Origin has announced the release date for Konami and Platinum Games’ upcoming hack-and-slash game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The game will be available in Indian stores on February 21, 2013 and will cost Rs 3,499 on the PlayStation 3. The Xbox 360 version will be available a day later on February 22 and will cost the same.

Those who can’t wait to get their hands on the game will have to wait till at least January 23, when the demo for the game will be available on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. The demo for the game will have three stages that feature both action as well as stealth. It is set to be the same demo as the one packaged in the Zone of the Enders HD collection.

It will soon be time for Jack to let her rip

It will soon be time for Jack to let her rip

The new game features Raiden as its central character and is set in a near future where cyborg technology has become commonplace throughout society. Following the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, which oversaw the collapse of the Patriots hierarchy that had been secretly controlling the global power balance, the large ‘Private Military Companies’ (PMCs) that had been supported and controlled by the Patriots have collapsed, spawning countless rogue entities.

Metal Gear Solid: Revengeance begins with Raiden working for an agency protecting an African Prime Minister as he looks to engineer a better future for his country, only to be attacked by cyborg swordsmen, who then turn attention to Raiden. What follows is a classic story of revenge and hope, as Raiden uses his High Frequency Blade to exact bloody revenge on those that stand between him and those that wronged him. The demo gives players their first use of Raiden's new cyborg body and a blade that can cut through virtually anything with total freedom, raising anticipation for one of 2013’s most anticipated action titles.

Konami had released a trailer earlier this month that shows some of Raiden's split-personality issues. The trailer is titled Jack the Ripper trailer and features some gameplay. It gives us yet another look at the game, where Raiden goes insane towards the end. He starts glowing red and speaking in a guttural voice, which alludes a deeper storyline, maybe even consisting of philosophy on war and morality, much like Kojima's other games.

Recently, Konami had released another trailer that showed off the alternate costume DLCs for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The costumes include the popular cyborg ninja Gray Fox and the Metal Gear Solid 4 version of Raiden. Judging by the trailer, the costumes don't seem to be adding any new moves, though it is notable that the game seems to be less bloody with the costumes. It seems like they will just be cosmetic changes and won't have any bearing on the gameplay itself.

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