2nd June 2009 - After Microsoft's announcement in their E3 Conference that Metal Gear Solid was coming to the 360, Konami and Atari have issued the following press release.
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in partnership with Atari Australia has announced its popular Metal Gear Solid series will appear on Xbox 360®, with the advent of Metal Gear Solid: Rising for the format – the first Metal Gear Solid game to launch on this next generation console.
The game is being developed by series creators Kojima Productions, and although details are currently under wraps, they have revealed that Metal Gear Solid: Rising stars Raiden – one of the most popular characters within the MGS universe. Raiden made his debut as a playable character in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and appeared as a non-playable cyborg in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for PLAYSTATION®3.
“The Metal Gear Solid series is one of the most highly acclaimed video game franchises of all time,” said Martin Schneider, European Marketing Director for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “With the release of Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the Xbox 360 community will now get a chance to enjoy the action and excitement that this popular franchise is famed for.”