June 17, 2009
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Konami unveiled today, a new map, character and reward mode, all now available for METAL GEAR ONLINE, the ultimate squad-based, tactical-espionage action title based on the popular METAL GEAR SOLID franchise. The latest content will be available to players who have purchased the SCENE Expansion Pack.
Best suited for medium-to long-range combat, the new map -- Icebound Inferno - will be recognized by fans of the franchise as the famed "Shadow Moses" map from the first METAL GEAR SOLID game. The map features an Arctic Island that consists of a large snowfield with buildings of varying heights.
In addition, the download allows players to use Old Snake as a unique character and the Octo-cam suit as a weapon. In a twist, Old Snake will not become completely invisible when using the suit, but will automatically blend with the environment. The latest download will also include an Auto Matching Reward mode in which thewinner of the match wins more reward points than normal. When playing an individual match in this mode, only the winner receives the reward points while in a team match, the team member ranked first will win the reward points.
Metal Gear Online is the online multi-player experience that is included free in the retail version of METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS, developed exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Three expansion packs - GENE, MEME and SCENE - are currently available for purchase via METAL GEAR ONLINE's in-game shop and Konami's shop ( https://mykonami.net/mgo). In addition to traditional methods of payment for purchase, the PlayStation® Network Wallet prepay system which is now available as a form of payment.
For assets, please visit the Konami download media site: http://www.konami.com/downloads.
For Konami Digital Entertainment
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