If you're eager to get your hands on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the frenetic and ferocious action spin-off from the beloved Metal Gear Solid series, then the wait is nearly over. A downloadable demo will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from January 22nd. It's unclear what the demo will contain, and whether it's the same trial version that was included in Konami's Zone of the Enders HD compilation last year.
What is for sure is that you'll get your first chance to control Raiden, the unlikely hero of Metal Gear Solid 2, in his new guise as a souped-up cybernetic ninja. The game's rather clever control system means you'll be able to direct his sword strikes with the utmost precision, a skill that will be tested by gameplay that combines some of the Metal Gear stealth you'd expect with the eye-popping melee combat that developer Platinum Studios brought to such classics as Bayonetta and Vanquish.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is out from February 22nd on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.