If Raiden from Metal Gear Solid Rising had a lightsaber

A clever YouTube user has edited the Metal Gear Solid Rising trailer from E3 and changed Raiden's sword into a lightsaber. We hope Kojima sees the potential of this application of Jedi-ness and includes it in the game as an unlockable.

The video is currently lacking sound of any kind and also runs for a tantalisingly swift eight seconds before it's all over (aww). However, interest has been so high, the guy says he'll be doing a longer, full-FX version soon with both swooshy Star Wars sounds and full-coloured trails, so watch this space.

Have you done any clever video editing like this over video game footage? Let us know in the comments. We're eager to see more.

23 Aug, 2010




  • DaBadGuy - August 23, 2010 11:43 p.m.

    Seems doable. Kojima had the Altair costume in MGS4, the Ape Escape stuff in MGS3 and the Monster Hunter stuff in Peace Walker. I could see him working something out with Lucasarts to get a lightsaber as an unlockable weapon, and hopefully you could be able to change the color too. Maybe I want Jedi Raiden, maybe I want Darth Raiden, maybe I want Samuel L. Jackson Raiden.
  • lovinmyps3 - August 23, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    That's so awesome!!
  • Cutter9792 - August 23, 2010 10 p.m.

    I don't know of any VIDEO games with cool effects over them, but Youtube user freddiew makes cool videos with good effects that regard videogames (kinda).
  • bradmillow0 - August 23, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    They really should put that in the game, it would be amazing!
  • batmanboy11 - August 23, 2010 8:52 p.m.

    Too bad Lucas would never let this happen...
  • TheWebSwinger - August 23, 2010 8:11 p.m.

  • sleepy92ismypsn - August 23, 2010 6:34 p.m.

    That splitting the van in half thing always got to me. No way is his sword long enough to split that van in half.
  • Fata1Stryke - August 23, 2010 5:21 p.m.

    This "cutting mechanic" needs to find its way into an actual Star Wars game, that would be amazing.
  • Defguru7777 - August 23, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    @awsomemaster It'd be a light-"waver."
  • Zackaro - August 23, 2010 4:16 p.m.

    Yeh a friend and I (well sort of just me - editing) I made a complete parody of Kinect, from scratch -
  • awsomemaster - August 23, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    well i'm sure it wouldn't be a "lightsaber" it would just be a "beam-sword" just like everyone else who can't use lightsabers in there game does.
  • whiteknight1981 - August 23, 2010 4:13 p.m.

    Why can't The Force Unleashed 2 be this cool?
  • slimjim441 - August 23, 2010 4:10 p.m.

    That looks amazing! It would be so cool to have Raiden use a lightsaber. I don't think it's too far out of the question to actually make it happen. I could see Kojima throwing that in as an unlockable.

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