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Metal Gear Solid: Rising is prequel to MGS4

Wednesday, 16 June 2010 23:46 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Konami revealed earlier tonight the first story details regarding Metal Gear Solid: Rising during its press conference.

The golden nugget is that it takes place after Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and before Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. It’ll explain how Raiden became a ninja in MGS4.

We’ll stick some money on it being related to Sunny.

By the way, that glowy spine he ripped out in the trailer on Monday night?  Those will actually be key in progressing throughout the game from progressing through the story and the gameplay, from all new weapons to story and game information.

Director Minesh Kimura confirmed that, despite the title is mostly a hack and slash, there will be “stealth elements” to it, although will be faster than it was in previous MGS titles.

As well as his sword, Raiden will have sub-weapons in the game to take on foes.

Producer Shigenobu Matsuyama, who has taken over from Hideo Kojima due to him stepping aside for the next generation, ended the presentation by saying more story information would be coming very soon.

We’ll hold you to that Matsuyama-san. We’re not looking to go on another year-long blackout again.

No date was provided during the presentation, but it will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Watch the trailer shown at the Microsoft press conference on Monday night here.

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21 Comments

  1. monty12345

    This one is gagging for ps move support

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    “and PC.”

    Really? I thought they just declined that statement. Just PS3 and 360 that is sad…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    @1

    Couldn’t agree more.

    If Sony don’t secure that, they are fools

    #3 5 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    @1 and 3 – if this has PS move support i will seriously consider buying it :D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @1 Agree. If they showed the demo on stage with the Move, i actually could buy it for real.

    Sorcery is just not that deep enough…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. hitnrun

    I think that’s a good idea. A prequel would be much more palatable than torturing the main MGS plot even further.

    @1: Don’t think Move or Kinect will happen. Both are imminent, and major franchises usually don’t get guinea pig treatment; even Nintendo rarely does it. Plus, Rising practically qualifies as a rush job by Kojima standards.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. onlineatron

    @5

    I’m hoping Sorcery has some depth.

    I’d love it to be open(ish) like fable.

    If it’s a linear dungeon crawler i’ll be hugely disappointed as the move support looks very interesting.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. The Hindle

    And this looks shit, no wonder Kojima doesnt want anything to do with it.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    Dude drop the SOLID out of the title and call it Metal Gear Rising. Unless Snake actually makes several cameos then ok.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. spiderLAW

    I hope Snake makes cameos. I know Hayter isnt attached to this but they could at least have Snake’s character model breeze by here and there.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. pha1r

    @4 Do you mean Move or the game itself.

    @9 Once again, the “Solid” in the title refers to the game going 3D, not Solid Snake.
    I believe someone said this the other day.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    I dont care what it means its stupid and to the loyal diehard fans of Metal Gear it will always represent Solid Snake. So drop it.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. daytripper

    real time visuals?

    http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14354401/metal-gear-solid-rising/images/metal-gear-solid-rising-20100616031918059.html?page=mediaFull

    #13 5 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    Ummm can someone tell em where the blood is please? :D

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Armitage Shanks

    Yes it would be highly disrespectful to a fictional character if they dont drop the Solid bit.Who cares if its called “Metal Gear solid: Set Sometime After 2 Electric Boogaloo” as long as its great to play.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Kaufer

    Snake Eater, Portable Ops and Peace Walker all have MGS in the title but Solid Snake wasn’t born/created at the time.

    This is perfect for Move but since Microsoft went to all the trouble of getting Kojima in the stage(twice), no doubt with hefty incentives. Will they really stand ideally by having their version a feature less than the competetion?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. ybfelix

    Actual “focus cutting” looks fairly simple in trailer(a perfect 2D disc-plane cross section), no zig-zags, so even if there’s motion control support, Move or wiimote doesn’t seem add much that Kinect can’t do, aside from force feedback.

