Metal Gear Solid: Gray Fox Rising?

Snake, Snake, Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake! was the cry you heard in Metal Gear Solid: Guns of The Patriots, but this time Raiden, the somewhat childish soldier in Sons Of Liberty, turned super ninja has taken the lead. Kojima has never disappointed gamers in the past and at E3 2010, Metal Gear Solid: Rising will begin its rise.

The momentum and hype that’s now after Rising has been building for some time now. Ever since Raiden unexpectedly took the lead character’s role in Sons of Liberty, every Metal Gear Solid fan have payed close attention to him. Some love Raiden and most hate him.

But is it really Raiden? Some clues point to something else.

Okay, for those of you how didn’t know, I consider myself a Metal Gear expect, and also a conspirator. So here goes:

Look at the image below. The picture including featuring “Raiden” is used to promote Kojima’s upcoming title Metal Gear Solid: Rising, but is it Raiden in the image at all? Surely Kojima wouldn’t suddenly change so many of Raiden’s features.

The last time I checked Raiden had blue eyes, well the “Raiden” in the image has red eyes. What’s up with that? Also, the two screws in his head, surely we couldn’t have miss such a prominent scar. This “Raiden” also has a replacement jaw.

All one has to do is compare the Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots and this one in the image and you’ll clearly see that they are two totally different people…..

So if it’s not Raiden then who is it? I think I know the answer; it’s none other than Frank Jaeger also known as Gray Fox!

Just look at concept art of Frank Jaeger and take a look at his appearance in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops as “Null,” you will undoubtedly see the resemblance Raiden and Frank Jaeger.

If the aforementioned is the case, we are left we more questions than answers, like why do Raiden and Gray Fox look almost like twins? The Metal Gear Solid franchise is known for having clones, is Raiden a clone of Frank Jaeger, just like Snake is Big Boss’s clone?

And Gray Fox was thought to be dead after being stomped on by Metal Gear-Rex. something’s not connecting, but if we know anything about Hideo Kojima, is that the San knows how to make things make sense.

E3 is around the corner.

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17 Comments on "Metal Gear Solid: Gray Fox Rising?"

  1. Modest-Genius June 6, 2010 at 4:35 pm -

    Kojima has already comfirmed in interviews that it is Raiden, plus in the E3 announcement video it say “Raiden is back” in giant letters

    But heres a similar theory which I wrote over a year ago:

    http://boards.ign.com/metal_gear_solid/b5200/180680102/p1/

  2. DarkEclipse June 6, 2010 at 5:05 pm -

    Modest-Genius is right

    It is already confirmed that is Raiden…

    The game would be boring if its Grey Fox ‘cuz, he hardly done anything after he got turned into a cyber ninja (except getting owned by Snake and killed by Rex)

  3. Ernice Gilbert June 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm -

    Many characters have “died” in Metal Gear games only to reappear alive in sequels. You guys underestimate Kojimasan.

  4. azianskillz10 June 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm -

    oh man this is gonna be great then cant wait to twatch E3

  5. Modest-Genius June 6, 2010 at 5:55 pm -

    It’s not the fact that Grey Fox appeared dead Ernice, I think it would be a great twist I really do, but Kojima has flat-out said you will be playing this game as Raiden.

    What would be very ironic though, is if you only played say, the first hour of the game as Ninja-Raiden, and the rest of the game you play as the normal Raiden, the MGS2 re-done =]

  6. Ernice Gilbert June 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm -

    Yeah that would be amazing, and don’t count it as impossible; Kojimasan is full of tricks : ) Welcome to GT!

  7. nick June 7, 2010 at 4:40 am -

    i really cant wait for this hopefully we get a mass of info at E3.
    i hope this will be out this year but i really doubt it since they have C: TLoS coming out towards the end of the year.

  8. Ernice Gilbert June 7, 2010 at 6:31 am -

    We’ll definitely have a whole lot more info at E3!

  9. nick June 7, 2010 at 9:48 am -

    the last guardian and agent are the 2 games i really want to see at E3 with playable demos, release date hopefully this year.
    especially the last guardian ive never played either SOC of ICO but i hear nothing but good things about them.
    i hope the collection on ps3 comes true that way i get a chance to play them before TLG.

  10. Ernice Gilbert June 7, 2010 at 10:04 am -

    Yeah me too, looking forward to all what you just mentioned.

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