Breaking news: Raiden hates on watermelon in new Metal Gear Solid: Rising video

Sod slicing and dicing an army of mini Metal Gears or stabbing a Romanian vampire through the chest. Raiden's biggest enemy is clearly the humble watermelon. Why else would he go postal on the seemingly innocuous fruit with a big-ass katana. MGS: Rising resurfaced this week at TGS, and to celebrate, Kojima was showing off the game's innovative cutting controls. And thanks to some enterprising person in the audience who was sporting a sneaky video camera, you can witness said melon-cutting below.


Pretty nifty, huh? Moving swiftly past our outdated 1950s lingo, it appears the katana system in Rising offers a level of precision we've never seen from swordplay in a game before. Wooh! There's little doubt it'll be comfortably better than the katana bits in MGS2, but to be honest, we're desperate to see something from Rising that doesn't involve slicing fruit, Dwarf Gekko or cans of juice. We've got a rough grip on how Raiden's weapon will work now (though we're not entirely sure how the game will incorporate Move/Kinect if it supports motion control). What we really want to know, though, is how the game fits into Metal Gear's existing timeline. What Raiden's overall objectives are. And why he's seemingly on a one man crusade to make the watermelon extinct.

Above: Just how does Rising fit in with Metal Gear Solid 4?

While the above video might not have been the new cinematic trailer we were hoping for, at least there's good news for MGS fans who are planning to buy a 3DS. Metal Gear Solid: The Snake Eater 3D, which was briefly seen at E3 in a semi interactive demo, is getting turned into a full game. And it should hit shelves in 2011. From my brief hands-on with the demo at a recent Nintendo event, I'd say there's a good chance the finished title could well be more exciting than Rising. Honestly, the 3D demo is probably the most impressive thing I've ever seen from Kojima, including the amazitron MGS2 trailer from E3 2000.  

Above: Be excited. Be very afraid... eh, we mean excited

Source: CVG 

Sep 16, 2010



Kojima WTF


  • BigBoss213 - December 4, 2010 6:40 p.m.

    This looks Great! wish they would show the release date already.
  • bonerachieved - September 17, 2010 4:35 p.m.

    Afro Samurai had the same cutting system. Granted you didn't have the same amount of control but its pretty much the same thing. This game will be way better though lol.
  • Ganonpork - September 17, 2010 7:47 a.m.

    Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake Eaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattteeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrr. XD like that song.
  • ramenbox - September 17, 2010 3:05 a.m.

    With this technology, I hope players won't get to breeze through the game by simply smashing the X or whatever button. Seems like more precision is required, which is cool. It'd be funny if the Geckos start attacking Raiden by throwing watermelons and bowling pins. I've stopped hating Raiden ever since MGS4. Gotta love his slicing skills. His battle with the vampire dude was really fun to watch. :D now if only we had the chance to do stuff similar to that in Rising...
  • Toastie - September 17, 2010 12:57 a.m.

    A lot of people hate Raiden but I hope this does well :3 I believe Konami mentioned Rising having 3Dtv support on the PS3
  • slimjim441 - September 16, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    'Raiden! You used to be such a pussy! Now you're a badass!' -Old Snake, Metal Gear Awesome 4 I love Metal Gear!!
  • FauxFurry - September 16, 2010 9:58 p.m.

    It'll be interesting to see the precision sword play mechanics from Afro Samurai get a bit of a boost from a studio with greater expertise and to see it put to use in an original game story this time. How far Raiden has fallen if he has taken to lashing out at inanimate vegetation to feel like a real man. With all of those cybernetics,though,I can hardly blame him!
  • pepheb - September 16, 2010 8:15 p.m.

    the mg rising vid was... awesome :D and the little robot thingies from mgs4 made me think of wheatley (aka the personnality sphere from portal 2 XD)
  • Not Snake - September 16, 2010 8:13 p.m.

    OK, Rising looks pretty slick.
  • Imgema - September 16, 2010 5:48 p.m.

    You guys need to fix the path around the 3DS picture....
  • Felixthecat - September 16, 2010 4:12 p.m.

    MG Rising looks so smexy, I want it now.
  • WillisTron - September 16, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    Sweet jebus

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