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Crying WolfEdit

Look at the picture of Raiden standing atop Crying Wolf.

I think that is the MGS4-Raiden.

Controller inputEdit

I hope this has PlayStation Move support. Mgstec 19:38, July 11, 2010 (UTC)

Looks like I should have checked lower first. Mgstec 19:42, July 11, 2010 (UTC)

It can't be a different Raiden because the trailer says "Raiden's back", which wouldn't make any sense if it was a different person.Edit

That doesnt exactly prove anything honestly. the wiki should be kept as is intill kojima productions state specificly that its jack. All we seen is someone who looks similar to raiden, but in several ways looks very diffrent, especialy the eyes, which the trailer has unusual amount of focus on, and the words raiden is back. by those accounts it could ether be facal reconstruction sergery that includes the eyes, or someone with the same codename. Like how Solid snake and big boss shared the code name snake.

-Agreed, but please use your spell check when you are typing here sir. I do think that it should remain as is, and the trivia regarding the bolt action rifle be taken down. That is ridiculous and it is obvious to just about everyone that the "Lightning Bolt" would be referring to Raiden (雷電) which means thunder and lightning, and not referring to a rifle.

Raiden is just a Code name. But its obvious its not little john they even say Jack.

Raiden? Edit

Has it been confirmed yet that it is actually Jack whose the star? Or is there still the possibility it's someone else called Raiden (The tagline "Raiden is back" would still make sense a little if it was little John, for example). -Chaos91 06:26, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

That's just stupid. It's clearly not Little John.

I was just using the first example I could think of. My question still stands. In my opinion it obviously is Raiden, but we can't say for certain it is unless Kojima has confirmed it. -Chaos91 17:02, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Bait 'n' Switch. Edit

I'm willing to bet someone out there's already claimed this is gonna be an inversion of the MGS2 Bait 'n' switch... Raven's wing 13:50, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah I read something about that. It would be hilarious - but we know Snake didn't get up to anything during mgs2 and mgs4 and Kojima just wouldn't let us play as Snake again. So it would have to be a whole new character. As funny as it would be though, I'm hoping it's Raiden the whole way through he's always been my favorite and I would love to play as him. -Chaos91 17:01, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
however do you think he's going to let us play as a ninja this time? thats been asked for since MGS1 --Drawde83 21:38, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
Probably, but it's still a stealth game, so I don't believe that jumping around slashing up your enemies will be the main focus so much as using active camo to move around them and things... :--Hexhunter -- Deus X Machina 17:57, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes, after all, ninjas are masters of stealth, not the flashy magic and weapondary that things like naruto and ninja gaiden would make you beleve :P
In the same way some people base their opinions on what vampires are like on Twilight. It's BS. Raven's wing 22:29, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
At least ninjas, in a way, exist and still exist irl. not in the role they once were though. now nujitsu really only exists for physical training, and possably self defence, purposes. -- 03:26, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

This game has the line "Lightning Bolt Action" instead of "Tactical Espionage Action", so there is the possibility of jumping about and slashing people in a Gray Fox-esque manner. Shockwolf10 09:38, December 21, 2009 (UTC)

Fujin? Edit

Raiden needs an enemy that can match him on every level much like liquid and solid, Raijin need his "brother" fujin. if you think about it that way maybe just maybe the fact the "raiden" we see in the teaser pictures with a brown eye and a Bandanna with a different suit is "Fujin" the rival. People think outside the box more it's a reasonable conclusion then it's raiden!!- 06:26, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

I was actually thinking the same exact thing after I realized that it showed Raijin and Fuujin in the trailer. They also mentioned in one of their podcasts that the eye color is part of the story so maybe this is it.

This is probably completely irrelevant, but Liquid Snake was introduced in the third game of the series (MG, MGII, >MGS<). Raiden is introduced in MGS2, and two games later, perhaps another one of the child soldiers will arise. That would be exciting... Alas i never got into the next gen so I'm still stuck at MGS3. 23:25, October 2, 2009 (UTC)

Outside the conversation but I point this anyway. Raijin and Fujin are two characters in Final Fantasy VIII. Dr.Ed Argon 15:49, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Ocelot?? Edit

The game should have Ocelot in it. what would a metal gear solid game be without a clever Ocelot twist in the end

Ocelot didn't really have an appearance in Metal Gear Solid 2 or 4 (although the latter is understandable, as he died from FOXDIE 2.0). And I doubt that he would even drop the Liquid Ocelot act, assuming that this game does indeed explain what happened between 2 and 4.
You serious? He had a huge appearance in MGS2. Remember the whole S3 reveal, or the sequence where he catches the disguised Raiden with the hostages, among others? --Fantomas 22:51, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
My mistake, then. Weedle McHairybug 17:56, December 20, 2009 (UTC)

Even though Ocelot did get large appearances in MGS1, MGS2, and MGS3 (not so huge, but oh well), I agree. MGSR wouldn't be the same without Ocelot. Although if the game is set AFTER MGS4, I doubt Ocelot will appear in it.

The game is set in between MGS2 and MGS4 (storywise, that is) so Ocelot might have an appearance in Rising afterall. But it wouldn't be the same without Ocelot in a "Solid" game. Agent M 09:40, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

I doubt it, cause at the beginging of 4, they state 'Liquid's made his move' meaning he's in the public eye again, so it's safe to assume he spent the majority of time in MGS2-4 hidden, otherwise MGS4 woulda taken place a whole lot earlier when they spot Liquid Snake would'nt be so old, Noami wouldn't have died.. wow >.> they'd have pretty much owned Liquid and the patriots would still be in control Zachariah Zuan 11:38, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

My Ideas on the Game Edit's what I think what will happen with Rising. (There's actually 1 of 2 ways I think it would go down, and I'll say them both.)

