Metal Gear Solid: Rising, which was recently announced to be renamed and retooled as Metal Gear Rising: Revengance, is the first game in the Metal Gear series to focus exclusively on protagonist Raiden rather than Solid Snake. Metal Gear Rising is also unique because it is being developed by Platinum Games, the studio best known for Bayonetta, and not Kojima Productions. However, series creator Hideo Kojima still plans to have a presence in the game’s development to help it stay true to the series.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengance Trailer
Set after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4, Rising follows the cyborg Raiden as he deals with the aftermath of the fall of the Patriots and introduces new foes laden with nano-machines and cyborg technology. Unlike previous iterations of the Metal Gear series, Rising will instead be a more action-oriented game allowing the gamer to experience and perform Raiden’s insane ninja moves and intense sword action – taking on other cyborgs, Metal Gears, and nano-machine soldiers, among others. While this may seem a big change from the series’ roots, series creator Hideo Kojima promises that the game will still please fans of the franchise willing to keep an open mind.
Right now Metal Gear Rising: Revengance is slated for a release in 2012, and is expected to be available for both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. At present it is uncertain whether a PC version will be released.