We have some good news for those of you who are patiently awaiting the arrival of Konami’s MGS spinoff, which will hit retailers and online stores next year as Metal Gear Solid: Rising Revengeance. There has been plenty of criticism over the game due to the hack and slash nature that Metal Gear fans are not used to be seeing, but the good thing to note is that Konami is giving everyone a chance to try before purchasing with the release of a demo early next year on the Xbox 360 and PS3 online marketplaces.
We actually think Metal Gear Rising looks rather good. Truth be told it isn’t the stealth affair that we’ve all come to love thanks to Snake and his adventures, but it is a nice break from the norm and don’t forget we’ll soon be getting our stealthy Metal Gear Solid fix back with Ground Zeroes and possibly even Phantom Pain too if that turns out to be a secret Metal Gear game, which looks very likely at this point.
As announced on Twitter, we can tell you that the Metal Gear Rising demo will be available for download sometime in January. Konami hasn’t set a solid release date yet, but the demo will be available in all regions, so there will be no waiting an extra few weeks for UK consumers compared to everywhere else, as we usually see happen with other games.
As a further bit of good news, we can already show you exactly what you’ll be getting as well. Die hard fans who have bought the Zone of the Enders HD Collection already have access to the demo as a little bonus. Inevitably, the gameplay has already found its way onto YouTube and you’ll find the entire Rising demo gameplay below – offering more than 20 minutes of gameplay.
The demo will give you a nice tutorial on how to get to grips with some of Raiden’s basic combos with his blade and following that you’ll then be able to play through an entire mission from the campaign mode. It’s also worth pointing out that the visuals look a lot better than what we saw in early builds and what a lot of gamers were initially complaining about.
Have you changed your mind about Metal Gear Rising? With Snake returning in Ground Zeroes and then possibly again in Phantom Pain, will you now be picking up Rising as a nice appetizer? Check out the footage below and see how nice the game looks now. We’ll let you know when a solid release date for the demo has been finalized.