Idea Number 1: The first mission you do will be Raiden's Infiltration of Area 51, the Patriot Base where Sunny was held. You'll do the mission up to a point, and then be captured by the Patriots. Raiden will then be used as a test subject for the Cyborg Ninja Experiments, and become the new Ninja. You'll break out, or Big Mama will break you out, and the rest of the game will be stealth, with some of that "Lightning Fast Ninja Action" that Raiden is known for.

Idea Number 2: Most of the game will be like MGS4, meaning missions in different Areas, all stealth based. Then the penultimate (next to last) mission will be the Area 51 Op. You'll go through the Base, and get to a point where you'll have little baby Sunny in your arms, when you'll be captured by the Patriots. You'll get the surgery, break out, and meet Madnar. Madnar will fix you up, and after practicing a bit with your newly gained abilities, will learn of the new location of Sunny. This mission would probably not be stealth based, and be more like the cut scene with Raiden at the End of the South America mission, which is Raiden jumping around killing Gekko, and doing the Japanese, self suicide stab to get at Vamp. Oh, and there will most likely be some kind of reference, or mission related to Big Boss's corpse.

wait.. baby sunny, and fighting Vamp in the middle east.. o.o how old do you think she is? either way I feel 1 is the more likley, I can see Raiden, all human and whatnot infiltrating Area 51, (like MGS2 when you play as Snake for the 1st part) then become Cyborged up, then it's finding Sunny, and Big Boss' Corpse ...hmm I wonder whos corpse you'll find? Solidus or Big Boss' Zachariah Zuan 11:46, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

Allusions Edit

There are a few instances in novels/games which seem to allude to RISING

1. MGS4-at the very end when sunny says 'look at the sun its rising ( i kinda thought this my have inspired the title)

2. The MGS2 novel- there is a short part where otacon sees Arsenal Gear coming out of the water, he thinks 'it's rising, it' RISING' with the second one capitalized.

Just thought it was interesting to note.--Soul reaper 13:10, May 21, 2010 (UTC)

Boxart! Edit

Hey guys i found the boxart for Rising, it seems legit, what do you guys think? Exhorresco 20:55, June 10, 2010 (UTC)

Here's a better image: [1]. Seems legit, except for the absence of the Kojima Productions Logo, etc. --Fantomas 21:29, June 10, 2010 (UTC)
Well apparently it was added onto Xbox Live before being abruptly removed... --Fantomas 21:59, June 10, 2010 (UTC)

Was the boxart image removed because people thought it was fake? Because it was definitely genuine as the same image appears on the game's website. I think it should be put up again even if it is only a conceptual boxart--Soul reaper 06:51, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

No, I just wanted to get official confirmation before uploading it. I still think we should wait, as the boxart hasn't been officially released just yet. --Fantomas 08:30, June 15, 2010 (UTC)
Fair point, just wanted to make sure it wasn't just someone who dislikes the artwork. I have a few screenshots from the website that can be used if desired such as this one [[2]]--Soul reaper 09:14, June 15, 2010 (UTC)
I don't think we need any more images than what we have know, but thanks for your upload. --Fantomas 09:45, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

Game Info Edit

According to various sources Hideo Kojima has stated that Rising will use Kinect on the 360. Kinect is the upcoming motion control for the Xbox 360. This is one of the sites that has this info [3]

On a related note there isn't any reference for the part that states ' Hideo Kojima has also confirmed that it will be a stealth game, just like its predecessors.' I have searched this but have not found it anywhere but here. Is this from a credible source?--Soul reaper 11:55, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Figured it would be compatible with Kinect (and by extension Playstation Move), but it's good to see confirmation. The "Rising is still a stealth game" is confirmed by Kojima himself in this video: "Metal Gear Solid Rising Konami Press Conference Announcement" --Fantomas 12:55, June 15, 2010 (UTC)
I would image you would still be able to use a regular gamepad if only because both Kinect and Move are new and it's still unknown how players will react to them--Soul reaper 13:20, June 15, 2010 (UTC)
Wow , does anybody think this looks a little violent and graphic...I mean for Metal Gear?...reguardless , it still looks awesomeBigBoss1292 17:11, June 15, 2010 (UTC)
Guys, I've seen the release date for MGSR in europe or at least the Netherlands. It's January the 15th 2011 LRage Juggernaut 14:26, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

MGS Rising Interview Setting info and more! Edit

Here it is! [4]

Exhorresco 10:28, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

Raiden's(or whoever) new look Edit

Has anybody else had the feeling that raidens(?) new hairstyle kind of makes him look like dirty harry? In the new trailer I mean.

E3 Gameplay Trailer 2010 Edit

I went on Youtube and saw the E3 Gameplay Trailer, which was packed with new info about the game. In one scene, Raiden faces a group of soldiers, but instead of slicing and dicing 'em, he rather cuts down the support beams of the ledge they are under. When you "chop" something, there is an indicator to where the sword will go, in a blue and red colored "arc". There is control over time to some extent, where it is shown Raiden kicks a soldier into the air, goes into slow-motion, then precisely angles the aforementioned "arc", and slices his legs off first, then slices his body diagonally, while it looks like Raiden is in normal speed (enhanced speed, perhaps?) Then is depicts how most of the environment is destructable, with Raiden cutting a van into pieces, and ends on a rather humorous note, with Raiden cutting a watermelon into edible pieces. Agent M 09:36, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, we've all seen it. --Fantomas 17:44, June 18, 2010 (UTC)
Then shouldn't it be added to the gameplay section of the article? Agent M 08:03, June 19, 2010 (UTC)

release dates Edit

i've seen the release date for MGSR in europe or at least the Netherlands. It's 15 january 2011

can someone put it in the article since i'm new on wiki, so i don't make any mistakes LRage Juggernaut 18:59, July 19, 2010 (UTC)

I went to a Gamestop the other day to buy the Peace Walker strategy guide. The guy at the register said if I was interested I could pre-order Rising, and that it should be released in North America on April 2nd next year.WolfMaster 19:47, August 6, 2010 (UTC)

The Name? Edit

I really like the sound of the name. Metal Gear Solid: RISING.

