Metal Gear Solid Rising on 360

E3 2009: Kojima Productions signature stealth action series makes long-rumored debut on Microsoft's console.

LOS ANGELES--As a game developer, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima can usually be relied upon to do something unexpected. So with rumors flying that his PlayStation 3-exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots would be announced for the Xbox 360 at Microsoft's E3 2009 media briefing, the developer stayed true to form.

No, it's not Metal Gear Solid 4.

Appearing onstage at the media briefing, Kojima told the audience he was indeed bringing the Metal Gear Solid series to the Xbox 360, but in an all-new game. Titled Metal Gear Solid Rising, Kojima's new project won't star Solid Snake. Instead, it will apparently star another of the franchise's famous faces. According to the tagline, "Lightning bolt action… Raiden is back!" Unfortunately, details about Metal Gear Solid Rising will have to wait for another day.

"I can't say more now," Kojima said, "but I can promise you that it will be a completely new experience."

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metroid24
metroid24

cant wait toi get this for my xbox 360 when mgs 4 came out 4 the ps3 i was mad i almost bought a ps3 just 4 that game but the relized thats the only reason to buy a ps3 and i knew mgs would come to the xbox and right i was yes

curbitz
curbitz

i think snake is dead...

WTFitsPauL
WTFitsPauL

emo robot-ninjas are lame, Snake FTW *cough* MGS4 *cough* PS3 *cough*

Maverickx25
Maverickx25

It is upsetting that it went to 360. I'm not too chuffed over it though because it's going to be first and foremost going to be made for ps3 and it's going to be ported to the 360. It's not going to be as clean cut and glamorous like other games. It's happened to ps3 too but because Kojima uses the full potential of whatever he does, what is going to be great on the Ps3 will only be good on 360. And if anyone wants to have a console war, I'll be glad to R.Y.N.O. :)

Roanark
Roanark

I'm thinking this is just temptation to convince 360 users to switch to the PS3...

toshiro96
toshiro96

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toshiro96
toshiro96

to tell the truth sbox 360 sucks. i've played all the consoles i can name and for the modern consoles the 360 is last and ps3 is 1st. the thing is that microsoft get soooooo cocky thats y i'm pi**** at them and they took mgs away from sony. i meen it was on pc a couple of times so i don't mind that but thats the furthest they should go. mgs should be nintendo and ps. i was reading the xbox magasine and they said "we were told that there wasn't going to be any more boring sneaking but lighting paced action. pheew, thank god for that!" WTF!!!!!! microsoft only have mindless gamers with no taste exept for go, half kill some1 and die. they even said that the the clips were boring! i mean come on! but one thing is sure (well 2 actualy) -we won't have 2 play with 360 owners!yay! -the ps3 version is still much better

toshiro96
toshiro96

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toshiro96
toshiro96

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Pwnd56
Pwnd56

well, this happens a lot, but kojima? seriously? i just lost a lot of respect for u guys. but now, we have a new gaming term for when this happens, which is often . "those jerks! they pulled a kojima on us!!!"

gangsterjc
gangsterjc

Even tho i was saddened that MGS4 was PS3 only and not for 360.But i figured It would be good for PS3 sales etc figured the PS3 needed something to call there own.But now that they are making a separate game for 360,I'm sorta dumbfounded and glad at the same time.(ne being a die hard MGS fan since playing MGS 3 soo many times)So i guess ill have to wait and see what happens i guess.Also here come the PS3 fanboys, god... cant we all get along for once?Bet none of you ps3 fanboys have never touched a 360.I havent touched a ps3 so im not gunna put it down.

FaRXFiRe
FaRXFiRe

I played Metal Gear solid series from the begining, and enjoyed them all, I loved all the games, then after MGS3 I bought an Xbox 360, then heard about MGS4, so I bought the PS3 for only that game, I had to have it, once compleated a few times and unlocked all the items etc I found someone who wanted to buy my PS3 for near enough the same buying price of one, later on I regreted it thinking about how im not going to be able to play the new Metal Gear Solid, soon to find out that this blessed game is coming out on 360,Thank God for that. ^.^

kamizuka
kamizuka

@macedonia_sucks and @SSBFan12 It is great to see that the MGS is geting to the 360 but i still want it to be on blue-ray now the animations are geting a little dull and a shorter game compared to MGS4 :(

andrewmingay
andrewmingay

Good to see MGS on xbox 360. I have been dieing to play MGS4 but im not ready to pay that much for a PS3 I hope to see MGS4 on xbox 360 but doubt it will ever happen

