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Metal Gear Announcement Round-Up

Konami made it plain that we'd get several Metal Gear-related announcements this week, so in case you missed any, we've got the current round-up right here.

First up is the most recent, and perhaps the least surprising (as we had already heard about it several weeks ago). The original PlayStation classic that started it all, Metal Gear Solid, is now available on the PlayStation Store. You can pick it up for the price of $9.99 and, like most of these old games, it's compatible with both the PS3 and PSP. Also, and as reported by Examiner.com, Konami has opened up the Rookie Campaign in Metal Gear Online. For a set period of time, new players who open an MGO account will get the added benefit of 5,000 extra reward points, which you can use towards the purchase of some snazzy new gear and equipment. Rookies will also get a free copy of Codec Pack 1, so that's cool.

To recap, Konami announced the incoming Greatest Hits version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (yeah, like we didn't see that one coming), and on Wednesday, they lifted the lid on the Shadow Moses MGO map, with the inclusion of Old Snake as a playable character. Now that we're all up-to-date, there's one final announcement to be made, and that should be coming soon...not sure if Konami counts Saturday as part of the week, but to us, it isn't. Anybody have any brilliant ideas as to what this last announcement will be...?

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Online

6/18/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (39 posts)

Victor321
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 10:07:27 PM
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MGS4 getting trophies is the only thing I can think of.

Anyone got other suggestions that are more original and imaginative =D?

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coldbore
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 10:21:30 PM

Agreed, it seems to be what people want the most, I just wish that it would see if I would have already got the trophie instead of haveing to do the same thing twice, I don't want to have to get that dredded big boss emblem again...ugh

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Jed
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:25:49 AM

Trophies might get me to play through a few more times.

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shindelion
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 9:46:04 AM

same here i'm waiting for trophies to play again.

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Robochic
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 10:21:49 PM
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Hmmm This is a toughy they've already announced 2 new MGS games one for multi and other for PSP. then MGS4 is now greatest hits and you can buy the orginal on PSN. I've got nothing the only thing i can think of is either trophies or maybe a beta coming sometime later this year for the MGSRaven game? couldn't tell ya.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 10:33:46 PM
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Ah! So now those kiddos who couldn't experience MGS1 back in 1998 can get this GEM(masterpiece) from the PSN store.

PS: I want Meryl as a playable MGO character. That would so MAKE me play the online portion of it :3

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WolfCrimson
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:30:48 AM

Meryl is already playable in MGO

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:55:12 AM

Yeah i was pretty sure she was in one of the first group of elite chara's to be playable, haha

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Scarecrow
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:52:25 PM

OMG OMG OMG!

Ok I'm so downloading it now!!! :P

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Superman915
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 10:45:03 PM
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I still haven't played it, but if it's trophies I will buy the game tomorrow.

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Midris7
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:25:33 AM

Well, either way it is a must play experience. This is the first and only game that has gripped me emotionally.

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Kowhoho
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:45:09 AM

Seriously midris? What about Kingdom Hearts, FFX, etc? Those are a couple of games that made me shed tears. Yeah, I said it.

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chucknasty
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 1:09:51 AM

@Midris
Ico was the most emotional I have ever felt over a game, though I will admit I cried during Valkyria and FFVII because...well...I cry easily okay!!
*runs off in tears*

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:07:25 AM

superman you should still play it even if the announcement isnt throphies. still worth playing.

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Midris7
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:20:16 PM

I...Never played Ico. *Shields himself*

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Midris7
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:23:12 PM

And I am playing through FFX now. I haven't gotten to play many PS2 games. The only ones I played were the Metal Gears and God of War. Yeah, I owned a Xbox. *Continues with the shielding*

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shadowpal2
Thursday, June 18, 2009 @ 11:07:00 PM
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Hmmm....what could they do?! And I don't want to see any "OMG METAL GEAR SOLID 4 on 360!!!" stuff here since they would have made the so called "big announcement" at MS' press conference.

But probably trophies?

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SarahPalinMILF
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:20:44 AM

you just did what you said not to do...way to go champ

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Ogibillm
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 12:11:11 AM
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could be trophies. could be original msx metal gear and metal gear 2 coming to the psn/live in the not too distant future.

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:08:47 AM

i see them going to the Virtual Console before PSN or live.

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BigTonesAUS
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 2:11:20 AM
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I got nothing but,

how about "Metal Gear Racing Extreme Plus". A game containing all your favourite MG characters in wakky racing carts in a show down to determine who is the greatest speed demon of them all! Each with their own customised carts, snake in a cardboard box, Otacon in a mini rex racer and Naomi standing on the side of the street whoring herself out as usual..... I'd play that :)

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Turbey
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:31:01 AM
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Oh god! Please let it be a trophy patch!:P PLEASE!!!

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:32:55 AM
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hopefully MGS 2 and MGS 3 coming to the PSN Store, they need to start putting PS2 games on there, especially if there not going to give us backwards compatibility, but I would like to play as Iroquis Pliskin, he's the NAVY S.E.A.L. you encounter on the oil rig right before the scene where Raiden meets Vamp for the first time: it's MGS 2. Oh, i'd also like to play as Otacon. We all know him. haha. just a few ideas.

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:10:12 AM

wouldnt the non BC PS3 need the Emotion chip or the PS2 emulator in order to play PS2 games?

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 3:41:26 AM
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@ midris I totally agree with you, it's the only game series that has ever gotten me emotianally involved in the story and the characters, like when Snake was about to kill himself, i almost cried. In fact, a movie has never done that to me or a book, it's just so well written.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:30:38 AM
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you could easily download an emulator, and besides the PS3 has a better engind than the PS2, shouldn't be a problem.

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Turbey
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:14:12 AM

Considering how well the PS2 sells right now, the chance that Sony will realese a PS2 emulator on the PS3 is pretty much slim!

But your right, it shouldn`t be a problem.

I really don`t need one, since I have the 60 gb verison:)

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Edmeist33
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:12:39 AM
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Please let it be trophies...please...

(i'm a trophy whore, sue me)

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Turbey
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:16:18 AM

Yeah! I totally agree with you:) A trophy patch would be quite awesome.

So don`t worry, I won`t sue. I`m one of "those" to:P

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AceTatsujin
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 5:50:41 AM
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METAL GEAR SOLID 5! argh, bring it to the ps3!

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:20:02 PM

Seriously.

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Jawknee
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 4:19:27 PM

i too own MGS on PSOne formatt but i may buy the digital copy so i can have it on the go. Why no MGO? i love it!

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www
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 8:06:26 AM
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Trophies!

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www
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 8:06:28 AM
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Trophies!

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kevinater321
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 9:37:16 AM
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yay MGS on PSN!

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The_Struggler
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 6:37:32 PM
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http://playstationlifestyle.net/2009/06/19/final-metal-gear-announcement-revealed/

Sorry, guys. It's an MGO tournament...what a disappointment.

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eLLeJuss
Friday, June 19, 2009 @ 6:51:54 PM
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Its a metal gear online tournament. confirmed :)

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Jaylynn
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 7:24:54 PM
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I still want trophies dammit!

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Oxvial
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 12:15:49 AM
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damn I die so fast on MGO and for some reason I need a lot of ammo to kill just someone...somebody can give some tips so I can enjoy MGO without die on 5 secs?

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