2011 VGAs: Metal Gear Rising Is Now Revengeance

2011 VGAs: Metal Gear Rising Is Now Revengeance


This year’s VGAs finally brought us some new insight into the enigmatic Metal Gear Solid: Rising, along with a brand new trailer.

Rising was first announced back in 2009. That year’s E3 delivered a trailer, and the following E3 brought some new footage of how the game’s innovative “slicing” mechanic would work. Then the project went dark. Some began to speculate that it was cancelled. In fact, the project actually was secretly cancelled, according to Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima.

But a fresh studio stepped in to save the project. Platinum Entertainment, the studio behind games like Bayonetta and MadWorld, is now taking on the development of this greatly anticipated title.

And everything has changed. First of all, the game’s official name is now Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The removal of the word “Solid” from the title is to emphasize the fact that the story will no longer take place between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4, as was originally planned. Instead, Platinum is setting the story after MGS4.

While it’s understandable that some fans might be nervous about the transition, we can rest assured knowing Kojima Productions still has their hands on this one, overseeing the games’ story. I’m sure we’ll see all the crazy plot twists that the Metal Gear Solid series has become famous for. Let’s just hope it makes more sense than the final hour of MGS2.

By Josh Wirtanen

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