But I have one question. Why might they have added the SOLID after Metal Gear? Metal Gear Rising sounds cooler.Otacon1514 22:45, July 26, 2010 (UTC)

They've been called "Solid" ever since the games went into 3D, not simply because Solid Snake is the main character, though it was obviously a play on his name. Metal Gear Solid is also the more recognizable title for the franchise. --Bluerock 12:43, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
Good point. Good point indeed. Otacon1514 09:27, July 29, 2010 (UTC)
Tradition, I suppose. I also agree it should be called Metal Gear Rising. -- 11:59, August 13, 2010 (UTC)
Ironic how you already "knew" this was going to be called "Metal Gear Rising back in 2010. Seems like Kojima Productions changed their mind. YouNoobxD94 12:34, December 11, 2011 (UTC)YouNoobxD94

Multiplayer mode has been revealed Edit

Just found a site with a menu screenshot from Rising. I'm a little skeptical about the site and the screenshot but i thought i'd let the community be the judge

if people think it's a good enough source then we can add info to the page, if not we'll just wait for a better source.--Soul reaper 11:55, January 6, 2011 (UTC)

CQC? Edit

Ok you guys. I think that the NO-KILL completion for MGS: Rising is plausible with CQC. If you notice on this video;

While fighting vamp it seems that Raiden is proficient in CQC. What do you guys think? 23:15, March 11, 2011 (UTC)

Specs? Edit

Any word on the system requirements? I am anticipating this game on PC along with Battlefield 3. Seeing as this will be a multi-platform game.

Snake in Rising Edit

Do you think Snake will be a part of Rising even in a minor role, let's say, Codec Calls or something? I mean, he's alive at the time Rising takes place.

I think it's a high possibility...if the game is about what all this speculation suggests, [ I.E. Raiden saving Sunny from Area 51 and being transformed into a cyborg] I think Snake and possibly Otacon will make an appearance...albeit very minor. If not with codec calls maybe we will see Raiden entrusting Sunny in their care. BigBoss1292 05:07, June 22, 2011 (UTC)

I hope they don't have an appearance, as it would kind of screw up some lines in MGS4. When Old Snake is first contacted by Raiden in South America, he sounds really surprised, and then later when he's talking to Rose and Campbell he says he hadn't heard from him since Big Shell. I suppose both Otacon and Snake could have appearances, for example when Raiden drops Sunny off with them he spots them through a window or something, but there can't be any interaction between them without messing up those lines.

I understand that concern and I agree with it. At the same time though, I just can't picture him leaving Sunny at their doorstep and leaving. Im also curious as to which other MGS characters will return as we've been told that sevral will. BigBoss1292 02:41, June 23, 2011 (UTC)

I don't think Snake wiil apper in Rising. If you recall, Dr. Naomi said he had 3-6 months to live, and form what I've read on the konami website, It will take place several years after MGS4UnknownSoldier9865 01:25, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Snake Edit

Yeah, yeah, I know that "Raiden's more cooler, less fag now", "Raiden now kicks ass". But so they're runing over the Snakes? I mean, wouldn't you prefer Big Boss, or Solid Snake? Hell, I would even take a game featuring The Boss in WWII. I think they shouldn't let go of em'. Oh, and if you say the Boss isn't a Snake, in the end of MGS3 (spoiler) she says:" there's only room for one snake" implying that they are both snakes. It rattles me that the only game that was made with such precision, that has tranq system, (for the PSP ones) troop manegement, incredibly good AI response system, alert, evasion and caution system, alot of guns (well, at least for the later ones), and they're throwing that ALL away just to make another sword game, I know, I know, its not like the others, but see if I care about that.FartSnakeAndABitOfGreyFox 13:42, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

Snake Edit

Yeah, yeah, I know that "Raiden's more cooler, less fag now", "Raiden now kicks ass". But so they're runing over the Snakes? I mean, wouldn't you prefer Big Boss, or Solid Snake? Hell, I would even take a game featuring The Boss in WWII. I think they shouldn't let go of em'. Oh, and if you say the Boss isn't a Snake, in the end of MGS3 (spoiler) she says:" there's only room for one snake" implying that they are both snakes. It rattles me that the only game that was made with such precision, that has tranq system, (for the PSP ones) troop manegement, incredibly good AI response system, alert, evasion and caution system, alot of guns (well, at least for the later ones), and they're throwing that ALL away just to make another sword game, I know, I know, its not like the others, but see if I care about that.

