Spike VGAs 2011: ‘Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’ Trailer

Published 3 years ago by , Updated December 13th, 2011 at 1:24 pm,

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Trailer VGA 2011 SPIKE TV

The newest installment in the Metal Gear franchise has gone through a bit of an adjustment period before its big debut trailer at the 2011 Spike TV’s Video Game Awards, complete with a name change to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and even a different developer: Platinum Games – A lot for one game to handle in such a short time. All of this was coupled with a tease by Hideo Kojima, who promised he would disclose “the truth” about the game. It felt vaguely like they were preparing for a confession.

Thankfully it wasn’t that the game didn’t really exist (which would have been both parts hilarious and infuriating), but the world was presented with a sharp trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to get them riled up for its release.

So what is the truth? Well, Kojima wasn’t exactly clear on that, but what was clear is that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has some intensely epic sword fighting action. Everyone seems to be carrying a katana these days, if this trailer is any indication. Taking inspiration from the Samurai and following a motto that the sword kills some in an attempt to save others, our pal Raiden slices up pretty much anything that gets in his way be it human or Metal Gear (this really happens). This installment is clearly taking a different route in its gameplay, which might take some getting used to. Espionage and stealth have taken a hike in exchange for a more… direct approach.

What do you think of the transition from gunplay of past Metal Gear games to swordplay seen in the trailer?

Be sure to check out the rest of the premieres, announcements trailers coming out of the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards here on Game Rant.

Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengence is currently in development for PS3 and Xbox 360, scheduled for a Q1 2012 release.

TAGS: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Platinum Games, PS3, Spike Video Game Awards


  • jwalka

    that was bloody insane, the cut mechanic looks really sweet, gameplay looks hack and slash and a little repetitive, but the visuals and cut mechanic make up for it.

    • http://gamerant.com Curt Hutson

      Agreed, though I’m curious how deep those mechanics will be and how they will be controlled.

      • jwalka

        well, by the looks of it the cut feature will more then likely trigger after a combo or meter fill, once triggered everything either freezes and you do what you want or it goes into super slow-mo. if they still kept the method of cutting from the last preview, the you cut choose where to cut my moving a blue line that appears around the target (moves 180 degrees on XY axis).

        • http://gamerant.com Curt Hutson

          That’s some pretty rad shiz.

        • Cyryl

          Feels a hell of a lot more like Ninja Gaiden to me.

          Definitely not Metal Gear.

  • Jimmy
    • Andrew

      For real.

      • tankD

        dude its a total throw back to 80s and early 90s action films which is awsome

        • Cyryl

          You’re in the minority, Tank.

          If this was ANY kind of “throwback to the 80’s” (or 90’s….????) then we would be using key cards to enter various compounds in search of Dr. Petrovich.

          This steaming pile of crap they’re planning on spewing forth from their arses is NOT Metal Gear.

          This is clearly an attempt to salvage a game from a revered franchise that is (supposedly) coming to an end by riding it’s coattails.

          He’s right. This is downright SAD. This deserves a complete facepalm.

          By the way… Telling people to “STFU” is not how we roll around here on Gamerant. I suggest you carve that tendency from your vocabulary when posting comments here.

          • George

            Amen Cyryl

    • B Money

      It’s called revengeance, man, and everyone’s doing it. Get with the program.

  • http://gamerant.com Curt Hutson

    Tell me about it.

  • Andrew

    Just so ridiculous. Kinda disappointing right now, but I’ll probably come around. I like God of War, and I like Metal Gear’s crazyass nonsensical stories, so this probably has some pretty good potential.

    By the way, was that enemy guy supposed to be Vamp there? That’d be super-annoying if they brought him back to life.

  • !_!

    shamefur dispray

    • Cyryl

      ‘Shameful’ indeed, sir. 😛

  • Ryuhza

    Only thing that keeps me somewhat turned off is the repetitive looking hacking at enemies.

    I was hoping Rising would be more of a “Slash” game rather than a “Hack N’Slash”

  • Spike

    Um, wow.

    SUch a radical departure from the norm, stealth gone bye bye. Looks like something from any number of different franchises not Metal Gear

  • ATG

    Damn I had faith but now…

    Coming from a long time MGS fan, this game looks like garbage.

  • http://gamerant.com Riley Little

    I may be in the minority here, but I kind of dug that trailer! It’s certainly a radical departure from anything MGS, but I’m looking forward to seeing more on it.

    You can tell it’s made by Platinum Games, that’s for sure. 😛

    • Cyryl

      Well… This will remind me a bit of Final Fantasy VII. It was definitely a departure from the “fantasy” element in my book. Was more like sci-fi…

      I never really could give it credit as a Final Fantasy title. (The same went for each game that came after that in the series…except for Final Fantasy 9.) It stood to me pretty much as it’s own title in my book.

      But it had it’s own merits. It turned out to be a great game. Although I believe that many of us were more enamored by it’s technological prowess and graphics quality. It was a very high-spec game at the time coming out on the PS1.

      But maybe this game will come into it’s own and separate itself from the franchise? It looks a bit overblown, though. It reminds me of both Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Blade. (Which actually turned out to be a GREAT game, by the way. Had it’s issues but it was actually pretty good.)

      In any case… I just don’t know if I can dig this kind of departure.

  • Durkenburkder

    I love all of the Metal Gear franchise and i like this im not going to lie its different but i think it will be good. I, for one, am looking forward to it. only down side no Snake and thats a bummer

  • baileyk

    Looks more like Devil May Cry (move wise) than any MGS title.
    Doesn’t appeal to me in any way. Also the fact that your slicing ‘cyborgs’ rather than harming humans is pretty obvious, and ruins the subtleties of the original MGS series (i.e. during MGS you were informed that all the soldiers you had killed during the game were derived from Big Boss DNA, so you had spent the game killing your brothers, technically).

  • Ryan

    It’s a new tale in the series, get over your hardcore fanboy selves, and accept that this game is truly brilliant in it’s own right. Raiden is a cyborg now, you can’t expect him to be stealthy like Snake, besides it’s a new tale, not Snake’s. Besides if you got off your high horse, and realized there is rumor of an MGS5. Even if that’s false, I don’t care. I love MGS games, no matter the direction taken. I play for the game play, and the story. Not bitch about pointless changes made.

    • Cyryl

      The pot calls the kettle “black”.

      • Spike

        ” I play for the game play”….MGS is a stealth game series…stealth is the gampeplay. And as for Raiden being a cyborg and NOT being stealthy, what crack are you smoking? Grey Fox was able to turn invisible for crying out loud! The ULTIMATE in stealthy-ness.

  • Sin

    Kind of looks like this game should be titled ‘Dynasty Warriors: Metal Gear’… I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not lol