Metal Gear Solid: Rising series planned

Producer tells Japanese magazine that Kojima Productions' latest is not a "side story" in the MGS universe; plans for at least two games featuring Raiden.

When Hideo Kojima unveiled the latest trailer (below) for Konami's highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid: Rising during this year's E3, many were left hungry for more. Besides a few sparse details about the game's "zan-datsu" principle (meaning "cut and take") and a brief outline of its gameplay mechanics, Konami revealed little else.

Raiden may return for seconds.

Now, a bit more information regarding the game has trickled out, courtesy of Metal Gear Solid: Rising producer Shigenobu Matsuyama. As related by Andria Sang, the producer told Japanese media publisher Enterbrain's Midnight Live 360 Web broadcast that the intention is to make more than one game featuring the cyborg ninja Raiden.

"MGS Rising is not a side story. We're aiming for two Metal Gear Solids, making a series out of another standard," Matsuyama said last week.

Matsuyama was also asked why Raiden was chosen as the protagonist in the new title. He replied that Raiden's blade made him the perfect hero for a game where players could slice anything they wanted.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising is due for release later this year on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

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ZerZipp
ZerZipp

I wonder if Raiden is going to cut a Metal Gear into pieces here :D

sirkarl1
sirkarl1

@ThePoetSoldier lol yeah i get where ur coming from... i just hope it lives up to rest of the metal gear games.

ThePoetSoldier
ThePoetSoldier

lol yet another game thats got me so hyped that every game i play has become extremely boring, hope it comes out this year otherwise i'll die of boredom just for waiting grr Wooo Hooo!! finally get to play as acyborg ninja, come on face it all you Raiden haters really wanna play as a cyborg ninja

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

... i guess the important thing is that it'll be on the PS3 as well as 360, but it still won't feel the same to me knowing that it's multi-platform. =/ here's hoping for this MGS to be EPIC as well. ^_^

Raxia-
Raxia-

This will surely be a success.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

I think this will all depend upon the success MGS: Rising achieves.

lyricalsoldierb
lyricalsoldierb

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EddyG0RD0
EddyG0RD0

"ebookerd1 Posted Jun 30, 2010 9:11 pm CET I don't care about all this PS vs XB Crap... ......................... I WANT TO CUT $#^*!!!!!!!!!" go in your kitchen and cut something

EddyG0RD0
EddyG0RD0

good thing its not a side story game and it starts with gayden :D not gona get it sorry konami

newbie4lyfe
newbie4lyfe

i hope the new mgs are not remakes onto the n3ds.. new one for psp! lol

wumpscutnut
wumpscutnut

2 things im worried about here.. 1. I hope there is still a great story and characters that capture that trademark metal gear solid feel and aura and this isn't all a bunch of action aimed at FPS fans. 2. Kojima himself isn't doing this game, which really scares me. Now while all you PS3 and Xbox fanboys keep arguing about which console is better, i'll be playing this on my PC with superior graphics and control.

Zero9698
Zero9698

im started 2 c mo ppl not caring about which system is better i nvr did care ppl r ignorant systems hav flaws end of story

Zero9698
Zero9698

LATER THIS YEAR WOAAH IMA POOP MYSELF

ryan69969
ryan69969

It's pretty cool how Raiden went from veritable douche in MGS2 to awesome, psycho badass in MGS4. Also curious to see if/how they connect Raiden to that Russian Officer character in MGS3 (not Ocelot...they guy Snake disguises himself as briefly).

Rasputin2011
Rasputin2011

@ Switchblade777 "PS3 is the better console: thumbs up, Xbox is the better console: thumbs down"..... At this point WHO CARES... we all have a preference to which console we buy/play.. I have to say im a fan of how MGS is getting "spiced up" by changing the game mechanics since they are going in a new direction with a new lead character.. game is gonna ROCK!

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

I don't care about all this PS vs XB Crap... ......................... I WANT TO CUT $#^*!!!!!!!!!

CISX
CISX

its gonna be cool but WE ALL miss SOLID SNAKE!!!

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Raiden looks very "dazzling" in this series - MGS Rising!! he's looks cooler than Snake. he also doing a very good debut as cameo on MGS4!! :)

Switchblade777
Switchblade777

PS3 is the better console: thumbs up, Xbox is the better console: thumbs down

sirgamealot21
sirgamealot21

This will be awesome!!!!!! i hope that they make good on this release date (somtime this year) is vague but at lease its a start want to see more videos and more info

yhenry431
yhenry431

it's very hard to wait for mgs fans,i'm not a fan,but it's looks so awesome.

