Konami slashes Metal Gear Rising to $30, free DLC included

Metal Gear Rising cut down to $30 with free DLC
You can have your Revengeance for half the original price, after Konami announced it's reducing Metal Gear Rising's tag to $30. If you're still unmoved by that reduction, Konami is chucking in two bits of free DLC in the form of the Jetstream and Blade Wolf side-stories.

It's unclear if the free DLC will be bundled with copies sold at the new price, or if they'll simply be made free on the Xbox Games Store and PlayStation Network. At the time of writing, we're didn't see online retailers reflecting the reduced price with any detail about the DLC. Also, Konami's announcement doesn't touch on the downloadable PC port, which we last heard about in June when it was coming "soon."

Revengeance was one of 2013's first big-name (and silly-name) arrivals, and Raiden's return was a happy homecoming according to our four-star review. As Ludwig put it, the Platinum Games-developed hack-and-slash is "seriously sexed up Fruit Ninja fan-fiction," a phrase we're still reeling from eight months later.
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Fans Offered METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE at New Price Point Starting Today; Free DLC Extends Gameplay Experience

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE is now available at a reduced price of $29.99 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. With the purchase of this award-winning game, players will also access the Jetstream and Blade Wolf downloadable content (DLC) packs for free.

Released in February, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE has been praised for its cutting-edge c action gameplay and advanced technology. The lower price point gives new fans the opportunity to experience the game at a reduced price, with the added bonus free DLC packs that lengthen the overall experience.

Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory by delivering an action-packed experience unlike anything seen before. The title brings two of the world's most respected development teams together with a common goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action together with dynamic storytelling, all within the expansive METAL GEAR universe.

The Jetstream DLC is a side story featuring Samuel Rodriguez as a playable character. It contains multiple hours of gameplay including unique abilities and characteristics for Sam, while expanding on his storyline and origins. Sam, the "cool Brazilian wind," was a lone swordsman who brought terror and chaos to the underworld in Latin America. After slashing through the world's outlaws as a part of his training, Sam arrives in Denver, Colorado. Players can find out what happens when he challenges "World Marshall" to test his skills. At last, the hidden story behind Raiden's popular rival will be revealed.

The Blade Wolf DLC is a side story with LQ-84i as a playable character. It features multiple hours of gameplay including unique abilities and characteristics for LQ-84i, while also expanding on each of his storylines and origins. Reactivated by Desperado Enforcement's leader Sundowner and serving under Mistral, the DLC reveals LQ-84i's story prior to him battling and eventually joining forces with Raiden and becoming Blade Wolf. Players can battle countless enemies using an arsenal of weapons and abilities, culminating in an all-new boss battle.

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METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE is available now for $29.99 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft at major retail stores nationwide.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.