Metal Gear Solid: Rising producer replaced

Thursday, 17th November 2011 05:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Metal Gear Solid: Rising producer Shigenobu Matsuyama has stepped down from the project.

The news comes courtesy of Kojipro’s own Kenichiro Imaizumi, according to Andriasang‘s translation.

Matsuyama has moved to another division within Kojipro. He has been replaced by Yuji Korekado. The announcement follows several mentions by Hideo Kojima of Korekado’s senior role on the project.

It’s not clear when the change of staff occurred, or whether it is related to the game’s long silence; it was first announced at E3 2009 and has been largely quiet since then.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising is a new, action-focused entry in the long-running franchise, starring Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty protagonist Raiden. It is expected to see a full reveal following some sort of showcase at the VGAs.



  1. FeaturePreacher

    Looks like one my most anticipated games moves to 2013. Good thing there’s Devil’s Third though.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Oh right, so Kojima is going to yet again pass on the control of Rising’s development -control he never actually had in the first place- to the new guy at the VGA’s, just like he did at E3.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. xino

    bad news or good news:/

    and i was looking forward to Matsuyama’s version because it will contain more action like hack n slash Ninja Gaiden:/

    #3 3 years ago

    I’m begining to think that the ‘chop anything’ feature was faked.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. HeavyD-Love

    not a good sign

    #5 3 years ago

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