E3 2010: Metal Gear Rising - our first look

Whoa… Metal Gear: Rising is an “Action Sword” game? A bit of a departure for Kojima, as this doesn’t really gel with the “Tactical” or “Espionage,” but watching Raiden cut down the girders off a building was a many splendored moment indeed.

The chronology of the press conference would seem to imply that MG: Rising is a Kinect capable title, and we hope that might become a reality since it’s finally something core gamers can sink their teeth into. Many a slasher has promised dynamic slice and dice, but this looks like it might actually deliver judging by the way Raiden juggled a foolish foot soldier and split him into triangles using gory geometry decided on the fly.

Kojima and his producer, Shigenobu Matsuyama invoked the Japanese term “Zan Datsu,” which roughly translates to “Cut” and “Take.” Raiden then dismembered an enemy, retrieved a neon piece of spinal cord and then … absorbed it. To what purpose was awesomely unclear, but here’s hoping for a cross between Mega Man’s absorption abilities and The Human Centipede!

Jun 14, 2010


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  • KingArchie55 - June 15, 2010 9:23 p.m.

    Am I the only one that's thinking how one will actually... Oh, I don't know... Maybe, move the character on screen around with Kinect? Although I don't lean one way or another with Move or Kinect, I'd have to say that the game would fail on 360 if it supported Kinect, and that's what scares me. However, Kojima seems like a dude who would say "Nah. THIS IS A CONTROLLER GAME, SUCKAHS!!".
  • Sathan - June 15, 2010 7:20 a.m.

    This was my favorite part of the press conference.
  • JuliePeesgood - June 15, 2010 1:49 a.m.

    Dismemberment FTW. Hopefully Kinect has more titles like this one and less titles like 'Kinectimals' (assuming MGR is Kinect-enabled).
  • CH3BURASHKA - June 14, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    I was blown away - I was expecting a simple hack n slasher, and the fidelity of the dismemberment was incredible. If it indeed does use Kinect, this is the way to do it: using the controller to move and then, with a button, slowing time and angling your hands to the desirable angle. I can't wait. I hope it's playable or trailer-able at PAX.
  • 5DollarFootlong - June 14, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    this gave me goosebumps when i saw it live. can't wait...
  • GearsofRabies - June 14, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    "The chronology of the press conference would seem to imply that MG: Rising is a Kinect capable title" other way around silly, it being shown before Kinect implies it isn't a Kinect capable game.
  • batouyukinawa - June 14, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    No actually he didn't. This is not MGS. It's more devil may cry then MGS. Don't even let that name fool you into thinking Sony lost an exclusive. The sequel to MGS4 is out now on the psp. Kojima has almost nothing to do with Rising. He's not writing it, he's not directing it. He's passing the torch in case you didn't get that, because he's sick of the franchise. So yeah, Microsoft gets the name. But don't kid yourselves fan boys, you're not getting the creative mastermind behind the name.
  • Xtra_Tasty - June 14, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    HAh silent peng got a zinger ther haha
  • TheSilentPenguin - June 14, 2010 9:45 p.m.

    @batouyukinawa so what if it was built from the ground up for the PS3, point is: you guys just lost another exclusive to the xbox 360. the only reason you're "not impressed" is because the PS3 is loosing momentum FAST.
  • batouyukinawa - June 14, 2010 9 p.m.

    All I can say is, not impressed. The slice mechanic was kinda cool, but in the end it seems more like a gimmick to me. In response to the guy about this looking as good as MGS4; think again. You just can't argue it anymore xboxers. If a game is built from the ground up for PS3, it just beats the shit out of anything 360 can do.
  • Kordocwaffle - June 14, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    Need to find this on video. Cant believe i missed it be 5 minutes on the live feed.
  • N24K - June 14, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    Looks awesome! Ill be using my controller to play this though, not flailing around my living room like Ace Ventura!
  • batman5273 - June 14, 2010 8:05 p.m.

    I can't wait till I can cut up watermelons! Sank you bery much, Kojima-San!
  • Utawarerumono - June 14, 2010 8:02 p.m.

    This makes me miss Devil may cry.
  • Tenfey - June 14, 2010 8:01 p.m.

    Remember that time Raiden was naked and strapped to a metal table. This comment has no real purpose.
  • wharcraff - June 14, 2010 7:54 p.m. Video there check it out.
  • Mexiflan - June 14, 2010 7:42 p.m.

    An then he cut a watermelon. REcaptcha: curses shortage. We need more of 'em
  • wharcraff - June 14, 2010 7:42 p.m.

    This looks great.Can't wait to see it in action. I wonder if this entry in the series will get rid of 'CQC' mechanic? reCAPTCHA: 'stations reciprocity'
  • Gameguy94 - June 14, 2010 7:36 p.m.

    Looks damn cool. lil' slow on the draw though GR. I have IGN in another window and they actually described what happened in the video, but you guys got a screenshot. Keep up the good work. =)
  • Samael - June 14, 2010 7:35 p.m.

    I don't know why people are suprised that it's an action game. The tagline is "Lightning Bolt Action" not "Tactical Espionage Action". Frankly I'd be disappointed if Kojima tried to turn Raiden into Snake. Either way, this has officially become my most anticipated game in a long time. Even though it probably isn't coming out for a thousand years...

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