GamesRadar analyzes our Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Special Extended Edit trailer

It’s hard not to have some emotional response to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Among a big crop of trailers debuting at last weekend’s Video Game Awards, this revamped spin-off to the blockbuster series got people talking, which you may have noticed this week. We also got the skinny direct from Konami, both in written and video formats. Around the offices, we’ve all got opinions ranging from “it might be the most coherent Metal Gear story to date” to “I hope it’s not too much like Vanquish.”

Our intrepid video leader Takeshi Hiraoka spliced together footage from both the extended trailer and the massive documentary that Konami released yesterday—quite the opposite of Raiden—and remixed it all. Both myself and Henry Gilbert ran through the remixed footage in all of its three-minute glory. Among the sights you can expect to see include:

·      Footblades!

·      Raiden wall-running!

·      A longer shot of that last scene from the trailer!

·      A throwaway MGS2 reference!

Be sure to watch, won’t you?


  • pr0tostar - December 15, 2011 1:03 p.m.

    So it's a podcast with mashed up scenes. gamesradar = guy in the box. ! *runaway*
  • SGTCOOL - December 15, 2011 10:10 a.m.

    So that's supposed to be vamp he's fighting in the trailer? I'm completely confused by this game.
  • pr0tostar - December 15, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    Noone knows yet. The most plausible fanboy theory is that he's a cyborg clone/replica of Vamp. I wonder if Sunny is a Patriot cyborg, it would explain her autistic genius and singing in numbers (she might've been singing out the pi sequence, I don't remember exactly.)
  • trikeman - December 14, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    Does no one else think that the gameplay just looks like a Metal Gear-skinned version of Anarchy Reigns? Not that that's a bad thing necessarily, just a thing
  • BladedFalcon - December 14, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    Nope, because the combat moves doesn't look as varied here, though we're talking about only one character here versus over a dozen or more than AR will have. They might share basic similarities in the combat mechanics, but I still think their focus is different enough to set them apart. And this game also has wall running, which makes me think the action will be more acrobatic and fast paced.

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