A recent report from Siliconera has revealed a demo release date for the slick, fast-paced cyborg ninja action-fest that is Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

Previously only available bundled with a copy of Zone of the Enders HD, the demo will now be available to download stand-alone worldwide from December 13th, complete with tutorial level and a full stage with boss fight!

It’s going to be very interesting to see the result of this spin-off, especially with such a lofty franchise name in its title. With developers Platinum Games holding such fantastically well-made titles like Vanquish, Bayonetta and Mad World under their belt, I've a lot of faith that this game is going to turn out to be an interesting outing for the Metal Gear series.

Look out for our review of the game in February 2013. For now, enjoy this trailer.