|Metal Gear Solid : Rising 2560x1600|
Metal Gear Solid: Rising is an upcoming action video game in the Metal Gear series by Kojima Productions. The game was announced at the Microsoft E3 2009 press conference, and is in development for PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows 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 The series' former tagline, "Tactical Espionage Action", has been replaced by "Lightning Bolt Action", to fit the protagonist, Raiden; the word raiden is Japanese for "thunder and lightning" and Rising sounds similar in Japanese to Raijin, the God of Thunder. Rising is an interquel set between the events of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty andMetal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.