As many people will already know, the main star of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is none other than Raiden. The series’ creator Hideo Kojima actually wanted Gray Fox in his own game instead.
In an interview with IGN, Kojima wanted Gray Fox in his own game but respected Kojima Production’s decision to go with Raiden.
“It was actually not my idea,” Kojima told IGN when questioned why Raiden was chosen as the star of upcoming hack & slash Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, “it was my staff in Kojima Productions that insisted on Raiden, and I respected their idea.
“I wanted to really focus on production than development, and they wanted to come up with a really cool hack-and-slash title with some Katana action and Raiden in it, and I thought ‘okay, that’s fine, I respect that’.
“But in my personal opinion, I wanted to go for Frank Jaegar or Gray Fox. But if we had gone with that, I would have had to write the script and then be really committed to creating the game.”
Obviously, development duties went with Platinum Games and we see Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance the way we see it today. Kojima concluded by saying that if he directed the game, it would have been totally different.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is released from February 19th for the PS3 and Xbox 360.