In an interview with Gamespot, producer Shigenobu Matsuyama has confirmed that a number of veteran characters from the Metal Gear Solid games will be returning in Rising, contrary to what he originally said a while back.
"There is one rumour about some characters in the past Metal Gear Solid series that will be coming out in MGS: Rising," he said.
"I can't tell you who they are at this stage, but I can confirm the number. It's not just one person or one character, there'll be maybe not so many, but they'll be several characters that you know off from the MGS franchise that will make a return in MGS: Rising."
Matsuyama originally stated that there won't be any returning characters in order to make the game more accessible to newcomers. It'll be interesting to see which characters will make an appearance.
Metal Gear Solid: Rising will be released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.