Although it's a spin-off, many are anxiously awaiting news of Metal Gear Solid: Rising , the action-oriented title featuring franchise mainstay, Raiden.
When it was first unveiled, we expected that it would be released in 2011, which means we'd have to be patient. Well, it now seems we'll have to be even more patient because according to Kotaku , Rising won't hit until 2012. Switching "Tactical Espionage Action" for "Lightning Bolt Action" and set between the events of MGS2 and MGS4, Rising looks to be ultra-promising. Series guru Hideo Kojima is involved but he's only acting as the game's producer; he won't be writing or directing and he once said he was turning things over to a younger group. Some of the more ardent MGS fans don't like the new direction but there's always a chance Kojima will make a true MGS5 (with the inclusion of the patented stealth element). Still, the mastermind has stated in the past that he wants to work on something different and as far as we know, he might be doing just that right now…
Well, anyway, if Rising isn't due out until 2012, we'll just have to put it on the back burner for a while. Plenty of other amazing games due out in 2011, yes?
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Rising