New details on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance revealed

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One of the titles that I am really looking forward to later this year has to be the new take on the Metal Gear universe in the form of MG Rising: Revengeance. It’s being developed by Platinum games, a studio responsible for two of my favourite titles, Bayonetta and Vanquish, and it’s looking like a mountain of over-the-top action and fun so far.

Details for the revived project have been tighter than Renee Zellweggers’ face after sucking a lemon, but thanks to some overseas publications and Twittering, a few new snippets of revenging information have been revealed for the upcoming action-heavy romp.

Kojima Productions spokesperson Jiroo Tsubuyaki recently posted the following image on Twitter, which shows main character Raiden doing his favourite impersonation of a classic Sub-Zero fatality.

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If one were to examine the picture more closely like the MGS Fansite did, they’d notice that the Japanese kana symbol for the number one is present, indicating that the MGR:Revengeance will be a single-player only game. This shouldn’t be too surprising however, as previous Platinum Games productions have also been single-player focused.

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, alongside some Kojima Productions podcasts, also revealed the following information about the game:

  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will have less cinematics than main entries of the series
  • The identity of Raiden’s opponent seen in the latter portions of the announcement trailer will also be revealed ( it’s unclear when this will happen )
  • There will be CODEC conversations, possibly more than what was found in MGS4
  • The events happening between Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be explained
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Seeing as how I decided to get into the spirit of things and finally buy Metal Gear Solid 4 on the weekend, this comes as good news to me, because an hour after I started the bloody game, I was still watching a movie of Snake complaining about old age instead of getting straight into the action.

Last Updated: January 30, 2012

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