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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was originally canceled, no longer part of MGS series

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance looked quite different when it was shown off at the Spike TV Video Game Awards over the weekend. It has a new title and a new developer--but what else has changed? Apparently, almost everything.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance looked quite different when it was shown off at the Spike TV Video Game Awards over the weekend. It has a new title and a new developer--but what else has changed? Apparently, almost everything.

When it was originally titled Metal Gear Solid Rising, the game was supposed to take place before Metal Gear Solid 4. Now, it appears to take place "several years after MGS4," and is no longer "part of the Metal Gear Solid series."

A new Japanese podcast reveals that "the staff no longer knew what the core of the game should be," with the team having worked solely on a game where you can chop up anything. That, apparently, was "insufficient," according to a report by Andriasang.

Rising was quietly canceled, hence the mystery surrounding the game. Platinum Games had learned about the game's cancellation during a studio visit and decided to take over. While Platinum had originally intended to use the game's original story, the team wanted to remake it once working on the game. Departing from the original script, Revengeance is now considered "a new Metal Gear," one separate from the Solid series.

While Platinum's penchant for over-the-top action is evident in the Spike TV trailer, it appears that revered director Hideki Kamiya is not at the helm of this collaboration. Our own Garnett Lee will be meeting with Konami later today to discuss further details of this newly revived Metal Gear.

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    December 12, 2011 10:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was originally canceled, no longer part of MGS series.

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance looked quite different when it was shown off at the Spike TV Video Game Awards over the weekend. It has a new title and a new developer--but what else has changed? Apparently, almost everything.

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      December 12, 2011 10:31 AM

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      December 12, 2011 10:32 AM

      So they initially penned the game as a melon-chopping simulator but had no idea what else to do?

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      December 12, 2011 10:52 AM

      I'm glad its not tied into the main Metal Gear Solid plot since I have no idea what is going on since I never played the originals.

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      December 12, 2011 11:07 AM

      So this is Inaba's project...but Inaba is currently helping his Anarchy Reigns team finish for cert and release in a month. Lots of stuff going on at Platinum.

      This will also be Platinum's first title not published by Sega.

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        December 12, 2011 12:01 PM

        mmmmm....Anarchy Reigns. I REALLY hope that one'll get a decent online community.

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      December 12, 2011 11:43 AM

      hmm not sure what to think...old version looked kinda cool

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      December 12, 2011 12:50 PM

      It's like God of War plus Bayonetta plus Ninja Gaiden, what's not to like?

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      December 12, 2011 12:55 PM

      after reading the Andriasang article, I wonder if this was the project Kojima got all sad about getting canned earlier this year. I hope so, considering the other possibility was his transgressive idea, that I'd be a lot sadder about getting yanked.

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      December 12, 2011 3:31 PM

      This explains a lot. There not being any cutting technology on display, no cutting up pillars or bodies until the very last slash, the change in tone for a usual MGS trailer which are usually 4th-wall breaking and super dramatic, and graphics.

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      December 12, 2011 7:41 PM

      I don't doubt that this will be a good game but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed that it isn't still being developed by Konami. The early trailers made me think I'd be playing something like Bushido Blade (still waiting for a remake or sequel) by way of MGS. What we appear to be getting now is more like Raiden-of-War-May-Cry-onetta-Gaiden. Oh well.

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        December 12, 2011 7:45 PM

        Kojima is still producing it, if that helps.

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      December 12, 2011 7:53 PM

      Color me worried. I feel that the MGS series has a serious tone overall with some goofy/Japany additions. This game looks like it's primarily just goofy and will end up being a parody of MGS.

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      December 12, 2011 8:14 PM

      What is all that shit all over his face?

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      December 13, 2011 7:53 AM

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