Konami has confirmed tonight that Metal Gear Solid: Rising is in fact a prequel to Metal Gear Solid 4. The word comes their E3 2010 press event.
The game will explain just how Raiden became the badass Cyborg Ninja we know from MGS4.
Director Minesh Kimura went on to explain that the game will not just be a hack and slash affair but will in fact incorporate “stealth elements”. Raiden will also be equipped with additional sub-weapons. So it’s not just Electrified Katanas then.
Producer Shigenobu Matsuyama, the man who has stepped into Hideo Kojim’a HUGE MGS boots, reiterated that the game will fresh and original and that he plot and story details will be be revealed shortly.
Lets hope for another trailer soon, probably at the Tokyo Game Show this September.