In the latest edition of the Kojima Productions podcast, the hosts have confirmed that Metal Gear Solid Rising is still a stealth title despite the focus on cutting in the E3 2010 trailer. In the first few minutes of the latest podcast, Kojima Productions had this to say:
"It's not your typical Metal Gear, where you have this arsenal of guns, it's a completely different potion now," said the host Sean Eyestone.
He continued, "One thing we do want to emphasize though, is we're not forgetting stealth...We wanted to show the new Zandatsu (cutting) system, but that doesn't mean we're going to abandon stealth, but it'll be faster paced stealth."
Kojima Productions also once again confirmed that this title is called Metal Gear SOLID Rising, because Solid refers to the fact that the game is 3D and not because Solid Snake is the protagonist.