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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

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Comments (38 posts)

FullmetalX10
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:40:03 AM
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hmmm, maybe I need to get this game, only for the doritos that is ;)

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Highlander
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:51:45 AM
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Dude, you said fan service, where are the cute anime girls in thigh-highs?

;)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:04:02 AM

Pretty sure that's only one brand of fan. ;)

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Highlander
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:19:07 AM

LOL! I know, I kid, I kid...

I had to keep up whatever reputation I've gathered from my many posts about DOA Paradise.

Which reminds me, that's available for download at the PS Store now.



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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 12:32:53 PM

Yeah. By the way, did anyone sense a note of desperation from the Destructoid review of Paradise...? Like-

"I'm an adult and I'm mature and I'm intelligent! No, really! I am! I AM! I speak out against atrocities because I'm not a kid! REALLY!"

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 1:53:35 PM

destructoid is full of douches. i remember this article about prototype being beter than infamous. smh

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Highlander
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 2:26:05 PM

ROTFLMAO!

You know, that review was desperate. It's like they decided ahead of time that they had to review the game as if it was a poor attempt at virtual porn. It's like "We're desperate to appear superior by disnmissing this game as poor, perverted drivel.".

The thing is that in their haste to dismiss it, and anyone that plays it, I think they utterly missed the point of the game and in doing so projected their own lack of fulfillment onto the makers of the game and anyone playing it. Very sad indeed.

Here is where I think they, and many western reviewers, will go horribly wrong with this piece of software. DOA Paradise is not meant to be a game. It's not a traditional video game like Ratchet and Clank, Killzone, Uncharted, Soul Calibur, Tekken, Call of Duty, Gran Turismo or any other traditional game. DOA Paradise is leisure software that is intended to do nothing more, or less than distract you with pretty images. It's supposed to relax you, not get you whipped into a frenzy.

Most reviewers will not get this and will merely see this as some kind of poor, degenerate, digital porn. They'll pour scorn on anyone daring to use it. Whatever.

See the thing is I play in Home a lot, and if you've ever been to the IREM Seaside space, or the Mui Mui ship (or many of the other interesting spaces) you will know what I'm about to say. In those spaces you'll see a lot of female avatars running around in bikinis and other outfits that wouldn't look out of place in DOA Paradise. Many, perhaps even the majority, of hose avatars could be female players. But, you know what, it doesn't matter. Just as it doesn't mater whether the Aliens and Predators wandering around are male or female. People don't use Home to gain sexual gratification (well, perhaps a small number of very sad people do), and they sure won't use DOA Paradise for that either.

But the thing is people still play Home and go to these locations, to play stupid games, relax and waste time (some of the same reasons we go to a real beach). In Home you can take pictures, swap wardrobe at the drop of a hat, you can play silly games and run around in a bikini all day long. How does that differ from DOA Paradise? It really doesn't.

So, the reviews will be crap because no one will want to be seen giving this game a decent review (whether or not it deserves it), just in case someone labels them a perv. In reality, the point of the game is simple, stupid, mindless fun, mini-games, relaxation and generally messing around and wasting time. It's just that DOA Paradise does it in a way that our post millennial puritanical society frowns upon.

</rant>

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The_Benny
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 3:25:26 PM

I'm don't think that's true, Highlander. I've not read a review that hasn't pointed out it fails even just as being pretty and relaxing because it doesn't actually look good and any activity you can partake in is poorly made.

People are reviewing it as a $30 video game because that's what it has been released as and apparently comes up short, not because they're having a blast and thinking they'll be criticised for being honest.

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Highlander
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 3:32:53 PM

@The_Benny,

It may well be a terrible gaming product, I don't know. But I know a review written with a predetermined attitude and agenda when I read one. And this game will get a lot of those, whether it deserves poor reviews or not. I'm not so much defending the game as ranting against reviews written with an agenda in mind.

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The_Benny
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 3:46:48 PM

I agree with that then. You're not always going to get the best assessment of a game from somebody who isn't the target audience and a lot of niche titles can suffer for that (which can be where specialist sites come in handy). It doesn't automatically mean a niche game getting bad reviews is misunderstood though, sometimes they're just bad, and DoAP seems to be a bad game.

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Alienange
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 6:50:06 PM

Bashing the competition isn't classy Ben. Let us do it for you.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 9:20:05 PM

Destructoid isn't competition. We cater to gamers, not brain-dead monkeys.

We also don't have superiority complexes the size of Wisconsin.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:52:48 AM
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Poor Risen, I doubt he's getting nothing added to his 360 game, LOL

*****SPOILER ALERT*****
Don't go any further if you've rather not to see any game-play


Here a clip I found yesterday showing some of Peace walker's crossover game-play with Monster Hunter-2

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-monster-metal-gear/64225?ref=embedfeat

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:16:14 AM

lol!