You're absolutely right. Why put Raiden in main characters chair? I would understand, if they make mini-game about story of Raiden between MGS2 and MGS4, kind of what you download to your PS3 and stuff, but he gets his own game? "Raiden's more cooler"? Yeah right... Original ninja, Frank Jaegar was cool, Raiden is just a weak copy of him. And it's more realistic why Gray Fox was able to deflect bullets with his sword due to exoskeleton. How Raiden was able to deflect bullets in MGS2? No regular man is able to do such fast reflecs to do that. And why they didn't just let Gray Fox to be the only ninja, make him even more legendary? There's only room for one snake and one boss, but there is room for multiple ninjas? I just don't get it. Dr.Ed Argon 13:52, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
 ::I don't recall Raiden ever deflecting bullets in Metal Gear Solid 2. In either case, even if Raiden wasn't going to be a Cyborg Ninja, Gray Fox still would have not been the only Cyborg Ninja, seeing how Olga became a Cyborg Ninja. Weedle McHairybug 13:56, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
you both have a point.Raiden is'nt and will never be a cool character ninja or not.He's just another pretty boy like those in teenage movies.BUT, allthough I see the risk of making just another sword/splatter game, I think that we should give mr. Shinkawa a chance.After all, he must be the second most important person in MGS games after the Chief, mr Kojima.And he believes in him for that matter...
Yes, we should, but it give him less advantage if he makes a game totally diferent and that less people will like. I say "Sure! But since there's room for 2 ninjas, why not for 2 games." What I mean by that is that this should not take effect on the series, thus them keeping the original game! This would simply be a mini game. Oh, and BTW since Gray Fox died, Olga was kindof a reincarnation of him, but there's still the underlying subject of how Drebin's voice and way of speaking is extremely alike Grey Fox's, Raiden isn't acceptable. I even tryed to kill him in the REX. They only have leverage by expanding they're console range, because people are not going to accept this well, and some that buyed will not do that for this one. A btw, the snakes just disappeared. That's that? Hah, what happened to the room for 1 snake and 1 boss. WTF?
We all have a good point, so I, the Fart Snake (and a bit of Grey Fox) leave it to you, as this topic is rather critical in the series.FartSnakeAndABitOfGreyFox 13:40, July 19, 2011 (UTC)
I'm assuming you missed (SPOILER for MGS4) ending in which Big Boss says "the world would be better off without snakes?"
idgaf what Big Boss thinks. Besides, Raiden's original codename was "Snake" in the beginning of MGS2, so he's technically a Snake, even if he has no relation to the originals.

NOT coming to Vita or FOX Engine Edit

Guys, Rising isn't coming to Vita or FOX Engine. Not saying it couldn't, but it hasn't been announced. The no-name blog that posted the information ran a Japanese article through Google Translation or something and got it's wires crossed. Kojima was talking about his new project being on Vita/FOX Engine, NOT RISING.

Re-title Edit

Should change be retitle Metal Gear Rising:Revengeance? 03:53, December 11, 2011 (UTC) by Richman

I think the game should be a legit MGS game. Not some garbage hack and slash ninja game. The original trailors looked like a good mix of classic and action but Hideo has really sold out on this one. Not only is the trailer cheesy and over the top but the title is horrid. I thought it was going to be about Sunny and not about vengence on some random ninja. Throwing a metal gear ray? Really?

The game is a legit game. There's nothing wrong with a series branching out and exploring new genres and styles. They never said anything about Sunny, you assumed something, that's your fault not there's. Raiden easily spun to Gekko's and stopped Outer Haven, throwing Ray isn't out of the question. Wait for more information, don't judge a game based on a single trailer. Sign your posts in future.--Soul reaper 04:30, December 11, 2011 (UTC)

Enemy Edit

The guy Raiden fights is Vamp Elveonora 08:58, December 11, 2011 (UTC)

No proof-- 09:25, December 11, 2011 (UTC)
Vamp is dead. Plus he was never a cyborg. There's no chance he's coming back.--Printul Noptii 13:50, December 11, 2011 (UTC)
The game is after MGS4. Obviously Vamp survived and was turned into a cyber ninja. Just because some one appears to have died in metal gear doesn't mean they're gone. Need I make a list? Like Gray Fox and Big Boss...
Look better, its Vamp.
Unless he had a twin.
Elveonora 03:36, December 12, 2011 (UTC)
Looks and sounds nothing like Vamp

New Game, New Page. Edit

Right. Now that we've learned that "Metal Gear Solid: Rising" was cancelled and KojiPro has handed it off to Platinum who have re-titled it "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance", I think all the information on the original version of the game should be abridged and/or moved to it's own section. All that stuff is irrelevant and just clutters the page now. Thoughts? --Fantomas 14:37, December 11, 2011 (UTC)

​Now I just found this and I don't know if this game will be canon or not? I mean yeah I know it takes place several years after MGS4 but it just doesn't seem right because Raiden getting his cyborg ninja body back after saying that Raiden would live with Rose and Jack idk. Anyways here's what I found. thoughts?

according to the Kojipro official Twitter, "We've only said that the period setting is several years after MGS4. Metal Gear Rising is not part of the Metal Gear Solid series. At present, we can't say more than this." --Duo

