The Metal Gear Solid: Rising box art they don't want you to see!

Who's "they"? Microsoft? Konami? Kojima Productions? We're not sure, but at least one of these companies is clearly saving some kind of reveal for next week's E3 conference. Earlier today, box art for Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the Raiden-starring spinoff for 360, PS3 and PC, popped up on Xbox Live.

Image source: All Games Beta

Image source: CVG

By the time we arrived in the office and checked our own consoles, however, the images above had been replaced by something far less exciting...

Was the new artwork only unveiled to non-US territories? All Games Beta's screen is full of Spanish, and CVG is a British website. Or was this supposed to be saved for E3 2010, until someone somewhere made a mistake, which has now been very quickly corrected?

What really matters is that more info on Metal Gear Solid: Rising is definitely on the horizon, and that we'll most likely be seeing a new trailer, the first real screens or actual gameplay footage as soon as next week. Considering the only thing revealed so far is a render of Raiden's face (seen in the image and teaser below), we can patiently wait a few days longer.

Jun 10, 2010


  • wharcraff - June 12, 2010 12:05 a.m.

    That cover art looks sweet. I'm hoping this is heavy on the action and violence as portayed in the Raiden MGS4 cutscenes. The only things that could sweeten this deal for me is Flashback gameplay with him and his Small Boy Unit running ops for George 'Solidus' Sears and finding P90s in the game. reCAPTCHA: 'Tromping That'
  • bugcatcherjason - June 11, 2010 10:28 p.m.

    Better cover, please.
  • sdmf4ever - June 11, 2010 9:36 p.m.

    I bet this game is gonna blow everyone's socks off....cannot wait to see it in will be epic....that's for sure!
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  • Samael - June 11, 2010 4:23 a.m.

    @TheWebSwinger Considering the tagline is "Lightning Bolt Action" I never thought this was a stealth game. And that's fine with me. I mean, Raiden in MGS4 was not the stealthiest dude. Which made him a great contrast to Snake and a awesome resurrection of his character, imho. Whether Kojima can do an action game (with a sword) is another question though, so I get your concern.
  • batouyukinawa - June 11, 2010 1:05 a.m.

    The first MG game in ages that will be released as a multi-platform game, and Kojima has almost nothing to do with it. Not looking good. The box art looks like it comes from the uninspired touch of those wonderful holly wood tie games. Yikes.
  • TheRebaleKing - June 10, 2010 10:28 p.m.

    Hopefully a gameplay filled trailer and some hint to when it is coming out.
  • skynetiscoming - June 10, 2010 9:27 p.m.

    Hell Yes! E3 better bring some news of this game. *Jumps on MGS:R Hype Train* NO WAY! ReCaptcha: the dudette LOLOLOL
  • CH3BURASHKA - June 10, 2010 9:26 p.m.

    Hopefully E3 brings us some Rising gameplay - my only worry is that it will be a Dynasty Warriors-esque hack 'n' slasher.
  • TheWebSwinger - June 10, 2010 9:14 p.m.

    AWESOME COVER but...makes me even more skeptical that this'll be a stealth game D:
  • Gameguy94 - June 10, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    Glad to see SOME people think Raiden's cool nearly everyone in the comments on Youtube of the E3 trailer hate his guts. They say He's gay & what not. I think they're still mad about his apperance in MGS2.
  • Felixthecat - June 10, 2010 8:37 p.m.

    I like Raiden, and I haven't played a MGS for such a long time, the last was MGS3... I shall purchase this for sure.
  • Ironarm - June 10, 2010 8 p.m.

    Most anticipated game...ever. This is the game I wanted ever since Raidens epic appearance in MGS4!
  • batmanboy11 - June 10, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    Cool. I hope they show off Rising at E3.
  • omnilion - June 10, 2010 7:50 p.m.

    Actually, there are two images of Raiden out there, the later one was retouched as the eye color of Raiden is wrong in this one. Here are both of them. And it is official, not fan made.
  • solace357 - June 10, 2010 7:47 p.m.

    hopefully gameplay next week.. I'll take anything more than a still of Raiden's head...
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - June 10, 2010 7:45 p.m.

  • Kordocwaffle - June 10, 2010 7:44 p.m.


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