E3 Brings Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance To The Masses
We’ve only just entered a new year and E3 is still a few months away yet, but thanks to the latest Famitsu magazine (via Andriasang) we know at least one game that will be playable on the show floor come June. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the collaborative effort between Kojima Productions and Platinum Games that gives the Metal Gear series an action-focussed entry, will be in attendance. This news, along with a few other tidbits, comes courtesy of a transcript of a conversation between Hideo Kojima, and Platinum’s CEO Tatsuya Minami and producer Atsushi Inaba.
Besides this interesting piece of news, it is reported that the team at Platinum Games thought the offer was a joke when they were first approached with it in 2010. Despite this setback, the topic was brought up again at the announcement of the Playstation Vita in January of last year, which is when the collaboration really began. It is noted that the stealth elements that acted as an homage to the rest of the Metal Gear series was the first thing to be cut from the new vision as it clashed with the action gameplay, and Kojima did not want it present at all.
Along with this came changes to the original story, which has led to the scrapping of some of the early ideas, as well as a new temporal setting. In spite of these alterations, Kojima said that the game, in its current state, was not dissimilar to what his team had wanted to create from the outset feeling, upon seeing Platinum’s early work on it, “this is it”.
The last piece of news is that the director of the game is Kenji Saito, who was the lead programmer of Bayonetta and has also worked on the likes of Viewtiful Joe and Okami.
The team here at Velocity Gamer is in the process of organising a trip to E3 so that we can bring you all of the news from the frontlines of the biggest Expo in gaming first hand. Not promising anything of course…