Konami: Metal Gear Rising 2 with Platinum a possibility, no Rising Wii U

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Platinum Games had a year of wild ups and downs. Back in December of 2011, Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba’s studio was surging after news came out that Platinum had taken over development of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. By the middle of 2012, though, it had seen one project cancelled with the Sega-published version of Bayonetta 2 and another delayed indefinitely in Anarchy Reigns.

Now it’s come full circle, with two new games in the works for Nintendo, Anarchy Reigns scheduled for January, and a February release for Metal Gear. The studio’s in good shape for the future too, as Konami is already discussing working with the studio again.

“If people like Metal Gear Rising, if the fans who play this game ask for more, that would be awesome,” producer Yuji Korkado told Eurogamer, “That would be great for us and we would be happy to consider working on another game in Metal Gear Rising. This is a game we definitely couldn’t have created at Kojima Productions.”

Naturally, then, Platinum would have to come back to work on the sequel. But only if it works with Kojima again. “This is a game Platinum Games couldn’t have created on their own. We think of this as a product that came from the collaboration of both. So if we were to create a sequel we definitely want to work in a similar partnership.”

Following the release of Metal Gear Rising, Platinum Games will release its first projects for Nintendo’s Wii U including Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101. Given their experience with the platform, is Konami interested in having Platinum port Rising to Nintendo’s new console? Publishers like Ubisoft, Namco, Tecmo Koei, Electronic Arts, and Activision have all ported PS3/Xbox 360 games like Rising to the platform already. For now, Konami plans to skip Wii U.

“One of the strongest appeals of the Wii U is the GamePad,” explains Korekado,” However, we’ve constructed Metal Gear Rising so you can fully enjoy the game on the controllers whether it’s on the PS3 or Xbox 360. So, currently we aren’t thinking of Metal Gear Rising on the Wii U.”

Digital Trends sat down with both Korekado and Platinum’s Atsushi Inaba during its recent preview of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. You can read that interview right here.

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