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Konami Confirms Metal Gear Solid Touch For iPod, iPhone

And so, it seems we have our answer to the mystery of the cryptic MGS equation.

Thanks to an official press release today, Konami of Europe has revealed that Metal Gear Solid Touch will be on its way to the Apple iPhone and iPod some time early next year. Some of you guessed correctly while the Xbox 360 fans go home disappointed yet again. In truth, though, this probably isn't what any gamer wanted to hear; we were hoping for something more...er...meaningful. Anyway, here's a snipped from the release:

"Metal Gear Solid Touch focuses on action elements of Hideo Kojimas classic stealth series, and will see series veteran Solid Snake embark on an all-new mission."

It may be an "all-new mission" but Konami isn't about to leave hardcore Snake followers out in the cold. They'll implement "locations and characters" first introduced in MGS4 and they even plan to add more "at a later date," so much of the "new" cast should be quite recognizable to fans of the long-running franchise. Metal Gear Solid Touch will feature eight stages, so if you're on the go and you absolutely must have everything MGS, than keep an eye out for this one in 2009.

If you're at all interested, Konami also confirmed Frogger and Silent Hill: The Escape for the iPhone, which should be seeing even more in the way of support. Konami called the aforementioned "initial games" in their iPhone and iPod Touch product lineup. So...yay? Now, we have to question: is this the "big reveal" Hideo Kojima spoke about at the VGAs? Or should we expect something else in a few weeks?

12/17/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

akiris
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 10:42:53 AM
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i dident think it was going to the xbox but its nice to see them doing something like this i kinda wish thay would make a nother psp game but it looks like i have to get a ipod touch

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WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 10:49:40 AM
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man xbox fanboys are so pissed off. How much does it cost?

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 11:44:02 AM
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:(

It would've been better for psp
iPhones are garbage

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:06:49 PM
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i hope thats not the big reveal we wanted, this news is more dissapointing than anything. i want the next game in the series not just a spin off. i dont plan on ever getting an iphone anyway.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:28:32 PM

i hope so

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Joe_III
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:33:48 PM
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I hope they know what they're doing...I guess the iPhone is just too popular to keep devs away. Who knows, it might become the next big mobile gaming platform...

But if it does I might have to shoot someone...

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Arvis
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 12:58:14 PM
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I hope this tanks so developers will stop putting games on phones. I doubt it will, though...

-Arvis

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Jed
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 1:18:56 PM
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Thats what I thought it would be. I hope this is not their "big announcement", but i think it might be.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 1:59:09 PM
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Holy crap I was dead on, even with the name. :D

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 12/17/2008 1:59:27 PM

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coldbore
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:09:14 PM
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sick, i wanted a metal gear game for my iphone, wonder how its gonna play, hope its not like starwars the force unleashed

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Ed_Wayne
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 2:24:34 PM
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I called it as soon as I saw the picture. So did a lot of other people.

Better this than xbox. Making a game on iPhone is cheap and probably hasn't taken them very long. So if it flops, who cares? Wasting time on xbox for people that don't truly care about the MGS series would be a terrible thing. Anyone that cared would have popped that fanboy bubble they were hiding in back in June and got a PS3.

Bring on MGS5 for PS3, KP.

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coldbore
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 4:32:38 PM
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so this is what the metal gear image meant http://www.touch.konami.net/mgst/pc/

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tlpn99
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 4:34:36 PM
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I will give this one a miss as I dont have an Ipod or an Iphone.
My neice does but doubt she will get it lol.

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Qubex
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 6:22:54 PM
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It is one of those WTF moments!

Q!

"I am HoMe"

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HOODGE
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 6:47:17 PM
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would be a better game if it was on PSP. For the cost of an iphone, you're a hundred bucks shy of getting a ps3. But I know the iphone does a lot more. You know the game is pretty much gonna be a Nintendo DS touch flop. maybe i'm wrong..Oh well

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SubjectiveTruth
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 7:16:49 PM
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I don't see why they have to send us some 8 leveled little teaser bit of a game. Why is Konami always up to this kind of thing? Why don't they get to the real deal and make us remakes of the first two games that most fans have not played (MG and MG2). Those games stories are pretty important now for us to reflect on how well MGS4 wrapped up everything.

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dveisalive
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 7:57:58 PM
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Wow I was way off with the multi-platform release, anyways Metal Gear solid is best when it is on a main console such as Playstation!

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 8:28:40 PM
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well i just got to thinking guys, this IS kojima were talking about here so lets see what they have to offer.has there ever bin a bad metal gear???

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AntDC
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 1:19:47 AM

Yes there has been a bad Metal Gear.

Metal Gear: Snake's Revenge on the NES. T'was shite.

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Arvis
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 1:29:52 PM

I don't believe Kojima had anything to do with that game.

I also don't believe he'll have any real creative input on this cell phone game abomination either.

-Arvis

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 9:01:42 PM
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Woo hoo! Never felt so happy to be wrong!!!

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