Okay, so most of you already know about it already, but it certainly deserves a story. Hell, it's super crazy huge news!

Unveiled at Microsoft's E3 press conference, Hideo Kojima's new game is – wait for it – wait a little longer… Okay, here it is: Metal Gear Solid: Rising . Although it was initially unveiled at Microsoft's conference, it most certainly is coming to both the PlayStation 3 and 360, so all you PS3 fans needn't go run into a cave and hide from all the 360 loyalists who have been pining for a MGS exclusive. But, they are going to get the MGS franchise as many expected; in this new generation, there's almost no such thing as exclusivity amongst third-party developers. The cost of creating games is just too high, and with a combined user base of over 50 million for both consoles in question, what business guru is gonna say, "meh, we don't need half of 'em." Of course, the PS3 side will claim that something like Rising won't be as amazing as it could've been had Konami and Kojima simply stuck with Sony's more capable machine. But hey, c'mon…look who we're talking about. The game will rule, plain and simple.

As for the game itself, it will star Raiden as the main character; Mr. Snake won't be around, which makes sense, considering his departure in last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots . Arnold says you can expect a straight-up action title along the lines of Devil May Cry , with little to no stealth elements. They're calling it "Lightning Bolt Action" rather than "Stealth Espionage Action," so that's a good indication right there. So anywho, we'll certainly place this on our "must see more of!" radar and whenever new information and details arise, we'll tell ya all about it.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Rising

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Gogaku
Gogaku
11 years ago

meh…

b3mike
b3mike
11 years ago

Agreed

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I am sure you wouldn't be saying that if it was PS3 exclusive, anyway a big meh….to this.

thepill
thepill
11 years ago

I'm just curious how you came upon the knowledge that this is a Multi-Plat game. When it was revealed at the Microsoft presser, it was revealed in the EXCLUSIVE to 360 portion. I hope it is coming to the PS3, but I was under the impression that it was a 360 exclusive. If this is true, Microsoft's Presser grade comes down just a bit in my eyes.

Xra897
Xra897
11 years ago

cmon y guys just cuz it went multi platform dosnt mean its goin to be a bad game.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

I won't support this game…

Q!

"i am home"

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

If you guys are willing to lose out on metal gear just because it is multiplatform, so be it.

This game is gonna rock!

Akuma_
Akuma_
11 years ago

nah. im willing to loose out cause its no longer MGS.

it should be MGR.

especially after its departure from the stealth genre.

EddPm6
EddPm6
11 years ago

what im worried about is whats going to be sacraficed because of this. Just as poeple were saying that MGS4 on 360 would have to be multi disc i just wonder, would they do that or would they make the game short or stunted compared to MGS4? Short game? Multi Disc? Lower graphics?

GHill4Life
GHill4Life
11 years ago

I don't understand why this bothers people. Just but it on the PS3 since you prefer PS3 or vice-versa. This is good news because the more people but the game the more chance we will have more MGS games made well into the future.

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

multiplatform eh? I thought it would be.

wheres Scarecrow?


Last edited by chicko1983 on 6/1/2009 9:42:20 PM

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

So no Sunny, eh?

Well hope to see her in the sequel to MGS4, MGS5
This new MGS smells like a spinoff

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

well, there is every chance that Sunny will appear in the game as Raiden rescues her from the Patriots.

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

I kinda agree with the "meh" statement.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

I really though the 360 version would be called: Metal Gear Solid: Substandard… sorry I couldn't resist.

I'm not going to lie, I would rather it stay exclusive. With Kojima's countdown ending at M$'s E3 show, we all knew it was coming. As long as it comes to the PS3 I'm happy.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Lol I saw that comment on the joystik page

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Metal Geared down…

Q!

"i am home"

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Metal Gear Soft….now compacted to fit on a DVD.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

lol. I have many different aliases.

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

so 360 is getting a MSG game with no sneaking around? o..k…

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

More like DMC? Fail

This is why Raiden is not needed
The series might just go downhill from here

Hopefully it's just a forgotten game in the franchise and MGS6 comes back to greatness

At least they're not getting Kojima's masterpiece(MGS4)

I consider this new MGS a spinoff, just like GTA: Vice City Stories


Last edited by Scarecrow on 6/1/2009 9:51:58 PM

DarthNemesis
DarthNemesis
11 years ago

Yes it's a spinoff,it's not MGS5.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Its okay Kojima needs more budget for the next ps3 exclusive.

Metal Gear Solid 5!


Last edited by Oxvial on 6/1/2009 9:53:37 PM

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

Seems like this is going to be a pretty cool game..Thanks for the extra info!

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

I like how Kojima seemed so un-excited and such while making the announcement, also i heard there was an interview with him talking about it and he said something along the lines that he didn't like the direction mgs was going and such

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Yhea; he is not the boss of Konami…

Here is something for the future… $10 dollars Kojima eventually leaves Kanomi and starts his own studio!