Fantomas, I agree that Metal Gear Rising and MGS Rising deserve two separate pages. The information we have says that while MGR is built upon the work they did for MGS Rising, they are two different games. As MGS Rising is a cancelled game, it should have it's own page that we can link to when we make mentions of it on MGR's page. Who knows? Maybe they'll wind up making the original game as well some day.
To person above me, a few things. 1) While we don't know for sure if it is canon, it takes place after MGS4 and as such will be treated as canon until Kojima Pro or Platinum states otherwise. 2) Raiden always had a cyborg body, at the end of 4 he had some sort of skin placed over the top but you could still see the cyborg pieces beneath. 3) MGR is not part of the Metal Gear Solid series, hence the name. It is however still part of the Metal Gear series. 4) Sign your posts in future.--Soul reaper 03:00, December 12, 2011 (UTC)
Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 aren't part of the solid series, does that make them non canon? No they are just a different series in the same universe.
Soul reaper, Fantomas has been here since 2005 (the guy you told to sign his posts) He is admin and co-founder of this Wiki. Also you're very aggresive towards people who are saying this isn't canon. Personally, I think you can't accept that this isn't canon. 03:32, December 12, 2011 (UTC)
Don't think im alone on this but until tomorrows trailer and the real "unveiling" on the 13th...I think what we saw was such a fake out...I think they wanted to generate controversy like when Raiden was revealed as the main character of MGS2. C'mon guys..Kojima and the team MUST have known that it would be universally panned by the MGS community. I think everyone at KP and Platinum is in on this massive joke. Theyre pulling our legs, getting us all on our toes, and on alert. I'm not trashing Platinum since they have made some good games...if you like the kind that they predominantly make (those fast paced action oriented games). Now I was never looking forward to Rising like I looked forward to Peace Walker and MGS4...but I was still excited for this game.The graphics were beautiul and the gameplay looked potentially amazing if done right...Hunting Stealth still seems like a grand new style for the series to adopt in addition to the traditional hiding stealth that we all love...but I digress. Look closely at the looks thrown together. Not only are the graphics a serious step down from the initial E3 trailer but the gameplay looks choppy, clunky an unfinished...I.E. they threw it together quickly for a planned fake out. Weren't we promised one of the best looking games yet since it was supposedly utilizing the Fox Engine? And all of a sudden instead of being able to slice through anything with ease...Raiden has to chop them up like "an onion on an infommercial" to kill and destroy them. Probably the most disappointng thing for us fans is that it takes place AFTER MGS4 which will completely mess up the cannon. Kojima said that he would let his team and possibly other developers tackle the MGS series but he has stated that he will always step in and correct something if he feels that it isnt quite what Metal Gear is supposed to be. Last but not least...Quinton's voice acting. Though im glad that hes involved...his performance on the trailer seemed unispired and non-serious "Time For Jack To Let 'Er Rip!" ...again alluding to my take all of that into consideration when we get our true reveal on the 13th
....I am praying that I am right as I'm sure most of you all are as well 04:41, December 12, 2011 (UTC)
To the Anon The person I told to sign their post was another anon, not Fantomas. Fantomas' post is signed. I'm not being aggressive either, I'm simply saying that we don't know if it's canon or not and right now, all signs are pointing to it being canon. It doesn't mess anything up, it takes place after MGS4 and, as far as we can see from the trailer, it makes sense in the Universe. --Soul reaper 05:35, December 12, 2011 (UTC)
I was the other anon sorry about that. I'm kind of new when it comes to the talk section of games so I didn't know we had to sign at the end, my bad. Anyways I'm not trying to be aggressive either if thats how I came off. If I did then I apologize cause that was never my intention but I was just curious. Now back to topic. In my opinion I don't think this game should be canon to the main storyline that was developed throughout the metal gear solid series however like the poster above me we won't know till tomorrow but I think that this issue should be addressed soon though. --Duo
They've retconned things horrendously before and they've been considered "canon." Whatever happened to Meryl (or Otacon if you submitted like a pussy or wanted dat stealth) and Snake riding off into the sunset after Campbell said they were "officially dead after their jeep crashed into the ocean"? Meryl shouldn't have been able to get a position with the Army again (unless she was using a fake identity, and that might be true since the Rat Patrol guys never referred to her as anything but "Commander," which is only a rank in the *Navy*, and is a very high *Naval* *commissioned* rank for someone who's only been *enlisted* in the *Army* for the last 9-10 years, but I consider that to just be lame dubbing), and Snake shouldn't have been "celebrated as a hero" if they were both officially dead, but the post-Shadow Moses canon says those things happened. Also, the CID is supposed to investigate sh*t like people "dying" and mysteriously returning to service, which makes the whole thing even more screwed up. That's just one of the retcons. There have been others, like how Big Boss's bio up until MGS3 said he was in GSG9 before joining FOXHOUND, and how they changed the layout of the furnace in MGS4, and how Grey Fox got blown to smithereens by landmines but they "revived" him even though he was DEAD dead, unlike Big Boss who just got the crap burnt out of him, and how Solid Snake used Liquid's body as a decoy to make the Patriots think he was dead, even though Liquid was dead and rotting for two whole years already...Did Snake keep Liquid on ice for 2 years planning this whole thing and then drag his frozen corpse with him to the Discovery? And then Ocelot replaced his arm with Liquid's and Eva used pieces of Liquid to repair Big Boss after he'd been either buried or frozen, then dumped in the ocean for an unknown amount of time?! WTF?! And then there's the other weird sh*t like dinosaurs in Peacewalker, tumbling bullets from an infinite, anachronistic C-Mag, and friggin tropical jungles in southern Russia (which is all mountains, desert steppes, and permafrost)... Also, XM8s, M2HBs, SCAR-Hs as a general-issue weapon, etc. At this point I'm starting to view any "canon" events and "realism" with skepticism these days...
--Anonymoose, 1035 UTC, 4/2/12

Extended trailer Edit

There's an extended trailer on the official site. The only difference is that at the end there's a scene showing Raiden cutting through a box and killing the soldier inside. 07:21, December 13, 2011 (UTC)

They also extended the RAY fight scene

Vamp-lookalike images. Edit

I took the liberty of adding in the images of that Vamp-lookalike. However, knowing that the character's identity is currently not identified officially, I also made it clear in the gallery heading that he is an unknown character. Hope no one minded. Weedle McHairybug 04:03, December 14, 2011 (UTC)

Kojima announces Rising to be noncanon Edit

Watch the vids.

