Kojima Productions and Platinum Games’s lightning-bolt-action blockbuster title Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance gets a release date at Gamescom: February 19, 2013 for US, February 21 in Japan.

Also, Raiden gets a pet in a new Gamescom trailer that expands upon the one you saw from E3 in June. The new stuff starts from 03:18.

Players assume control of katana-wielding cyborg ninja Raiden in this Metal Gear Solid spin-off that’s less on tactical espionage, and more about confronting your foes in the most stylish way possible, giant sword in hand.

The game was at one point cancelled by Kojima Productions (like Sleeping Dogs once was), but subsequently resurrected when the studio outsourced development to Platinum Games – hence the “Revengeance” in the title.

Why feature a robo-dog in the game? That’s probably a decision on Platinum Games’s part. Several NeoGAF forum users noted that a robot dog was originally planned to be included in Platinum Games’s Vanquish, but was ultimately cut out.

All that research on  a controllable robo-dog is now going into Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance… with a vengeance.

It could also be a homage to Casshern, some other forum-goers noted.

We’ll try and get information on an Asian release date on this highly-anticipated PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 action title. In the meantime, enjoy these beautiful stills:

Source: NeoGAF

 

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