‘Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’ Demo Arriving Next Week

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There’s usually a lot of scepticism surrounding the release of any spin-off game, and the same can certainly be said about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Some fans of the series may be a little hesitant about getting excited for a game that stars Raiden, but Konami is so confident that this Metal Gear will be solid that they’ve announced that there will be a demo arriving prior to Revengeance‘s release.

The demo is scheduled to land on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network on January 22nd, while Europeans will have to wait until January 23rd, so gamers can mark their calendars now.

Accompanying the confirmation of the demo’s release, Konami took the liberty of releasing a new action-packed trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. As fans find out while watching the trailer, Raiden has been given a rather appropriate nickname that pertains to his line of work. Everyone’s favorite cyborg assassin, known to some as “Jack the Ripper,” appears to be rather keen on showing enemies how he earned the name.

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Trailer

Of course, the gameplay looks as fast and frantic as everyone has been hoping, but it’s the cutting mechanics that really shine throughout the seven minute long trailer. After going hands-on with Metal Gear Rising during last year’s E3, we walked away genuinely impressed by Platinum Games’ unique take on the series.

Even though some Metal Gear followers have been keeping themselves occupied with The Phantom Pain speculation, Revengeance is still undoubtedly on their minds. We’ll see how well this new take on the franchise meets fans expectations in the near future, but for now the box art for Metal Gear Rising should distract naysayers with its awesomeness.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will slice and dice its way to the Xbox 360 and PS3 on February 19th in North America, February 21st in Australia, and February 22nd in Europe.

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TAGS: Kojima Productions, Konami, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Metal Gear Solid, Platinum Games, PS3, Xbox 360

  • Dante

    So I have this preordered already – so should I get the demo? No – I think the anticipation is part of the fun.

    Plus I am already familiar with Platinum style combat. This game is going to be hard…freaking hard.

    • http://gamerant.com Riley Little

      I can see why you’d be want to skip on the demo for that reason alone. I actually had a chance to play Revengeance at a PlayStation Holiday event last year, and you’re 100% right — it is quite difficult.

      • Dante

        Platinum tends to make their games that way, I don’t mind it honestly but a lot of American fans are turned off by the difficulty level.

        Vanquish sold horribly but it has got to be the single best 3rd person shooter out there (Honestly, I play TPS alot and for this gen Vanquish is my #1.)

        I really think difficulty level influences a lot of sales here in states. (One of my gaming buddies doesn’t buy games he can’t “Platinum”).

        Sad, because most of the best games I own I couldn’t “platinum” in a million years. LOL

  • Jak Frost

    it being hard ruins if for me

    • Dante

      Play on Easy mode then. Simple fix – then you get to play this rad game.

  • kmac_321

    Eh played it at the E3 convention…. it’s Aiiat

    • Dante

      It’s what?

      • Jak Frost

        What he meant to say was its ok

  • dan

    I like the hack and slash style, especially appreciated on the platinum level. But I’ll pass on this one. I can’t take any game’s plot seriously once the story has the enemy opting to pursue lethal force with sticks instead of guns. If the player and the opponents could adapt tactics, this would look much more appealing, in my opinion. Who knows though, maybe I’ll be wrong.