Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH announces the complete official guide to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has again joined forces with Piggyback, Europe’s leading official guide publisher in order to create the Complete Official Guide to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for PAL regions, which will be exclusively published by Piggyback. Developed on-site at Kojima Productions in Tokyo, this is the 100% complete guide to Metal Gear Solid 4 and its multiplayer online gaming extension Metal Gear Online.

True to the tradition of the series, Metal Gear Solid 4 is built from the ground up for repeat play, with a stunning range of secrets, optional strategies and experiences, Easter eggs and game completion rewards. The secrets and narrative represent the game's true genius and its replay value and these are the raison d'être of this guide. With the aid of annotated top-down maps, the spoiler-free walkthrough (written for the“Big Boss Hard” difficulty level and therefore covers all settings) leads you through the entire game covering all optional tasks and secrets as these become available. At over 200 pages, this is a truly all-encompassing guide to all of the aspects of the game including a complete series story synopsis, character biographies and a comprehensive Inventory chapter. Finally, the Metal Gear Online chapter offers an invaluable primer to this new multiplayer game, including detailed maps.

Hans-Joachim Amann, Head of European Product Management at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH commented on the project:“This is the first western guide to a Japanese game that has been developed with such an extensive involvement of the game’s developer. The guide reflects the passion for high-quality content of both Kojima Productions and Piggyback. The result is the definitive gamer’s companion with a high emphasis on secrets. Our customers can be assured that the Complete Official Guide to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots reflects the rich, involving and complex gameplay experience, they have been waiting for”.

Louie Beatty, Managing Director of Piggyback Interactive Limited, added:“Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is perceived as the first killer app for PLAYSTATION®3 and we’ve worked very hard with Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH to develop a guide that is a similar breakthrough in the guide market.”

QUICK FACTS

Instant Recognition:

• The Complete Official Guide to Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Guide uses official game cover art.

Quality Production:

• All Piggyback guides are produced to the highest standards.

• The Official Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Guide features a superb 2-colour foil logo and a matt laminated cover.

• The book is printed on 115 g/m² paper for the ultimate collector’s item.

Free Demos:

• Visitors to PIGGYBACKINTERACTIVE.COM can download 12 sample pages of the Official Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Guide free of charge from early June 2008.

COMPLETE OFFICIAL GUIDE DETAILS

Price:£ 12.99 /€ 15.99– Available in all good videogame outlets and bookstores.

ISBN: 978-1-906064-06-8

On sale: June 12th, 2008 (simultaneously with the game’s launch)

Dimensions: 210 mm x 280 mm

Pages: 212

Publisher: Piggyback

Licensing: Official, Exclusive, all PAL territories

Genre: Stealth Action

Platform: PLAYSTATION®3

For more information, please contact…

Louie Beatty– Piggyback Interactive Limited

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7313 9232

Email: lb@piggybackinteractive.com

© 1987 2008 Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.“METAL GEAR”,“METAL GEAR SOLID”,“METAL GEAR ONLINE” and“GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. Developed by Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. Published by Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.“KONAMI” is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION.

© 2008 Piggyback Interactive Limited. All rights reserved. Piggyback is a registered trademark of Piggyback Interactive Limited. The Piggyback® logo is a trademark of Piggyback Interactive Limited.


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