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games™ Issue 117

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22 Dec 2011

Metal Gear’s 25th anniversary is celebrated this issue with a 17-page dissection of the franchise’s past, present and future with exclusive insight from the creative forces behind it. Elsewhere, we speak to Ninja Theory and Capcom about DmC, chat to Brendan McNamara and chart the highs and lows of 2011.

games™ Issue 117FEATURES
Metal Gear: A Complete History
With Rising due in 2012, games™ looks back at the series so far with recollections and opinions from the people behind the classic stealth action franchise.

[Since the mag went to press, the reannouncement of Metal Gear Rising as Revengeance has meant that some of the information in this feature is now slightly out of date. For the most up-to-date details on Raiden's return, please check out our full preview of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.]

Brendan McNamara
We talk to the L.A. Noire head honcho about his past, present and future.

Soulcalibur V
We speak with Project Soul and CyberConnect2 about the features and changes that will make this the definitive weapon-based fighter.

Blizzard Entertainment
We squint through the storm to discover why 2012 could be Blizzard’s biggest year yet.

DmC Devil May Cry
Ninja Theory and Capcom talk us through Dante’s polarising new look.

2011: A Retrospective
It’s been an important year for videogames, so we chart the highs and lows of the last twelve months and pick out the defining moments.

REVIEWS
The definitive verdicts on the biggest games, including…
Mario Kart 7
Need For Speed: The Run
Kirby’s Adventure Wii
Jurassic Park: The Game
Doctor Lautrec And The Forgotten Knights
PixelJunk Sidescroller
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures
Professor Layton And The Spectre’s Call
The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games

PREVIEWS
The gaming future laid bare, with first looks and updates on…
The Secret World
Rainbow 6 Patriots
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
The Last Story
Heroes Of Ruin
Unit 13
NeverDead
Retro City Rampage
Spec Ops: The Line
Persona 4: The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena
and many, many more…

RETRO
Behind The Scenes
We talk to Jon Hare and the team from Sensible Software about how the label was formed and look at the highs and lows of the Amiga years.

History Of Games: 1986
A look back at the year of Arkanoid, Bubble Bobble and the NES.

GameGadget
Blaze is hoping its new handheld will do for retro gaming what iTunes did for music. We find out how…

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