Metal Gear Solid’s Raiden Joins PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale [Update]

By Ishaan . August 29, 2012 . 8:55am

Metal Gear Solid’s Raiden is in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The cyber-ninja is described as a combo-heavy character with a focus on air-juggling in particular. Raiden is especially good at going to town on a single opponent. You can watch a gameplay video of him below:



Raiden was originally revealed in a GameSpot exclusive this morning. You can watch that here. It contains more footage of the character.


PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is slated for release on November 20th for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Meanwhile, Raiden will star in his own game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, in February 2013.


Update: Added new Sony footage of Raiden.

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  • Zexill

    Youtube or gtfo…. 

  • Daniel Morandi

    Raiden and Cole are in this game. Im interested.

  • MrRobbyM

    Definitely shaping up with the character roster though I’d still like to see more.

  • XiaomuArisu

    You win!
    I will buy this!

  • AndyFe

    Well I do still think we still need more females in the game but this will do for now

  • Nitraion

     This is really the time for raiden for “rising” after absent from MC seat after MGS 2

  • evilmoogle
  •  I hope they eventually add Kat from Gravity Rush

  • Rentekabond

    Hopefully they’ll give a lightning announcement at the Lightning saga event this weekend, as that’s what I was hoping would happen. They’re probably trying to gt rid of all the leaked characters now though, so I don’t blame them. Nariko will probably be next.

    Raiden looks like a fun enough character for the game, though the hit lag on his slices seems kinda wonky.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Wow he actually makes his opponents bleed?! With these moves he could be a Mortal Kombat guest (wait, there’s already a Raiden there)

  • Carlos Escalante

    Looks great! But this is turning out to be a saussage fest! Please give us Kat, Lightning and Etna! Also, it would be very cool if we could get a Persona rep. I’d love Teddy or Aigis to enter the arena (again)!

    • akeboshi

      I wouldn’t want any of those characters in a game as soulless as this.

      • pothier.adrien


      • Luna Kazemaru

         lol how is this game soulless?

      • margherita mastropaolo


    • SlashZaku

      Nariko from Heavenly Sword was in the beta data and since the other characters in that data have turned out to be true, that’s one more.  Wish they’d add Selvaria from Valkyria Chronicles =

  • Arizato

    They already had me at Nathan Drake, and this is an interesting addition. Still… Nothing can beat my Drake, I have a big mancrush on that guy!

  • SpaceOfSoul

    I dont know why but the character roster is really starting to turn me off from this game.
    I’m still going to get it, but im a little disappointed at the character roster. There are many more known characters than these.

    And really, only one female character?… not that its a bad thing, but really expand the character roster instead of looking for characters that look “Bad ass” and those that have that brute strength look.

    Any who characters like Yuna, Kairi, sexy silvia (viewtiful joe), lara croft, Ivy (Soul calibur). Would make great playable characters if done right.

    I mean hell make it goofy like smash bros. I know this isnt smash bros at all, but add The prince from katamari. Make it a less testosterone filled game…

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      Kairi? Yuna? Better put Lightning. She’s the only warrior.

      • Syn

        Fang aswell, I mean she summons freaking Bahamut, that in itself proves how much of a bad ass she is.

  • $24431191

    This could get violent. 

  • ZEROthefirst

    Am I the only one here who get’s turned off by the gameplay, bland stages (the only thing about them is the background and if you’re getting serious you won’t even pay attention to it), and mechanics seeing how kind of bland and slow this looks? The character roster isn’t really doing anything for me either, I mean no offense but I don’t see anything special in mashing together Sony characters, they just look really out of place together in this game. This is my opinion though so I’m not insinuating anyone, and everyone else should think this.

    • margherita mastropaolo

      yeah this game doesn’t interest me in the least, by the time it comes out i’ll be playing persona four arena and resident evil six,this thing looks like some easy money for sony,with nothing remarkable about it,sadly it might sell a lot

    • Lunar_Outcast

      I agree completely. This just seems like a boring, soulless Smash Bros. clone.

    • Kefkiroth

      I also agree. While Sony’s first party games are nice, they don’t fit together as nicely as Nintendo’s first party lineup.
      And I still don’t know why most of Sony’s first party games are Western, being a Japanese company…

  • Rihawf

    They should put Fiona from Haunting Ground there.

  • SirRichard

    I think Nintendo kind of got the drop on them a few years back, though Raiden is certainly a good fit. They must be starting to roll out the roster announcements now in the run-up to the game, here’s hoping they leave at least a few secret.

    • margherita mastropaolo

      are you italian?

      • SirRichard

        No, I’m from Northern Ireland. The colour in my avatar is kind of off but that’s meant to be orange at the end, not red.

  • badmoogle

    I don’t understand why Ico and Wander haven’t been announced yet.

    • Ultimaniacx4

       Give it time.

  • rinalicat

    Well, this should be a game where I can get my big brother to play with me again! It’s been years since we played co-op or against each other! It’s gonna be Sack Boy (Big Brother) vs Dante (uh…me, obviously)!! FIGHT!

    …he’ll kick my butt though. He’s so much better than me…

  • KyoyaHibari

    Ho boy, that leak site is really hitting the mark…

  • SenorFlapjack

    This is looking less like a celebration of Playstation and more like a massive advert for upcoming releases the more information we get, thanks to the inclusion of Raiden and Donte. 

    It’s nice that they’ve put old characters like Spike and (according to the leak) Sir Dan, but the majority of characters here aren’t even that representative of Sony – the fact that half the characters are from multiplat titles only serves to further that sentiment. Plus it was a stupid idea to include Cole twice.

    • Ben Sylvia

      4 out of 18 officially announced characters is the majority?
      Unless by “multiplat” you mean they appeared on PS2, PS3, PSP, and PSVita; then yeah, half the characters are multiplat.

      And to be fair, all four Metal Gear Solid games were exclusive to a Playstation system when they originally released.

      Also, who’s Sir Dan?

  • IshimaruKaito

    should i get this?? should i also get metal gear??

  • Ben Sylvia

    That level 3, lmao.

  • Bentan

    day one baby!

  • KingGunblader

    What with his emphasis on super-quick combos, I see Raiden being a quick favourite amongst high-level players. But I just can’t wait to kick ass with Ratchet and Sly.

  • I would have preferred Old Snake but Raiden will have to do for now…

  • midgard229

    i dunno why, but his combos seem soooo stiff compared to dante from DMC….which seems backwards for some reason -_-

  • Syn

    I would be super hyped if the folowing guys would be listed:

    Cloud or Squall or Tidus
    Solid Snake, or Naked Snake
    A robot from the PS1 super robot taisen(gotta have variety)
    Aya(Parasite eve)
    Lenneth( Valkyrie Profile)
    Old Dante(From DMC, which was Playstation exclusive)
    Brave Fencer Musashi
    Taki(Soul Blade ps1)
    One of the Green Arm men(From army men ps1)
    Blade(from Blade Ps1)
    Crash Bandicoot(not sure if he’s included or not)


  • Just Tim

    And LOL @ the Raiden haters! xD

    Didn’t Kojima himself outright say he likes Raiden?

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