Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance playable at E3 [update: Kenji Saito directing]

While we still think it's too early to get our hopes up, it appears that the new Platinum version of Metal Gear Rising will achieve what the Kojima Productions version never could: a playable demo. In a Famitsu magazine interview summarized by Andriasang, Hideo Kojima revealed that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be playable at E3 this year.

As you may have expected, the stealth element is no longer present in Revengeance. In the interview, Platinum CEO Tatsuya Minami said that stealth was the first element to go when Platinum took over. Kojima now says he never wanted stealth in there.

Update: Additional excerpts from the article reveal Bayonetta main programmer Kenji Saito as Rising's director. Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya is not involved.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.