Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear series has given me some of the most exciting and rewarding experiences I've ever had when interacting with this art form. The writing, direction, characters and continuously innovative gameplay have garnered the series a reputation for quality around the world. Solid Snake and Big Boss always given us an incredible game, though the one title that received a great deal of contention for its character was Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
Raiden was never a big hit in the MGS community. He consistently wined, seemed inexperienced and basically we all just wanted to be back in control of Solid Snake. But Kojima was determined to make us love him the way that he did. Then came Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. In the course of that campaign, this character transformed before our eyes.
Not only did he look wildly different from when we last encountered him, but he had a whole new set of moves to come with it. Raiden was fast, confident, dark and extremely powerful. His action sequences were insanely cool, and Kojima saw the potential this character had. Thus, we were gifted Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Revengeance was a truly innovative title, with Raiden's blade being truly placed under our control. The ability to hack and slash at our enemies as we saw fit was extremely exciting, therefore, the prospects of a Metal Gear Rising sequel got a lot of fans excited over the weekend!
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2
At the Taipei Game Show on Saturday the 31st of January, fans received a countdown of upcoming PS4 games. As the clock ran down, the image below was teased. As we take a look at the image after the event, we can see that it looks very similar to the style that Metal Gear Rising exhibited.
Naturally, fans of the series were extremely excited, especially after we heard a while back that Hideo Kojima was back at Platinum Games discussing some upcoming projects. Was it Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2?
Now, however, Geoff Keighley has tweeted that he has been speaking to Kojima Production’s Ken-ichiro Imaizumi, and has confirmed Rising 2 wasn’t teased. Are they attempting to throw us off the sent? They haven't addressed why the two was stylised in this way, why it lasted for a split second or what it represented.
Personally, I'd welcome the arrival of any kind of Metal Gear title, so I'm already getting excited at the idea of this formula returning. What do you guys think? Could we actually see Metal Gear Rising Revengeance 2?! Let us know in the comments!!