Remember when everyone complained Raiden was a bit of a girl’s blouse back in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty? Well, he sure has come a long way. In a new trailer, Raiden shows off his ability to wield unique weapons that he can procure from defeating the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance bosses.
I mean, its already awesome enough this guy can run up the side of a collapsing building at lightning speed whilst a helicopter shoots missiles at him, only to dodge said missiles and proceed to chop up the helicopter with his sword - but to beat a boss, take their weapon from them and then wield it masterfully is nothing short of amazing.
Along with this new trailer, Konami released another video displaying the PMC army that Raiden will be up against, many of which are autonomous robots or “Unamanned Gears”. Although the video shows Raiden getting beaten about a bit, I am still in awe that he can find the time to cut a missile in half.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be available February 22nd 2013 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.