We can all admit that Raiden may be a little too emo for our liking. There's a lot of moping and self indulgent wallowing on Raiden's part. If you feel the same way, you don't have to play as him at all.
Pre-order Metal Gear Rising from GameStop and you will get to play the game as the much more taciturn, and cooler, Gray Fox from the original Metal Gear Solid. From GameStop's own lips:
"Assume the identity of legendary Cyborg Ninja from the original METAL GEAR SOLID, along with the powerful Fox Blade, exclusive to GameStop. Become one of the most iconic characters from the MGS universe, while wielding the devastating Fox Blade, annihilating everything in your path!"
See, look how excited GameStop is for you. Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think over on Twitter.