As revealed over the weekend, Konami roped in Bayonetta developers Platinum Games to make Metal Gear Rising, because it couldn't.
In May 2008, Hideo Kojima held a press conference for Metal Gear Solid 4 that was noteworthy for three things: The first MGS4 gameplay was shown, Hideo Kojima arrived with a silly haircut, and young model Akina Minami graced the stage.
Colour can be a strange and wonderful thing. Sometimes, all it's used for is to fill in the lines, or make something appear more "real", or more interesting. Yet other times it can be as powerful a force in our identification of a game as any character or soundtrack.
Think you are excited about Sony's upcoming portable, the NGP? You're not alone. Game developers are apparently totally jazzed about it, too. And the NGP might not only change the way you play games, but the way video games are made.
2008 was a good year for Konami — you could say it was solid. This year isn't so solid.