Gaming Update: 'Metal Gear Solid 5,' 'Dark Souls II' and 'Deep Down'

View new gameplay trailers for 'Metal Gear Solid 5' and 'Deep Down,' and learn about the various editions of 'Dark Souls II' at STACK Gamer.

Last week, a new gameplay trailer was released for Metal Gear Solid 5, the release date for Dark Souls 2 was announced, and Capcom confirmed that Deep Down would be FTP.

New Gameplay Trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5 

Gamers were treated to another extended gameplay trailer for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: the Phantom Pain. According to reports, the clip shows the game as played on the PlayStation 4 and features the Big Boss during a special mission created for the Tokyo Game Show. Big Boss sneaks onto a military base and quietly eliminates two soldiers before getting into a gun battle, using a sniper rifle.

In other news, creator Hideo Kojima commented on the game's torture scene, confirming its important role but stating it will not be controlled by the player. He told Eurogamer, "If the violence will give new emotions that are important to the game, I want to put it there, especially with this game where one of the main topics is revenge. I don't want to walk around that. [But] I didn't want to go as far as having playable torture. The part of Metal Gear Solid 5 that has torture is non-playable."

Dark Souls II Coming In March; Collector's Edition Detailed

Dark Souls II will arrive for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 11, 2014. A release date for the PC version has not been announced, but it is expected to arrive later in March.

The beta for the sequel will launch Oct. 12, and the title is officially available for pre-order on Amazon. As a pre-order special, both the standard and Black Armour edition—which includes the game, an official CD soundtrack and a metal case—are currently available for $59.99. The Collector's Edition retails for $119.99 and includes everything in the Black Armour edition, plus a hardcover art book, a 12-inch Warrior Knight figurine and a cloth map of the game world.

Deep Down Will Be Free-to-Play

Capcom has confirmed that its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Deep Down will be free-to-play. Gamers anxious to get their hands on the title, which has been shrouded in mystery, will have to wait until at least February 2014, when the game goes into open beta, according to hints by Sony president of worldwide studios, Shuhei Yoshida. All that is known about the game, which is set in 2094 New York, is that it will feature procedurally created dungeons and random beasts; players will have access to memories, which will appear to change the surroundings; and players can form online 4-person teams to take down various monsters. Check out the latest gameplay trailer below.

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