Konami makes PC version of Metal Gear Rising official, to be download-only

After months of speculation, Konami has officially announced that its latest hack-and-slash action game set in the Metal Gear universe—Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance—is making its way to the PC. The PC version of the game will be available only through digital means, such as Steam. No price or release date has been revealed, as of yet.

We've already known that the game would be making its way to the PC, since it was earlier revealed by series-creator Hideo Kojima in a podcast. This would mark the return of the franchise to PC after more than a decade. The last game in the franchise to be ported to the PC was Metal Gear Solid 2.

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Many might still consider Metal Gear games absent from the PC, however, since Rising takes place outside of the Metal Gear canon. Instead of having the series regular Solid Snake as the protagonist, Metal Gear Risisng: Revengeance has cyborg ninja Raiden as the main character. The game follows the events after Metal Gear Solid 4.

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 has 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.


Don't forget to check out our review of the PS3 version of the game and our look at the legacy of Metal Gear Solid.

Published Date: Jun 09, 2013 01:34 pm | Updated Date: Jun 09, 2013 01:34 pm