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Metal Gear Rising Not Part of the Solid Series

by Bill Hess on December 11, 2011

Metal Gear Rising Not Part of the Solid Series

Last night, Metal Gear Rising was revealed to the world.  In somewhat different form than had been previously shown, the game also lost something in its title:  Solid.  Fans who might be confused about the new name and announcement that Platinum Games would take control of development for the title have receieved some clarification about the upcoming Metal Gear offering.  While the game will feature Raiden of the Metal Gear Solid games, as well as other characters from that world, it won’t be an official Metal Gear Solid release.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will not be part of the Metal Gear Solid series or timeline.

From the official site for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Metal Gear Solid: Rising was a spin-off intended to feature the actions and transformation of Raiden, one of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty’s main characters, in the lead-up to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. However, after Platinum Games came on board, the story was changed to take place several years after Metal Gear Solid 4 to give them more of an opportunity to show off what they can bring to the series. Cyborgs are spreading at a rapid pace in the game’s world, resulting in earth-shattering superhuman action at every turn!

The original aim for a combination of stealth and action has also been enhanced, for a more aggressive new focus on pure, exhilarating action.

Naturally, Kojima Productions is still overseeing the game’s story and its world, and is also providing visual direction to ensure Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance retains the characteristic look of the Metal Gear series. Though its exact identity is a step apart from the Metal Gear Solid games, the blood of the series still flows within this new Metal Gear.
Kojima Productions also released a handful of new screenshots for the upcoming game.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Screenshots

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  • Dovahkiin

    The older E3 trailer looked way better.

  • asdf

    more interested at MGS5 or perhaps new IP from MGS Maestro Hideo Kojima for PS3 and Vita.

  • SDCC

    So if this is set after MGS4, how come Raiden has reverted to a cruder form of Cyborg instead of the new Father who had been put back together to resemble a normal human?

    All looks very flashy with little substance. Shame.

  • mr jenkins

    doesnt make sense to me ?

  • Black_Napalm

    Ahhh for fuck sakes ….. Why do they have to do this shit???? Fuck it I was kind of excited for this game but it looks so lame now. If they were trying to make something PS3 and 360 fans both like they fucked up royal.

  • Silenthawx

    This game is more stylistic and remniscent of games like Bayonetta and Vanquish. You cant really expect it to exceed MGS4 in its pedigree. Still looks like a good action game though

  • njb

    im sure the game will explain y raiden has reverted back in to a robotic thunder weilding mad man.

    its set after mgs4 now instead of before

    i bet platinum games are glad their being backed by konami and hideo himself otherwise i doubt they could do it.

    Its nice to know that mg rising is staying true to its mgs roots style and story wise. id hate it to just use mgs a way too sell

  • blazeup

    another bayonetta….pass!!