Platform: PLAYSTATION 3
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PlayStation 3 takes the series into a bold new direction, combining the stealth tactics and epic story-telling of Kojima Productions with the adrenalin-fuelled action of PlatinumGames.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is the latest thrilling chapter of the ever-expanding Metal Gear saga. Taking place four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4, the world of cyborg crimes and terrorism is the perfect place for Raiden to take the lead as he searches for the truth about his past while trying to uphold justice.
Raiden is working for Maverick Security, one of several Private Military Companies (or PMCs) that have sprung up in a world where cyborg technology has become commonplace. In the three years since the Patriots system collapsed, peace still remains elusive as cybernetics become a tradable commodity and renegade PMCs prove to be as corrupt as the former Patriots. Desperado Enterprices are one such PMC, and it is their involvement in terrorist activities that spurs Raiden's new tale on.
Raiden's story continues to evolve in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. As dedicated Metal Gear fans will know, he was a child soldier who was transformed into a cyborg ninja and equipped with a high-frequency katana blade. But he also carries another weapon - a soul fuelled by revenge. Raiden is playable in both his "White" form, as seen in Guns of the Patriots, and his new, more powerful "Black" cyborg armour.
With Raiden a different kind of hero to Solid Snake, so Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a different kind of Metal Gear experience. Some of the key stealth elements remain (including the infmaous cardboard box!) but the focus is on high-energy, high-impact action, with a fast and fluid game style centred on Raiden's katana-based combat.
At the heart of this new hack-and-slash action is the new Zan Datsu cut mechanic. This skillful strike will allo