Atsushi Inaba , executive director and producer at Platinum Games, has been defending their upcoming game, Metal Gear Rising.
He is obviously aware that the hack and slash, arcade action gameplay may not be to everyone’s tastes as he has tweeted the following:
“Let me begin.
It seems there are some who wish to imply PlatinumGames was able to achieve what Kojima Productions could not — interviewers among them.
This notion is spurious. Clearly, we have not yet produced any results in the world of Metal Gear.
The artists at Kojima Productions gave their blood, sweat and tears to bring the Metal Gear Saga to life.
The gap is immense. Mr. Kojima tossed his chips on our table, believing we could handle the task. In other words, he took a gamble.
Many seem to think the change from MGSR to MGR altered everything about the game, but this is simply not true.
MGSR’s concept excited us. We have love and respect for it, as we do the character of Raiden and the idea of freely cutting anything apart.
I know reaction to the new trailer is mixed. Yet I also believe our love and respect shines through.
It is my hope that you catch a glimpse of the future in the footage.
In order to achieve that evolution, that future, we at PlatinumGames will continue to fight, shedding our own blood, sweat and tears.
That is all.”