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access_time May 9, 2012 at 1:58 PM in Microsoft by Drew Robbins

Metal Gear Rising Video Teases Political Intrigue

In mankind’s history, there has been created only one entity that rivals the confusing nature of American politics: Metal Gear Solid; since debuting on the original PlayStation, Hideo Kojima’s award-winning franchise has crafted a plot so convoluted in its structure that not even the likes of Indiana Jones, Nathan Drake, or Sherlock Holmes could unearth its deepest secrets. Soon, with the release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the world of Metal Gear Solid will come face to face with the political intrigue of the United States of America. Today, Konami released a cryptic video hinting at the connection between the two separate, yet, at the same time, so similar, concepts.

The teaser, a video that includes a still image of a campaign sign with a man’s voice as the only other form of output, sheds light on the machinations at work behind the story of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Corrupt politicians hellbent on creating mass chaos and warfare are nothing new to Metal Gear Solid, but this man seems especially set on destruction. It will be interesting to see how this thread evolves as Revengeance nears its expected Q4 2012 release date.

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