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Metal Gear Solid: Rising Guro Action – Kojima’s Taboo?

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E3 sees the release of spectacularly violent gameplay videos of the latest Metal Gear title, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, and also sees Solid Snake buried for the time being.

The game itself is apparently set for a full multiplatform release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Presumably this constitutes the taboo Kojima previously alluded to – nothing to write home about in most western markets, but probably enough to see the game banned completely by Japanese censors.

As Kojima considers that he is catering to international markets rather than merely Japan, it is easy to see why he would not care too much about the Japanese reaction considering the tremendous appeal of dismemberment in detail to bloodthirsty westerners.

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