Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer, demo release date
posted on 01.14.13 at 07:59 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Latest trailer features over 7 minutes of footage.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Konami has released a new trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and has dated the western demo for January 22 on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE.

The demo is set during the first chapter of the game and introduces players to the game’s main character, Raiden.

The full game is due out on February 19. Watch the trailer below.

Thanks, GameSpot (2).

  • Raiyu

    Woah…Jack sounds borderline insane at the end. Though his inner monologue was weird with him driving in the car..

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      I can’t remember the last time I heard a protagonist of a game being such a deranged psycho. Raiden is some seriously fucked up mass murderer. I assume this will be a pretty hard-pushed M rating regarding story. Can’t freakin’ wait to unleash my inner sadist.

  • TwinbladeAlkaid

    Seriously, what the freakin hell happend to Raiden?

    I know he “didn’t fear death” but this is … kinda ridiculous… he went from super awesome to insane in a couple of years even though he basically has a family. I really hope that Konami will truly explain what’s going on here.
    Otherwise this game might kind of “scare me away” from further spin-offs of the series.
    Too bad I had the imagination that the would let him step into Gray Fox’s footsteps, he was a “dark hero” as well but not that crazy.

    • http://twitter.com/AuroraXIII Aurōra Tredecim

      This game has been an abomination ever since Platinum took over.

      • TwinbladeAlkaid

        wouldn’t be so harsh to call it a “abomination”… but this is some hard core change in his character that needs serious backup (storywise). The gameplay still looks fun and is true to Konamis previous announcements, while the story seems like an “alternate universe” where Raiden goes all back to his previous routes. Maybe it has something to do with PTSD since Snake and Saladin were much more… durable in these matters. Plus unlike Raiden/Jack they had a real role model to look up to. (Saladin’s being The Boss and Snakes being Master Miller and Big Boss)

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        I do agree,even before it looked pretty bad though.

      • MrKappa

        In respect to his comment you seem to be talking about the story which has nothing to do with P*. If you don’t like the gameplay then that’s fine maybe you didn’t want this to be an action game or you don’t like the genre. If the story bothers you though take it up with Kojima.

        • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

          P* and Konami did argued each other on Revengeance’s plot hence it takes place between MGS2 and MGS4… P* did something to the story but not entirely…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

    Damn Raiden you scary.

    But seriously though, what caused him to become like this?

    Also where the heck is Rose and his little kid?

    • MrRobbyM

      Well, he obviously gets over this…demon possession. This game takes place before MGS4. But still..what the hell.

      • Daniel Chapman

        After MGS4 :|

        • Rezar

          And 4 years after MGS4 to be exact.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      IDK but I don’t like it,mgs4 was supposed to be the end of snakes and his story,and it did it beautifully.This just seems wrong.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

        Solidus would probably be laughing right now. ;_;

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Is this all a Patriot plot?!

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    GameSpot has uploaded the video to youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oSwMx9xiEI

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Thanks. Replaced!

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        You’re welcome. =)

      • Prodigy-X

        Did famitsu get leaked today?

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Just watched the trailer. Some thoughts…

    – It looks like they have modified the parrying, or added a block feature. The combat in the trailer showed Raiden doing some sort of block. I can’t be certain, but like I mentioned before — the demo doesn’t have block, only parry.

    (Light demo spoilers from here on. I leave as much out as possible.)

    – This appears to take place later in the game. In the demo, Raiden has more or less just joined the “Maverick” organization. He joins a special team led by Boris. The guy who appears via video chat in the trailer around 1:40. Since Boris is asking why Raiden has resigned, that tells me this most likely takes place later in the story.

    Trying to not be spoilerish here, but Raiden does not act this way at all in the demo. He is more like the Raiden we all know, the Raiden from MGS 4. I’m going to guess something happened, something that might have made Jack snap. He seems to be remembering his childhood in this trailer, all the talk about him being called Jack the Ripper. Which was the nickname given to him as a child soldier. As I’m sure many fans recall, Jack’s (Raiden) past is pretty messed up. The guy was a killer at a very young age.

    “Under Solidus Snake, Jack became a killing machine, known alternately as the “White Devil” and “Jack the Ripper” due to his incredibly high kill rate compared to other boys his age, as well as a reference to his being one of the few Caucasians born in Liberia.” (From MGS Wikia.)

    What exactly happened that made Raiden choose this path? I’m not sure, we have to play the game to find that out. I think the trailer gives a hint though.

    Raiden – Sorry Borris, It’s done. You can’t have a Maverick employee involved in a corporate raiding now can we?

    Quite a bit to think about with that statement in my opinion. I’m just going to leave it at that for now.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      I watched the Japanese trailer and the Japanese subtitles directly relate to your quoted article. In the very last part where Raiden says “That nickname you love so much …” the Japanese subtitles actually read “My name is Jack the Ripper – the White Devil of Liberia. I will show (demonstrate on) you the true nature of my man-slaughtering skills.” Literally 人斬り means “assassination” but it can also be interpreted as “slicing/decapitating humans with a bladed weapon”.
      Maybe someone could check my translation, it starts around the 6:40 mark.