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Naga
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 6:35:09 PM

Is not really a spoiler is it? its basically like fighting both the Tigrex and Rathalos like in Monster Hunter.
Heh I can't wait

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:03:18 AM
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This is so much better than catching monkeys with snake

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:16:44 AM
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I don't get it. This is some kind of joke Koji? haha

I guess its kinda interesting.

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main_event05
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:28:19 AM

Makes me wonder if they are just metal gear replicas of said monsters.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:48:23 AM

That would make more sense....i think.

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telly
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:19:49 AM
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Nobody knows how to break the fourth wall like Kojima! Can't wait for this.

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main_event05
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:24:02 AM
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I would die if there ever was a RE / MGS Crossover.

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Fane1024
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 3:31:43 PM

Silent Hill is more likely for obvious reasons.

On topic: Kojima is awesome.

p.s. If Kojima is involved in Castlevania, maybe he'll get involved in the new Silent Hill. :D

Last edited by Fane1024 on 4/9/2010 3:33:37 PM

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main_event05
Saturday, April 10, 2010 @ 9:57:24 PM

How do you figure that?

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BikerSaint
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 11:40:46 AM
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And here's another tasty Peace Walker morsel for all you guys out there.....

Peace Walker Soundtrack "PAZ See Through Jacket." Mystery Now Solved

Kojima Production's blog teased the cover of Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker's maxi single, called "Heavens Divide/Love Deterrent"

The first print run promised featuring something called "Paz See Through Jacket" for its cover, but refused to say what was up with that.

Well, the cat's now out of the bag for this too.....or should I say, Paz is now out of her Jacket & showing off her shoulders in a cute lacy bra.

http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/04/08/paz_see_through_jacket/

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shadowpal2
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 12:37:45 PM
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Kojima sama is really putting everything in this game. ...I mean all those fancy gadgets, all those badass cardboard boxes, and now...Front Mission, Monster Hunter, see through CD jackets, see through characters and so on.

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DjEezzy
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 1:27:29 PM
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the demo of peace walker is pretty cool but it would have been better if they would have made the cover system like Syphon Filter Dark Mirror. Just push up once your against a wall and bam!!!

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kraygen
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 3:23:52 PM
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Mmmmm Mountain Dew. Lucky Snake!

Sounds like this MGS will be a little out there, but I'm sure it will be all kinds of fun. I really look forward to playing this.

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Naztycuts
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 5:34:51 PM
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And this won't be launching beside a ps3 version WHY...!?
Damn the PSP! I don't want to buy a PSP for one game, but I guess that would answer my first question.

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Naga
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 6:41:03 PM

One game? I have alot downloaded that are worth playing it has come a long way.

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Naztycuts
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 1:29:56 AM

Well I would only be buying it for that one game because the PSP is for gamers on the go, I don't have a busy schedule requiring waiting for planes, trains, or automobiles, so it's more practical for me to game on my ps3 with full sized graphics and games.

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Naga
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 6:42:41 PM
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I can't wait for peacewalker its a must buy alongside Monster Hunter 3!

Whats the release date for Europe?

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Alienange
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 6:54:23 PM
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At least they're taking the assassin's leap from AC and not the friggin weird lady with an echoing voice that is supposed to be explaining everything but is near impossible to understand.

Anyways, this news makes me want both this game and Monster Hunter Tri. I mean $45 on amazon plus a $10 credit is pretty damn good no?

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 7:25:33 PM
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peace walker is the true MGS5 in my heart, regardless the rest add on or "fan-services", i will once again salute to the boss and big boss.

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main_event05
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 8:57:12 PM
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Anyone see the new psp bundle?

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/04/08/new-psp-big-boss-pack-for-metal-gear-solid-peace-walker/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PSBlog+%28PlayStation.Blog%29

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Sol
Thursday, April 08, 2010 @ 10:49:23 PM
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Tigrex? Rathalos? Snake?

Wow I wanna play this game even more... Even though I have enough trouble with these dragons as it is.

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___________
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 2:55:35 AM
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the more and more i read about this, the more it sounds less like a metal gear solid game and more of a action styled game.
i dunno, i just hope they still stick to the stealth aspect the games famous for.
we already have dead space 2 and fear 3 switching genres thats enough!

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main_event05
Friday, April 09, 2010 @ 8:18:35 PM

shhhhhhh.

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RebelJD
Sunday, April 11, 2010 @ 11:33:31 PM
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LOL, all of these "cameos" will make the game that more entertaining. When I say entertaining I mean lighthearted amusing fun. I enjoy a good laugh or a "Cool!" moment in games that don't take themselves too serious. Rock on Metal Gear Solid! I pre-ordered your "Big Boss" bundle today!

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