One of the high points of Microsoft’s presentation today was Metal Gear Solid: Rising. Series creator Hideo Kojima himself came onstage to introduce the trailer, which featured several minutes of gameplay.

Metal Gear Solid is traditionally a PlayStation title, so it’s interesting to see it demoed at e3 at Microsoft’s keynote. Hopefully this signals a move for more titles in the series to make the transition to the Xbox.

The most impressive part in the trailer is the sword. Apparently, it can be used to cut though just about anything in the game. In the trailer the player chops through columns, causing a complete section of a building to collapse. Near the end, the player is shown slicing a watermelon into precise sections.

No release information was given, but I’m definitely looking forward to more info on this game.