Yeah so the Robocop/retro-like font (trust me, you’ll see in a bit) is pretty weird yet somehow “cool” in context. But holy fucking shit: DAY ONE. And, what’s this… Platinum Games as the new developer!?! Dude, that’s just insane and megaton in my opinion.
Think about it — a company known for developing some of the best action-packed titles out there (Bayonetta and Vanquish anyone?), plus a pretty established and well respected franchise (well… for the most part) equals what could be one of the craziest games in history. Wow:
If you recall back when The Lost Level was just hosted by 2 not-so-dudebros with a laptop mic; we reported a rumor about Platinum Games being hired to redesign Metal Gear Solid Rising. Then, shortly after the news exploded on various gaming wesbites; guys like Kojima and Hideki Kamiya (Okami, Bayonetta) denied and killed the rumor, leaving everyone disappointed. Who knew that “dreams do eventually come true” eh? Well, sort of.
Clearly I am super excited just like the rest of the community. Fuck, this is going to be so good. I can soooo feel it.
[UPDATE] Here’s the official PR. Apparently it now takes place AFTER Guns of the Patriots. Very interesting…
“Discover the new METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE trailer unveiled during American cable channel Spike’s 2011 Video Game Awards (VGAs)! Held at the end of every year, the VGAs are a celebration of world-class games. As the name suggests, the show recognizes the most outstanding gaming titles of the year, but it also serves as a venue for showing world premiere trailers of select anticipated titles. One of the highlights of this year’s show was when Hideo Kojima took the stage to reveal this new trailer.
METAL GEAR SOLID: RISING’s E3 2010 trailer won numerous “Best Trailer” awards and drew praise worldwide. At the 2011 VGAs, the game re-emerged as METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE with an all-new trailer.
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE is being developed through a partnership with Platinum Games, known for hit titles like Bayonetta and Vanquish, and this new development structure promises to set all-new standards for the action genre.
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 channeled 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!
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. Cyborgs are spreading at a rapid pace in the game’s world, resulting in earth-shattering superhuman action at every turn!
The original aim for a combination of stealth and action has also been enhanced, for a more aggressive new focus on pure, exhilarating action.
A Solid Collaboration Breeds a “Solidless” METAL GEAR
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.
Kojima Productions and Platinum Games: Two world-class powerhouses among Japanese studios join forces to bring you METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE . What can we expect from this astounding combination? Keep your eyes on this site for more details!”