Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer teaches slicing and dicing

The big gimmick of awkwardly-named, action-packed off-shoot Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is Raiden's ability to carefully prune enemies of undesirable body parts with precision strokes of his sword. But gosh, you may ask, how ever does this work in practice? Have a gander at a new snippet from the game's tutorial.

Yes, watch as Raiden goes to town on cars, terrorists, watermelons, and female hostage cutout targets which bafflingly strip to their undergarments when the cheeky cyborg decapitates them.

Revengeance is now being made by Bayonetta dev Platinum Games, who took over from Kojima Productions when it was briefly cancelled. It's due on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in early 2013, but a demo's coming early in the Zone of the Enders HD Collection.

Our Andrew played MGRR at E3, so see what he made of the spin-off.