Hideo Kojima has done it again. When we think he's going to zig, he zags; when we expect him to zag, he does
zag because he knows that's what we expect. He's tricky that one, but his games are always amazing, so I forgive him. Speaking of his games, there's been a lot of speculation surrounding his next project, and the little bits of info that have been released sporadically by that evil countdown website have only added to the madness. Well, the countdowns have reached zero, and we got our news, and I definitely didn't see this coming. Metal Gear Solid
is making its way to the Xbox 360 not in the form of a port of the PS3's Guns of the Patriots, but in the form of a stand alone title called Metal Gear Solid Rising
. But our beloved Solid Snake won't be the protagonist in this title, instead he's been replaced by his silver-haired ninja companion, Raiden. I have no doubt that this game will be great, as all Kojima games are, and if we get to unleash even a fraction of the kickassery Raiden performed in MGS4 I will be more than happy. For more info I suggest you head on over to Konami's website
KONAMI ANNOUNCES THE FIRST METAL GEAR SOLID® TITLE FOR THE XBOX 360® METAL GEAR SOLID®: RISING
Raiden Stars in the First Metal Gear Solid Game to Hit the Xbox 360®
El Segundo, Calif. - June 1, 2009 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Metal Gear Solid: Rising is currently in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft - the first Metal Gear Solid game to launch on the Xbox 360®. Raiden, one of the most popular characters in the Metal Gear Solid universe, will star in the all-new title from Hideo Kojima. Raiden first debuted in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system as a playable character and appeared as a non-playable cyborg in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
"The Metal Gear Solid series is one of the most highly acclaimed video game franchises of all time," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "With Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the Xbox 360 community will finally get a chance to enjoy the action and excitement that this popular franchise is known to offer."
Metal Gear Solid: Rising is scheduled to be released on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system. For more information on Konami, please visit: http://www.konami.com.