Legendary game developer Hideo Kojima has confirmed in an interview with Famitsu magazine that the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will appear at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012 event as a playable game.
The magazine features an interview with the famed director, who is famous for being the man behind the Metal Gear Solid series, alongside Atsushu Inaba and Tatsuya Minami of Platinum Games.
Formerly branded as Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the team changed it to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to differentiate the original series from the new. The Metal Gear Rising series is an offshoot of the Solid series, as the gameplay is more of a hack-and-slash and fast-paced as opposed to the stealth based nature of the original. Minami said that stealth isn’t incorporated in the game because it “didn’t fit with the new nature of the game.”
The game is being made by Platinum Games, a Japanese game studio responsible for creating the games Bayonetta, Vanquish MadWorld and Anarchy Reigns.
Kojima also reminded readers once again that he is not involved in the game’s development at all. It was also revealed that the game’s ‘mysterious’ director is Kenji Saito, the main programmer of Bayonetta.
Revengeance stars Raiden, the cyborg ninja who made his debut in Metal Gear Solid 2. The events take place between Metal Gear Solid 2 and 4.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is expected to launch later this year for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.