It seems the upcoming Metal Gear game has seen a change in its title. I can only assume that Metal Gear Rising having dropped the 'Solid' portion is a way to make it clear to gamers that this is not a Metal Gear game in the same vein as the Metal Gear Solid titles. I don't see that as a bad thing, by any means. The game looks like it will play similar to Devil May Cry, and if the story is in keeping with the caliber of all the previous entries into the series, it's going to be one hell of a ride. Fighting a Metal Gear Ray all by yourself? Sign me up!