Peace Walker Mixes Up With Monster Hunter, Front Mission
So apparently, Kojima's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker wants to include facets from at least three other games and franchises...purely for the sake of fanservice, we presume.
Through various sources, Konami has confirmed that Peace Walker will collaborate with recognizable titles from Capcom, Ubisoft and Square-Enix. Believe it or not, you will actually embark on monster hunts ala Monster Hunter; four-player missions will charge you with taking down Tigrex, Rathalos, Velociprey and other such fantastical beasts that normally would have no place in a MGS installment. Heck, you'll even get "monster meat" after completing one of these battles, and Airu the cat will jump into a brief supporting role, too. As for Ubisoft, you probably know about the assassin's leap of faith from an eagle's perch in Assassin's Creed; well, Snake will be able to do the same thing from certain buildings in Peace Walker. Last but not least, the game will pay homage to Square-Enix's Front Mission Evolved: parts from the mechs in that game will appear in Snake's adventure as in-game items. They're usable, but we're not exactly sure how just yet... Furthermore, Square-Enix and Konami have revealed six Play Arts figurines:
- Play Arts Kai Snake Sneaking Suits Version (June)
- Play Arts Kai Vol. 2 Pupa (Summer)
- Play Arts Kai Vol. 2 Chrysalis (Summer)
- Play Arts Kai Vol. 2 Basilisk (Summer)
- Play Arts Kai Vol. 3 Snake Army Fatigues Version (Summer to Fall)
- Play Arts Kai Vol. 3 Cocoon (Summer to Fall)
Let's see, is there anything else? Oh yes, promotional partners- during your new quest, Snake will be able to grab Pepsi, Mountain Dew and even bags of Doritos; obtaining promo codes from such products will unlock more items. So yeah, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, set to launch on April 26 in Japan and on June 8 in the US, encompasses all sorts of stuff.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
4/8/2010 10:16:06 AM Ben Dutka