Hideo Kojima is intent on Wesleying Raiden as much as possible, and it appears that Metal Gear Solid RISING may see him succeed. The game looks to be incredibly badass, and Konami is excited enough about it that there may be an entirely new franchise bearing the RISING name.
“MGS Rising is not a side story. We’re aiming for two Metal Gear Solids, making a series out of another standard,” explains producer Shigenobu Matsuyama.
RISING is going to tell us what happened to Raiden between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4. It’s all about Raiden because the team had imagined a game where you could “cut anything” and the character was already known for wielding a katana. Either way, the thing looks boss and I want it.