Metal Gear Rising gets 30 exclusive VR missions on PS3

The Metal Gear series has a long history of PlayStation allegiance. Although Platinum Games' upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will launch simultaneously on PS3 and Xbox 360, Konami has revealed a special bonus for PlayStation players.

The PS3 version of the game will include exclusive DLC VR missions. The PlayStation-only pack adds 30 new missions to the game, a bonus that should easily sway any multi-console owners.

Of course, while 30 is a large number, do note that these VR missions are bite-sized. As PlayStation.Blog points out, these are "inspired by the original Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions," and will feature "pure, uncut gameplay." Wait--isn't this game entirely about cutting?

"Featuring a mix of combat training, tactical maneuvering, stealth-based approaches and more, these missions will both provide practice in which to hone your skills in original stages not seen the in the game's campaign, and feature an eclectic mix of challenges that any veteran of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance or Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions would come to expect," the promo text details. "And, in an interesting twist, you’ll be able to take control of the much loved/hated Dwarf Gekko in the VR Missions."

Although the DLC will be exclusive to PS3, it won't be free. "The pricing for the VR Missions DLC pack will be released at a later date. Please stay tuned!" The game will be available on February 19th. Until then, here's a video of naked Raiden running around in an MGS2 VR mission: