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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