Confession time: I only played Metal Gear Solid — the PS1 classic — for the first time last year. I liked it and plan to play more, but that’s just to establish where I’m coming from. Consider it a disclaimer for when I post that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the action game spin-off starring Raiden, looks absolutely insane in the best possible way. It helps that Platinum Games, makers of fine, yet crazy action games, is developing it on behalf of Konami. The latest trailer looks like it’s from the opening of the game and…well, give it a watch.
Raiden may not be jumping around on missiles in this trailer, but his voice over is hilariously bad-ass, and everything is so over-the-top even at the start of the game. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 on February 19 in North America (or February 22 in Europe). But if you want to check it out before then and didn’t feel like buying the Zone of the Enders HD Collection just for the pack-in demo, a demo will be released on January 22.