Pre-order exclusives are annoying, but this one is pretty awesome. Check out the Grey Fox DLC for Konami & Platinum Games‘ Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. Grey Fox, also known by fans as Cyborg Ninja, is popular from his appearance in the original Metal Gear Solid on the original Playstation. You can also see the DLC for the MGS4 version of Raiden. These appear to be more than just skins or outfits as they actually seem to fight differently, with different weapons. If so, thats pretty cool.
The US version of Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is due out on February 19, 2013 for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. You can get the Cyborg Ninja skin exclusively from Gamestop by pre-ordering.
Check out this gameplay video posted to Konami’s Youtube channel. It depicts Raiden fighting off an enemy called the Mastiff. In true Platinum Games fashion, the fighting is fast and frenetic, looking both stylish and deadly. After dismembering the Mastiff, Raiden stealth kills another enemy while wearing a sombrero and poncho. He then dons the MGS classic box with the sombrero comically on top of it.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is being developed by Platinum Games in conjunction with Kojima Productions, and being published by Konami. It’s release date is February 19th, 2013 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America.
Konami revealed character bios and voice acting staff for their upcoming game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. They also released some cool new screenshots of the Platinum Games developed title.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Character Bios & Voice Acting Staff:
Raiden (voice: Quinton Flynn):
A cyborg who wields a “high-frequency blade” capable of cutting down even the largest unmanned weapons. Born in Liberia, he lost his family in that country’s civil war before becoming a child soldier. After the war, he was rescued by a human rights group and taken to America. However, he found himself unable to adapt to peaceful society, and, after coming to the attention of the shadowy group known as the “Patriots,” he became an experimental subject for their “S3 Plan.”
After being turned into a cyborg by the Patriots, Raiden devoted himself to fighting them. He had a child with Rosemary, a woman he met during the S3 Plan, so to provide for his family after the defeat of the Patriots, he joined a private military security company (PMSC) called “Maverick Security Consulting.” He considers his PMSC activities to be for the greater good.
Samuel Rodrigues (voice: Philip Anthony-Rodriguez):
A mysterious cyborg employed by the PMC known as “Desperado Enforcement.” He is a master swordsman who wields a high-frequency blade similar to Raiden’s, fighting with a Brazilian technique influenced by the Japanese “New Shadow School” of swordsmanship. When he faces Raiden in battle, he sees through his technique, commenting that Raiden was “denying his weapon of its purpose.”
LQ-84i (voice: Michael Beattie):
A robot with a learning optical neuro-AI and a prototype verbal interface. He appears in front of Raiden, having been ordered by Desperado to kill him. He talks with Raiden, insisting that he is sentient and does not want to fight him, but will have his consciousness erased if he goes against his orders. He is an important character who holds the key to the game’s story.
Sundowner (voice: Crispin Freeman):
The man seen as the virtual leader of Desperado Enforcement. He goes by the codename “Sundowner” — a reference to the hot, dry winds of California. He has a special cyborg body superior to that of an average cyborg contractor, and belongs to a group known as feared as the “”Winds of Destruction.”” He uses a dual-wielding technique and is armed with a large high-frequency machete called “Bloodlust.”
Mistral (voice: Salli Saffioti):
A female cyborg working for Desperado Enforcement. Like Sundowner, she is also a member of the “Winds of Destruction.” Her name comes from the dry north wind that blows over the Alps to the Mediterranean. Her weapon “Etranger” is flexible like a whip, but can be hardened and used like a halberd.
Monsoon (voice: John Kassir):
Works for Desperado Enforcement. Along with Sundowner and Mistral, he is one of the three cyborgs collectively known as the “”Winds of Destruction.” His codename refers to seasonal winds that bring rain — particularly in Southeast Asia. He is a master at wielding his magnetic sai, known as “Dystopia,” and is able to break his own body apart.
Quite the bunch of characters Kojima Productions came up with for MGR.
Now onto the new Metal Gear Rising gameplay screenshots:
Some more Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance screenshots including cut scenes:
Some Meta Gear Rising character art can be seen at JPGames.de.
The highly anticipated Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is getting one of the most impressive Collector’s Editions we’ve ever seen. The collectors edition will include the game in a steelbook case, a soundtrack CD, and a High Frequency Plasma Lamp with a model of Raiden’s High Frequency blade inside.
The Hideo Kojima executiveproduced Metal Gear Rising Revengeance’srelease date in the US is February 19th, 2013. Konami says that preorder opportunities will be available soon.