Platinum Games producer Atsushi Inaba has lashed out at claims Metal Gear Rising is a similar to the Ninja Gaiden series.
"It seems the game play portions of the trailer are quite popular. The ability to slice everything is a refreshing feature, and the playable cutscenes are well received too," he said.
"People have been comparing it to Ninja Gaiden, but at least Ninja Gaiden 3 was a shitty game that cannot be helped. I don’t want it to be compared to that."
While we're used to seeing a little back and forth from developers these days, Inaba isn't ashamed of being so honest.
"Since I’m free to say my real opinions, I can be as frank as I want,"
"Since I’m free to say my real opinions, I can be as frank as I want,"he said.
Metal Gear Rising is expected to land on PS3 and Xbox 360 in early 2013.