Metal Gear Rising’s story DLC are prequels, says writer

By Dave Cook
6 March 2013 11:46 GMT

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will receive two pieces of story DLC that let you play as bosses JetStream Sam and Blade Wolf. They’ll serve as small prequels that explore the back-story and motivation of both characters.

We first reported on the boss DLC here, and posted a pair of debut images showing Sam in action.

Speaking with Polygon, chief story writer Etsu Tamari shed some light on the nature of both DLC packs.

Said Tamari, “We don’t directly explain why Sam works with Desperado in the main story. So that content goes a little bit more into detail on it. The Blade Wolf sub-story depicts a mission it’s running with Mistral before the encounter with Raiden. Both of them serve as prequels to their roles in the main game.”

Tamari also discussed his motivation for having Blade Wolf side with Raiden later on in the story, “I told people that a cyborg needs a canine partner, and I stood really firm on that. I had trouble figuring out what sort of position it would take in the game, and eventually I came up with the idea that Raiden would take over the ‘teacher’ role for Blade Wolf, the way that Snake was his mentor in MGS2.”

There you have it, are you interested in the idea of tangible story DLC that fleshes out the game, rather than simple re-skins? Let us know below.

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