Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo next week

Konami released the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo ages ago exclusively to people who bought the Zone of the Enders HD Collection, but now has a pegged a firm date for its proper release. Come January 22, all and sundry on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will get to enjoy a slice of the stab-happy Metal Gear Solid spin-off.

The demo packs a virtual reality tutorial section, showing Raiden how to cut things into tiny pieces, along with a mission from early on in the campaign. You'll get to sneak and stab your way through city streets, taking on mercenaries and Gekko robots, and enjoy a robowolf boss battle.

Developer PlatinumGames confirmed the demo date on its blog. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is slated for release on February 19.

Here's a new trailer accompanying the announcement:

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