A recent photo of Raiden released by Platinum Games had a lot of fans hoping for a sequel to the sword-slashing action game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

According to Eurogamer, a recent promotional photo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance left fans confused and hoping for a sequel. The picture is a drawing of Raiden with his cyborg outfit and katana, slicing a robot and watermelon in half with a giant number two behind him (no, not that kind of number two). This photo was included as a part of a PlayStation 4 showreel at the recent Taipei Games Show. Of course, Platinum Games releasing a photo like that would have us all thinking that it's a teaser for the sequel. The massive "2" behind Raiden and the fact that it aired during a PlayStation 4 highlight reel (Revengeance only came out for last-gen consoles) logically suggests that a sequel is coming. Unfortunately, Kojima Productions and Platinum Games claim this is not the case.

Instead of promoting a new sequel, the photo was created to mark the second anniversary of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's launch and was chosen by Sony to be included in its highlight reel. Great job, everyone.

Here's what Kojima Productions Tweeted in response to the photo:

Most of us hated Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 2, but MGS 4 and Revengeance helped change our minds. We must admit that it was a rather silly idea to create a photo like that just to celebrate the game's two year anniversary and to include it in a PS4 highlight reel (a dumb move for both companies). Nevertheless, we're still hoping for a sequel.

We heard Raiden is good at karate: