This isn't a Metal Gear Solid game, It's a Metal Gear "RISING" game. Kojima never personally directed this as he does MGS. He simply started the idea, disbanded it, then his little minions decided they had an idea re-vamped his idea and he let them go with it. It's mainly created by Platinum studios. 01 boxer don't worry. This is only Raidens story. The Snakes are safe and the MGS you loved from years ago will be back in business hopefully Christmas 2013: Ground Zeroes is what you should be looking out for. MGS at it's utmost peak is my opinion. Welcome to the FOX Engine.
Its set 4 years after Metal Gear solid 4, so its set in the same universe as the previous games and there may be references to characters from the main series. Yeah Kojima cancelled the game completely after the developers at Konami couldnt find the right balance between the stealth gameplay and the high speed sword action but Then later after Platinum Games expressed an interest he allowed them to take over. They've pretty much made everything Raiden did in MGS4 playable, all the aerial combat and insane sword moves. I'm personally looking forward to it.
I've been looking forward to this sort of game from the MGS universe since i first played MGS on PS1 all those years ago an we met Grey Fox! Always enjoyed the MSG solid series and the demo made me pre order the game!