Platinum Games knows how to make a slam-bang action extravaganza, as evidenced by Vanquish and Bayonetta .

Therefore, Raiden's dicin' and slicin' couldn't be in better hands. Here's a look at the legendary ninja facing down a mammoth boss in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance , and it appears to be quite promising.

No, it's not "Metal Gear Solid" but Kojima has made it clear in the past that it's not supposed to be; this is a spin-off. If you're waiting for the stealth/action approach, you should be looking forward to Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes . But for action aficionados, this title looks particularly compelling, and it could end up being one of the most accomplished games of 2013. Raiden is wicked capable in more ways than one, and the combat appears to be fast and absolutely furious.

What do you think?