The question of whether or not Metal Gear Solid Rising would come out has been something that was up in the air for multiple years now. Hideo Kojima revealed Metal Gear Solid Rising at E3 ’09 and a new subtitle later, we finally know that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is coming out and it’s hitting store shelves on February 19th, 2013.
Konami describes Rising as having “elements of pure action and epic storytelling, all within the expansive METAL GEAR universe. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE introduces Raiden as the central character; a child soldier transformed into a cyborg ninja, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.”
As you know if you’ve followed Rising/Revengeance throughout its development cycle, it’s based solely on the swordplay of Raiden. This brings about the obvious issue of Rising possibly not featuring any kind of stealth, a staple of the Metal Gear franchise. Though on the other hand, some could argue that Metal Gear Solid 4 featured little stealth as well. But knowing that Platinum Games, the folk behind Bayonetta and the ridiculous third person experience that was Vanquish, gives us all a bit of confidence in the game, even if it may not reach the narrative standards set so high by previous Metal Gear Solid games.
Either way, we know it’s coming out! Are you excited? Below is a trailer for Revengeance released at Gamescom.