Metal Gear Solid: Rising has been formally re-unveiled at the VGAs, confirming initial E3 rumours that Platinum Games is developing the title.
The news comes hours after the trailer managed to leak online before the show.
The video shows PMC groups similar to MGS4 and in previous trailers for the game, as well as ninjas in suits.
Previously confirmed to be a prequel to MGS4 and a sequel to MGS2, it’ll now actually take place after Guns of the Patriots, with Raiden returning to his ninja form.
Quinton Flynn, Raiden’s voice actor in MGS2 and MGS4, also makes an appearance, despite showing concern earlier this year he may not be involved with the title.
This will be Platinum’s first title being developed that won’t be published by Sega. Previously, all of its efforts, including Bayonetta, Madworld and Vanquish to name a few, were published by the company.
Its next effort, Anarchy Reigns, launches under Sega in early 2012.
Rising was announced at E3 2009 at Microsoft’s press conference, but was confirmed to be a multi-plat affair. Gameplay footage from when it was being made at KP wouldn’t emerge until a year later at E3, followed by a TGS demo.
Since then, it’s gone quiet. Until now, obviously.
MGS; Rising launches on PS3, 360 and PC in 2012. Trailer’s below. New shots are here.