Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance developed by Bayonetta dev

Raiden's 'Rising' is now Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and is in development by Platinum Games, makers of Bayonetta and Vanquish.


[Updated: 7pm PT] Updated with the trailer!

[Original Post: 5pm PT] Much like the game's lead character Raiden, the Metal Gear Solid Rising video game from Kojima Productions is getting an overhaul. Set to be announced later tonight, the latest trailer for the game is now available, revealing a name change and developer shift.

Now entitled Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the Kojima Productions action title has been passed on to Platinum Games, makers of Bayonetta and Vanquish.

Xav de Matos was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    December 10, 2011 5:00 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Metal Gear Solid Rising now Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, from Bayonetta developer.

    Raiden's 'Rising' is now Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and is in development by Platinum Games, makers of Bayonetta and Vanquish.

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      December 10, 2011 5:10 PM

      Bayonetta developer making an MGS game? This is pretty much the best news.

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      December 10, 2011 5:51 PM

      Will it have a button so we can play it only pushing that one button like Bayonetta did? XD

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        December 11, 2011 11:18 AM

        You mean like Batman?

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          December 11, 2011 3:04 PM

          there literally was a super easy mode where you could play the entire game pressing one button. It was designed that way.

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            December 11, 2011 3:05 PM

            didn't even have to move your character for the most part.

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              December 11, 2011 5:05 PM

              You joke, but that was a fun mode to play in, because it let you concentrate on the TIMING of each attack command, and automatically cycled through what it felt was the most effective combo. For someone just jumping into the game, I recommend starting a game in "Very Easy" in parallel to their "Normal" save.

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      December 10, 2011 7:10 PM

      Updated with the trailer.

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      December 10, 2011 7:22 PM

      That was one of the most hilarious trailers I have ever seen that is trying to be serious. I laughed some many times while watching that.

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        December 10, 2011 7:31 PM

        MGS trailers are never meant to be taken seriously, they are supposed to be ridiculous.

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          December 10, 2011 7:36 PM

          Cool, but from what i remember, all the real MGS games were pretty serious trailer based, no? Either way, never been a fan, but that was the comedy highlight of that awful VGA show I shall never watch again.

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            December 10, 2011 7:39 PM

            They are usually serious then have some funny gag at the end. This one was just ridiculous.

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            December 10, 2011 9:51 PM

            More and more I just view the MGS as a huge tongue in cheek wink to the industry as a whole, since it's pretty clear that Kojima doesn't take the game anywhere near as serious as some of the fanbase; and I'm perfectly okay with that. It's the quirky, funny, cheesy elements that make the games appealing to me.

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              December 10, 2011 9:56 PM

              This is how I've always view the MGS series and why I enjoy them. People complain they are over the top but I think that is exactly what they are going for in the games. People expecting a Splinter Cell OMG real terrorists experience from the MGS series are doing it wrong.

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                December 10, 2011 10:05 PM

                If there's a studio to go to for WTF moments, it's Platinum.

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          December 11, 2011 12:14 AM

          I remember the old Sons of Liberty trailer... it was pretty serious/epic/nonlol

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            December 11, 2011 10:26 AM

            Yeah, I was expecting this to be like that until he picked up that MG Ray....

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          December 11, 2011 5:04 AM

          Dude this was a whole other level of crazy. If MGS trailers were crazy, then this is bat shit insane.

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        December 10, 2011 9:39 PM

        revenge.. vengeance... revengeance

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          December 10, 2011 9:45 PM

          Yeah I kinda-sorta laughed my ass off at that.

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          December 10, 2011 9:47 PM

          is it a pad or a phone? PADFONE!

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          December 11, 2011 6:20 AM

          We're making up words here folks! MAKING UP WORDS!

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        December 10, 2011 10:03 PM

        it was pretty hilarious. This game is going to own.

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      December 10, 2011 9:42 PM

      Alright the ending got a little annoying with the constant "dun dun dun"

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      December 10, 2011 9:50 PM

      Not sure how much weight this holds, but here's the link to Platinum's blog entry on this announcement:

      Pretty standard text, but note one thing: no mention is made on the Platinum-side producer, but in the tag text is "Atsushi Inaba".

      There was also a previous announcement by Tatsuya Minami, the CEO of Platinum Games:

      Again, in the tags, "Atsushi Inaba". Inaba is currently producing Anarchy Reigns, a MadWorld-fiction brawler with online features. Is he the producer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance?

      Hideki Kamiya was the producer for Bayonetta, but I've seen no mention of him for Anarchy Reigns or for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. I'm very curious to see what he's doing next.

      Anyway, I think it's disingenuous of outlets to use the phrase "Bayonetta team" when the Metal Gear game probably isn't the team that made Bayonetta. No confirmations either way yet, but this is what the "gaming press" are running with right now, and I think it's wrong.

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      December 10, 2011 10:09 PM

      damnit does this mean no Bayonetta 2?

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        December 10, 2011 10:58 PM

        No, I don't think it means that. I have a feeling that Kamiya's working on something unannounced right now; no idea what it is, but it's probably not ready for release by the end of 2012, so it's not revealed yet.

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          December 10, 2011 11:16 PM

          One other odd factoid: Bayonetta 600th birthday will be December 19, 2011. This is also Hideki Kamiya's 41st birthday. Let's see what the Platinum blog says that day.

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      December 10, 2011 10:11 PM

      comedy gold!

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      December 10, 2011 10:49 PM

      REVEANGANCE. What a shittastic trailer.

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      December 10, 2011 11:19 PM

      WTF did I just watch? I'm a pretty big MGS fan and was looking forward to this, but seriously WTF? Bad bad bad trailer :(

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        December 10, 2011 11:41 PM

        If you went into this game and trailer expecting Metal Gear Solid gameplay even after the previous media releases, you kind of brought the disappointment upon yourself.

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          December 11, 2011 7:36 AM

          I didn't. That trailer was still garbage.

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      December 11, 2011 6:21 AM

      That was horrific!

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      December 11, 2011 9:46 AM

      Game will probably be a good game, but not a Metal Gear game. I laughed as my heart sank watching this trailer.

      The original footage of this game from earlier this year (or was it last? :/) made it look daker (in the palette at least) and...stealthy. This...not so much. Metal gear hack-n-slash? Nooo thanks.

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        December 11, 2011 10:29 AM

        I think so too. I hoping they keep that cutting disc...that's what impressed me from the original trailer. It looks like it still exists in some form, based on a couple of the scenes. I really hope they keep it.

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        December 11, 2011 10:40 AM

        I finally got to see the trailer; this looks almost like the Vanquish protagonist with Bayonetta's katana, cranked up to 11. It looks like a Platinum-style game, and it's probably going to piss off a bunch of Metal Gear fans along the way, but...

        A. Damn, it looks fun.
        B. I don't see Kojima coming out with anything better that would appeal to the core MGS fans.

        The previous trailer was from E3 2010, and it just had the "Cut at will" part.

        To me, the "gameplay sections" at the end looked about as much "Metal Gear hack-n-slash" as the new trailer did, only slightly less fast-paced and frantic.

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      December 11, 2011 9:57 AM

      (read the following in sync with the guitar riffs at the end).

      ho-ly-crap. to-tally insane. A. D. D.

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      December 11, 2011 10:27 AM

      Explains why Kojima was laughing during the VGA awards last night. I'll be passing on this one. It's not Metal Gear, it's Ninja Gaiden.

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