Metal Gear Solid: Rising Avoiding Use of Established Characters

Looking forward to seeing all your favorite Metal Gear Solid characters in Metal Gear Solid: Rising?  Well, you will be disappointed to hear that the title is straying away from using characters who have previously appeared in the series.

We’re probably not going to show too many characters in Rising because, since it’s a new part of a series, we don’t really want to refer to and dwell upon the Metal Gear saga so much,” said Rising’s creative producer Shigenobu Matsuyama.

We want newcomers to the game to come in and play freely without needing to know and understand the background of the whole Metal Gear Solid universe. We don’t want to have it all tied up with the story from MGS2 or MGS4 and make it too complicated.

Matsuyama hopes to put Rising as a new series that will run side-by-side with Metal Gear Solid. So if Rising performs well, we are bound to see more.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising is launching in 2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStaiton 3 and PC.

(Source: Eurogamer)

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