Remember when Konami for some reason fooled everyone into thinking Metal Gear Solid 2 would star the grizzled badass Solid Snake? And then when it turned out most of the game was spent as Raiden, everyone flipped out and the poor guy became pretty much univesally disliked? That may finally change in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, if the latest batch of screenshots is anything to go by. Dude is badass now.

We've played Revengeance a bit, and the swordplay impressed us immensely. Even if you're just chopping up watermelons, going into slow-mo Blade Mode and telling Raiden exactly where to swing his sword is awesome.

Check out all the new screenshots, which show off Raiden's new cyborg body and some of the massive Metal Gear enemies, and let us know what you think.