Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance playable at E3

Platinum Games' action title to have playable presence at this year's trade show in June.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may not have a release date of any kind just yet, but the action title from Platinum Games will be playable in some form in under five months.

Raiden's rise in Revengeance will be playable at E3.

According to the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu (as translated by Andriasang), Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be playable at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, which runs June 5-7 in Los Angeles.

The Famitsu feature also sheds light on the game's developer swap from former studio Kojima Productions to present creator Platinum Games. According to Famitsu, Hideo Kojima first approached Platinum Games about taking over development on the project at Sony's PlayStation Vita announcement press conference in January 2011.

Additionally, Platinum Games CEO Tatsuya Minami said stealth was the first item to be removed from the game when his studio took over development duties. This had been previously indicated by Platinum Games producer Atsushi Anaba.

Further excerpts from the Andriasang translation of the new Famitsu reveal that Bayonetta main programmer Kenji Saito is the director of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

For more on the Raiden-centric Metal Gear game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

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Sackboy_man
Sackboy_man

I don't care what this game is like, It's Metal Gear and ive played every other game, including the MSX games. So im ready to have my revenge..ence.

Solid_Snake_cdl
Solid_Snake_cdl

@climhazard5 I get what your saying, honestly I do but, it just feels weird. I mean if you seen the new trailers, You'll see what I mean because, if a ninja sliced through you with a sword, I would expect you to fall to pieces right then and, there. Not like 10 seconds later after some more fighting. That's one of the components that I feel should have remained in-game. I mean this game was clearly designed to be a virtual Bloodbath and, I give it props for that but, hacking and, slashing at someone for 10 plus seconds and, they don't die and, fall to pieces is one of those things that don't make sense. I mean if you've seen the old trailer I sure where Raiden is cutting through those guys like a hot knife through butter, that style of gameplay would still have been awesome because I already have all of the Devil May Cry I can handle. They're fun games to be sure but, I don't really wanna play another one where it just seems like that's all it really has going for it.

climhazzard5
climhazzard5

@Solid_Snake_cdl whoa whoa whoa dude... youre confusing a "metal gear" game with what you should mean as a "metal gear solid" game.. this is a new direction FROM the franchise, not OF... I welcome a new storyline and gameplay experience for raidens character, truth be told a hack and slash game is perfect for raiden being that in mgs4 all he did was HACK AND SLASH haha.. they are seperate games, just chill cause mgs5 is a baby and needs tender love and care before it also blows our minds : )

Solid_Snake_cdl
Solid_Snake_cdl

@beanofengland There's a big difference between Metal Gear Solid:Rising and, Metal Gear Rising:Revengeance. The new trailors look far too much like a Devil May Cry game. I honestly wanted to shed a tear for this Blasphemy they try to call Metal Gear. It might have the same characters but, it's not the game I would have loved to play as I play Metal Gear games for the sake of them being Metal Gear games.

beanofengland
beanofengland

Completely dropping stealth is just wrong in my opinion, its what makes MGS so interesting and tense, and when the sh*t hits the fan and the action erupts it gives the game has a rush of adrenaline that forces the player to completely change the way they play. Pure action all the way through just doesnt make sense to me, but this isn't really a serious MGS game I guess anymore, sadly.. And anyway, when Old Snake starts communicating with Raiden in MGS4, Raiden says he's learned how to become a Ninja and uses patience to track his targets... NINJA'S ARE STEALTH INCARNATE! Why is Raiden so different now?

Solid_Snake_cdl
Solid_Snake_cdl

@Climhazzard5 I still can't believe it myself but, I know when I finally get around to playing through, I hope it brings a tear to my eye from such awesomeness. When I first played through MGS1 as a young boy, it got my hopes up for MGS2 and, when the moment came when I first played it, I...Was...Not...Disappointed. The introduction of First Person view, the looking around corners and, furthermore shooting after popping out from looking around the corner and, even further which I think was my most favorite was hiding the dead/knocked out bodies in the lockers. Even the little thing where you could have the tranquilizer gun at the ready facing an enemy and, they get in range to see you and, that question mark pops up above their head and, you shoot it they'll be stunned/dazed for about 10 seconds or so and, while still standing up so you can get in close for the hold up or the kill like me after you've been through it a few times and, just want to see everybody die(my personal favorite I think was the "Over The Rail" shot where you get them next to a rail and, shoot them/knock them off and, they fall over it and, die as there's usually nothing/a very hard surface below them. I'm rambling now but, I do love these games.

userzero
userzero

AWESOME awesome AWESOME :)

climhazzard5
climhazzard5

@Solid_Snake_cdl yeah ur right I got mixed up there, meant to say it was originally supposed to occur between mgs2 and mgs4.. on a side note please quit your job, stock up on hot pockets, shove some pillows in your windows and play mgs4 in its entirety before my head explodes from disbelief that a MG fan hasn't experienced that incredible game.

