Let’s kick off the week with some high definition wallpapers of Hideo Kojima’s spin-off to his highly influential Metal Gear Solid franchise.
Metal Gear Solid: Rising is an upcoming brutal action video game under development by Kojima Productions as part of the Metal Gear series.
The game was announced at the Microsoft E3 2009 press conference, and is in development for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Xbox 360.
The series’ former tagline, “Tactical Espionage Action,” has been replaced by “Lightning Bolt Action” to fit the protagonist, Raiden; the word raiden (雷電?) is Japanese for “thunder and lightning.” Rising is an interquel set between the events of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
Metal Gear Solid: Rising is scheduled for a release in 2012. Click the images for larger screen.