Okay, let the speculation and debate begin.

What you're looking at here is the image that appeared after Hideo Kojima's Keynote speech at the Game Developer's conference, and if you want a close-up on that figure in the upper right, check out G4TV . Now, it seems obvious that Kojima is planning a brand new Metal Gear Solid entry, and that picture appears to be Raiden, the popular cyber-ninja that has been part of Snake's adventure since the beginning. Obviously, we're all thinking Kojima's project will focus on Raiden's back story in relation to the MGS story that came to its conclusion in last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots . Therefore, we're thinking it may be a prequel with Raiden as the main character, which would be freakin' awesome as far as we're concerned. We still wonder about the studio's claim to appeal more to a Western gaming audience, and you know…if you think about it, Raiden as a main character might put the emphasis squarely on the action. Couldn't Raiden be the next major bad-ass in a gameplay setting similar to something like God of War ? The possibilities seem limitless, and we think our prediction is plausible.

But who knows? We do know that Kojima will unveil this new game at E3, so we won't have much longer to wait. Whatever it is, though, we get the sneaking suspicion it'll be designed for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360…

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Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

for heavens sake not the 360, not because I hate it but because it will be inferior to MGS4 and won't use the ps3's potential.I can't stand microsoft thought.

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

ummm.

correct me if im wrong.
but raiden only came into the series in the 2nd game?

so i wouldnt exactly say he's been a part of it since the 'beginning'

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

Technically he has been there since the beginning, a form of him appeared in mgs 3 which is the beginning;from a technical point of view

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I dont know the history well. But in MGS4 Raiden dont use guns… In order to appeal Western gamers, you have to hold a gun.

I dont think it'll be wise for Kojima to make a game in MGS size for xbox. Too many videos. It'll be HD, its gonna take up so much space. Expect another 4-5 hours of HD videos. It'll be play for 1 disc and then watch video for another disc.

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

he didnt use a gun but he had one holstered on his hip

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

scratch that. check your history again, he did use guns

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

Raiden? Really? 🙁
I still have to play MGS4 so my impression of him is still of a effeminate, wimpy, Snake wanna be… That was the one thing that spoiled MGS-SOL for me. We went from Snake to Mascara so fast I almost stopped playing the game.
I guess I need to play MGS4 ASAP and see how Hideo made that Britney Spears wanna be a bad a$$ hero…

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

"I guess I need to play MGS4 ASAP…"

YEAH you do…

AntDC
AntDC
11 years ago

Please let that person be Grey Fox. And knowing Kojima, do you really think that it will be someone as predictable as Raiden?

Morals
Morals
11 years ago

yes let it be grey fox in the old days, ya in Zanzibar-land.

mk ultra
mk ultra
11 years ago

It would be sick to play as Grey Fox in the time period between portable ops and the original Metal Gear.

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

Hope you're right AntDC!!!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Microsoft will surely get their hands on this on.
They're scared, remember when MGS4 was released and the PS3 sale suddenly increased by a bunch?

They'll do whatever they can to stop this one from becoming PS3 exclusive and thus, this game's quality will be lowered because of the 360.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

I think they'll have halo 5 or gears 3 to counter it

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

I actually liked Raiden from mgs2 o.O Am I the only one? and yes …they made him insanely bad ass, you have no idea Karosso.

cegmp
cegmp
11 years ago

Nope. I liked him too. I just liked Snake better.

Schmitty
Schmitty
11 years ago

would this mean less stealth, i mean i loved mgs4 but my add mad it so hard to not get discovered every 2 seconds

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

Will take your world for it Zemus101!
I remember the video from the trailer and he was destroying some Mini Metal Gears… looked cool…

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

Maybe its otacon xD/ Metal Gear Otacon!!!! 😀

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Raiden is a touchy subject for me. You can put all the bells and whistles you want to on him and he's still Luigi to Snakes Mario. Simply, he's just not Snake. Maybe it's that old Kojima trickery. I always thought that Akiba would be a decent choice. He's a genome soldier so he resembles Snake. He's now Meryl's husband, so she could remain in the story. They can't continue with prequels can they? Plus, Metal Gear Akiba kinda rolls off o the tongue. All wishful thinking.

"LIQUIIIIID!!!
"JOOHNNYYY!!!!

Morals
Morals
11 years ago

Raiden=pussy, i want to see someone new and just as badass as snake.

Morals
Morals
11 years ago

ok this is really getting mad, people metal gear solid is called solid because its 3D not because of snake so it most likely will be called MGS5

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

No………….screw all that. Metal Gear Ocelot. Nuff Said.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

No don't turn it into just action, that would reek of a Dirge of Cerberus type conversion.

Sorry guys, we are going to have to wait 4 more games until we get a Metal Gear Solid Sunny 🙁

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Ok, last one, I swear.

Meryl Gear Solid 🙂

Come on……..that was good.

