Metal Gear Rising Raiden New Metal Gear Solid: Rising screens

Courtesy of San Diego Comic-Con we also get another look at the upcoming action title, Metal Gear Solid Rising Revengeance.  These screens show off a bit from the level shown at E3, giving players the chance to use stealth, combat, and even tackle a boss battle.  In case you dwell under a rock with no Internet access, here is a bit about the melon-slicing title:

The “METAL GEAR SOLID (MGS)” series is the seminal work of Hideo Kojima, Japan’s master game creator, and the progenitor of the stealth action game genre. The series has become a global phenomenonThe player controls a secret agent from an elite special forces unit who is sent on solo sneaking missions through enemy installations, vast jungles, and sometimes even the thick of battle.Alone and surrounded by the enemy, even a special forces agent will find it tough to come out alive. But that is the secret behind the series’ popularity – the cerebral challenge of figuring out how to avoid combat, and the thrill of sneaking through enemy territory undetected. The MGS series is also known for its storyline, which blends seamlessly with the gameplay. The scenarios are based on extensive research and incorporate the drama of actual developments in society. The entire series carries a strong “anti-nuke” message while still capturing the unique spirit of fun that defines Japan’s video-gaming culture. These elements have made MGS what it is today: a mature work of entertainment that transcends national borders and the confines of video games, and one of the leading products of the Japanese content business.

From my hands-on time with the title, there is no doubt that this game captures the MGS universe perfectly and blends it well with some heavy-duty action.  Comparisons to the old school Devil May Cry titles are warranted and well-deserved.  This will be one to watch in early 2013.