JazzFromHell
JazzFromHell

the first trailer that was released a year ago almost made me cry because I was so excited, when I saw the new trailer... it was like a trailer for teenagers who like games with a lot of FX and big bosses and astonishing infinite combos... first trailer was more mature with the feeling of the metal gear world, second one feels like a ninja gaiden based game. Anyway, like they said before maybe it's very difficult to bring a game like that to life. I'm going to give it a try tho. Excuse my bad english.

vallan2
vallan2

Looks like that chapter (How Raiden got Sunny/Turned Badass) may never get explained...On a side note, did anyone notice how Raiden now looks more and more like Sam, the main protagonist from Vanquish, just with dark hair? And Sam looks like a mix between Snake (dark, blastback-hairdo toting chain smoker) and Current Raiden (cyborg suit)? Maybe that's how Kojima got inspired to hand it over to Plat. Games....

Solid_Snake_cdl
Solid_Snake_cdl

You guys do remember that MGS3 in timeline terms would have came before MGS1 as it starred Naked Snake/later Big Boss as the main protagonist and, not Solid Snake/ later Old Snake, so I think your information is just a tad off. Now I remember how it was supposed to be in the original concept. It was supposed to fill the gap between MGS2 and, MGS4 for one thing to explain How Raiden went from Girly Man to Kick Ass Cyborg Ninja. Also, since I never played MGS4, did it ever mention how Sunny (Olga's daughter) was recovered from the Patriots (I thought they were all dead...)?

climhazzard5
climhazzard5

@Mistwaver1985 ..actually just a heads up dude, it was originally going to take place between mgs3 and mgs4 but it now taking place after mgs4.. I remember reading that article on here, they were saying that they wanted to toy around with technologies that haven't been seen in the MG universe yet.. (like that crazy cybernetic thing raiden slashes up in the cg trailer) http://www.gamespot.com/news/metal-gear-rising-revengeance-revisions-revealed-6347519 2nd paragraph : )

Mistwaver1985
Mistwaver1985

@Linkbest23 This isn't the new "direction" the franchise is going in - this is just a spin-off Metal Gear game that fills in the gap between MGS3 and MGS4 and focuses solely on Raiden and how he became the ninja we seen him as in MGS4.

dusklorn
dusklorn

I remember the first time Kojima revealed "Old Snake" every one started to complain about that, but as you saw, that game(MGS4) carried out all of it's task and it was a complete game...so I think It's better first to try it then if it was a descent game start to babbling.!!!!!

xGamePlayerx19
xGamePlayerx19

never really have gotten around to this series, guess ill start with this

Solid_Snake_cdl
Solid_Snake_cdl

I was always a Fan of the Metal Gear series ever since I played Metal Gear Solid as a young boy. On into SoL and, Snake Eater (still haven't played Guns of The Patriots *enter gasp and, comments here*) I've broadened my Metal Gear horizons (still no MGS4 but, Peace Walker and, Portable Ops) so I'm willing to give this game a chance. Although sneaking up behind someone and, running them through with your sword would still be pretty kewl.

grf7291
grf7291

at this point...i don't care...this game should have come out last year, now the hype is gone and i'm no longer excited about it, i understand the obstacles it faced, but now I'm just gonna start thinking about *the supposed* MGS5

kuda001
kuda001

Tagline: Remember the last time I was here for vengeance, I'm back again!

snake3rules
snake3rules

I know a lot of people like vanquish, but I wasn't one of them, I played the first two levels or so and gave up... I found it a little TOO Asian, not to be stereotypical or racist, just not my thing ... So I hope they do a better job with this, as I will be disappointed if this game doesn't live up to the MG name, or even bears resemblance to vanquish.

Kane04
Kane04

Stealth was the first item to be removed from the game? I can see on my crystal ball that the sun will rise tomorrow and this game will be terrible.

