Konami vice president and industry veteran Hideo Kojima has revealed that the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Rising
has now been renamed to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
The multiplatform title is the next in line for Kojima Productions' popular Metal Gear
series, but Kojima's studio is only producing the title. Platinum Games, the Japanese developer behind the stylish Vanquish
action games is heading up actual development of Revengeance
The game steps away from the Metal Gear
franchise's usual stealth-style gameplay, offering instead a hack-and-slash action experience.
When the title was originally revealed back in 2009
, Kojima explained that the story would take place between the events of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
However, he has now confirmed that Revengeance
will take place several years after the events in Metal Gear Solid 4
, although the lead protagonist is still MGS 2
Last month, it was revealed that Ken-ichiro Imaizumi, producer on the upcoming title, had moved to a different department in the company
, and that Yuji Korekado, production manager at the Metal Gear
house, had taken his place.