Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Revenges On PC

By Jim Rossignol on May 17th, 2013 at 7:00 pm.


The news infiltrators of Joystiq have blown cigarette smoke over the laser-beams of the internet to reveal that a Hideo Kojima podcast contains the enigmatic announcement that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be coming to PC. This has apparently been confirmed by some kind of senior chat at Platinum Games. “I am excited to see Rising hit the PC,” he says. Well, us too, twitter man.

There’s a trailer for you to be pleased with, below.

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  1. RobertJSullivan says:

    Very nice. I heard this game is a pretty good BTA (beat them all or whatever they’re called) even if it’s a bit short.
    Hopefully if the game sells well it will encourage Platinum and Konami to port more games to the PC. PES on Steam was a nice start I’d say.

    • Squire says:

      I’ve spent five [5] minutes looking up BTA on the internet and I have no idea what it means, the internet being a place where you can find search for & find Lego pornography in a matter of seconds.

      So what does this crazy acronym mean?

      • tobecooper says:

        Beat Them Ap?

      • sinister agent says:

        A matter of seconds? But I want it now!

      • misterT0AST says:

        I’m taking a minute just to declare my passionate hate for acronyms in general and all the time they make me spend on Google finding auxiliary committees of the European Commission rather than stuff related to the topic.
        After I learned English it took me another year or so to learn all the (seemingly unnecessary) abbreviations, WTF, TMI, BRB, IMHO, MIA, OCD, OP, OMW, JK, TBH, CCG, and the like. And that’s just everyday speech.
        My frustration becomes even greater when people start talking about videogames, and something I never played becomes AW2 (good luck finding on Google Arena Wars 2 looking up something like that).
        Then I got into Dota, with over 100 heroes, with 4 spells each, which hardly ever are referred to with their full names.
        I had to learn a number of acronyms which every other language I know would have found abhorrent, and yet the English language is somehow strongly drawn towards every form of abbreviation.
        Obviously this is just part of the language, there’s nothing to be done about it.
        Just be aware that every time you use an acronym somewhere in the world a foreigner or two will be grinding their teeth together, grumbling something about American imperialism, and why can’t we all speak Czech.
        And then they’ll be going back to Netflix to watch an episode of their favourite American sit com.

        • RobertJSullivan says:

          Will fix this ASAP, HIH.
          HUD BTW ?

        • Syra says:

          I’m confused about American Imperialism making us all talk English.

          Wasn’t there a better type of Imperialism that made half the world talk English?

        • Davie says:

          I wonder if that’s a uniquely American thing, or more just the internet in general.

          Well, English is my first language and I still have no idea what BTA stands for.

        • Kitsunin says:

          Dude, it’s not an English thing, it’s a language in general, and convenience thing. Typing out an abbreviation is often much faster than typing out a word. Even Chinese, where one would think using abbreviations would be a pain in the ass, considering you need to change from typing Chinese to roman characters, still uses them occasionally. And they also have abbreviation words or combinations of words specifically used on the internet, sometimes in tandem with different real world uses, which naturally wouldn’t make sense the first time you see them, and might be hard to find the meaning of, just as in English.

      • RobertJSullivan says:

        Ain’t these kind of games called Beat Them All ? Maybe this term is just specific to side scrolling ones though, I’m not sure.

        • darkChozo says:

          You’re probably thinking of Beat ‘Em Up, though that’s more commonly used for River City Ransom-like 2D brawlers.

          The DMC/GoW/most of Platinum’s games genre doesn’t really have a strongly-defined name; I’ve heard beat ‘em ups, hack and slash, brawlers, and spectacle fighters all used at various point.

          • Syra says:

            AKSHUN AVENTOOR

          • darkChozo says:

            3D Third Person Action Game With Guy Who Uses Swords Except When It’s Not A Guy And Sometimes He/She Uses Other Melee Weapons And They Usually Have A Shitty Gun Attack That Juggles But Otherwise Sucks

          • RobertJSullivan says:

            I just looked up on the internet and it looks like Beat Them All is kinda only used in French as an anglicism (which is really dumb since apparently English people don’t use that) and pretty much equates to what you call Beat Them Up.
            No wonder I got the two mixed up since I’m French so I heard the Beat Them All term a lot.

