‘Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’ Trailer Teases Upcoming Reveal

In keeping with the recent trend of game trailers that tease upcoming announcements, we’re looking at you Crysis 3, it appears as though Kojima Productions is preparing for a major Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance reveal next week – specifically on Monday, April 30th 2012.

The tease comes in the form of a new mini-trailer, just over 30 seconds long, featuring a mix of bloody live-action clips interspersed with grainy digitized imagery and the tagline “Make it Right” – along with the teaser date and a link to the official Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance website.

It’s unclear exactly what is being depicted in the teaser – are the unfortunate people shown in the trailer undergoing similar augmentation procedures as leading-man Raiden or is the video showcasing something else entirely? At this point we don’t have much to go on – hence the 4/30/12 date – aside from a brief description that accompanies the official version of the trailer on YouTube:

“Corrupted transmission incoming from operative’s implant. Data integrity compromised. Recovery initializing on 4/30/12.”

Check out the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance teaser below:


Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is still one of our most anticipated upcoming titles – even if fan reaction to the game’s action-heavy hack-and-slash gameplay has been mixed (at best). While it’s understandable that fans hoping for a new stealth action title would be let down – this isn’t, at least not any more, a Metal Gear Solid game. Instead, the Rising spin-off is being marketed as a separate experience – that happens to occur in the same world (and with at least one familiar character).

As for what we can expect from the reveal on the 30th – anything is possible. Currently, the official site for the game, as teased in the trailer, is nothing more than a countdown; though, it’s certainly possible that Kojima Productions will drop a few more hints prior to the full reveal. The most likely outcome is that we’ll be seeing a new trailer for the game that, much like the Spike VGA trailer, showcases the same frantic and over the top action; however, this round, we’ll hopefully be treated to a bit more story information – not just Bayonetta-style hack and slashery.

Of course it’s also possible that Kojima Productions is going to reveal something far more controversial – such as a multiplayer mode of sorts (remember: Metal Gear Solid 4 included multiplayer). If that’s the case, hopefully Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will offer a better option than the shoe-horned multiplayer mode in fellow action title, Ninja Gaiden 3.

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