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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Approval Of God: , a Metal Gear Sunrising Freddie Wong parody about Raiden trying to lead a normal life; not only was approved by Konami and Hideo Kojima, but Quinton Flynn himself reprised his role as the voice of Raiden.
Dueling Games: The game came out one month after fellow Hack And Slash games and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge .
DmC: Devil May Cry Fan Nickname:
Hey, It's That Voice!:
Raiden: Quinton Flynn ( Axel, Henry) & Kenyuu Horiuchi ( The Regent of the Mask, Kinemon). This isn't even the first time he's played someone who has asked the meaning of life.
Solidus: John Cygan & Akio Ohtsuka
Samuel: Philip Anthony Rodriguez ( Male Noble Six, Maurice Chavez) & Hiroaki Hirata ( Pip Bernadotte, Polnareff, Vergil, Sanji, Klein)
LQ-84i / Bladewolf: Michael Beattie ( Mordin Solus)
Mistral: Salli Saffioti ( Ingrid Hunnigan) & Romi Park ( Naoto Shirogane, Toshiro Hitsugaya, Edward Elric, Zidane Tribal)
Monsoon: John Kassir ( Adam the Clown, Dead pool, the Crypt Keeper) & Masashi Ebara ( Might Guy, Sazh Katzroy)
Sundowner: Crispin Freeman
Doktor: Jim Ward ( Chet Ubetcha, Jack Krauser, Sent inel, Baron von Strucker) & Mugihito ( Kinzo Ushiromiya)
Kevin: Phil LaMarr ( Vamp, Hermes Conrad, Ramza) & Yuuichi Nakamura ( Hazama)
Courtney: Kari Wahlgren ( Saya Otonashi, Celty) & Miyuki Sawashiro ( Saeko Busujima, Celty)
George: Sean Krishnan (Dhalsim in College Humor's )
Street Fighter: The Later Years Armstrong: Alastair Duncan ( Mortanius, Alfred Pennyworth, The Turian Councilor) & Unsho Ishizuka ( Ryotaro Dojima, Heihachi Mishima, Professor Oak, Admiral Kizaru)
Khamsin: Rikiya Koyama ( Emiya Kiritsugu)
Mid Development Genre Shift: Originally the game was announced under the title of Metal Gear Solid: Rising as a stealth-action game with a focus on stealth hunting. The game instead shifted to a focus on hack and slash gameplay when the development was of the game was switched from Kojima Productions to Platinum Games. However, the emphasis on stealth hunting still remains with the alert system, AR vision mode, and ability to hide and do stealth take downs (akin to the series).
Batman Arkham No Export for You: Metal Gear Rising is a PlayStation 3 exclusive in Japan. This is due to the Japanese Xbox 360 version being cancelled there.
Western fans aren't going to get the Solid Snake Sword DLC.
Saved from Development Hell: The game was cancelled before Platinum Games got involved.
What Could Have Been:
Kojima initially wanted gameplay to be like "a hunter stalking their prey." However, the Kojima Productions version was cancelled after difficulties with gameplay and stage design in late 2010.
Kojima considered offering the project to several Western studios, before settling on Platinum Games.
Rising was originally an interquel set between and Metal Gear Solid 2 . The final version is set in 2018, four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4 Metal Gear Solid 4.
Kojima personally wanted Gray Fox to be the main character as opposed to Raiden. However, the development team wanted to use Raiden. Kojima also admitted that if Fox has been used, then he would have been the director of the game instead. In the final version, Fox's exoskeleton and sword appear in the game as DLC.