Konami’s Merchandising the Shit Out of Metal Gear Rising


With the upcoming release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PS3 and Xbox 360, it would seem Konami is launching more than just a fun new video game. Metal Gear Rising will essentially become its own brand, spawning an extensive campaign of merchandise to be sold online and at retailers nationwide starting early this year. Just think of it as Metal Gear Merchandising

As usual, Astro Gaming will be offering its luxurious custom headsets themed after Revengeance and Square Enix will be handling the action figures, including the Raiden PlayArts pictured above. Bioworld Merchandising has all sorts of memorabilia in production, including head wear, wallets, dog tags, jewelry, key chains, lanyards, and cell phone cases. Great Eastern Entertainment will similarly sell items like buttons, puzzles, magnets, pins, patches, stickers, tattoos, stationary, throws, tumblers, towels, and wall scrolls.

But wait, there’s still more. We’ll also be getting Metal Gear Rising USB drives and candy treats from Epic Weapons, posters from Trends International and strategy guides from Piggyback Interactive. The game’s limited edition comes with a sweet plasma lamp as well. So yeah, Konami has the licensed merchandise market completely covered here.

Grab a copy of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance starting February 19th, preferably with a bunch of random collectibles.

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