Boyszone
Boyszone

Metal gear solid rising aint MGS 5 ... kojima said that "rising" is his idea for MGS 5 we all know that main character is Snake for All MGS Franchise but he didnt want to see Raiden as a backstage character so Rising is Raiden's Story but i feel it wont be as good as MGS4 by graphic capability and also Blue ray Capacity I'M NOT GONNA BUY 8 DVDs FOR GOD SAKES

milan4554
milan4554

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macedonia_sucks
macedonia_sucks

I hate platform exclusives if you really respect the fans just let them play the game dont restrict them to one or two platforms Everything is about the money these days so think more platforms more fans more money Anyway salute to all gamers

SSBFan12
SSBFan12

I think the series should just stay on the PS3.

Lord_Regnier
Lord_Regnier

Give me splinter cell over metal gear any day.

lil_z_95
lil_z_95

no i posted this after school

ajleo
ajleo

Oh my GOD!!.. Sony is so screwed!.. :s

Shadow_Fax
Shadow_Fax

lil_z_95, shouldn't you be at school..?

asian_pride69
asian_pride69

No surprise there...Kojima still favors the Playstation.

lil_z_95
lil_z_95

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Solid-Snake1990
Solid-Snake1990

Booo-yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa MGS Rising is multiplatform!!!!! If you dont believe me look around or on g4's website!!!! God I love playstation....

Raven87
Raven87

I think they should just forget it and multiplatform the franchise. If only for the Fans, it's really hard to follow the story when it keeps switching platform. I loved MGS when i got it on pc, and MGS2 on the xbox, I've never got the oppurtunity to play 3, (which Im told has the most sane and respectable story arc) and Im not shelling out for a PS3 anytime soon. Dam you Kojima, It's like you know your stories over the top ridiculous stoner thinking, and you dont want anyone to know.

garcia_jx
garcia_jx

Forget solid snake, they should feature trouser snake :p

Immortalzxx
Immortalzxx

poor cows...they got shafted because konami knows that this would sell like crap on the ps3

FlightNumber15
FlightNumber15

I love it how the PS3 fanboys are so pissed off. When I had a PS2 Metal Gear Solid was my favorite series, can't wait to play it for 360.

PSFreak1
PSFreak1

good news, mgs is comin to 360 , bad news u dont play as solid snake the legendary soldier!

sina69
sina69

this will be cool...

Rheinmetal
Rheinmetal

-I have to tell you some good news and some bad news. -OK tell me the good news first! -MGS 4 will finally come to X360. -Wow!!!! That's terrific. I'm so happy...So what are the bad news? -RAIDEN IS BACK!! Mwahhhh haaaa haaa haaaa!!!!

lil_z_95
lil_z_95

this is g@y im hella outraged right now they just better make a mgs for the ps3 shoot we gotta keep game platformers like that in check

BloodMist
BloodMist

You do know the reason Snake's Revenge sucked is Kojima had nothing to do with it, i hope.

Max_Hydrogen
Max_Hydrogen

This will be the Snake's Revenge of the 21st century.

markthepatriot
markthepatriot

I think it's so insane that people are immediately dismissing this game as a failure or some crazy action game. We literally know nothing about it. As anyone who has played the series will know they're all good games, personally I think a series would get a bit boring if you played as the same character all of the time, it makes good sense to try something different. If you don't like the idea then just don't play it but don't call Kojima a sell out because he's just trying to do what he does best. Make great games.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

It's really cool but I still want Snake.

BrownMamba24
BrownMamba24

i think it would be fair if we had our own metal gear solid franshise but not including the legendary solid snake xbox 360=raiden solid snake=ps3 then we would all be happy

chaos1160
chaos1160

@ menace420 y does it make xbox 360 the best console? everyones going on about it not going to be as good as MGS4 and that it spells the end for the PS3. all we have is a picture of Raiden thats it, and also the teaser site shows a picture of big boss so that opens up whole new set of problems

gmax
gmax

Yep. That's what he said.

menace420
menace420

XxBloodPoolxX - your a moron. shut up.

menace420
menace420

XBOX 360 IS OFFICIALLY THE BEST CONSOLE DUE TO THIS GREAT NEWS

gladin09
gladin09

ugh best be a metal gear online or wont be as good as 4

RockonGOW
RockonGOW

Damm, only reason i got a PS3 was for MGS

The-SewerShark
The-SewerShark

@blink-jfg: The xbox already ditched the HD-DVD format. And the difference in size is not that huge.