Rumor: Metal Gear's Raiden joining Ezio's Assassin Brotherhood

Bionic ninjas in 14th century Italy? It could happen. According to a tipster over at Joystiq, Metal Gear Solid's Raiden is set to be an unlockable player skin in Ubisoft's forthcoming Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

According to the (shady) source, Raiden is an unlockable outfit that will be rewarded  to players upon completion of the game's new 'virtual training' mode, which will be accessible via the Animus.

Is this amazing news or an inspired hoax? Considering developers Konami and Ubisoft have traded characters before (i.e. Altair in MGS4), it's possible that Ubisoft is returning the favour by including Raiden in its upcoming sequel as pre-publicity for Konami's Metal Gear: Rising.

If it is true, here's hoping players can still hide in plain site a shiny, robotic death machine from the future. Yep, that should be subtle.

[Source: Joystiq]

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  • BigBoss213 - December 4, 2010 6:42 p.m.

    Now i really have to get this game!
  • GG Gabby - November 4, 2010 1:33 p.m.

    Yes! They're finally gonna put a badass Cyborg Ninja in 14th Century Italy! XD I'm sold for this game. :)))
  • VitaminD - November 4, 2010 9:28 a.m.

    Another picture of it happening. It could be true!
  • n00b - November 4, 2010 1:34 a.m.

    it does not have to make sense to be awesome
  • RoxasorSora - November 4, 2010 12:53 a.m.

    Honestly I think this is a possibility. Also if it's not this is a very convincing fake. Look you can see the character model of Raiden in the background.
  • pr0tostar - November 3, 2010 11:31 p.m.

    @Jmahl Yeah that's on my mind too lol, probably something like "synthetic memory integration." Make it like the matrix and program things into the memory sequences that weren't there. ...But if they could do that, then why not just give Desmond Neo powers and /godmode his way to the truth?!
  • Toastie - November 3, 2010 11:14 p.m.

    Haha, you get Raiden after Virtual Training? Maybe Desmond will start to question his own sanity
  • Jamahl - November 3, 2010 10:53 p.m.

    I wonder what the canon explanation for downloading a metal gear skin into the animus will be?
  • RazorRaptor9 - November 3, 2010 10:02 p.m.

    This will probably happen 'cause I remember them talking about a special unlock if you do all the training levels.
  • Crypto140 - November 3, 2010 8:45 p.m.

    This is some gangster BS. But I have never played MGS3, and don't have a PS2. If only there was a way to have games that were already made for weaker consoles to come onto the new consoles, with better graphcis and controls. Hmmm, where have I seen that happen before? *Cough Sly Cooper God of War cough*. MAKE A DAMN MGS REMAKE FOR THE PS3 WITH METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GRAPHICS AND CONTROLS ON MEATL GEARS 1-3!!! reCAPTCHA: ransonan acting. Did I miss something in History class?
  • nightmare17 - November 3, 2010 8:35 p.m.

    cool, if this is true then I think I will rent it.
  • Zummertime - November 3, 2010 8:28 p.m.

    Radien? FUCK RAIDEN! Give me Grey Fox and we could start talking
  • kuroda - November 3, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    It makes sense, Altair's costume was in MGS 4. But then it should have stealth to have some real fun!
  • Z-man427 - November 3, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    Incredibly ridiculous? Yes. Kinda awesome? Certainly.
  • Shadowsedge117 - November 3, 2010 7:52 p.m.

    The fanboy in me is all kinds of excited. I love Assassin's Creed and I LOVE Metal Gear Solid. Here's to hoping this rumor turns out to be true.
  • MrDuracraft - November 3, 2010 7:42 p.m.

    "Hey, did you see that shiny metal robot from the future just try to kill us?" "NO! Where did he go?!?!? I'm so scared!"
  • bluscorp - November 3, 2010 7:41 p.m.

    Please, please, please say this is true UBI. I love both franchises, and loved going through MGS4 dressed as Altair.
  • batmanboy11 - November 3, 2010 7:41 p.m.

    @belthasar It makes about as much sense as there being an Altair costume in MGS4...
  • breener96 - November 3, 2010 7:40 p.m.

    Well there's been reference to Assassin's Creed in both MGS 4 and Peace Walker, I could definitely see this happening!
  • belthasar - November 3, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    That...makes no sense. Awesome though.

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