KONAMI ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE AND NEW DETAILS ON SCENE EXPANSION FOR METAL GEAR® ONLINE

Konami has unveiled the official release date and more details on SCENE Expansion, the latest Metal Gear Online expansion pack for the ultimate squad-based, tactical shooter based on the popular Metal Gear Solid franchise. SCENE Expansion will be available separately for $9.99 and offered as a bundle with the second expansion MEME for $14.99 as well as all three expansion packs - GENE, MEME and SCENE Expansion for just $17.99 on March 17, 2009 via Metal Gear Online's in-game shop and Konami's shop ( https://my.konami.net/mgo). Starting March 10th, 2009, gamers who pre-purchase SCENE Expansion will receive a special "cardboard man" head gear for free!

SCENE Expansion and the additional Metal Gear Online expansion packs will contain a vast amount of content that are sure to thrill and entertain Metal Gear Online players - which include new maps, special characters, new skills, new gear, rules, the ability to play as a customizable characters, and more.

Please find new details and more information on the content of SCENE Expansion below:

2 new special characters

o Raiden - A cyborg warrior endowed with superior physical abilities. He is agile, runs fast

and uses a high frequency blade. This character is suitable for close-range hand-to-hand

combat

Raiden's Special Weapons:

o High Frequency Blade

o Throwing Knives (Raiden and Vamp can perform headshots by throwing knives)

Raiden's Special items:

o VISOR (item can be used opened and closed)

Raiden's Special Actions:

o He moves very quickly and can jump to high places where ordinary soldiers would

need a co-op boost to reach high grounds.

o He can also fall from high places and land without taking any damage.

o When his High Frequency Blade is drawn, Raiden can deflect frontal attacks.

o The High Frequency Blade can be switched to a non-lethal mode - by using the

rear of the blade.

o All stage traps will be displayed on Raiden's VISOR display when the VISOR is

closed

o Vamp - Immortal and a master of Knives. He's agile, runs incredibly fast and is great at

close-range hand-to-hand combat.

Vamp's Special Weapons:

o Combat Knife

o Throwing Knife

Vamp's Special Actions:

o He's able to move quickly and jump to hard to reach places.

o Can also fall from high places without taking damage.

o Whenever Vamp is defeated during the game, he is resurrected at the same

location.

New Rule - A new game type that will be available to everyone as a global update to Metal

Gear Online with or without the expansion pack.

o Solo Capture (SCAP): Free-For-All Match with no team divisions,

Game Rules:

o The player who is able to keep possession of the target object (Kerotan frog) and

lets the timer reach zero will be the winner.

o Only one Kerotan per match will be available.

o The Kerotan will also reset to its original location if a player does not touch the

object for an extended period of time.

o Defeating players who do not possess the Kerotan will not grant characters

points, but will reduce the time of the defeated player.

Special New Gear - Players can customize their avatar with playful new gear. Some of this

new gear includes:

o Bikini Outfit

o Haven Trooper Uniform Set

o Resistance Uniform Set

o Clown Face Paint

o Hockey Mask

o Mohawk Wig

o Short Cut Wig

o Shirtless

o Robbie (Silent Hill character)

MGO Codec Pack 2

o 33 different voices and phrases of unique characters are included

Metal Gear Online is the online multi-player 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.

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Media Contacts:

For Konami Digital Entertainment

Jay Boor

310-220-8147

Jb27786@konami.com

Bender/Helper Impact

Marisa Gross

212-689-6360

Marisa_gross@bhimpact.com


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