At the Spike TV Video Game Awards over the weekend, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima unveiled the new trailer for the next step in the Metal Gear series and things are looking very different this time around. Check out the fast-paced new game 'Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.'

Apparently the last version of 'Metal Gear Rising' that was in the works wasn't making the cut, so Kojima Productions pulled the plug on that one and brought in Platinum Games ('Vanquish,' 'Bayonetta') to help with the project now known as 'Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.'

Now as oppose to taking place prior to the events of MGS4, the new game takes place years after in a much more technologically advanced world. Raiden's cyborg ninja as the main character and the the sword slicing shown off in the previous trailer look to be the only remnants of MGR still intact. The gameplay appears to be significantly different from previous Metal Gear games and more akin to games like 'Devil May Cry' or 'Ninja Gaiden.' Kojima Productions outlined the following plot:

"The main character, Raiden, was once feared as the child soldier "Jack the Ripper" on the front lines of the First Liberian Civil War. Now, his combat mastery is channeled through a cyborg body as the strikes from his high-frequency blade slice even massive assault drones in two. Raiden is contracted for VIP protection, military training and other duties by PMSCs (Private Military and Security Companies) in a developing country piecing itself back together after a bloody civil war. Little does he know that the stage is set for a clash with an enigmatic force of countless cyborgs. Reborn at the hands of Platinum Games, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE pits cyborg against cyborg in battle that blazes past every human limit!"

Our thoughts: Aside from the return of Raiden and a few familiar pieces of Metal Gear, the poorly subtitled, cheesily scripted trailer looks exciting but completely different from any of it's predecessors. As a huge fan of Metal Gear, I wonder if I will even enjoy this game (but hope that I will). It seems like they're making a Metal Gear game for a completely different type of gamer than the previous games appealed to. I guess we'll see sometime this year (hopefully).