While in Tokyo, our man in the street, Adam Sessler, had the opportunity to get behind the scenes at Famitsu one of the largest gaming magazines in Japan. Why not take a few moments to share the wisdom the man uncovered? In other words, watch the video to see what transpired.
Tokyo Game Show
Metal Gear Solid 4 is one of those games that's gathering a pretty significant amount of buzz these days, and it was at Tokyo Game Show for all to see, including one Mr. Adam Sessler, who got to play it, and brought back the footage to prove it.
Check it out, Snake fans.
Kojima Production's Ryan Payton has confirmed that they are currently working on an English version of the playable Metal Gear Solid 4 demo that was at TGS 07.
"As of tomorrow, we're going to start working on the English demo," said Payton. "But whether you'll be able to experience it, that's open for debate, open for speculation. Hopefully I can make an announcement about that soon, but right now, the focus is on making the English version."
TheFeed hopes this means that the demo will be released on the PSN for all to enjoy. It could also be for the upcoming E For All Expo, which is open to the public. Or maybe even as a pack-in for a new PS3 game.
ShackNews.com: Metal Gear Solid 4 English Demo In The Works
Square Enix is good at making RPGs, but only really good at selling them in Japan.
Franchises like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest sell like hot cakes over there, but don't sell as well as they could in the US.
To help boost sales here in the states, Square Enix is looking for a US-based publishing partner to help market and sell their games.
Genius game creator Hideo Kojima dropped important word on Metal Gear Solid 4 over the weekend at the Tokyo Game Show in the form of in-depth booklet given out to the faithful at Konami's booth.
Along with much discussion of the game's storyline, Kajima gave some good news and some bad news.
- The good news: Metal Gear Online will be included with Metal Gear Solid 4. "We often get asked whether Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Solid Online will be sold separately," said Kojima. "Metal Gear Solid Online will be included in Metal Gear Solid 4, in the form of a 'Starter Pack.' Once the service launches, it'll keep on going with additional new stages, new rules, and so on. So in the end, MGSO will outlast MGS4."
- This is really and truly the last appearance of Solid Snake ever. . "Solid Snake's story is really going to end in MGS4," explained Kojima in the booklet. "Using cloning [as a plot device] was really cheating. I wouldn't be working on [MGS4] if I thought there was a sequel…" That doesn't mean there won't be any more Metal Gear games, however. "As long as there's a game called MGS5 and it's a game where you sneak around, it doesn't have to be Solid Snake, right? I'd like that to be created by the younger developers," he said. "To put it another way, Solid Snake is one character that I don't want to entrust to other people."
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GameSpot: TGS '07: Kojima speaks
Who doesn't love a good Wii game that will keep you cursing the screen if you make the slightest miscalculation in moving your mercury ball around from hole to hole? We know. We love it, too. Check out the trailer for Mercury Meltdown Revolution, what comes to us courtesy of the Tokyo Game Show.
Do you want to lead the life of a rough-and-tumble motorcyclist? Sure, we all do. But, what if you can't afford or aren't interested in the next generation of videogame consoles to train with? No worries, palomino. Here's a trailer for the PlayStation 2 game Moto GP '07, just for you.
Don't say we never gave you anything, easy rider.
Strange things afoot at the Tokyo Game Show '07, not the least of which is Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, a legal-oriented game for the Nintendo DS. We have the trailer right here, friends. Why not join the animated barrister and find out what he's all about?
Hold onto your hats, 360 fans. You're about to be flamed by Sony fanboys. It turns out that Mistwalker's upcoming RPG, Lost Odyssey, will require 4 DVDs on the 360.
Now, while this may seem like a clear victory for Blu-Ray, we here at TheFeed agree with our buddies at Destructoid about swapping discs. It ain't that bad.
This Tokyo Game Show week, so you'd expect that most of the videogame news would be Far Eastern in nature, but the thoughtful people at Sega remembered us in North America! The house of Sonic announced three new games that will be coming stateside:
- Yakuza 2: Plot-driven Japanese gangsta simulator for the PlayStation 2.
- Dinosaur King: A dinosaur collection simulator for the Nintendo DS.
- Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: Mystery/dungeon simulating RPG set in Feudal Japan, playable on the Nintendo DS..
"SEGA's product development strategy in North America and Europe is to create great games for Western audiences using Western developers," said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. "In addition, we have the unique advantage of being able to tap into content streams from SEGA's talented Japanese studios. We work closely with Japan to identify compelling games, such as these three titles, that we know Western audiences will
Click the cut for official description of all three of these exciting titles.
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