E3 2009: Konami Announces Metal Gear Solid: Rising for Xbox 360

E3 2009: Konami Announces Metal Gear Solid: Rising for Xbox 360


I am the first to admit I was getting fed up with Konami’s handling of the tease-marketing campaign behind the next Metal Gear Solid title.

Now it all seems like a distant memory, as Kojima himself (sans respirator mask) snuck on to the stage at the Microsoft press event and announced that Metal Gear Solid: Rising will be coming to the Xbox 360.

As interesting as that nugget of info was, we were expecting some more hard details concerning the scope of the new title.  Alas, all we really know is that Raiden will be the game’s featured playable character. That’s just about what we knew last week.  The name’s pretty sweet, though.

Press Release:

Raiden Stars in the First Metal Gear Solid Game to Hit the Xbox 360®

El Segundo, Calif. – June 1, 2009 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Metal Gear Solid: Rising is currently in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft – the first Metal Gear Solid game to launch on the Xbox 360®. Raiden, one of the most popular characters in the Metal Gear Solid universe, will star in the all-new title from Hideo Kojima. Raiden first debuted in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system as a playable character and appeared as a non-playable cyborg in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

“The Metal Gear Solid series is one of the most highly acclaimed video game franchises of all time,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “With Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the Xbox 360 community will finally get a chance to enjoy the action and excitement that this popular franchise is known to offer.”

Metal Gear Solid: Rising is scheduled to be released on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system. For more information on Konami, please visit: http://www.konami.com

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