New cutscene and gameplay footage has been released for Platinum Games’s hack n’ slash title Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The trailer showcases protagonist Raiden under control of his “Jack The Ripper” persona during a corporate raid in Colorado. This persona has been hinted at in previous Metal Gear Solid titles as Jack was a child soldier made to fight during the Liberian Civil War under the wing of Solidus Snake. The former was injected with nanomachines by the Patriots but repressed his memories of his horrific childhood. Once Raiden remembers he starts to suffer with self pity but finds redemption in his wife and child during Guns of The Patriots. His “other self,” lying dormant, surfaces during Rising and is a critical factor of his actions and mindset later in the game.
Regardless of what many die-hard fans are saying about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, we’re really excited for this game and what Platinum Games has planned for Raiden. Metal Gear Rising nixes stealth in favor of fast-paced, adrenaline pumping action that Platinum Games is known for. A perfect fit for the antics that Raiden performed in MGS4: Guns of the Patriots. Konami has revealed the Title Screen that’ll greet players that play the demo at E3 2012. It really reminds me of title screens like Mortal Kombat 9 and God of War, with the character looking at the player or breathing, and then moving when making a selection. Of course Raiden is just standing there, but he is shot from many dynamic angles. We expressed how we felt about the game in the first episode of The Wired Fish Podcast Season 2.