Konami has released a new trailer for its upcoming hack-and-slash game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The trailer has been launched in preparation for the looming release of the game.

The trailer uses cutscenes from throughout the game to give an idea about the story that the game will follow. It features Raiden's conversation with different bosses from the game. It also gives hints about Raiden's transformation from an idealistic soldier to what seems like a complete monster who loves killing.

Konami had recently released another trailer that gave us a look at some of the moves Raiden will be able to learn throughout the game. The trailer shows us some of the moves that Raiden can learn, such as Thunderstrike, Lightning Strike, Falling Lightning, Sky High, Sweeping Kick and Stormbringer. There are even skills that let you attack more than one enemy without paying attention to the others.

It was revealed back in February that copies of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will include a code that will let you download the Gray Fox Cyborg Ninja costume DLC.

The Cyborg Ninja costume is based on the original Cyborg Ninja from Metal Gear Solid. The Cyborg Ninja, named Gray Fox, was an old ally of Solid Snake, who critically injured Fox in a fight during the Outer Haven incident. This led to Fox undergoing extensive surgery to become the Cyborg Ninja. He is in Metal Gear Solid as a boss fight and later helps the Snake battle Metal Gear REX.

This costume was probably included as Raiden is one of the least popular characters in the Metal Gear canon. Raiden became the new cyborg ninja between the events of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4.

Raiden, ripping out an enemy's spine

Raiden, ripping out an enemy's spine

The other costumes players can buy after the game’s release includes the Metal Gear Solid 4 version of Raiden. The MGS 4 version is different from the Revengeance version as the MGS 4 Raiden still had both of his eyes, along with lighter-looking armour as opposed to Revengeance Raiden’s eyepatch and heavy-looking armour.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is set in the near future, where cyborg technology has become commonplace throughout society. Three years have passed since the collapse of the Patriots system, which had been secretly controlling the global power balance from the shadows. However, peace remains elusive. The dissemination of cybernetic technology has triggered instability and conflict as those who control the trade gain power.

Furthermore, large “Private Military Companies”, or PMCs, which had been supported and controlled by the Patriots, have collapsed, spawning countless rogue entities with origins to larger criminal organisations. These renegade PMCs employ cyborg technology and have become increasingly disruptive, shifting policy and power at will. As a member of the peace-keeping PMC “Maverick Security”, Raiden lives by the mantra of protecting and saving lives. But as the world plunges further into asymmetric warfare, the only path that leads him forward is rooted in resolving his past and carving through anything that stands in his way.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is set to hit stores on February 22. In the mean time, check out our preview.

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