Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance DLC Will Bring A New Playable Character

By Ishaan . June 19, 2012 . 8:30am

Konami and PlatinumGames have already looked into the idea of allowing you to play as someone other than Raiden in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. PlatinumGames producer, Yuji Korekado, confirmed this in a recent interview with (via Eurogamer).


"Right now we don’t have any plans for competitive online play or anything like that,” Korekado revealed. “However, we do have plans for some downloadable content after the release of the game that will allow you to play as a different character or experience different types of missions.”


Korekado didn’t specify just which character Konami and Platinum had in mind, and we probably won’t find out for a little while longer. In meantime, you can read our hands-on impressions of Metal Gear Rising here.

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  • KuroiKen

    Why do I think they’ll get Ryu Hayabusa for this “DLC”? It might be just a hunch, but why do I feel like it?

    • MrRobbyM

      Because he fits so well in this game.

      • Yeah, both kill people in tights, but I don’t think so, Tecmo is not related I think.

        • MrRobbyM

          Well, I was thinking they both share bloody action. But yeah, that too.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      Well, that’d certainly be DLC I wouldn’t buy.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Gray Fox? Vamp? Bayonetta? Black Ninja from MG2? A new one introduced in Rising?

  • MrRobbyM

    *hacking cough and sneezing* Excuse me. I’m allergic to pre-planned DLC.

    • British_Otaku

      It’s a shame, right? Normally hearing about a game having a bonus character prior to release would please everyone…

      Pre-planned DLC either lowers the faith in the core product (“I’ll wait till it is cheaper so I only pay $60 total” ya know, leads to us considering waiting for GOTY editions and it isn’t a permanent feature of the title for when the online system goes down.

      Sure, more is better than less (assuming this doesn’t make anything worse, we have patches which break games after all), especially if the DLC is free. Just makes us think of Revengeance as 95% of the game promised even if it has on disc unknown features which would make it 110%.

  • TheInternetNomad

    hope it’s Frank

  • I hope one of the missions is a crossover with Neverdead, where you play as Raiden trying to cut Bryce to shreds, but he keeps putting himself back together.

    • Roberto Armando Iraheta

      I’m sorry Isshan, but that’s an incredibly lame choice. XD

      • I didn’t really give it a whole lot of thought, hahaha.

    • :O That’s genius.

      Raiden will never be able to eat Bryce’s head. Bryce is invincibleeeee~!

    • Göran Isacson

      That may not be the Best Crossover Ever, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t real close.

  • The Guy from Vanquish hasn’t been in any crossovers yet, so I’m placing my bet on him.

  • Yeah, I’ll guess I’ll be tired from looking at Raiden’s ass in tights.

    • XiaomuArisu

      HOW CAN YOU GET TIRED?!? DAT CYBORG ASS!But seriously when you play that game,how can you focus on a ass?

    • KuroiKen

      I dunno about Raiden’s ass, but I’ll sure never get tired of cutting off enemies asses(if they didn’t remove that).

  • Roberto Armando Iraheta

    C’mon Grey Fox!

  • aoihana

    Like @facebook-775564143:disqus , I think Grey Fox would be the ideal choice, seeing as how he, too, is a cyborg ninja! I’d like that the DLC character is someone directly from the Metal Gear universe, but I’d like to see a crossover character DLC sometime, too.

    Platinum Game’s has such interesting characters! Like @facebook-100000301072427:disqus , I’d also like to see Sam Gideon from Vanquish, he’d fit right in with the cyborg theme, but someone more ridiculous like Bayonetta, for example, would be a lot more interesting!

    I’d be ridiculous, yes, but what’s a crossover if it doesn’t add some flamboyant spice and ass to the mix? At least she’s got that common element! (◕‿◕✿)

    • Roberto Armando Iraheta

      Actually, Sam Gideon would make too much sense.

  • Cephrien

    In b4 it’s Snake.

  • Please let it be Gray Fox!

    Wait no..

    Otacon piloting a Gundam-like Metal Gear! He’ll finally accomplish his dream… :’)

  • cj_iwakura


  • Victoria [Rokuso3]

    New character is definitely Gray Fox. BTW, the game hasn’t even been released and there’s already a planned DLC?

  • Göran Isacson

    Suddenly- Guy Savage cameo.

    … Oh man I was gonna follow up by joking that it would be Johnny
    Sasaki but. Holy moly doo-doo heads GUY SAVAGE. Platinum would be
    PERFECT for making that game happen, and now that I’ve said it I’m so
    darn sad because it WON’T be him. Goshdarnit all to heck.

    Oh, for those who have no idea what I’m talking about:

    This happens in Metal Gear Solid 3. And it is AWESOME.

    • Solomon_Kano

      That would be badass. Now I’m hoping Platinum and Konami work out an extended partnership and make that.

  • joe ling

    I want to play as Solidus Snake and Olga Gurlukovich in the ninja suit.

  • Blackhowling

    If it’s an older character I’d love to see Grey Fox come back, but if it’s a brand new character I’d love for a ninja with the camo suit that snake had in 4. Cause come on who doesn’t like sneaking up on people and killing them?

  • enorka miho

    wow… a dislike button…. lol… maybe we can play as john? XD

  • I was hoping DLCs wouldn’t be involved but I don’t know anymore now that I’ve seen this….

    I’ll keep an eye on this but still not convinced of buying it day one…

  • Bentan

    grey fox lol….

    • Bentan

      solidus snake would be awesome too

    • Solomon_Kano


  • Solomon_Kano

    How the hell did I miss this? Anyhow…

    OMFG LET IT BE VAMP! Gray Fox would be cool too. If they can even use him, Sam from Vanquish would be sweet too.

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