      I think blocking was always there depending on your timing. Or am I confusing blocking with countering?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96DdjYc3_30

      • EspadaKiller

        It’s parry, I had played the demo and it doesn’t has any block feature. The Producer also said that they didn’t want to add in the block feature into the game cause it slows down the game. And I think he’s right lol.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          I figured as much. It’s a little tough to tell in gameplay videos. It appears that Raiden uses the parry a bit differently depending on the opponent.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        That’s interesting. Seems that my theory is somewhat correct at the very least. I sorta tried to stop thinking about possible story scenarios. I don’t want to inadvertently spoil the story for myself or others. =P

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          I’m making an exception with this game as I’m loving it more with each new trailer shown ( ̄▽ ̄)

          My upperclassmen, who’s also a proponent of playing games in their original form (mostly English or Japanese) and who, like yours truly, spends most of his gaming money at amazon.co.uk because of fugly German age rating logos and severe censorship of games, expressed his thoughts on the game and German censorship very concisely: “Das wird das neue Lieblingsspiel der BPJM.”
          Basically saying that the highest German censorship institution for games and movies (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons) will absolutely fall in love with this game ^^

          As they utterly annihilated Bulletstorm (all blood, gore and ragdoll effects completely removed), a game that cannot be taken seriously at all due to its OTT comedic violence I dread what they’re gonna demand being cut from MGR. If gamers are fortunate than the game won’t be released at all (as was the case with NGIII: Razor’s Edge), so importing the uncensored version remains the only viable option to gullible German gamers. The next few weeks will be quite entertaining, indeed.

      • xMCXx

        Man, I’m not good enough to be able to read all of that, but it does say something about Jack The Ripper, Liberia and White Devil. ^^

      • PrinceHeir

        absolutely godly!!!!!!

        and that red glow, was that a Beast mode ala Devil Trigger

        definitely became a MUST have for this along with Killer is Dead, Fist of the North Star 2, JoJo’s BIzarre Adventure!!!!

        z_merquise

        you are right, never doubt this game!!!!!!!!

        man i am freaking hype for this!!!!!!

      • PrinceHeir

        thanks for the translation :D

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          You’re welcome. The Japanese text was so much more badass and borderline deranged I had to re-read it like three times until my grin disappeared.

    • DragonSix

      It is still the parry, except it doesn’t always gives way to a counter attack against strong blows.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        Ah! Thanks for the info. I wasn’t so sure from just watching the video.

  • margherita mastropaolo

    this trailer looks overkill,i can’t wait toplay the game

  • Eclipse

    That trailer was just insane. Dat gameplay!
    I have a feeling that this will end up being my favorite action game this year.

    • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

      I said WOW!

  • Prodigy-X

    Definitely checking out the demo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Damn it looks sick!!!

  • MrKappa

    I was, for lack of a better word, geeking out over this.
    Raiden sounded so slimy and evil in this trailer but it was hilarious to see him driving a car with his robotic body when chances are he could probably run faster than it… or at least get where he wanted to more efficiently.

  • paperclichepixel

    Raiden has acquired Akujiki?

    • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

      Lol soul sword

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Honestly, I am very vocal about Platinum owning the Action Genre as the gameplay always takes center stage in their games. But the collab with Konami means this time we might actually see a more serious, darker story than the usual slightly silly, yet entertaining ones we are used to in Platinum’s games.

    But boy, do I fear for the German release. It releases within a month and the German version still has not been certified. If there’s two things German youth protection laws hate with a passion (as in: they have to be removed from games/ movies in order to secure an AO (18+) rating as unrated media can only be sold to adults until it gets blacklisted which usually happens within a month of release) it’s glorification of violence and vigilantism. Any game containing said content has to be relieved of it in order to get certified 18+, the highest legally enforceable age rating for games in Germany.

    MGR seems to contain plenty of both. the next few weeks shall be quite entertaining. Either the game gets censored into oblivion or it won’t release at all. Gotta love them asinine, ineffective German youth protection laws.

  • xMCXx

    What the fuck is with his voice? And the monologue itself? Am I the only one…?
    I can’t stop laughing.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      He’s a Platinum-Konami-certified psycho ^^

      • xMCXx

        Yeah. xD
        But his VA tries too hard to sound like a badass IMHO.
        And his monologue…At least they don’t take themselves too seriously.^^

  • new_tradition

    Quinton Flynn is amazing. I had to honestly just double checked to see if he was voicing Raiden this time or not. He made Raiden come off so dark, throaty and all but batshit insane, but I kind of thought it was hawt ♥

    (Plus using a katana with his high heels = epic win)

    There appears to be some lolwut things with the game (Mariachi, anyone?), but it’s interesting to see a potentially dark contrast (though the monologue was so cheesy, lol).