No Metal Gear Solid Rising for E3

Holding out on a new Metal Gear Solid Rising trailer during next week’s E3? Stop.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has confirmed that the next game in the series won’t be showing up at this year’s event. He confirmed this during the back end of Konami’s pre-E3 conference. A brief, but rather breath-taking look at character models and concept art were all that could be seen.

That’s definitely a shame, but he did reinforce that Kojima Productions were stillĀ targetingĀ a 2012 release for Raiden’s return.

Had Rising shown up, it would have been the game’s third appearance at the show. Sadly, we still only know about as much as was revealed with the game’s announcement back in 2009. Sort of thought we’d be playing it by now.