In a time where Final Fantasy Versus XIII is cancelled, and Team ICO takes their sweet time making The Last Guardian, it’s good to know Platinum Games is taking the initiative to make sure we know that Metal Gear Rising is still coming on schedule.
The footage shows off what one can assume is a tutorial segment of the game, and I assume it’ll be the first VR mission. The mission shows off Raiden getting used to his new body by practicing slashing up dummies. The first thing the tutorial instructs you to do is “Blade Mode” by holding L1. Once in Blade Mode, time slows down and an orange line appears to show you where you will strike. You can aim this line by adjusting with the left analog stick to change the direction of the swing and the right analog stick which changes the angle.
Interestingly, half of them are holding hostages. So for these exercises, Raiden needed to be precise in his strikes. With Blade mode, it allows you to slash up the enemy while sparing the life of the hostage.
The video also shows that while not being made by Kojima Productions anymore, some of the influences remain. For instance, we see Raiden slash up a watermelon just like the very first trailer. He also cuts up an entire truck in three seconds.
We also get a taste of the frantic combat in Metal Gear Rising. In one part, Raiden has to take on three attackers. The first one he cuts up till a prompt puts him in Blade Mode. After slicing a specific target on the enemy’s body, Raiden reaches in and yanks out what I can best describe as robotic intestines. He then crushes them and that kills off the enemy. For the next enemy, he initiates the prompt for Blade Mode by parrying an attack instead of attacking (this causes some Japanese Kanji to appear). The last one Raiden knocks into the air and jumps after him, and then chops up the guy in midair.
The video shortly ends after that, but not before Raiden impales a poor guy with stealth kill. The big moment of awesome came at the end when a giant “Early 2013” appeared on the screen. It was as if Platinum Games was telling us “Don’t worry. We’re still here for you.” Just as I will be there when it’s released.
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Source – IGN