Okay, this story is so insane I almost don’t know where to begin. The long in development Metal Gear Solid: Rising not only has a new name but also a new developer. The game is now called Metal Gear Rising: Revegengeance.
I’ll let that sink in for a moment.
Metal Gear Rising
That title alone is enough to send alarms off in gamers heads but that’s not all. Apparently the game is being developed by Platinum games; makers of the awesome Bayonetta and Vanquish. Yes, Platinum games are excellent developers, however they make insanely over the top games so I don’t think there is a chance in hell that MGR:R will have any of the stealth elements that the Metal Gear series is known for. You think I’m wrong? Well then, watch the trailer and see for yourself my friends.
Now don’t get me wrong, the trailer looks freakin’ sweet. Seeing Raiden finally being a badass and slicing people and robots to pieces is cool as hell but it doesn’t look or feel like a real Metal Gear game. I’m definitely going to pick this up on the basis that Platinum games hasn’t put out a bad game but I can see MGS fans getting very riled up over this.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on….hmmm…the trailer didn’t say when it was coming out did it? Damn. Okay, the game will be released (I’m assuming) next year.