Q!

"i am home"


Last edited by Qubex on 6/2/2009 1:53:36 AM

Jiggy
Jiggy
11 years ago

Well crap, that's what I enjoyed most about the MGS series was the stealthy elements… 🙁
I need a hug lol

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
11 years ago

GTA then FF now MGS…what is this world coming too..

next we'll be hearing that the next installment in the GOW franchise will be multi-platform…fml

SNAKEHOUND
SNAKEHOUND
11 years ago

"M$ is the scourge of the world!!!", rejoice with me *repeats*

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

This is bulls**t. If the cost is so high then Sony should have made sure Kojima had the resources. I'm not going to say it won't be as good as it could be but I will say it won't be better the MGS4. Deep down I had a feeling this was going to happen. It's just a shame to see my favorite developers from my younger years(Crapcom, SqueEnix and know Konami)all sell out to M$ in two years. With that said I'll add another "meh" to the mix and go finish watching Dragonball Z season 9.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Dude, relax, by doing this Konami has double the potential market. They'd have to be nuts not to try an MGS game on the 360. If it's a flop on 360 and the PS3 will likely make up for it – and we'll likely never see another 360 MGS game without commercial success on on the 360. As much as people still want to look at the 360 and Ps3 owner as the same, they are not, the tastes of the gamers on 360 and PS3 are different. PS3 owners are on average more friendly to Japanese developers and JRPGs. MGS isn't a JRPG, but it shares some narrative techniques with those games such as being heavily story driven and full of cut scenes. Such games have a slower pace than most Western games of similar genre. Again, PS3 (and PS2) owners are on average more friendly to this sort of thing than an average Xbox/Xbox360 owner. that's not a dig at anyone, it's simply true.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 6/1/2009 10:15:27 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Word. It's just disappointing. Plus I get sick of Xbot turds rubbing it in.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

TheHighlander; he could have gone the PC PS3 route; instead of handing this over to our greatest of competitors… or better still, a mario-style version for the Wii; just to make the 360 crowd even more dissappointed… ultimately you don't give away your most prized I.P. franchise just like that…

Does this means GT5 will follow suite in the future?

Q!

"i am home"

Midris7
Midris7
11 years ago

I think Ben needed to make this article quickly so people would stop talking about it on his Chronicles of Riddick review page…

I kid 🙂

But seriously, I don't know how this would turn out. I don't see the game as being on par with 4's epicness.

SNAKEHOUND
SNAKEHOUND
11 years ago

Agreed what worries me is:
STORYLINE!
CHARACTERS!
GAMEPLAY!
&…
Will Rising keep the Metal Gear name up high, or will it be the DMC2 of the Devil may Cry series…~_~

bxshotboi
bxshotboi
11 years ago

how could they even think of making a mgs with no stealth…that changes the whole experience of a mgs game but what else can i say other than i hope its not a crappy spinoff and happy to know it coming for the ps3 too

SNAKEHOUND
SNAKEHOUND
11 years ago

Prolly its "speed stealth" meh who knows, i cursed Kojimas name when i saw this annoucement, i almost cried cuz i hate M$ with a burning passion, but since news came up of it goin multiplat, id have to believe in kojima, i hope he pulls out another MGS4 Masterpiece…

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Sad to say, this new mix could be very bad for the franchise… are we seeing rotten apples festering at the bottom of basket!

Q!

"i am home"

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

History has a weird way repeating itself

MGS1 = masterpiece (Snake)

MGS2 = good (Raiden)

MGS3 and 4 = masterpieces (Snake)

MGSspinoff Rising = good (Raiden)

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

I think it is key that Kojima didnt call this game MGS5.

I hope that will be revealed tomorrow as PS3 exclusive and explains the Big Boss picture.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

also MGS2 was on XBOX.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Stop being a damn fanboy.

@Ben – This is exactly why I make the comments I do. Because of comments like this.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

You counter stupid comments with stupid comments?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

@Worldends,

wtf?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I was commenting on Stickemups comment to Ben about why he (stickemup) makes the comments he does. I'm sorry but if a guy wants to play devil's advocate at least try to be objective.

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

@stickemup

Stop putting up lame comments with your lame avatar.

DarthNemesis
DarthNemesis
11 years ago

I have no problem with the game being multi,but it will in no way compare to MGS4.I laugh at the 360 fanboys though who act like this hurts Sony when it's multi and once again MS announces a multi game as their big E3 reveal.As I said before,the PS3 is the only console that constantly announces exclusive games as their major titles year after year.


Last edited by DarthNemesis on 6/1/2009 10:13:19 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Xbots are more about hurting Sony then playing good games. It's quite bizarre.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Jawknee… Xbots need a software downgrade!

Q!

"i am home"

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
11 years ago

Qubex…you mean like XP still being better than Vista or Windows 7? 😉 BTW, YES, I know what I'm talking about.