Metal Gear Solid: Rising Announced for Xbox 360

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima himself today announced that the traditionally stealth-action Metal Gear Solid series is headed to the Xbox 360.

The next title in the franchise, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, was announced to be in development for the console. The game will center around Metal Gear character Raiden, with a subtitle of "Lightning Bolt Action."

"I can promise you that it is a completely new Metal Gear experience," said Kojima, who then noted that he couldn't say anything more about the game.

Update: Konami's official announcement for MGS: Rising bills the title as the first MGS game "to launch on the Xbox 360," but does not refer to it as an Xbox 360 exclusive.