Eh, screw u guys.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Archos
Archos
11 years ago

Oh crap… no 360. The only thing 360 is capable of is pulling PS3 down. I can't imagine MGS5 in 8 GB. Even 2 DVDs won't be enough. I want to see something as good as or even better than MGS4 and it can't be done on a 360. Please Kojima don't ditch PS3 as SE has.
Try to push the PS3 to it's full potential rather than pulling it down for the 360.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

NOT RAIDEN!!!!

Dammit here we go again with that wuss

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

I hated playing as raiden in mgs2

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Raiden belongs in Mortal Kombat… period.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Haha exactly! (he's my favorite Mortal Kombat character by the way hehe)

jokoutomo
jokoutomo
11 years ago

I hate when raiden become half cyborg. As main character ? Feel like Ninja Gaiden on MGS4.We'll see about that. I don't like MGS4 on XBOX360 also. It;s all money politic to me. "ms" trying to monopoly everything man.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

Oh god, anybody but Raiden. MGS2 would've been so much better without him and his whining and his naked butt. Let Psycho Mantis have his own game.

JackieBoy
JackieBoy
11 years ago

Phhuleeeaaasee not Raiden that loverboy!
Xbox360? Are you getting this from like… "nowhere"? Or you just wanna make me angry, come to your home and kick your ass Ben?:)

WelcomeOblivion
WelcomeOblivion
11 years ago

knowing Microsoft they'll probably make a special add-on to the 360 so it can handle whatever Kojima has to through at. maybe it will be another DVD drive that way the xbox360 owners wont have to change the disc. either way you know that people will pay for it


Last edited by WelcomeOblivion on 3/27/2009 1:48:06 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

HAHA, a 360 disc changer!

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

If you go by the what Raiden can do then I think he might be the right choice for the next Metal Gear…. But as they mentioned before to make it appeal more to the western gamers Raiden won't work as he doesn't use guns. And It might limit your game play capabilities if there are no other weapons and upgrades…

Someone mentioned Akiba… That might also work and I had this thought even when I was playing MGS4. He just has to harden up a bit. Or maybe it will be perfect as you see him grow from this insecure young mad, into the next hardened Soldier… He married Meryl… So maybe they get to her and give her a new form of Fox Die and she turns into this super villain chick, and he has to basically go up against her. Would make for a good story I think.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Sounds like a tragic love story if you ask me.
FORBIDDEN LOVE!

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

a lot of people don't like raiden and call him 'a pussy', but I think that he was a good character in MGS2 and his story could go really deep (but hopefully not too deep if you know what I mean).

sabitrulz
sabitrulz
11 years ago

nope diz wil b another solid snake story…..we'll c dat…..sunny will discover da antidote of foxdie ……n s.snake will b cured….n diz time da story will rotate round global terrorism i guess……………guys diz iz all ma own prediction……………but da thin iz ma prediction neva goes wron……….

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

ugh whats the point, We dont need to see radiens backstory…..

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

Hey maybe Snake has an illegitimate son from he's days in the jungle…. The Son of Snake… Come on even Snake had to get lucky at some point…. Who knows….

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

He did in MGS3. So "if" he and Eva made one at that point, the kid could be up to age 50 or so since there's a 50 year period between that story and MGS4. So it's possible but probably unlikely.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Solid Snake is Snake's and Eva's son…
You didn't play MGS4?

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

im just happy we get a new mgs…..i dont really want the main character to be raiden 🙁
they should remake the original metal gear and metal gear 2:solid snake

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I would like that but on the PSP

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

thank you sir

slugga_status
slugga_status
11 years ago

I think a backstory of Raiden would be pointless. I mean thats what the Metal Gear DB was on the PSN for. All the back stories and the like are all in the MG DB.

How could you not want Raiden as the main character though? I was pissed you couldn't control him in MGS4. On top of that he has a ninja like feel to him. I want anything but a back story. I think we'll see what happens to Snake in the beginning of this new title though

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

I'll take any MGS game, yeah it could be with Raiden and if it is we will just have to live with it as there is no more Snake for the time being unless they bring him back in a prequel but I doubt that will ever happen.

As for it going on the 360, then so be it let it happen, they did that with Blue Odysey was it and that was 4 discs. so they can do it again with this for the 360 people.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

I thought Kojima wasn't a big fan of Microsoft, hence no MGS4 for the 360.

He even took some jabs at them during the game.

Now, I know at least one of the MGS games was ported to the Xbox; but I thought someone else did it, like Itagaki wasn't involved with Ninja Gaiden Sigma 1 & 2.

Well, if Kojima does do a 360 version of Metal Gear, hopefully the game is developed for the PS3 first and ported down to the 360.

raidtimedope
raidtimedope
11 years ago

was never a MGS fan, i only played MGS2 and MGS4

but i loved MGS4, so was gonna b excited about this but not really

Raiden?