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Raiden Cuts Loose on PlayStation: The Official Magazine’s July issue

Roger Burchill's Avatar Posted by Editor in Chief, PlayStation: The Official Magazine

PTOM’s cover may be looking a bit more ragged than usual this month, but we think it perfectly represents the slice ’n’ dice awesomeness of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. We’ve got exclusive screenshots and chat with Hideo Kojima, Atsushi Inaba, and other members of the Platinum Games/Kojima Productions dev team to get the inside scoop on this new more action-oriented turn for the Metal Gear franchise. And FYI: The game’s slicing mechanic works suh-weeeeet!

PTOM: July 2012

We also take an in-depth look at 2K Games’ new combat shooter Spec Ops: The Line. Yes, another combat shooter. But Spec Ops focus on the dark, mind-twisting psychological effects of war is intriguing and could offer a new twist for the familiar genre. On a lighter note, we take a look at 20 Insane Trophies that we dare you to attempt. ’Cause there’s no way we’re ever gonna manage to earn ’em. Let us know how you do.

In our early looks and previews, we’ve go info on God of War: Ascension (OMG! Kratos!), PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, Crysis 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Dishonored, DmC: Devil May Cry, Resident Evil 6… Can we stop now? Is that enough gaming goodness to suffice? Well, don’t worry about it—there’s more.

Rockstar Game’s Max Payne 3 leads off this month’s review section, which also includes our final verdicts on big titles like Starhawk, Prototype 2, Dragon’s Dogma, Dirt Showdown, and Mortal Kombat for Vita. But the surprise performers this month? Check out our thoughts on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and two notable PSN games: Closure and the first episode of The Walking Dead. Not a bad month for games at all…

It’s also not a bad month to pick up the July issue of PTOM, arriving on newsstands on Tuesday, June 5 (The first day of E3!).

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WFMMK said:

June 4th, 7:40 am

Nice cover, love the slice effect. Looking forward to Rising I hope they release the E3 demo to the public soon. Can’t wait to watch E3 live!

PatriotEyez27 said:

June 4th, 7:40 am

Amazing,can’t wait for tonight ;)

Newcloud said:

June 4th, 7:45 am

DmC playstation all stars???? Dante in battle royle?

Teach1982 said:

June 4th, 7:46 am

Anyone have recommendations on where to subscribe to this mag online??

WFMMK said:

June 4th, 7:55 am


I used amazon they have good deals on it.

XFRod said:

June 4th, 7:56 am

#3 – No….. No Dante in Playstation All-Stars. It’s just the banner along the bottom showing what games are covered in the mag. Note, the other side… Resident Evil 6 / Crysis 3… Although, your reaction was what I first saw when I looked at it, too.

WFMMK said:

June 4th, 7:56 am

@ Newcloud

It’s a list of 4 games they’re previewing. There is a chance Dante might be in the game but I doubt it’ll be the new one.

Carl-G said:

June 4th, 8:31 am

SNAKE?! SNAAAAAAAAAAKE?! “NO NOT SNAKE!!!” :D Classic E3 years back when MicroSoft said “We have Snake now” & Kojima said “No not Snake” :D Can’t say i am to bothered about MG:R(or whatever it’s called now)

ERC1980 said:

June 4th, 8:37 am

Hello Roger
As a subscriber, when can i expect to receive this issue?

Can’t wait to check out this issue, the newest e3 trailer has gotten me hyped up for Raidens adventure :)

MarioTBK said:

June 4th, 8:48 am

I’m still waiting for the formal cancelation of this project so all MGS fans can rejoice. Ever since the Bayonetta people took over this project it has looked so stupid. The original version looked so much better, and the theory was a thousand times better. Now it’s just generic garbage.

Also, I didn’t know PS magazine still existed, I remember getting it back in the PS1/early PS2 era, nice. They always did have the coolest covers, like the one for the first DMC(you know, the real one, not the craptastic reboot).

BrownChiKaNo said:

June 4th, 9:34 am

Who cares, give us PS+ June preview already, wtf!

mcbuttz78 said:

June 4th, 10:09 am

hey roger.. im going to pick this up when i get off work. Like the avi.. haha is that really you.. Look like the guy in gta china town wars… hmm. hey my friend said would it be ok to hire bill donuhue onthe staff… you said you could revenge for base ball bat attacks from back in the day.. ne way l8tr

vp-psn legionairre group

WolfyHopeless said:

June 4th, 10:16 am

I’m not even going to dignify MGR by acknowledging it as a valid game in the MG universe. Kojima isn’t really taking it seriously and like many of his fans, the metal gear universe ended to him with snake.


June 4th, 10:37 am

got my issus last week. the max review was good. and the new eds seem pretty cool. shame ken left but eh the way it goes, yo Rog you guys going to E3

Dantes_Ragnarok said:

June 4th, 10:59 am

So they are serious with DmC?
Come on Capcom, give us Devil May Cry 5!
*crosses fingers for E3*

zombie9 said:

June 4th, 12:11 pm

I stopped buying PTOM because they would review games before they were even out. cough (Killzone3).
But without MGS I would not be a Playstation Fan. Zombie9 returns in 2 weeks!!!! see ya then.

Elvick_ said:

June 4th, 1:02 pm

@16: Wut… they get review copies sent to them… that’s how it works. Unless they know the game is terrible, then a company will force reviewers to either not review it at all or buy it to review it. Hopefully getting enough people to buy it before people find out it’s terrible~

@blog; Shame it seems like a missed opportunity for Move support. And not lame support like Ninja Gaiden 3’s waggle either. The slice mechanic screams, “slice with the move”… and keep the actual combat to buttons. Shame only MS is willing to dish out endless money for Kinect. Star Wars, Harry Potter, Dragon Ball Z… even if they suck they’ll sell because they’ll be advertised and are part of big franchises.

*le sigh*

Riaden242 said:

June 4th, 1:59 pm

OMG I just….. I don.t even have the words. I am SO exited for this E3. I don’t think i can wait 4 more hours!

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June 4th, 2:17 pm

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j2k_3000 said:

June 4th, 4:52 pm

Ninja Gaiden 3 is a letdown to hardcore fans like myself. But i’m excited to see how MG Rising is turning out to be epic and its going to bury NG3, blame hayashi for that.

hung187 said:

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Busca-Cabezas said:

June 4th, 10:32 pm

LOL! @ Suh-weeeeeet! :D PTOM simply, ROCKS! E3 FTW!! Sony & PlayStation, #1!!!!

darkspectre said:

June 6th, 2:09 am

I usually don’t by gaming mags anymore thanks to YouTube and gaming websites, but this issue of PTOM magazine is just too good to pass up. I haven’t read one since they pulled PlayStation 2 demo discs from the issues!

truongtantai said:

June 7th, 4:18 am

cant wait get MSR

S-A-Z-A-R said:

June 7th, 4:54 pm

Looking ford to play MGR even tho snake is not going to be in it ill still enjoy it. And who knows maybe he will get a apparence on playstation All stars Battle Royale but only time will tell.

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