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Infact it isn't canon. Will you change the article? 00:26, January 13, 2012 (UTC)

Where in the videos did they say it was noncanon. I watched all of them and never once heard that said.-- 03:02, January 13, 2012 (UTC)
 ::Please provide a quote if one exists. Kojima's Twitter post only comments that Rising isn't part of the Metal Gear Solid series, which we already knew (hence the name change). Until Konami post details on its status in canon the article should be left as is. Also, remember to sign your comments with four tildes (~). --Bluerock 12:41, January 20, 2012 (UTC)
Kojima said:
"We’ve only said that the period setting is several years after MGS4. Metal Gear Rising is not part of the Metal Gear Solid series. At present, we can’t say more than this. - Kojima"
and Platinum games has confirmed it's not part of the series.
On top is completely different from a MGS game and there is no Kojima working on it.
What kind of further confirm do you need? 14:36, March 5, 2012 (UTC)
Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake are also not part of the "Metal Gear Solid series," but that doesn't make them non-canon. Nothing was said regarding whether or not the game is a canon part of the timeline or if it's an alternate spinoff timeline. FF-Suzaku 05:01, March 10, 2012 (UTC)
This is a mere technicality; MG and MG2 are a completely different situation. A game external to MGSseries made now would be something like MGAc!d or MGMobile.
They obviously mean Rising is a sort of "What if" in an hypothetical future after MGS4; as you can see it's something completely different by MG and MGS philosophy until now.
Starting by the Ray who's only a "cool" mecha and by the fact there is still war after FOXALIVE (-.-')
Now, I'm not saying is 100% non-canon and I'm absolutely right... I'm just saying that relying on the elements we have it's a little bit more probable Rising is non-canon.
So it should be in the non-canon area waiting for confirmation/denial... not being in the canon area, it just creates confusion among the fans. 21:02, March 13, 2012 (UTC)
It's like the old Metal Gear series and the Metal Gear Solid series,at least one charcter from one series is in the other,Metal Gear - Solid Snake - Metal Gear Solid,that's like Metal Gear Solid - Raiden - Metal Gear Rising! MGR is canon! DWikiaMGS 20:36, March 23, 2012 (UTC)
I think at the end of the day, if people want to take it as canon, they will, if they don't want to they don't have to. It's a different case than something like Metal Gear Ac!d, which makes very clear that it's set in an alternate timeline, but Rising features the same main character as MGS2, and makes it clear that it's the same character. They've made very clear that it's set after MGS4, even in the quote above Kojima says that, which complicates things. Those are my thoughts, but as a wiki we need to present this information in as much of an unbiased view point as possible. --Fantomas 21:28, March 23, 2012 (UTC)

What DwikiaMGS said makes no sense, but I'm not even sure if I understood what he means...
I think it's simply a case of lack of informations. It will be revelead for sure if this game is canonical or not.
I complained because if the wiki has to be objective the game should be considered non-canon until proven otherwise.
Why? Well... I know there are not clear evidences this far, but if it is an alternative timeline it would explain the differences in style and characterization which are the opposite compared to MGS series;
moreover there are these two tweets from Kojima: [[5]] [[6]] .
I think it's enough to say there is a reasonable doubt, imho with more chances for it to be non-canon. 16:31, April 3, 2012 (UTC)
What you're doing is called original research, as you said, it's also your opinion, which is irrelevant to the wiki. We report things objectively. Style has nothing to do with canon status. Until they say a game is non-canon, we report it as being canon. They've said it takes place after MGS4, it has a protagonist from the main games. Currently it has not been stated as non-canon and therefore we treat it as canon. Innocent until proven guilty.-- 02:19, April 4, 2012 (UTC)
I mean almost the same thing, but: Innocent (non-canon) until proven guilty (canon). Because those two tweets, the article posted earlier and what Kojima says in that documentary, bring people to think this game is non-canon, not the opposite.It's not only a matter of style, all the things we saw in the trailer are incompatible to MGS ending unless it's a different plot or they made some changes. I know it can seem I'm acting cocky (it's not my intention), but I think I'm not saying anything irrational or unprovable. 14:52, April 10, 2012 (UTC)
Unless they explicitly say "this game is/is not canon" then there is nothing to go by, for example, Kojima said, in reference to Portable Ops, that it's not a main chapter in the series, but it still happened, which caused alot of people to debate whether or not the game is canon with no evidence to support it not being canon, the same thing can be said here, without a statement that explicitly says "Rising is not canon" in those exact words, the game is canon.Kornflakes89 07:36, May 29, 2012 (UTC)

Zan-Datsu is not dead!New screenshots from famitsu article and more! Edit

Some people managed to get a few scans from the famitsu article everyone heard about and th screenshots show more then any words could.

Whole page

Individual pictures

Yes it is still there :).Cross-SAMA 12:21, January 28, 2012 (UTC)

Metal Gear Rising's ARG Edit

Anyone else think all the stuff about MGRising's Decryption site (and the stuff about Senator Armstrong and could be moved to it's own page? Like a "Metal Gear Rising ARG" or something? I think it'll free up this page a bit more and not make it so long. --Fantomas 11:42, June 6, 2012 (UTC)

Seems to work. BTW, what's an ARG? Weedle McHairybug 12:13, June 6, 2012 (UTC)
ARG stands for Alternate Reality Game. Rising's isn't as broad as some are, but I think it still counts as one. --Fantomas 19:09, June 6, 2012 (UTC)
Well, I moved the portion over, as you requested. We might have to do a rewrite in the future, though, as it is literally a cut and paste job outside of the notes and references section. Weedle McHairybug 21:23, June 6, 2012 (UTC)

Rising spin-offEdit

"Kojima goes on to defend the direction taken in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance by saying that it was never intended to be a “Solid” game, simply a spin off."

