The main thought I have about MGS Rising is that it doesn't exist anymore. It was revealed at E3 2009, and then we heard and saw absolutely nothing from it until E3 2010 when they showed that trailer of Raiden slicing watermelons. And they've showed absolutely nothing since. That's sixteen months of nobody involved with the game uttering a peep. Nothing at E3 2011, nothing at this year's TGS, nothing at all. In fact, the last story related to it was that Quinton Flynn (Raiden's voice actor) hadn't been contacted by anyone at Konami about reprising his role
. So I'm pretty sure they've just quietly left that game to die or they've scrapped everything and are starting from scratch on the new engine that Hideo Kojima's been talking about.
A game that definitely is coming out, though, is the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which I think is out next month. It's MGS2, MGS3 and Peace Walker all re-rendered at 1080p and 60FPS in one package. I'm pretty sure it's MGS2: Substance and MGS3: Subsistence, too, which means all those hundreds of VR missions and Metal Gear 1 and 2 from Subsistence. I haven't played MGS2 or 3 since I retired my PS2, so it'll be nice playing them again, and I've barely played Peace Walker at all because the PSP controls were awful (they've been redone for the Dual Shock controller with proper right analogue support this time). In keeping with tradition, though, they're delaying the collection in PAL territories until quarter 2 2012, which is ridiculous. I hated it back in the PS2 days but those were the dark ages of PAL and NTSC and to keep that up in the glorious region-free future is deplorable. I mean, I'm gonna import them from Amazon and it won't affect me in the least, but it still gets me all riled up.