Dansdaman180
Dansdaman180

idc about this not having snake in it as long as its being made by the same maker because he is a genius. I loved the series MGS on ps1 was the first game i ever played and it was amazing when i heard MGS 2 was coming out i bought it right away when i played it i was pissed that i wasn't snake but after i beat the game Raiden was cool as hell. MGS 4 was amazing awesome story. I cant wait to see how this game turns out it looks awesome almost like Ninja Gaiden (hopen for a 3rd!) I will def buy this if it has sum sort of multiplayer idc wat only because i believe multiplayer allows players to play the game longer than normally.Hopen for some story on wat happened to snake.

apsalar
apsalar

lol so funny to read comments of people dissing the game when its not even out yet.... I would understand it if people have experianced personally the game and then diss it...but hell nothing is complelty certain yet. Give the game a chance.... ps. Raiden is fine imo. MGS2 was a great game with a great story. Really want to learn how he transformed so at least interested in the game story wise. hehe

starxcream
starxcream

@KrzyJoe kojima ISN'T making mgs Rising

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

After watching the video on Xbox Live, the whole decide where you want to slice them up thing is pretty darn cool! Looks pretty impressive, for a MGS game anyways.

KrzyJoe
KrzyJoe

fans that are complaining, where's snake!? yo get with it, they released MGS4 almost 2 years ago they wouldn't even think to release another snake game anytime soon even if they were considering it. I love MGS and have liked every single one, and I think Rising is a very interesting way of putting a lot more action to the series since i saw grayfox in the original i always imagined a game where you would cut suckers up however you want and this is exactly that, So if Kojima is making it then that's fine by me.

KrzyJoe
KrzyJoe

what about Gray fox!? doesnt Gray fox get a game too!!? XD

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

i don't really care that raiden is the main character, i just hope this game still takes itself seriously as part of the series. when you say something as definite as "it's not a spin off" you have to deliver, and not produce a hack and slash joke.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

@SemiMaster I'm hoping for more on Professor Modnar, this is the break into Snatcher territory I've been waiting for.

SonOfSparda018
SonOfSparda018

after mgs2 how come dont these guys understand that we dont want raiden as the main character???

GhostOfSparta4
GhostOfSparta4

I know a lot of people are complaining about Raiden being the new main character and want Snake to come back, but his story is basically done. In fact, doing another MGS on Snake would be milking it, not Raiden. The only way to continue the classic MGS would be to introduce a new character, someone who doesn't go around slicing people in half.

TxtBin
TxtBin

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metalgear-solid
metalgear-solid

I'll pass, thank you. If anything, I want more traditional MGS games. For ****s sake, MGS is going to be seriously milked!

zidan4000
zidan4000

@Goku2639 i know what you feel man.

Goku2639
Goku2639

Arthas017 Posted Jun 29, 2010 9:15 am PT @Dr_Ten Agreed, Metal Gear Rising is a lot better. MGS4 should be the last one in the series IMO. - - - How is Rising a lot better?? Its a spinoff of Metal Gear Solid. Yea Im a huge of the Metal Gear series, but I do feel Rising is a spinoff and is just going to attract retarded gamers that can't understand a story-filled game like Metal Gear Solid.

Venom341
Venom341

I'm glad that there's still going to be a great story element, but I'm a little upset that there isn't going to be as much stealth as the other Metal Gear Solid games.

tarikm92f
tarikm92f

Every game that Kojima makes is AWESOME! bring it konami

ironman2020
ironman2020

people dont get confused..... Solid was introduced in MGS1 along with Ocelot and Liquid . Ocelots body is taken over by Liquid Raiden was the main character in MGS2 although Solid had a bit to do. Solidus is introduced. In MGS3 Solid is nowhere to be found. This time were introduced to Naked who becomes Big Boss. Whose cloned cells produce , Solid , Liquid , and Solidus? is that right? hehe And Big Boss get the smackdown from Solid in an old snes game? In MGS4 Solid and Naked Big Boss have a chat...

hazuki
hazuki

This year? With as little that has been shown? i really doubt it.

xGlenn11x
xGlenn11x

I still don't understand why people hated Raiden in MGS2. I thought he was a great new addition to the series storyline. I think people's opinions somewhat changed when he went to his ninja style in MGS4, which we will see begin in Rising. This will be a great new series that I am definitely looking forward to. :D

MauroVG
MauroVG

WHERE THE HELL IS SNAKE

gangstafc
gangstafc

TWO GAMES of raiden whoa that's is going to be good but what happen to snake

Torque203
Torque203

i like metal gear but they could have done something with big boss before metal gear 3 or after. or an operation that involved foxhound while snake was in it. heck they could have remade the ones for Nintendo. i just really think sword against guns is a losing battle

thelastguy
thelastguy

Is the plot going to be as confusing as the other games in the series?

ryogapower
ryogapower

@ bakasora 'lightning bolt action' doesnt necessarily mean lightning fast gameplay. to me its merely a reference to the characters name Raiden (god of thunder). its just one of those little kojima touches that don't have to make sense but make fans of the series smile. ninja gaiden kicks ass yeah, but this looks like its gonna definitely bring something new to ninja type games. game of the year contender for sure.

Arthas017
Arthas017

@Dr_Ten Agreed, Metal Gear Rising is a lot better. MGS4 should be the last one in the series IMO.