I just saw the E3 debut trailer for the upcoming Metal Gear title, Metal Gear Solid: Rising. After all these years, this title looks to give gamers what they’ve all been asking for… the ability to play as a bad-ass, super-powerful cyborg ninja. Konami missed the chance with MGS4, but this time it’s all about Raiden AND his sickeningly sharp blade. In fact, Raiden’s sword seems to be central to the gameplay, allowing you to CUT and CUT with exceptional precision. It leads me to thinking that maybe Rising will support the Sony Move or Microsoft’s Kinect motion control devices so you can direct your slashes like you’re waving an actual blade.
A fully-destructible environment and enemies open to cutting up as you please would be pretty sweet… and stress relieving to the max. Heheh.
Rising is probably set before the events of MGS4, perhaps revealing the events that turned Jack into a cyborg, plus his battles against The Patriots and rescue of Sunny Gurlukovich. Hopefully it will also show us events post-MGS4, to see where this white-blooded hero’s fate is headed. Can’t wait to start cutting up dudes when this comes out, whenever.