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Metal Gear Solid Rising's Box-Art

You'd crack walnuts between those cheeks.

Keeping with our ongoing tradition of highlighting kick-ass box-art, check out new-kid Raiden gracing the cover of Metal Gear Solid: Rising. You know, the Metal Gear Solid without the actual Solid part.

What’s not to love? It’s got guns, a katana, and is that some sort of biomechanical spine he’s holding? I really do need to actually get around to playing Metal Gear Solid 4. No one told me it had skeletons made out of some sort of voodoo metal.

There is something that we’re not too sure about. What’s going on with Raiden’s hair? I know those Japanese kids are big into expressing themselves by preening their locks into incredible gravity-defying shapes, but that hairstyle’s bordering on Blanka of Street Fighter II fame, mate. Seriously. You wouldn’t even be able to walk around Harajuku with that do.

Thanks Daniel

46 Comments
  1. chrome31533
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Meh, kinda boring.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 15:32.
    • retro_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Is it just me but I really find all 360 boxes look really tacky next to the smaller dimentions of the PS3 game boxes, therefore, I Bet this will look far better in a PS3 case

      Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 15:53.
      • Juelz345
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Pretty sure it’s just you :)

        Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 16:06.
      • Mick939
        Member
        Since: Forever

        I always think that too it’s the green bar on top, this cover is terrible

        Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 16:19.
      • Vaile23
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        i was saying that yesterday.

        Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 16:25.
      • fps_d0minat0r
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        its probably not the final one, it looks too amatuer and isnt MGS standard.

        Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 17:39.
      • chrome31533
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        agreed, also.. how do you even have “metal gear solid” without snake.. i mean.. hes the reason the word solid is even there.

        Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 18:13.
      • BetaGhast
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        ” how do you even have “metal gear solid” without snake.. i mean.. hes the reason the word solid is even there.”

        Metal Gear 1&2 also starred Snake, the “Solid” in “Metal Gear Solid” is referring to the Solid 3D graphics.
        At least, that’s what Hideo Kojima said, but what does he know about MGS, eh?

        Comment posted on 11/06/2010 at 01:59.
    • BioEye
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Looks less like Metal Gear, and more like Devil May Cry.

      Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 17:42.
  2. haz360
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Kick. Ass. I’m all for more Metal Gear, I just hope they don’t spoil the franchise by making this completely different. Or shit.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 15:33.
    • fps_d0minat0r
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      im just worried about what xbox’s limitations will have done to it.

      Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 17:40.
  3. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Sickness in Barrel!

    Cannot wait, love MGS!!!!!!

    Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 15:35.
  4. Daywalker
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    This is my biggest game for the future and that looks insane. Also, considering that its still MGS without the S, it should have the MGS trademark painting box art. Like the last 4 games. I love those box arts. Best of any games ever. This should be the same.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 15:41.
  5. PoorPaddy89
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Excited, but not as excited as I am for Peace Walker. 8 days to go…

    Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 15:47.
    • deadwelsh
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Not bothered by Rising until I hear more details, am too worried it will be a huge let down.
      Peace Walker on the other hand is getting great reviews and may be the reason for me to charge back up my 3000. Was concerned as to how it would play with no 2nd analogue but was pleasantly surprised by the demo. Just need a 16gb memory stick now

      Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 18:31.
  6. FoxHoundGabe
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Not too hyped with this one, never liked raiden. I want to see something before jump to conclusions though.

    Also, from the cover its seems its not going to be Natal compatible, glad kojima is not buying all this new controllers hype!

    Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 15:51.
  7. Tem
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Anything with the tag metal gear solid i will buy, playing through the franchise again with some mates just soo good. Reckon this will take place between 2 and 4 and should hopefully tell us why raiden became a whiney schoolgirl to a ninja badass

    Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 15:54.
    • bajere
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Yea thats the only hope i have for this game, that it adds to the story…. still, not really on my list to buy even though i loved the MGS series to date!

      Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 16:00.
    • BrendanCalls
      Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
      Since: Forever

      I reckon your totally right about the story Tem

      Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 16:06.
  8. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    *shocked* is that a mistake?

    Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 16:02.
  9. BrendanCalls
    Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
    Since: Forever

    I Love MGS,

    Now everyone…where is that hype train because Ive got a one way ticket to release day

    Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 16:04.
    • Daywalker
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      All aboard!

      Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 16:13.
    • ProjectJAY
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      I think the hype train will remain in the station until a concrete release window is announced. but when that day comes…choo choo!

      Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 16:15.
  10. Daywalker
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Also, The box art will look even better on PS3. I still think it should have stayed exclusive. But, at least the Xbox fanboys can’t use Raiden as an insult anymore.

    Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 16:14.
    • Juelz345
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Stay exclusive, and sell to a small audiance, resulting in less sales i.e less money. Go multiplat, sell to a wider audiance, resulting in more sales i.e more money.

      Yeah, you’re right….wait…???

      Comment posted on 10/06/2010 at 17:02.

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