Kojima Talks Metal Gear Solid: Rising

Hideo Kojima addressed one of the questions fans around the world were hoping for an answer to at Konami’s Pre-E3 Press Conference: What’s the status on Metal Gear Solid: Rising?

With an announcement at E3 2009, and very little since from Hideo Kojima, or Shigenobu Matsuyama (MGS: Rising’s Producer) many questioned if the project was still moving forward. Kojima-san had this to say when asked about the status of the game:

There are a lot of rumors on the net right now, but we are targeting to release in 2012 as originally planned.

Kojima-san recognizes that fans are clamoring for more details saying “I know it’s a highly anticipated title”, but he added “we’ve made the decision not to release anything at this year’s E3 show”. At least we know that it’s not cancelled. With a target of 2012, there’s still hope we may get more details on the game this year; perhaps at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show.