METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER locked for June 18th on PSP™ and PSP™go

Hideo Kojima’s continuation of the best-selling Metal Gear Solid series comes with adhoc Party mode to Europe…

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has confirmed that METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER– Hideo Kojima’s next instalment in the Metal Gear Solid series– will arrive on June 18th, 2010.

Series creator Hideo Kojima has crafted METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER as the next true chapter in the story of legendary special ops expert, Snake (AKA Big Boss), and acts as a direct sequel to the previously released Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Developed specifically for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system, METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER is set in 1974 towards the end of the cold war and boasts an all-new story penned by Hideo Kojima.

Taking full advantage of the PSP™ format, METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER takes the series in an exciting new direction with incredible visuals, as it sheds new light on well-known adversaries and allies, along with a wealth of new characters. In true Metal Gear Solid tradition, METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER drops the player into a series of hostile scenarios, as a terrible plan for world domination is revealed.

METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER will be available for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PSP™go and will support the new adhocParty mode, which connects PSP systems via a PLAYSTATION®3 unit, allowing players to use the game’s multiplayer mode online. The famous Metal Gear series is considered as a benchmark stealth series, which sold more than 27.7m copies (as of December 2009) worldwide since its debut in 1987.

METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER boasts stunning visuals, remarkable enemy AI, and a fresh, exciting plot that will delight and surprise. In addition to solo operations, players can team up via the game’s the multi-player CO-OPS (CO-operative OPerationS) mode. This extends to key gameplay advances, with players administering medical help to colleagues, sharing munitions, or providing cover for each other using the Snake formation to cover each other’s blind spots.

“The METAL GEAR SOLID series is heading into exciting new areas, and METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER unites the series’ key gameplay elements with even more tactical possibilities,” enthused Hideo Kojima, Head of Kojima Productions and creator of the Metal Gear Solid series.“We look forward to recruiting PSP users to Snake’s latest mission, as the Metal Gear Solid series returns in a guise that will constantly surprise the player.”

About KONAMI CORPORATION

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health&Fitness Business" and "Gaming&System Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will be released exclusively for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) on June 18th 2010. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com.


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