    • dorobo says:

      LOL! Those are called Hack and Slash games.. Not sure if thats true but they were kind of invented by KOEI. Link – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hack_and_slash

    • Shivoa says:

      It would be nice if this sold well but I suspect it will be an uphill battle.

      I, like I suspect many, took the radio silence up to the release of the console versions to indicate this was not coming to PC and so didn’t even think about waiting for a shiny/next gen/definitive edition of the game and grabbed it for the toybox (as a joypad game there wasn’t even the idea of a nice mouse/keyboard tempting me to wait if the added shinies didn’t draw me to wait).

  2. HisMastersVoice says:

    Okay.

    No, really, I’m okay with this.

  3. Revolving Ocelot says:

    NANOMACHINES.

    • Alexander says:

      REVENGEFACE

    • Bhazor says:

      A fantastic game that shows up just how mediocre DMC was. Raiden is still a crap character though.

      More importantly it means Platinum are now multiplatform.
      Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

  4. darkChozo says:

    As someone who’s a fan of both Metal Gear and Platinum and who doesn’t currently have access to a console box, I’m gonna go ahead and say this makes me giddy. Or something.

  5. engion3 says:

    I can’t think of any recent Konami games for PC off the top of my head. Do they come with awful 3rd party software? Do they sell them through steam?

  6. lordcooper says:

    Sweet, will be buying if the port is okay.

  7. Simplisto says:

    Great! … but when do we get a PC version of Metal Gear Solid 3?

    • lordcooper says:

      Buy a copy for PS2 and play it with an emulator. I recently finished it with the aid of PCSX2 and encountered no problems whatsoever.

      • Simplisto says:

        I have it for the PS2, but it’s only Snake Eater rather than Subsistence. It seems the price of a preowned copy has went right down recently (a couple of years back they were listed at around the £100 mark), so perhaps I’ll pick it up.

        As for running it on an emulator, do you have any suggestions on what emulator to use or how to get it to run? I tried the copy I have a few years ago but it was suffering from compatibility problems which made it extremely slow. MGS2 was the same.

        =EDIT=
        Silly me, you just told me what you used and that you had no problems – short of your system specs there’s not much more you can add. I think that’s the emulator I used too. I’ll give it another try sometime.

        Still, I’d like to see the HD collection on PC. I can play the PS2 version on my PS2 :P

        • WoundedBum says:

          Just used the newest PCSX2, I think they have some good compatibility guides now too.

          I think the price drop probably is because Subsistence is in the HD collection, though I assume it’s still quite a rare PS2 game anyway.

        • Deadly Sinner says:

          You need a good CPU for MGS3. Games like God Hand, Killer 7, and Viewtiful Joe worked for me with no stutters, but MGS3 was unplayable.

          • Simplisto says:

            I have an Intel Core i7 820QM, which is a bit of an odd one. It’s a bit like a bumblebee in a bomber-jacket, if that makes any sense.

            That doesn’t make any sense, does it?

            Whatever. I know what I mean.

  8. DanMan says:

    Hadn’t that already been said at the launch of the console version?

    • rockman29 says:

      They were only going to make it PC if there was enough money made on the console version. Which I guess happened.

  9. Christo4 says:

    Yeah port a shit game on PC after the hype is gone, then blame piracy for bad sales… BOOOO!

    • Kaira- says:

      Shit? Revengeance? Really now?

      • CrispinFister says:

        It looked pretty damn awful to me. Really, I actually chuckled out loud at how cheesy and ham fisted it is. It’s like something from a late 90s beat-em-up cut scene sponsored by androgynous spiky haired businessmen from hell who can’t animate to save their lives.

        But you know, each to their own and all that.

        • pkt-zer0 says:

          Really, I actually chuckled out loud at how cheesy and ham fisted it is.

          The game being hilarious is a plus in my book.

        • Amakir says:

          Considering how the game is constantly mocking both itself and the Metal Gear series as a whole I am pretty sure it´s supposed to be a parody.

        • sinister agent says:

          I read reliably that Metal Gear Stupidname is actually pretty good, standard z-list fanfic writing, plot, and acting aside.