    And regular attacks involves highly acrobatic and complicated moves that impossible for players to perform so 1:1 motion control is out too.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Kaufer

    @17 Force feedback isn’t the only thing it would be missing. Unless they make an on-rails version for Kinect, Raiden will have to learn the Jedi Slide to move.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. ybfelix

    Of course you need a controller also. That’s my problem with Kinect launch titles: they went all out “controller free”. Should be some title use them in conjunction, say, a first-person Mech game (Steel Battalion?) with controller to walk and look and fire, and arrays of virtual buttons on screen to natal-push for secondary functions.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Gheritt White

    OMG, MGS Rising on the PS Move would make this an insta-buy for me.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Dralen

    This is all very clever stuff on the Konami front. Making this a prequel and multiplatfrom, is likely to make more people go out and get MGS4 after they have played this. However, this is all assuming that Rising turns out to be good.

    #21 5 years ago

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  • Battlefield Hardline will support AMD’s Mantle

    AMD has confirmed what most Battlefield fans thought. Battlefield Hardline will indeed support Mantle. Battlefield Hardline will support Mantle, AMD has confirmed. Some players weren’t sure whether the retail version of the game will support AMD’s API, due to its absence from the recent PC beta. AMD did not say whether the feature will be […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 GDC 2015 sizzle reel shows what the tech can do

    Unreal Engine 4 is a pretty versatile bit of tech, as this new sizzle reel shows. As one of the more ubiquitous engines, Unreal will be on show at GDC this week. Developer Epic produced the following sizzle reel to quickly demonstrate what it can do – cutting edge graphics (there are very few games […]

  • Survarium’s latest patch removes limit on battle ammo, rebalances experience gain

    The latest Survarium patch has readjusted the value of experience and reputation points gained and removed the limit to the maximum amount of ammo you can use in combat. Survarium developer Vostok Games has released patch 0.27a to the public, having recently finished testing it. The patch is a major one and covers changes to […]

  • The Hunt Begins in new Bloodborne TV spot

    Bloodborne is so close you can almost smell its coppery tang on the wind – and also you can watch commercials for it. Bloodborne arrives on PS4 at the end of this month (March 24 North America, March 25 Europe, March 27 UK) so excitement is starting to build. Sony isn’t helping keep us calm […]

  • World of Warcraft: you’ll soon be able to buy game time with gold

    Blizzard will soon allow World of Warcraft players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard has announced a new system that will launch soon for World of Warcraft. The system is called WoW Token. Using this system, players will be able to buy game time using in-game gold. Here’s how it […]

  • 3D Realms’ Bombshell returns with the first gameplay trailer

    Remember 3D Realms’ Bombshell? The isometric ARPG that was announced last year? Well, it’s back, and we get to see gameplay footage. The game stars Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison, a bomb technician turned mercenary with a mechanical arm. She will embark on a quest to rescue the president and save Earth, all while shooting aliens. The […]

  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free for everyone to use

    Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 available for anyone to download and use, for free. Unreal Engine 4 is now free. Anyone can download it and start using it, the developer announced today in a blog post. The download features the the full set of tools used by Epic, and includes 100% of the […]

  • Call of Duty European Championship winner announced

    The winner of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship has been announced. This past weekend, 28 teams representing UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the rest of Europe and Middle East attended the final of the European round of the Call of Duty Championship. UK team Epsilon eSports was crowned […]

  • GOG brings back Insomnia sale with discounts up to 90% off

    GOG.com is bringing back its Insomnia sale event with even more games. GOG’s Insomnia sale is back with double the amount of games. This year, there will be two sets of games available at once. The sets are seasoned classics and fresh new titles. Each set will feature games with discounts up to 90% off, […]

  • 2K is shutting down NBA 2K14 online servers, won’t affect career save files

    2K will be shutting down the servers for NBA 2K14 this month. The publisher revealed yesterday that online servers for NBA 2K14 will be turned offline on March 31. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” reads the announcement. NBA 2K14 relied on online servers to store save files for MyCareer […]

