El Segundo, Calif. - June 4th, 2009 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Hideo Kojima's award-winning Metal Gear Solid®4: Guns of the Patriots, has joined the PLAYSTATION®3 Greatest Hits collection and will be available for the new low price of $29.99 on June 16, 2009. Additionally, the company will release the game that started it all - Metal Gear Solid - on the PlayStation® Network on June 18th, 2009 for the SRP of $9.99.
"Since it's debut in 1987, the Metal Gear franchise has stood the test of time and continues to break new standards in story-telling and gameplay," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., "These two releases are a perfect way to bridge the original game that created this genre with the latest masterpiece that brought it to an all-new level."
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 war 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.
The originator of the stealth-action genre, the original Metal Gear Solid takes place in the southern Alaska region around the Bering Sea. The player takes control of Solid Snake, a retired military soldier who is ordered to infiltrate a nuclear weapons facility to eliminate FOXHOUND, a genetically enhanced special forces unit that has threatened to launch its nuclear weaponif the government does not cooperate with their demands
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, is developed exclusively for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and includes Metal Gear Online - the online multiplayer experience based on the Metal Gear Solid universe.
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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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