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PlayStation All-Stars Bio: Raiden

November 17, 2012 Written by Dan Oravasaari

Metal Gear‘s Raiden is out for Revengeance one more time before making an appearance in his first full fledged title in February, so today the Daily Reaction crew takes a look at him with our PS All-Stars Battle Royale character bio.

Name: Raiden

Origin: Real name Jack, he was raised as a child soldier who excelled past his classmates and earned the nickname ‘Jack the Ripper’ during a civil war by killing several enemies.This hostile history haunts Raiden well into his adulthood, and becomes the driving force for his inability to see himself as more than a tool used for warfare. This mentality causes him to loose his girlfriend Rosemary, and even becomes an opening for him to become a pawn for the Patriots.

After the events of the Big Shell incident, Raiden disappears upon breaking up with Rosmary and news of the miscarriage of his unborn child. Falling back into depression, Raiden sees that the battlefield is the only place for him, so he outfits himself to become a cybernetic ninja with an exoskeleton. Joining forces once again with Solid Snake, Raiden takes on Ocelot and the Patriots to stop the events of Outer Heaven. Shortly after, Raiden discovers that Rosemary had actually left, and hid the birth of his son from him to protect them from the reach of the Patriots.

Appeared in: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Evolution Skateboarding, Metal Gear Online, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Voiced by: Quinton Flynn

Developed by: Kojima Productions, KCEJ

Published by: Konami

Memorable Quotes:

It was never going to work out for me. It even rained the day I was born.

No. I just don’t fear death.

What am I supposed to believe in? What am I going to leave behind when I’m through?

Snake, you can say that because you’re a legend. But I’m Jack the Ripper; a terrible reminder of a dirty mistake.

PS3 move List:

  • Single Hand Cut (up to 4 hits) – (,,,)
  • Leaping Cut – Forward
  • Backward Stab – Backward
  • Launching Cut – Up
  • Jumping Roll Cut – Down
  • Aerial Cut (up to 5 hits) -  (Air) – (,,,,)
  • Spinning Roll Cut – Forward (Air)
  • Air Launching Cut – Up (Air)
  • Downward Slash – Down (Air)

  • Heavy Combos –
  • Hundred Hit Kick – Forward 
  • Upward Sweep – Up 
  • Ashibarai – Down 
  • Whirlwind Kick – (air)
  • Dive Kick – Forward (air)
  • Air Upward Sweep – Up (air)
  • Heel Drop Kick – Down (air)

  • Counter - 
  • Charging Cut – Forward
  • Horse Jump – Up
  • Lai-girl – Down
  • Counter – (Air)
  • Air Charging Cut – Forward (Air)
  • Stomp – Up (Air)
  • Drill – Down (Air)

Item Pick-up

Throws:

  • Forward Throw – Right Analog Stick Forward
  • Up Throw – Right Analog Stick Up
  • Zan-Datsu – Right Analog Stick Down

Counter - 

Evade – + Left Analog Stick

Super Moves

  • Level 1 – Two Hand Top - 
  • Level 2 – Blade Mode –
  • Level 3 – Boxed In –

Raiden will playable in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on Nov. 20th for PS3 and Vita. Be sure to visit our huge cast list, and come back each day for another one, leading up to release.