The 10th-anniversary event for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance came and went overnight, and how do you like some new artwork from the game's creators instead of a PS5, PS4 remaster? Indeed, PlatinumGames has put together a blog post where you can get a look at some new drawings based on the PS3 title along with a message from director Kenji Saito. Without any mention of a remake, remaster, or even a re-release, the news will be a letdown for many fans.
Saito thanks the fanbase for supporting the game over the past decade. "Ten years after the game’s release, my most recent memory of anything to do with the game is seeing Armstrong and Sam appear in so many memes globally," he said. "It feels unreal that MGR: R is still a topic of conversation a whole decade later." The director then notes how player counts have increased over the years, calling it "truly moving stuff".
The blog post then reveals some new artwork from members of the PlatinumGames team, including Tomoko Nishii, Kenichirou Yoshimura, and Kana Yamamoto. We've embedded a handful of the drawings below; make sure to click and enlarge them to see the full picture.
Today's 10th-anniversary celebrations were rounded out by a message from the game's music composer, Jamie Christopherson. He again thanks the fans for their support over the years, stating he's "pleasantly surprised that the game and soundtrack have kept their relevance and continued to be admired and played by fans across the world. Personally, I have found great delight in seeing all of the fun memes, reaction videos and cover versions of the songs that we did for the game. To know that the music and game have brought so many people joy means a lot to me."
Hopes and dreams of a remaster for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance likely end at this point, with no mention of a re-release anywhere in PlatinumGames' blog post. Raiden's voice actor Jack Flynn had previously teased "things to be announced in the coming weeks", but it appears this was all he was alluding to. Unless the Japanese developer has another surprise up its sleeve. That seems unlikely at this point, though, so you'll have to make do with some new artwork.
Do you at least like the drawings? Try and hide your disappointment in the comments below.
Lmao called it!
Konami thinks it's April 1st already.
Come on they hyped all this for no reason. I am a huge fan of Metal Gear but I don't like Rising. However, I know it has its fans and I know they were left unhappy.
By the way there is a Steam port that runs great on modern PCs and the game is a part of Xbox's BC thing.
Not so much as a skin in Fortnite 🥲
Didn't expect anything really, but hey, perhaps Sony snagged an announcement for an upcoming 3rd party showcase. Trying to be hopeful.
I was expecting nothing, so the art is very cool!
Advantages of keeping expectations low.
Truly disappointing news. R.I.P
Does it need a remaster? My PC version still works just fine without buying it again
Metal Gear fans: "Why are we still here? Just to suffer?"
What a disappointment, I just want remaster of the game (like tlou 1 ps4) with 4K and 60 fps, not a full remake, and yet konami still can't deliver..
Why are we still here? Just to suffer?
did we not forget that Konami basically full thrusted Kojima and that Kojima wants nothing to do with anything related to the Metal Gear universe, and in order for a game to do justice, he has to be on board in some way form or fashion? People expecting anything METAL GEAR related after 5, is seriously living in an alternative universe....
Super disappointing. You can keep your artwork 😑
Konami being Konami
And so Metal Gear continues to be left out in the cold. I'm not even a fan of Revengance but I was hoping for something just to show there is a pulse.
@chucksneed I think it deserves one because there is no way to play it on a PS4.
That's ***** up
@Ear_wiG "keep your artwork" sounds very funny out of context
@Leonhart Just play it on PC or Xbox then. MGR works just fine on the other major modern platforms, they'd be better off putting resources towards remastering MGS4 which as far as I'm aware is still PS3 or bust.
At least the artwork won’t be sold on the blockchain
@MakersMark Something Metal Gear related already came after 5, Metal Gear Survive. Sure it was *****, but it shows that Konami isnt afraid to go ahead with MGS without Kojima. To be fair I'd much prefer somebody else had a stab at MGS, 5 showed that Kojimas ego got in the way of his game design.
@get2sammyb what was there to call? The initial tweet literally said "On the day of the event, we will unveil MGR anniversary art on PlatinumGames' official Twitter".
What was the point of this if there's no remaster or sequel. Anniversary celebrations or blogposts usually happen when games are mostly still alive and sequels are ongoing. They fully knew all this and they must know about all the MGS rumours flying around too but just end up showing artwork from a game that was 10 years ago with nothing new announced for the actual game they're celebrating, why. All I can think of is State of Play or in a Showcase this year for it to be announced there if its happening otherwise all this today was totally pointless for a game that's dead and didn't really sell super numbers 10 years ago. I don't get it
Wow 10 years, time flies. Its cool that they recognize the anniversary for this in my opinion amazing game. Its one of my favorite titels of all time. Would be so cool with a remake/remaster so more people would have a chance to play it hehe.
Nah, man, nah. This is not the news we've been waiting for, Konami.
@oliverp pikmin pfp that is a fan of metal gear love to see it xD
I remember some dude on stage holding a joypad .when asked about snake I didn't mention snake!
LoL no thanks metal gear solid is snake nothing else may as well be a different game. Cant we have metal gear one remade no change.. first 5 mins of the dead space remake I thought oh it's scrapped now lol
From what I can see the voice actor didn't even say anything. Was he really hyping this up when he wasn't really even a part of it
And really great artwork. Im especially drawn to Ryoko Konami's and Tomoko Nishii's
@belmont doesn't seem like they hyped up anything to me. I think the fans overhyped themselves. Myself included 😅. If any remaster or sequel was happening konami would be the ones to reveal it after all
See i only overhyped myself cuz of quinton Flynn's tweet a few weeks back. A fan asked about a sequel to rising and he responded "stay tuned for announcements in the coming weeks" or something like that. Surely he wouldn't make a tease like that only for absolutely nothing to happen. Maybe an announcement is still otw?
@Beerheadgamer82 They're just celebrating the awesome game they made. It's cool that they still acknowledge it imo. If you wanna question anyone question konami. It's all up to them for a sequel to be made. Platinum has said many times how they wanna do sequels to their past games but as usual it's up to the publisher. If it was up to Platinum we probably would've had metal gear rising 2 and 3 by now
@Pepsiman_100 maybe overreacted a little in my comment. It's just frustrating especially when such a huge MGS fan and all the rumours about MGS remake every year. At this point I'd be more than happy with a Rising sequel from Platinum but we got nothing after all the rumours of something was a possibility and they could have said before this celebration that there's gonna be NO new game announcements or remasters but they didnt. Real MGS died when Hideo Kojima left Konami unfortunately but a remake done right I wouldn't say no
@SASnake MGS5 was really good , most people didn’t play that game to the full bang potential. The same with Death Stranding, both of those games got more Iconic and better if you decided to go the length and really dive into it…
I don’t think Kojima has an attitude or is bullheaded or has an ego, intelligent smart people sometimes
Get mistaken for cocky or brazen, when in essence people just aren’t on their level..No one I know liked MGSurvive except my trophy hunter friend that put in over 1700 hours trying to get the platinum.. I think Kojima is done with metal gear and anything related to it and DS2 is coming out in the future. I’m glad he experimented with dstranding, cause I saw his passion at work… but again good luck hoping for any of his old
Games to be remastered “correctly”… because they probably won’t..
At least they gave us new artwork for free? lol
Thank you konami, for your hard work
Wow, you got 14 likes without writing anything
this really hurts
Tap here to load 38 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...