...just another confirm.... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

He never said it was non-canon, though. And just because its not a "Solid" game doesn't mean it isn't canon. Look at the MSX2 games, those weren't "Solid" games. Weedle McHairybug 23:54, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

People keep confusing "spin-off" with "non-canon." Portable Ops was also a spinoff, but it is still considered canon (though unlike Rising, it actually has "Solid" in the title). Don't forget to sign comments with four tildes (~). --Bluerock 07:37, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
The first two MG were a completely different situation. I already explained above these posts.
I know what spin-off mean, but this is not the first time Kojima implies these things about Rising... 00:05, June 28, 2012 (UTC)
I think the same!
Another comment:
At 22:50 of this video Kojima talks about an eventual Rising sequel.
He says he doesn't like spin-off but it's good to make another one if it likes to the players. Then Kojima says he'd like to make a MGS prequel with Big Boss and "that won't be a spin-off".
Talking like that is just like impling Rising it's not like a normal MGS sequel, but it is something less.
He is probably referring mostly to the gameplay, but if we add the fact they changed the setting (from the original Rising) just to make Platinum Games happy, the change of the title and the fact there is no Kojima writing the plot....
It's obvious this game is non-canon. It's not a proper MGS, even worst: it's not an MG at all. 19:27, September 3, 2012 (UTC)
It's Metal Gear. It says Metal Gear in the title. It has Metal Gears in the game. As for it being canon. Kojima has wanted canon titles to be made without him for a long time now so his lack of involvement is irrelevant. It is a spin-off due to the different style of the game, but that doesn't mean it's non-canon. Halo Wars is a spin-off of Halo, it's canon. Knights of the Old Republic is a spin-off of Star Wars, it's canon. The Legend of Korra is a spin-off of Avatar: The Last Airbender, it's canon. Kojima saying that the game is a spin-off means the game is a spin-off. Nothing that's been said by any actual sources even suggests that the game is non-canon.-- 07:34, September 5, 2012 (UTC)
I don't know. It's such an insult to the fantastic and perfect epilogue to the series that I can't tolerate a sequel is made not by Kojima but from people who couldn't care lesst to the plot.
I bet that an iphotetical MGS5 sequel by Kojima will erase everything said in this episode. There are a lot of quote from KP in the discussions above this one that makes you think they are not considering this as a canon one.
The fact they erased the "SOLID" makes me hope for the best....
I mean it's the videogame saga which cares more about the story, it has an outstanding plot... and the forced sequel after a complete ending is an action spin-off with a Bayonetta like kind of plot?!?
Can't be real, it's nonsense. I refuse this. 22:37, September 18, 2012 (UTC)
Why would they pay so much details to the plot? it has everything a canon sequel would have and explains the aftermath of the patriots downfall. Plus raiden has to take care of his family. Its most likely canon And im ok with you thinking its not canon as long as you dont change the article to reflect your views 00:28, September 19, 2012 (UTC)
I never touched the article if that's what you're implying.
Anyway if you say that it means you understood nothing of this epic saga. The ending is absolutely complete but is someone can give a sequel to such a masterpiece that's only Kojima.
You can't give a CANON sequel in the hand of Platinum Games. It's like Disney Channell makes a sequel of... I don't know... Asimov's Foundation saga.... even worst in the form of a cartoon.
A canon action sequel with a small plot and Bayonetta style... it is nothing like the epicness and DEPTH of the Solid saga. Unbeliaveble...
I can understand you say it's canon until the point Kojima Production says the opposite (it's a spin-off; they can easily say that in the future), but you can't say it's fair or well done. You can't really mean it...
However let me say among the world many websites, magazines or fansites consider it to be non-canon. Just to say it's not just me. 19:35, September 25, 2012 (UTC)

"White" RaidenEdit

Due to Kojima posting on his twitter of the new Play Arts KAI figure of "White" Raiden, I'm guessing this tells us there's a unlockable alt. costume in the game, or has the game have like some sort of camouflage function?

Didnt they confirm that in story Raiden will change suits? sonicforever1 a littlebig guy 21:16, October 9, 2012 (UTC)


i'm confused, is Rising canon or not?

This wiki goes with absolute straight to the point declarations so they can't put it's not-canon, but it obviously isn't. Aside from not being a "solid" by Kojima etc there are a lot of valid points reported on this topic too, but the answer has always been "It was not an undisputable statement".

Of course Kojima for marketing reasons can't say that shit is not-canon but it could with time, just like after years he professed his hate for the NES version of MG; he is even leaving Konami so let's see. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

You DO realize that, technically, that would make the MSX2 games non-canon as well, right, since they're not "solid" games even if they ARE made by Kojima, right? Besides, Kojima Productions made it VERY clear that the game is indeed canon. Generally, it's easy to see whether KP games are canon or not by whether they get rereleases of any kind after their debut. Namely, Ghost Babel, Snake's Revenge, the Ac!d games, the NES Metal Gear game, and the like have NEVER gotten rereleases at all, not even digital rereleases. Even Portable Ops, which has yet to be included in a systems console or a collection despite being considered a canonical release by even Kojima, at least managed to get a rerelease digitally via the PSVita. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 19:30, April 20, 2015 (UTC)
Having a re-release has no relation to canon status at all. Whether it's "Kojima canon" or not, Revengeance is it's own thing, separate from the main series. --Bluerock (talk) 20:22, April 20, 2015 (UTC)
Odd, I know Ghost Babel, the NES version of Metal Gear, Snake's Revenge, the Ac!d games, the Twin Snakes, even Mobile never got any rereleases, not even digital ones (probably the closest one of them ever got to a rerelease at all was the NES version when it was bundled with The Twin Snakes in Japan), and Ghost Babel's lack of even a digital rerelease was despite it being a popularly requested one. It doesn't make sense for them to NOT rerelease them canon or not, especially not by a money revenue standpoint. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 00:32, April 21, 2015 (UTC)

