Solid Snake has been synonymous with the PlayStation brand for years; however, Metal Gear Solid Rising will be the first new installation in the series to focus on Raiden as the protagonist throughout, and be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 simultaneously as well.
Snake might not be the only thing missing from Rising, as Hideo Kojima speaks to OPM UK about that traditional stealth action gameplay we all know and love.
“If somebody thinks ‘I love Snake’ and just really wants traditional stealth gameplay and that experience, then it may be hard to get into Rising” Kojima said in a recent interview with OPM.
“But for people who are more open and willing to try new things, it shouldn’t be a problem.”
“Raiden in MGS 4 was received very well, and I wanted to keep going with that direction in Rising. The people who liked him in 4 will like him in this, but it’s a personal preference” he added.
There’s no doubt that Metal Gear Rising will be a completely new experience—it’s being made by a new team. While this leaves room for innovation and new ideas to surface, it also echoes a worry for Metal Gear enthusiasts that may have been down with Kojima attempting to end the series with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
Source: OPM UK