ShadowofSonic
ShadowofSonic

I can't wait! Another epic Metal gear game! EKK!!!! *Sqees*

Dragdar
Dragdar

Metal Gear title + NO STEALTH . DOES NOT COMPUTE. -

BFKZ
BFKZ

oh I thought it'd be released before then...Oh well, I say november 2012

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

They should have just called it vengeance and then later on they can make a remake called re-vengeance. Anyway it's kind of sad they didn't go along with MGS risings original concept as I loved it. Stealth but with swords and quick action, but I'm sure the game will be quite good anyway and an action game that is over the top and full on action does half suit Raiden now that he's a kick ass cyborg.

metalkid9
metalkid9

So this is gonna be the third E3 MG Rising is gonna be in WOW

TheWayofPie
TheWayofPie

Metal Gear is going to be playable at an event that supports SOPA? Irony never tasted so good. E3 is one of the largest video game shows in North America, and is organized by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The ESA is a staunch supporter of the SOPA and Protect IP legislations, spending over $190,000 dollars to support the controversial legislation. Groups such as the LFG (League For Gamers) have sprung up to offer an alternative to the ESA and it’s subsidiary, the Video Game Voters’ Network (VGVN).

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

Ok so, it's Raiden, I love that dude, and the game is made by Platinum Games *VANQUISH anyone?* in co-operation with Kojima. I am a big MGS fan, but an even bigger video game fan, this game gets a thumbs up from me. I see a new IP here, it may share characters and a carry a similar name, but this is clearly not MGS. It is MGR. Can't wait! With that said, if this was an MGS game made by Kojima and Co. then I would be thinking negatively of this game.

littleghostie
littleghostie

To bad i missed their idea of hunting steath. Just hope they still have the free sliceing feature.

Death_Blade_182
Death_Blade_182

I'm not going to judge a game that isn't even near finished, and of which we've only seen one trailer so far. But to be honest, I lost much of my interest in Rising with the dramatic change of gameplay it went through.

MidNightStrikes
MidNightStrikes

Why People is starting to hate cuz no stealth? It's Metal Gear Rising NOT Soild! LOL

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

My copy of Bayonetta just arrived in the mail ($20, yay amazon!) - and I'm getting an even better feeling about Revengeance. The combat is intense and frantic, but somehow you can always see what's going on and it is TONS of fun (similar to the other $20 Platinum games game I got recently- Vanquish). If anyone is feeling skeptical about MGR:R - play both of those games and they'll put your fears to rest. I can only gather that MGR will play somewhere between the two, but set in the Metal Gear Universe, with elements of the original Metal Gear Solid: Rising mechanics (as it seems the "pick your slicing angle" stuff is still there). They may not be the MGR demo, but if you haven't played them they are both very reasonably priced now and lots of fun.

GeminiEntity
GeminiEntity

@DrKill09 But this isn't your regular MGS type game, Kojima's experience with gameplay was stealth and since this isn't about that, I fail to see how him being involved or not wold make a difference. PlatinumGames however does make a difference, as they know fast paced action. Plus, Kojima even admitted that him and his team could not get the gameplay they wanted to work. @Linkbest23 This is a spinoff title, which is why it's called MGR now and not MGS. It's not some new direction that the MGS series or even the MG series is taking. This is not permanent or anything of the sort.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

Looking forward to the demo when it comes out. Hope its as good as the trailers.

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

I'll wait till I see some gameplay....

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Excuse me, I'm not very familiar with the series. Is that character in the picture supposed to look sexually ambiguous?

climhazzard5
climhazzard5

Liquid is gonna be at E3 and all you SOPA supporting bastards are gonna get CONTROLLLLLLED, you've been warned.

Linkbest23
Linkbest23

I know I'm going to get thumbs down but it hurts me as a metal gear fan to see that this is the new direction the franchise is heading too.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@GeminiEntity Well, that's still a major problem. Kojima isn't good with story (at least after MGS1). Gameplay is what he knows best.

NightFox313
NightFox313

If Platinum Games put in the ability to use CQC in Revengance that would be wicked sick. What if I don't want to cut someone in half in front of my 6 year-old niece? My niece is a big fan of Metal Gear Solid too! I don't want her to switch over to Call of Duty or something like that...

X_Colbert_X
X_Colbert_X

To those going to E3, if you look for a Konami booth titled "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance," you will be unable to find it. It will be listed under the title "Not Devil May Cry. Seriously, not Devil May Cry."

GeminiEntity
GeminiEntity

@DrKill09 Kojima is still in charge here, he is handling pretty much everything but the gameplay.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Metal Gear Resisty: the Reckoning: Colon Movie Film for Theaters. :roll: No Kojima = this game will bomb.

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

Yea..still saying "Revengence" is a horrible title....

zulwalks
zulwalks

I would buy this game if the just drop the FREAKING NAME!!!!

msfan1289
msfan1289

Please Konami please dont go to E3 to show your support for anti Sopa and Pipa.

pszone
pszone

Im guessing reasle date by Nov 212 or delayed until feb 213 or so . But will get this any how

ar6ra6sh9
ar6ra6sh9

wow bayonetta programmer! i could smell it from game trailers!!! 8) now im looking more and more forward to this great game!