        • FriendlyFire says:

          That’s… on purpose. You know, because Platinum always does cheesy. Just look at Vanquish and Bayonetta.

        • ffordesoon says:

          I love the Metal Gear games as stories. They’re like weirdly ambitious B-movies, or a sincere attempt on Dan Brown’s part to imitate Umberto Eco. They all kind of succeed, and they all kind of fail, and they’re all kind of smart, and they’re all kind of stupid. There’s nothing else like them out there.

      • Christo4 says:

        Every CoD gets an ~9 score all the time and is praised high and low by fanboys. Does that mean that they all are a piece of art? No most of them are still the same crap every year.
        Same with Metal Gear, all the fanboys kissing the devs ass aren’t going to give it a bad review.

        • darkChozo says:

          Yeah, imagine fanboys tearing apart a third-party-developed DMC-like spectacle fighter spinoff to a well known console series. That could never happen.

        • Mman says:

          “Same with Metal Gear, all the fanboys kissing the devs ass aren’t going to give it a bad review.”

          They aren’t giving it a bad review because it’s a good game.

          • jplayer01 says:

            I’m not sure who praises this game. As a rabid MGS fan, I still say it was a piece of shit …

    • Bhazor says:

      Try harder bro.

  10. Utsunomiya says:

    Why’s there a lady from Deus Ex HR in this trailer?!

  11. Creeping Death says:

    Aw damn it. I just picked this up for the InferiorBox 360 for stupidly overexpensive console price :/

    Oh well, great action game. Bet it’ll look great on PC

    • welverin says:

      I put off picking it up at release due to the deluge of games and some other factors, and was just thinking about picking it up in the last couple of days, now I’m glad I put it off for so long. Especially since i would have had to go with the PS3 version, which I’m betting runs worse.

  12. Gap Gen says:

    No wait, it really is called Revengeance? That is incredible.

    • darkChozo says:

      Don’t be silly. It’s called Rising: Revengeance. Metal Gear. Et cetera.

    • FriendlyFire says:

      It’s a Platinum game. It’s meant to be over-the-top, and that includes the title.

      • Gap Gen says:

        Does it have fifty-hour cutscenes with people with giant hair shouting “I GUN YOU! I GUN YOU TO DEATH! YOU SHOOTINATED MY THIRD-BROTHER-TWICE-REMOVED!” and then various inexplicable things happen.

        • sinister agent says:

          Ha! You wish the cutscenes where that eventful.

        • FriendlyFire says:

          Probably not. And if it does, it’s likely to ridicule their existence in the main series.

        • darkChozo says:

          Not really MGS’s style. Think more along the lines of two characters discussion the sociopolitical implications of the increasing presence of technology in the battlefield while a fat man wearing a heavy bomb suit roller skates around shooting an SMG.

          You’re spot-on with the BROOOTHER bit, though.

          • Gap Gen says:

            Disclaimer: I have never played an Monosodium Glutamate game. I just saw the title and had to comment on its magnificence.

          • ffordesoon says:

            @darkChozo:

            Which is what’s great about it, even as many people (understandably) don’t get it. It’s that bizarre juxtaposition of Serious Themes with absurdly silly things happening on the screen that creates a sort of deliberate and (for me) weirdly immersive ludonarrative dissonance. They’re games about the folly of nuclear war in which the person who saves your game not only asks if you “want to save your game,” but then takes you aside to discuss The Creature From The Black Lagoon like you don’t have anything better to do – and you don’t, because both you and the character talking to you know that the game is on pause right now, and won’t resume until you’re done talking.

            For me, it’s a much more successful satire of video games than most, at least in part because it’s not entirely clear whether or not it’s supposed to be a satire. I’ve been playing them since the first MGS, and I still don’t quite know on what level to read them. There’s clearly this insane amount of research that goes into some aspects of the games, and yet other parts throw plausibility to the wind – deliberately, I can only assume. All of which turns it into a chimeric synthesis of parts that, when rubbing awkwardly against each other, somehow make weird music.

    • DanMan says:

      Increadigeance, actually.

    • dahauns says:

      Indeed. Needs to be read with a Strong Bad voice.

