being discussed ten years later. The director then remarks on how the number of players has grown over time, calling it “truly moving stuff.”

The Platinum Games team, including Tomoko Nishii, Kenichirou Yoshimura, and Kana Yamamoto, then shares some fresh artwork in the blog post. A few of the illustrations are embedded below; click on them to see them in their entirety.

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Jamie Christopherson, the game’s music composer, provided a message to cap off today’s 10th anniversary celebrations. He expresses his gratitude to the audience once more and says he’s “I’m pleasantly surprised that the game and soundtrack have remained popular, and that players from all over the world have continued to admire and play them. I have personally enjoyed seeing all of the hilarious memes, reaction videos, and song covers that we created for the game. It means a lot to me to know that the game and music have made so many people happy.”

Since there is no mention of a re-release anywhere in PlatinumGames’ blog post, any hopes and dreams for a Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance remaster are likely over at this point. It appears that this is all that Raiden’s voice actor Jack Flynn was alluding to when he previously teased “things to be announced in the coming weeks.” Unless the Japanese developer is hiding a new surprise. But at this point, it seems unlikely, so you’ll have to settle for some fresh art.

At least, do you like the drawings?

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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