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Metal Gear Solid: Rising Coming to X360

Famed Konami franchise comes to the XBOX 360 with a brand new adventure featuring Raiden.

Raiden will be the main character in
Raiden will be the main character in "Rising".
Earlier today at Microsoft's press conference Konami's Hideo Kojima briefly appeared to announce a new Metal Gear game that will get released on the X360. The game, titled Metal Gear Solid: Rising, will feature Raiden as the main protagonist instead of Solid Snake and will be an entirely new adventure. The game was not formally announced as an X360 "exclusive" so there is potentially some chance that the game might hit the PS3 as well but that is just pure speculation. Details at the moment are thin, with only a quick teaser trailer being shown for the game. Here's the full press release:

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Metal Gear Solid: Rising is currently in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft - the first Metal Gear Solid game to launch on the Xbox 360®. Raiden, one of the most popular characters in the Metal Gear Solid universe, will star in the all-new title from Hideo Kojima. Raiden first debuted in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system as a playable character and appeared as a non-playable cyborg in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

"The Metal Gear Solid series is one of the most highly acclaimed video game franchises of all time," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "With Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the Xbox 360 community will finally get a chance to enjoy the action and excitement that this popular franchise is known to offer."

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