Metal Gear Solid: Rising Announced For PS3, Xbox 360
Okay, so most of you already know about it already, but it certainly deserves a story. Hell, it's super crazy huge news!
Unveiled at Microsoft's E3 press conference, Hideo Kojima's new game is - wait for it - wait a little longer... Okay, here it is: Metal Gear Solid: Rising. Although it was initially unveiled at Microsoft's conference, it most certainly is coming to both the PlayStation 3 and 360, so all you PS3 fans needn't go run into a cave and hide from all the 360 loyalists who have been pining for a MGS exclusive. But, they are going to get the MGS franchise as many expected; in this new generation, there's almost no such thing as exclusivity amongst third-party developers. The cost of creating games is just too high, and with a combined user base of over 50 million for both consoles in question, what business guru is gonna say, "meh, we don't need half of 'em." Of course, the PS3 side will claim that something like Rising won't be as amazing as it could've been had Konami and Kojima simply stuck with Sony's more capable machine. But hey, c'mon...look who we're talking about. The game will rule, plain and simple.
As for the game itself, it will star Raiden as the main character; Mr. Snake won't be around, which makes sense, considering his departure in last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Arnold says you can expect a straight-up action title along the lines of Devil May Cry, with little to no stealth elements. They're calling it "Lightning Bolt Action" rather than "Stealth Espionage Action," so that's a good indication right there. So anywho, we'll certainly place this on our "must see more of!" radar and whenever new information and details arise, we'll tell ya all about it.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Rising
6/1/2009 Ben Dutka