At Gamescom earlier this year, Kojima Productions and Platinum Games revealed LQ-84i K-9000 (code-named Bladewolf), a robo-canine that will eventually assist Raiden in combat – after he’s defeated and reprogrammed, that is.

How hard could it be to beat the LQ-84i? Well, for starters, it’s not just a simple robodog – it’s got a chainsaw on its back which its whip-like tail can wield and swing around like a giant, menancing chainsaw katana.

Also, the AI on-board the LQ-84i appears to be some sort of bigshot. As you’ll see in this official “technical play movie” below, the LQ-84i taunts Raiden every now and then, and can even summon underlings like soldiers and Metal Gear Gekkos to do its bidding.

The footage here is from the same Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo that was issued out via a download code to gamers who pre-ordered and bought Zone of the Enders HD Collection/Edition last Thursday (October 25) in Japan, or this past Tuesday (October 30) in the US. So if you’ve already cleared the demo, you probably don’t need to watch it unless you’re looking for tips to beat the boss fight more efficiently.

This game just keeps looking better and better.

What’s your favourite part of the boss fight? Mine’s near the end when LQ-84i is seen pleading for his synthetic life.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance comes out for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (no X360 version in Japan) 19 February 2013.

Source: Famitsu

 

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