It's canon Edit

Just poitning out this has been confirmed as canon by multiple people, ask Kojima now and he would say that it is canon

Many believe it to be canon. Hideo Kojima announced in his own words that Snake has died and Rising takes place in the distant future after Metal Gear Solid 4, however, it is NOT a Metal Gear "Solid" game. Rising is basically a new set of games. Similar to the Acid games. Solid-Boss (talk) 05:24, November 27, 2012 (UTC)

Just a thought.....Edit

Haven't you noticed that the first 3 members of the Desperado Enforcement ( Samuel Rodriguez, Sundowner and Mistral ) look almost exactly like the members of Dead Cell? Samuel looks like Vamp,Mistral looks a bit like Fortune and Sundowner looks like Fatman. o0k3r (talk) 20:18, November, 2012(PKT)

Vamp, Fortune and Fatman... The frist terrorists Jack took on under the codename "Raiden." Interesting... Solid-Boss (talk) 05:21, November 27, 2012 (UTC)

Character design info Edit


LINK? Edit

According to the section labeled "Theme", it says "... Previous themes were "GENE" (Metal Gear Solid), "MEME" (Metal Gear Solid 2), "SCENE" (Metal Gear Solid 3), "LINK" (Portable Ops), "SENSE" (Metal Gear Solid 4), and "PEACE" (Peace Walker)."

Where are we getting LINK from for Portable Ops? 23:52, January 28, 2013 (UTC)

The LINK most likely stems from the fact that Portable ops is the first Metal Gear game to incorporate online play, that's how the 'LINK' comes into play, as you can link up with other PSP's for the online. 10:34, April 5, 2013 (UTC)


Will the cutscenes be pre-rendered or made with the in-game engine, because I'd really like to see Raiden as Gray Fox in the cutscenes. 22:52, February 15, 2013 (UTC)

They won't. I can confirm that from the Senator Armstrong boss battle videos, where, in gameplay, Raiden is wearing the Mariachi outfit, yet in the cutscenes, he's using the standard cyborg body model. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 22:56, February 15, 2013 (UTC)
Could you give me a link to the Senator Armstrong boss battles? 01:11, February 16, 2013 (UTC)
Okay, but be warned, as they are massive spoilers: Weedle McHairybug (talk) 01:14, February 16, 2013 (UTC)


This game now sets the record of 'Most trailers for a video game'. There are like 50 of them! 23:36, February 16, 2013 (UTC)

Media Edit

The amount of media on this page is getting a little silly, some of it could probably do with being shuffled off to more relevant articles (eg the cyborg pics to the cyborg article) or maybe moving to a sub-page. Evil Tim (talk) 13:56, March 8, 2013 (UTC)

Indeed. We could do something similar to the Shadow Moses Island/Gallery page. --Bluerock (talk) 20:09, March 8, 2013 (UTC)

Donating Cyborg Ninja code! Edit

I've got a promotional code for this game that only works with American PSN accounts. It's for the Gray Fox Cyborg Ninja skin and the FOX Blade. Here you go, lucky guy who enters this first. H767-B8NB-Q4AK CyborgROX (talk) 16:29, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Metal Gear Solid: Rising split Edit

Shouldn't the canceled "MGS Rising" version have its own page as well? It's pretty much treated as a separate project by both, Kojima Productions and the PlatinumGames staff who worked on Revengeance and there's already a page for "Naked Sample" 3DS tech demo, which isn't even substantially different from the final game. Arkhound (talk) 06:09, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

Don't see any reason not to, anyway. I also hope we get a deal similar to that of the Document of Metal Gear Solid 2 so we'd find out just what was meant to be in the game. After all, the game's script and boss concepts were actually finalized before the project was shelved and redone into MGRR. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 12:21, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

Original Rising plot details Edit

Somebody edited the original MGS: Rising page (as in the cancelled project, not the Revengeance one) and they've put the entire plot for Revengeance in there. That seems wrong to me, if the page is meant to detail the original Rising game before it was cancelled, it shouldn't include the plot to Revengeance. Right? - Misterbunnsy (talk) 01:27, July 8, 2013 (UTC)

Weedle reverted it. Thanks, bud. - Misterbunnsy (talk) 04:30, July 8, 2013 (UTC)

PC version release date? Edit

In Release Date(s) section there is a Microsoft Windows version release date. December 13, 2013. I googled it really hard but couldn't find any confirmation of that.Edit

"I always say 'this will be my last Metal Gear,'" Kojima said, "but the games in the series that I've personally designed and produced -- Metal Gear on MSX, MG2, MGS1, 2, 3, 4, Peace Walker, and now MGSV -- are what constitute a single 'Metal Gear Saga.' With MGSV, I'm finally closing the loop on that saga."

>Metal Gear on MSX, MG2, MGS1, 2, 3, 4, Peace Walker, and now MGSV

This is it, PO and Rising are not canon. It's official. 20:22, March 6, 2015 (UTC)

Not exactly, at least regarding Portable Ops. Kojima only said those were games he contributed to. Besides, MGS4 already heavily referenced MPO anyways especially with EVA and Liquid Ocelot's speeches in Acts 3 and 5, and even Peace Walker briefly alludes to the events of Portable Ops anyways (heck, even Ground Zeroes briefly alluded to the ending of Portable Ops), meaning its impossible to make it non-canon. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 21:08, March 6, 2015 (UTC)

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