More Metal Gear Rising-like spinoffs very possible, Kojima says

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may be the first of many Metal Gear spinoffs handled by external studios. Series creator Hideo Kojima told IGN that he was pleasantly surprised by the collaboration with Platinum Games.

"Intially we thought this spin-off with Metal Gear Rising was kind of an exception; it was a new thing for us--but that said, it went remarkably well, and working with Platinum Games we were able to achieve a sort of synergy where the final product was greater than the sum of its parts," he said.

Kojima said numbered titles in the series will remain under his care, or at least Kojima Productions'. But for offshoots, which can have more flexible styles and storylines, he's open to anyone who shows enthusiasm and respect for Metal Gear's fundamentals.

"You know honestly it's not a matter of choosing a developer in Japan or in the West," Kojima said. "It's just finding somebody who can really understand the world and setting of Metal Gear … You need to choose somebody who would understand the subtle nuances of the cultural aspects of the franchise. If we could find somebody who could understand that, who could handle it well, then that's definitely a possibility."

Kojima Productions said in December it would be happy to work with Platinum Games on another Metal Gear Rising.


  • nintendo365 - February 28, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    God I hope this doesnt end up like Final Fantasy or the Mario series- Good main entries, and a fuckload of crappy spin offs. But I think there are a few studios that can handle MGS, Gearbox Soft. and Epic games being my first choices though.
  • archnite - February 27, 2013 10:09 p.m.

    One the whole Metal Gear is a very well made series, I'm a little worried a bunch of spin offs may disrupt its reputation. Part of the grandeur of each title is only ever getting one or two a generation.
  • Sleepingdragon - February 27, 2013 7:52 p.m.

    I want a game where Johnny Sasaki has to go on war settings all the while controlling his "Diarrhea meter" and when the diarrhea meter is full he goes on a rampage mode with a timer. Its a game over though if he doesn't reach a toilet. How bout that Kojima? That culturally relevant for you? Now make this into a game :|
  • nintendo365 - February 28, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    Get it trademarked, you just spout out some MGS gold there.
  • Brutalicus - February 27, 2013 7:44 p.m.

    I was hoping this meant a sequel to Revengeance. The gameplay is just so fun it begs for more ridiculous physics and action in a sequel.
  • JMarsella09 - February 27, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    I want more of The Boss. She deserves to be in games, rather then just being talked about for the majority of them.
  • Tjwoods18 - February 27, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    Let me play as a MGS Villain for once. Olga (while pregnant with Sunny), Vamp, Raikov, etc. Given Raikov's questionable sexuality, he would be a great villain to play as.
  • archnite - February 27, 2013 10:07 p.m.

    Raikov isn't a villain, just Russian.
  • Z-man427 - February 27, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    Just started Revengeance last night and though it's kicking my ass, I love it.
  • ZuzuPachulia - February 27, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    Hmm... how about piloting metal gears with something like the Steel Battalion controllers?
  • TheDudeFromNowhere - February 27, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    Metal Gear Rising: Gray Fox ...MEGA BUSTER !!!!
  • BladedFalcon - February 27, 2013 11:16 a.m.

    Definitely good news, specially if it means platinum working on another game for the series. I really, really loved revengeance, but it also has enough room for improvement to warrant a much more improved sequel... Not to mention, that if it's made for next gen, perhaps the ways they can play around with the physics of stuff cut with blade mode could make for more visceral, satisfying combat or game-play scenarios.

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