Badder-Ass Raiden Revealed For MGS: Rising

Tom Goldman

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Badder-Ass Raiden Revealed For MGS: Rising



Raiden's duds look to have gotten even more powerful than they were in Metal Gear Solid 4.

A new image of Metal Gear Solid: Rising [http://www.amazon.com/Metal-Gear-Solid-Rising-Xbox-360/dp/B002BRZ8FW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1276197171&sr=8-2]'s packaging lifted from Xbox Live Marketplace gives us a full view of what Raiden will be wearing in the game. From the back, anyway.

While Raiden's cyborg-ninja suit from first rendered image [http://www.amazon.com/Metal-Gear-Solid-Guns-Patriots-PlayStation/dp/B000FQ2D5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1276198354&sr=8-1] of him from Rising, Konami's in-development next-gen Metal Gear title, showed this would be the case, but now we've got a body shot.

Raiden still carries his trademark sword, but also has a powerful looking rifle strapped to his back. The most interesting reveal in the new image is whatever Raiden is holding in his right hand, which looks like some kind of electric cat-o-nine tails. This could be the "lightning bolt action" referred to in the game's title. EDIT: Either that or, as the community points out, he probably just ripped out something's spine.

Sure, this is just one leaked image, but it's the first hint we've gotten to where Metal Gear Solid: Rising will take the series. Will "lightning bolt action" radically change the series, or will series creator Hideo Kojima tie it in to the stealth-emphasized gameplay the series is known for? He successfully melded regular gunplay into MGS4, so maybe he's got something shocking up his sleeve for Rising too. I just said that, yes. It's a strong bet that something on Metal Gear Solid: Rising will come out of E3 2010 next week.

Via: CVG [http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=250457]

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Tom Goldman

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God, they really took all those "Raiden was a pussy in MGS2" comments to heart, didn't they?
 

Jack and Calumon

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HOLY CRAP!

So where's the stealth, and why is Raiden holding a glow worm? Is it going to recharge his batteries?

Calumon: Series Reference No Jutsu~!
 

Nimbus

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This actually looks really, really fun. Here's hope the game actually contains some gameplay!

Tom Goldman said:
He successfully melded regular gunplay into MGS4, so maybe he's got something shocking up his sleeve for Rising too. I just said that, yes.
*Facedesk*

Jack and Calumon said:
So where's the stealth, and why is Raiden holding a glow worm? Is it going to recharge his batteries?
It looks more like he just ripped out some poor cyborg's spine :D
 

CoverYourHead

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'Eh, I prefer the sleeker look of the old Raiden. It made him look more like a ninja, now me looks more like a warrior that will be fighting instead of sneaking.

I wonder if this is going to be a stealth game at all...
 

Gh0st1y_H

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I have high hopes for this game.

Seriously, I like the new Raiden look, and I hope the stealth system stays intact despite the changes.
 

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Furburt said:
God, they really took all those "Raiden was a pussy in MGS2" comments to heart, didn't they?
He may look cool but MGS4 proved he's still the same unlikeable whiny **** underneath. They'll need to prove they've done a MASSIVE rewrite before I care.
 

Tom Goldman

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Nimbus said:
This actually looks really, really fun. Here's hope the game actually contains some gameplay!

Tom Goldman said:
He successfully melded regular gunplay into MGS4, so maybe he's got something shocking up his sleeve for Rising too. I just said that, yes.
*Facedesk*

Jack and Calumon said:
So where's the stealth, and why is Raiden holding a glow worm? Is it going to recharge his batteries?
It looks more like he just ripped out some poor cyborg's spine :D
Uh, whoops.. yeah... it probably is a spine. That's more likely than a lightning worm whip.
 

TheRightToArmBears

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I don't know what was wrong with Raiden in the first place. He was never that bad, except that he's not Solid Snake.

Tom Goldman said:
He successfully melded regular gunplay into MGS4,
I am might be a bit of a MGS fanboy, but I'm one of the few who agree.
 

Tom Goldman

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Finally Raiden is back

I can't wait for this game I love him in MGS2 and MGS4

But I want information about the story
 

Tom Goldman

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Furburt said:
God, they really took all those "Raiden was a pussy in MGS2" comments to heart, didn't they?
It's a pity, I liked Raiden. Raiden was someone who's entire life was spent fighting for other people's ends and being forced to be something he's not. He knew he was being used but felt it was all he deserved basically. People fail to appreciate the difference between 'emo whiny *****' and 'understandably traumatised'.
 

thenumberthirteen

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So he's MORE powerful than MGS4? The guy who spun 2 Gekkos in the air and STOPPED A GIANT OCEAN LINER WITH ONE ARM. Damn.
 

DigitalSushi

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Raiden still carries his trademark sword,
Its not his trademark, its the TM of a Cyborg Ninja, which he is I'll give you that.

But its not his trademark