Early next year, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will get the chance to sample the latest instalment in the Metal Gear series, with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance arriving on their consoles.

The game is a co-production between Kojima Productions and Platinum Games, and boasts a compelling mixture of sword-play and stealth action. Given the recent release of the Wii U and the large number of cross-platform ports which have happened lately, you might assume that a conversion is on the cards - sadly, it would appear that is not the case.

Producer Yuji Korekado has told Eurogamer that although a PC port could see the light of day, Nintendo's system isn't on the radar at present:

We aren't currently thinking about that. One of the strongest appeals of the Wii U is the GamePad. However, we've constructed Metal Gear Rising so you can fully enjoy the game on the controllers whether it's on the PS3 or the Xbox. So, currently we aren't thinking about Metal Gear Rising on the Wii U.

Given that the Wii U GamePad has two analogue sticks and the same number of buttons as the PS3 and Xbox joypads, we can't help but feel that's a rather weak reason to deny the system its own version, but there you have it.

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