  13. DrScuttles says:

    This game is meant to be good, so I hear. I’m tempted to buy it just to support the practice of giving games the most ridiculous titles.
    Also, it annoys me that Konami didn’t port more games or at least sell more of their ports through the magics of digital distribution. It would be nice to have Silent Hill 2 and 4 on Steam for the sake of convenience. And maybe Silent Hill 3.

  14. superflat says:

    This game is seriously good.

    • LennyLeonardo says:

      It really is. REALLY. Not quite Bayonetta good, but you don’t have to worry as much about what your girlfriend thinks of it. Maybe you do. Should I?

  15. Synesthesia says:

    METAL GEAR?!

    • apocraphyn says:

      A HIND-D?!

      I’m really bloody happy that the game is getting ported to the PC. Already played and completed it quite thoroughly on the PS3 (after having a friend lend it to me), and yet I will still buy this.

    • arccos says:

      Snake? SNAAAAAAAKE!!!!!!?

      Excited about this, too. I stopped playing the series during MGS 3 because the gameplay was getting so kludgey, but I’d love to pick up a new style of game in the same wacko universe.

  16. ichtyander says:

    Really want to take a stab at this game.

  17. pkt-zer0 says:

    NANOMACHINES, SON.

  18. Amakir says:

    This game was bloody brilliant, one of my favourite games this year by far. It´s everything DmC: Devil May Cry should have been, a challenging beat ‘em up with a ridiculously over the top story, boss fights that actually forces you to use everything that you have learned in the game thus far instead of figuring out patterns, the shitty stealth sections I could do without though. I also really loves how the story does not take itself seriously at all and constantly mocks it´s own series.

    Most importantly though this might mean that we might see Metal Gear Solid V on PC which would make me really happy. While there at it they should port over the HD collection too.

  19. QualityJeverage says:

    Rented it, played through it on my PS3. I’ve been critical of MGS in the past, I pretty strongly dislike the dialogue and storytelling and stuff. Other people like it, so that’s fine, but it’s not for me. In that department Revengeance was nothing new, though it did seem to be a bit more willing to poke fun at itself.

    But I didn’t care about all that, because holy shit was I having fun. I will totally buy it on PC. I haven’t had that much unhindered fun in game combat in a very long time. Just skip the cutscenes and slice lots of dudes.

  20. Mungrul says:

    If this Platinum game is seeing the light of day on PC, maybe we can get Vanquish? Pleeeaaase?

  21. Low Life says:

    This is awesome news. This almost became the first Xbox game I’ve bought in two years, but now I’ll just wait for the PC version.

  22. ZyloMarkIII says:

    Any news of whether this game will be localized for the PC internally or passed off to a third-party team? I would hate to see a fun-looking game hampered by a shoddy port team, especially in the frame rate department.

  23. RedViv says:

    Good for the PC-only people. It really is a splendidly fun game. Now, if success here means they might actually get Vanquish on the PC, even better.

  24. Dominic White says:

    To those saying that Rising is a ‘parody’ of Metal Gear, I think you might have missed the part where Metal Gear has made fun of itself pretty constantly since the 80s. This is a series where even in the early days, Solid Snake had to contend with the Zanzibarland Hamster, a venomous and deadly vent-shaft dwelling predator.

    • LennyLeonardo says:

      Quite. This is something that a lot of us Westerners find difficult to get to grips with in Japanese pop culture: it is often both knowingly silly and deadly serious at the same time. Layers and all that.

      Platinum are good at this, though Rising is probably weighted more towards seriousness than are Bayonetta or Vanquish. Or God Hand. Which isn’t saying much.

  25. Nihil says:

    Any way you slice it, this is awesome news.

  26. ffordesoon says:

    This game was amazing on Xbox 360, and it will be amazing on PC, and I want to have both versions simply because I love Platinum and the game that much.

    Maybe my favorite game of the year so far.

  27. AaronLee says:

    Good use for that Razer six-axis controller that got used all of zero times with portal 2?

  28. Ralphomon says:

    This game is basically the dumbest thing in the world, and I had so much fun playing it. If you feel like slicing giant robots in half length-ways sounds fun, this is the game for you.

  29. Josh W says:

    Revealance!