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MGS: Rising could spawn new series - Konami

Producer "aiming for two Metal Gear Solids"

Metal Gear Solid: Rising producer, Shigenobu Matsuyama has stated that the upcoming hack and slash Metal Gear game could become a series of its own.

Speaking in an Enterbrain web broadcast, the producer said he's aiming to spawn a spin-off series with the Raiden outing.

"MGS Rising is not a side story. We're aiming for two Metal Gear Solids, making a series out of another standard," he said.

In the interview Matsuyama also explained that Raiden was chosen as the main character to suit the needs of the gameplay.

Apparently, the Konami team envisioned a game in which you could slice anything and Raiden was obviously a pretty good match for this, what with his gigantic sword and all.

[ SOURCE: Famitsu (via Andriasang) ]