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Metal Gear Rising boxart unveiled

Konami has unsheathed the official boxart for upcoming hack-‘n-slash title Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

Check it out below — click for full size.

Metal Gear Rising takes place four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and sees Raiden – kitted out in Ninja clobber – attempting to liberate a small African country.

Players control Raiden as he slices and dices his way through legions of mechs and soldiers with alarming precision, thanks to developer Platinum Games’ sophisticated cutting mechanics.

Metal Gear Rising is due out in February 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.