Should have pulled rank, Mr. Kojima.
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima says that he wanted Frank Jaeger, or Gery Fox, to star in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but that his staff at Kojima Productions wanted it to star the not-so-well-liked wuss-turned-cyborg ninja, and Kojima “respected” that decision.
“It was my staff in Kojima Productions that insisted on Raiden, and I respected their idea,” Kojima told IGN ME. “I wanted to really focus on production than development, and they wanted to come up with a really cool hack-and-slash title with some Katana action and Raiden in it, and I thought ‘okay, that’s fine, I respect that.’”
“But in my personal opinion, I wanted to go for Frank Jaegar, (a.k.a. Gray Fox),” he continued. “But if we had gone with that, I would have had to write the script and then be really committed to creating the game.”
That sounds like a very interesting concept. Grey Fox is well loved as a character, but would you have liked to see him star in Rising instead of Raiden? Tell us in your comments.