  • One Dead or Alive tournament organiser is proposing ban of “over-sexualised” costumes

    A Dead or Alive tournament organiser has suggested a soft ban on some of the game’s “over-sexualised” costumes, and not everyone is happy. Tournament organiser “The HuBBs” took to the FreeStepDodge forums to suggest a list of rules that other offline tournaments can follow. The list goes over stages, characters, moves, which is certainly in […]

  • Destiny: all the news from Bungie’s open house Q&A

    Bungie hosted an open house Q&A session with the community last week and lots of exciting news have come out of it. Arekkz Gaming has gathered all the information that came out of Bungie’s open house Q&A in one handy video. The list is massive, going over Exotic weapon balance, upcoming events, PVE, Crucible rewards, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen to honour Nimoy with in-game memorials

    Developers behind space exploration games Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will honour the memory of Leonard Nimoy through in-game memorials. The develops of both games have confirmed separately that in-game memorials will be established to honour the memory of the late Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Spock. Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael […]

  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

    Amazon’s latest PlayStation 4 deal is not one to miss. With purchase of a PlayStation 4 console from Amazon in the US, the online retailer will throw in digital codes for Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall and The Last of Us: Remastered, all for the same MSRP of $399. The Last of Us Remastered […]

  • Destiny: this is how one player predicted House of Wolves details and Xur’s inventory

    The method one Redditor possibly used to leak some details from Destiny’s House of Wolves was the same one he used to predict the inventory of Xur: Agent of the Nine. Last week, Reddit user Megamanexe4 leaked a few pieces of House of Wolves expansion content. The leaks included strikes, new Crucible mode, and a […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is coming to iOS… as a card-battler

    Mortal Kombat X will be releasing on mobile devices in some form, just not the one you except. Mortal Kombat X is coming to Android and iOS devices as an extension of the main game. It will launch in April alongside the console versions. The mobile game will be part card collecting and part fighting […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain announcement coming this Wednesday

    Kojima Productions will unveil something about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain this Wednesday. Metal Gear Solid fans should standby for a Phantom Pain-related announcement on Wednesday, March 4. According to developer Kojima Productions’ Twitter, there’s going to be an announcement at 2pm GMT on Wednesday. The developer posted the following image. The image […]

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    We’d really appreciate it if you could fill in this survey about the websites you read and the games you buy. It massively helps! You can fill out the survey right here and obviously all the information you supply is confidential. It helps us build a better picture of the people who read our site […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium: here’s everything you get for $50

    Battlefield Hardline’s Premium membership will give players access to 4 new features, early access to expansion packs and more. EA detailed the offer today – it costs $50 in total (£40 in the UK) and gives players a whole bundle of new gear and content. Check it all out in handy list form below: Masks […]

  • Hayter’s gonna hate: the voice of Solid Snake wouldn’t answer my Metal Gear question

    Voice actor and Hollywood writer David Hayter discusses the differences between movies and games. And politely declines my leading question. “It might be fun to do a crazy, over-the-top film version of Saint’s Row.” Yeah, that headline is a bit cheap but you’re reading the work of a man who once asked the maker of […]

  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

    Microsoft has knocked up to £100 off Xbox One bundles in the UK. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed bundle is now £100 cheaper and comes with a free £20 voucher to be spent on the official Microsoft online store. Over on the Xbox online store there’s a £70 price cut on the white […]

  • Pokemon Shuffle downloaded 1m times, free stuff given out to celebrate

    Free-to-play 3DS title Pokemon Shuffle has been downloaded over 1 million times. As a reward for playing the match-3 puzzle game Nintendo has gifted players a Complexity -1 item for free. The item reduces the difficulty of a level, according to Eurogamer. By all accounts Pokemon Shuffle is a cynical game with poorly implemented microtransactions. […]