Gamescom 2012: Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Seeks To Redefine Action Games

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Gamescom is sometimes like a really bad sequel to E3. Some of the announcements seem rushed or they just show the exact same footage that we saw just a few months ago at E3. This year, Gamescom has been different. It's like a good sequel that expands upon what we loved in the first, but gives us more.

Following that trend, the Gamescom 2012 trailer for Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is everything that was awesome about the E3 trailer and then some. It features some of the footage from the E3 trailer, but what you should care about is the new gameplay footage. Platinum Games have truly outdone themselves with this one.

In short, Raiden is still the amazing badass that he was in Metal Gear Solid 4. He's just even more amazing as he chops up helicopters, Metal Gear Geckos and other baddies into tiny bits. If you're looking for the action game of 2013, Metal Gear Rising will probably be that game.

As for the new content in the trailer, it only brings up more questions. We're shown a robot that looks suspiciously like Sniper Wolf from MGS4. We're led to believe that it's a remote controlled robot this time around and that its main mission is to kill Raiden. With a chainsaw on its tail, it might just succeed.

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance will launch on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 21, 2013 in Japan. It's unknown if that's the same date for the U.S. and European launch. It's a fair assumption since the localization seems to be mostly done.

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