Metal Gear Rising Had Been Cancelled Before Platinum Took Over
So it was exciting, kind of, to learn that Platinum Games had taken over development of Metal Gear Solid Rising. It was also exciting — or maybe more exciting, if you’re crazy — to learn that they had changed the name to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
So what’s going on over there? Well, it turns out that the original team at Kojima Productions got stuck. They had made a game in which you could chop things, but they really didn’t know what to do with it after that. And so Kojima cancelled the game.
This news comes from the Hideraji podcast by way of Andriasang. The story goes then that some of the folks from Platinum came over to hang out one day, and they had some ideas. Kojima liked the ideas enough to let them revive the game.
Platinum is doing a major overhaul of the game, and they’re starting the story over from scratch, thus the ridiculous name change.
And that’s where we stand. Since I hated Bayonetta, I’m not sure how pumped I am for this thing, but we’ll see. I like to reserve judgment.
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