Raiden Dons New Armor For Metal Gear: Rising

By Spencer . June 2, 2009 . 12:01am

E32009_MGSR_art_Render Now out in the wide open Konami sent out art of Raiden, the star of Metal Gear: Rising. In the Xbox 360 (and most likely PlayStation 3 game) Raiden appears to have a different (incomplete?) cyborg shell.


Here’s Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 4 for reference.


Kojima Productions also changed the tag line for Metal Gear: Rising. Instead of “tactical espionage action” Metal Gear: Rising will deliver “lightning bolt action”.

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  • Pesmerga00

    I don’t think it’s Raiden. His eyes are blue.

  • Heiae

    @ Pesmerga00
    I feel the same way. I noticed that immediately back when the image showed up the first time.

  • Shuyin

    That is Raiden. It’s been confirmed in the Microsoft conference by Kojima himself.
    However, i was hoping for a main game not a spinoff. If they decided to bring MGS to X360 it would’ve been better if they brought MGS4 not a random spinoff with different gameplay.

    • D

      Sure it’s “Raiden”…just not Jack. Someone else has picked up the codename, it seems.

  • Gonzo

    Could it possibly be Frank Jaeger? I know he was crushed as Gray Fox in MGS1, but he has that tendency to keep coming back.

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