Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance gets “Zan-Datsu” PS3 bundle in Japan; playable demo hits PSN Japan December 13
The Metal Gear Rising Revengeance 斬奪 Package (Zan-Datsu Package) comes with a 250GB PS3 model, a wireless Dual Shock 3 controller, a copy of the game, an exclusive custom theme for the PS3’s XMB, and an in-game code for a “Cyborg Ninja” skin.
All for the cool price of 31,960 yen (~US$389, ~S$473) including tax in Japan. Available on February 21, 2013 in Japan – which is also the launch date for the title over there (February 19 in the US, February 28 for the Europe… where availability of the Zan-Datsu PS3 console has not yet been announced for).
Of course, since this is Kojima Productions and Metal Gear we’re talking about, gamers who cough up the dough for the Zan-Datsu pack will not be walking away with any regular old 250GB PS3 or Dual Shock 3 controller.
The Zan-Datsu edition of the PS3 console sports Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance‘s image colour – blue – prominently with stripes on its exterior, and bears the Kanji symbols for Zan and Datsu on two opposing corners of the system. The Dual Shock 3 controller is also coated in a special design and colour that Konami is calling “Dark Blue Skeleton”.
Zan-Datsu, by the way, is a special technique within MGR where the player has to accurately cut up the enemy cyborg in a specific way in order to expose his core robot parts, which protagonist Raiden then absorbs into his system.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Zan-Datsu technique because you haven’t had the chance to check out MGR via the demo that came with Zone of the Enders HD Edition (which was also the same demo displayed at Tokyo Game Show), then you’ll be pleased to know that the demo will be made available to everyone on Japan’s PlayStation store next week, on December 13.
A “technical play” video based on the aforementioned demo can be found at our previous story on MGR here.
Raiden armor skins
Konami did not provide an image for the PS3 custom theme or the Cyborg Ninja skin that folks who pre-order the Zan-Datsu package (or just the game stand-alone) will receive. But it looks something like this:
They did, however, provide pictures of the following three DLC skins that will be given out as additional pre-order bonuses at specific game store chains in Japan.
This is what Japanese gamers get when they buy from Konamistyle or Loppi: White Armor
Tsutaya customers get: Inferno Armor
And gamers who buy from Geo! stores receive: Command Armor