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It's time to talk about cherry blossoms. And how they relate to downloadable content. Cherry blossoms are just starting to bloom here in New York. Coincidentally, the Jetstream Sam DLC for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was recently released, too, and it lets you play as one of the game's villains in a standalone campaign.


There's a part early on in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance where you're going to want to give up. Please don't. It's not your fault that you might be stuck; It's Platinum's. And don't worry, you're not the only one. Myself and Kotaku colleagues Kirk Hamilton and Chris Person all hit the same ridiculously hard moment and had the same reaction: "What the hell, Raiden? How the eff are we supposed to get past Blade Wolf?!"


It was a strange situation to begin with, Metal Gear Rising was supposed to be released in Australia this week, but then it wasn't. Australian distributor Mindscape pushed the game's release back until February 26, citing a last minute shipping delay, but now we have confirmation that all JB Hi-Fi stores are selling the game as of today as a result of a street break by another unnamed retailer.


They had to make up a word for it. For all the over-the-top cyber-machismo dancing across the screen in this new Metal Gear game. Nothing currently extant in the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, would do. And the definition? Something like, "the confluence of bionic ninja warriors, near-future war profiteering and giant, quadraped war machines." Revengeance.


Another day another Metal Gear Rising trailer. Not that I'm complaining. Last time I played the game I found myself genuinely excited by the game, particularly by the pace of it, and the slow motion cut mechanics. Then again, I am one of those weird people who thinks Bayonetta is the best action game of the generation, so you might want to take my opinions with wee pinch of salt!