If you haven’t already heard, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is where the Metal Gear series is going and Platinum Games are developing the game with Kojima Productions acting as producers. The official Rising Revengeance (or RR from now on) website has gone live and it reveals a couple of interesting facts about the game as well as Kojima’s collaboration with Platinum Games.
It’s worth noting that RR is not what it was originally pitched as. Or starters, it now takes place after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4 as opposed to before.
“METAL GEAR SOLID: RISING was a spin-off intended to feature the actions and transformation of Raiden, one of METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY’s main characters, in the lead-up to METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS. However, after Platinum Games came on board, the story was changed to take place several years after METAL GEAR SOLID 4 to give them more of an opportunity to show off what they can bring to the series.”
The game will see Raiden contracted Private Military Companies as security and protection and will see him draw on his past to conquer the endless string of Cyborgs that will stand in his way. Jack The Ripper is back.
“The main character, Raiden, was once feared as the child soldier “Jack the Ripper” on the front lines of the First Liberian Civil War. Now, his combat mastery is channelled through a cyborg body as the strikes from his high-frequency blade slice even massive assault drones in two.
Raiden is contracted for VIP protection; military training and other duties by PMSCs (Private Military and Security Companies) in a developing country piecing itself back together after a bloody civil war. Little does he know that the stage is set for a clash with an enigmatic force of countless cyborgs. Reborn at the hands of Platinum Games, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE pits cyborg against cyborg in battle that blazes past every human limit!”
Most interestingly, the site also reiterates that MGS creator Hideo Kojima is still very much involved in the project and that despite the changes, the “blood” of the series still runs within RR.
“Naturally, Kojima Productions is still overseeing the game’s story and its world, and is also providing visual direction to ensure METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE retains the characteristic look of the METAL GEAR series. Though its exact identity is a step apart from the METAL GEAR SOLID games, the blood of the series still flows within this new METAL GEAR.”
It’s expected in 2012 for PS3 and 360.