FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
El Segundo, Calif. - June 15, 2009 - In celebration of METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS one year anniversary, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that they will release exciting METAL GEAR announcements all week long for fans of the popular franchise. Each day this week METAL GEAR fans can expect to receive game updates and other highly anticipated announcements about the best-selling series.
The timing of these announcements to the one-year anniversary is symbolic of the unmatched success that METAL GEAR has had in the industry. The latest chapter in Hideo Kojima's award-winning saga, once again, set new standards as evidenced by its numerous awards including being named Game of the Year, Best PS3 Game, Best Action Game and Best Graphics Technology Game by both GameSpot.com and IGN.com.
The critics were also unanimous in their praise as IGN.com proclaimed, "It was awesome, and simply must be experienced," while GameSpot.com hailed,"METAL GEAR SOLID 4 brought the beloved series to an explosive conclusion, showcasing a chain of remarkable boss fights and unforgettable action in the process."
METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS is an action-packed visual masterpiece that offered an entertaining cinematic experience that has redefined videogames. The final chapter in the saga of Solid Snake sends him around the world in pursuit of his arch nemesis, Liquid Ocelot. Armed with new gadgets and abilities, Solid Snake must shift the tides of battle into his favor, using the chaos of the battlefield to infiltrate deep into enemy territory. In his globetrotting final mission, Snake must sneak deep into enemy locations in the Middle East, South America, and other corners of the earth to foil Liquid Ocelot's plans for total world domination.
METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS, is developed exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and is included with METAL GEAR ONLINE - the online multi-player player experience based on the METAL GEAR SOLID universe. For more information, please visit: www.konami.com.
About Metal Gear Online
Metal Gear Online is the ultimate squad based, tactical shooter based on the METAL GEAR SOLID universe. Players can immerse themselves in this next-gen multiplayer experience with various maps, game play type and weapons to choose from. Create your own character or take on the role of your favorite METAL GEAR SOLID character. Players will need a retail copy of METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS to play METAL GEAR ONLINE.
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