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Metal Gear Solid Rising confirmed for Xbox 360 [Updated]

Monday, 1st June 2009 19:51 GMT By Mike

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Konami head honcho Hideo Kojima sensationally appeared on stage at the Microsoft E3 presser and announced Metal Gear Solid: Rising.

MGS 2′s Raiden will be the star this time. No Snake.

“The Metal Gear Solid series is one of the most highly acclaimed video game franchises of all time,” said Anthony Crouts, vice president of marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment.

“With Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the Xbox 360 community will finally get a chance to enjoy the action and excitement that this popular franchise is known to offer.”

So, all those rumours of a Metal Gear coming to Xbox 360 were true.

We knew it.

Update: E3 trailer and press release added.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Metal Gear Solid: Rising is currently in development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft – the first Metal Gear Solid game to launch on the Xbox 360. Raiden, one of the most popular characters in the Metal Gear Solid universe, will star in the all-new title from Hideo Kojima. Raiden first debuted in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty PlayStation2 computer entertainment system as a playable character and appeared as a non-playable cyborg in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system.

“The Metal Gear Solid series is one of the most highly acclaimed video game franchises of all time,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “With Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the Xbox 360 community will finally get a chance to enjoy the action and excitement that this popular franchise is known to offer.”

Metal Gear Solid: Rising is scheduled to be released on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. For more information on Konami, please visit: http://www.konami.com

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  1. Johnny Cullen

    Fucking stunning.

    Beats last year by a country mile!

    :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. XDamage

    Not really stunning. After last year nothing surprises anymore. The FF announcement caused news like this to loose it’s “wow” factor. Oh well, hopefully we will soon get to see what this game really is.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Good for X360 owners. Keep in mind, it was never announced as “exclusive” so hopefully this will be on PS3 as well.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    “Not really stunning. After last year nothing surprises anymore. The FF announcement caused news like this to loose it’s “wow” factor. Oh well, hopefully we will soon get to see what this game really is”

    Except it is.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Goliath

    This is good. It’s an all new direction and stand alone story and moves on from Solid Snake’s legacy. It really hurts the Kojima elitist who said he would never make a game for the XBox 360. I think this proves that fanboyism is only confined to the minds of petty children.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Prepare for something very different, i’m sure this wont be a stealth game but some sort of action game.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Mike

    Updated with press release.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Mike

    E3 trailer now added/embedded.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    You finally get a chance to use that picture of Kojima standing in front of all those Xbox logos LEGITIMATELY and you pass it up? :-D

    Anyway, er…. it’s hard to know what to think given the lack of information in that trailer. I like the ‘sneak in’ bit at the end of the trailer.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. No_PUDding

    Lol, this was okay, but it was kidn fo expected ONE of the MGS series was going multiplat.

    Good conference overall though!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. ashers2ashers

    @ Geki:
    I’m worried about that. As I only have a 360 but love MGS, I want this to be more of the same, and “sneak in” implies that.
    But the games before were metal gear solid “Tactical Espionage Action”
    whereas this game is “Lightning Bolt Action”
    :/

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    I dont really see why Raiden being a super powered ninja would need to sneak around either really. Unless at some point in the game you play as him whilst he’s normal.

    According to IGN its a 360 exclusive.
    http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/988/988687p1.html
    Kinda turning their back on everyone who bought MGS4…

    #12 5 years ago
  13. absolutezero

    People seem to simply force themselves to forget MGS on PC and the buggy mess that was MGS 2 on the Xbox.

    This smells slightly of Ac!d. Which is not really that bad.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. mugatu101286

    u know i never thought i would ever say this but after reading this crap ive honestly lost respect for kojima. the real metal gear fans are ps3 owner not xbox owners the only reason all these 360 queers wanted a metal gear game is so that they can throw it in our faces.substance on the xbox failed nobody cared for it. they know nothing bout metal gear solid and they probably never will beacuse 1,3, & 4 only came out on the playstation. this is worse then having the new halo game come out on the ps3 and not the 360. IT MAKES NO SENSE!!!!!!!!!!the metal gear series has always been bout story, this isnt some over rated first person shooter that u can just grab and play online cause u can care less bout the single player campaign. every ps3 owner that owns mgs4 wished they could have play as raiden for even a lil bit and kojima u pull this shit on us? if this doesnt come out on both systems kojima u are going to make alot of xbox owners happy but u will make a lot more ps3 owners disappointed. ps3 and true metal gear fans need this game!!!!!!!!!!!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. absolutezero

    Get to bed you little scamp.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Razor

    MGS5 must be coming tomorrow then…there’s simply no way Konami are going to turn on the PS3…we know there’s a PSP version coming.

    They’ve invested so much in the PS3 engine to just turn away.

    And to be honest, it was a very subdued announcement from MS; not like FFXIII last year. Something is definitely up with this…

    #16 5 years ago
  17. mugatu101286

    hey u absolutezero fagget u writing to me?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. absolutezero

    It must be well past your bedtime Mr you have school tomorrow!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. ashers2ashers

    yeah agrees, with razor. I don’t mind so much as pretty much gonna get a ps3 slim deal with MGS5 in 2 or 3 years time, and will get MGS4 with it then too.
    Me and a friend are gonna play MGS:R on my 360 and other MGS on his ps3 together when they come out :)

    #19 5 years ago
  20. mugatu101286

    why dont u go suck a dick cock sucker im probably older then u and dont wanna talk to ur gay ass ur lucky i can slap u over the internet cause i would of made u my bitch already. later little girl im out.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Syrok

    Good.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. fearmonkey

    Wow, with that language Mugatu, if your older than AbsoluteZero, that must make Zero a fetus.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. daytripper

    ffs

    #23 5 years ago
  24. mugatu101286

    why dont u mind ur business u monkey nut licker

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Syrok

    Oh, I thought you were gone.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Johnny Cullen

    Just got confirmation: MGS: Rising AINT a 360 exclusive.

    http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/696050/Metal-Gear-Solid-Rising-Not-Exclusive-To-360.html

    God how I love the pissy fanboys like last year, it’s brillant to watch. But alas, Rising is still coming to PS3 (supposidly)

    #26 5 years ago
  27. fearmonkey

    good come back….really……

    #27 5 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    Is FF13 Versus still a PS3 exclusive?

    #28 5 years ago
  29. SplatteredHouse

    3 mins latelol…

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Cort

    Johnny, in some ways that makes it worse! How dare Kojima announce a new MGS on the Microsoft stage! Whore!

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Psychotext

    Is it half term again?

    #31 5 years ago
  32. No_PUDding

    It’s not actually MGS….

    It’s Lightning Bolt Action, if I read correctly!!

    xD

    Promises to be far more badass!!!

    #32 5 years ago
  33. absolutezero

    I wonder how many Japanese will buy a 360 and sell it the week after for this.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Cort

    See if you can get a good deal on a second-hand sense of humour, Pyscho. Plenty on the web ready to sell theirs.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Razor

    Yeah, what the hell is “Lightning Bolt Action”

    It’s “Tactical Espionage Action” or nothing :P

    #35 5 years ago
  36. scratchy69

    This is basically Zone of the Enders 3 only with Raiden in, right? This isn’t Metal Gear. It’s a fallacy.

    #36 5 years ago