Metal Gear Rising Gamescom trailer is identical to the E3 one until Raiden's new chainsaw-tailed robo-dog turns up with the release date

Video games, for some reason, have a long tradition of partnering sword-wielding heroes with canine partners. There was Shadow Dancer on the Mega Drive. Then there was Galford and Poppy in Samurai Showdown. And Shadow and Interceptor in Final Fantasy VI. And Fable II's hero. And there are even more if you branch out from bladetastic protagonists. Seriously, video games, you're obsessed.

And now it looks like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is going the same way. Except that its doggie helper is a robo-dog with a chainsaw tail. 

Because robo-dogs with chainsaw tails! 

Anyway, here it is in the new Gamescom trailer, which is exactly the same as the E3 trailer except that it has a robo-dog helper with a chainsaw tail at the end.

Directable attack dog? Co-op partner? Separate character with side-missions all of his own? Frankly, I don't care. He is a robo-dog with a chainsaw for a tail, and for that I love Platinum Games in a way which makes me want to burst. 

Also, the Metal Gear Rising release date is now confirmed as the 21st of February 2013.

But, you know, this is mainly about robo-dogs.


  • ObliqueZombie - August 15, 2012 10:05 p.m.

    There's something about over-the-top Japanese action that sates a unseen stomach of mine. I will gorge myself on this one.
  • jackthemenace - August 15, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    Man, I am excited. I just hope it's not one of those games that just goes from set-piece to set-piece without anything substantial to fill the gaps. Y'know, not one that promises a lot and then never delivers- and the more I see about it, the more excited I get, which leads me to be more and more apprehensive. At least I don't give a rap about anything else that comes out in February, apart from maybe Anarchy Reigns. I forget it's release date.
  • OrionOnyx - August 15, 2012 8:57 a.m.

    YES!!! It's coming out on my birthday! :D
  • Cyberhero18 - August 15, 2012 8:04 a.m.

    I love Platinum. I really do. It's hard to think of a group of game devs with more creativity and/or insanity. Witches with outfits made of their own hair, Space marines that get around by way of rocket-powered sliding it's all good.

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