Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Metal Gear Rising LA Launch Party

Here are some photos from metal gear launch party Monday night at the Hard Rock in universal city. Stole some better photos from my co-workers. Event was held 2/18. First 150 fans that got their game signed by Metal Gear Rising producers Yuji Korekado and Atsushi Inaba at Gamestop actually got into the private after party right next door consisting mostly of Konami Digital Entertainment, members of the press, a few people form Kojima Productions both Japan and LA studios as well as Platinum Games and of course the fans that were waiting in line for a long time. It was fun, open bar, great food (sliders and quesadillas just to name a few), and a live metal band. It was great seeing the fans reactions to the premiere of a new Rising trailer edited by Kojima-san himself.

This is only of many launch parties worldwide I believe. Kojima-san and Shinkawa-san were touring in Europe so they were not present. The Platinum producers are touring North and South america. Los Angeles is just one of their many stops.

Hard Rock Universal City

Fans waiting in line.

Female Raiden (inside joke MGS fans always complained that raiden is too feminine)

Inside the Hard Rock

Few members of the Kojima LA team.

Press playing the game.

Best looking Raiden Cosplay ever!

I actually thought he was staff but apparently he was a fan trying to get in.

Is Raiden a dude or a chick?

Both Raidens together.

The live band.

Members of Kojima Productions LA with Raiden.

Here is the trailer premiered that night edited by Kojima-san.


  1. Terrific post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Many thanks!

    1. No Problem, I added more info on the event and photos.

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