Metal Gear Acid 2 Available
“Kojima Productions has once again redefined the Metal Gear series, taking Snake’s sneaking mission into the third dimension with the included Solid Eye 3D peripheral,” said Wilson Cheng, Product Manager at Konami. “Metal Gear Acid 2 expands the Metal Gear universe with an original storyline and new characters, as well as all-new cards and tactics that bring additional strategy to the game’s already deep card-based action.”
Metal Gear Acid 2 expands upoin the original MGA with an all new storyline featuring Snake and an assortment of new and returning allies and enemies, all depicted in a new cell-shaded visual style. Players will choose from more than 500 unique cards to create a deck that lays the foundation for the types of movements, attacks and special moves they can perform. Players new to the gameplay of the Metal Gear Acid series can learn the basics in Tutorial Mode, developing the skills they need to succeed later in the game. The new Arena Mode lets Snake engage in one-on-one battles with a series of classic enemies from the Metal Gear series, including The Boss, Revolver Ocelot and The End. Players looking to enjoy the strategic gameplay of Metal Gear Acid 2 with a friend can go head-to-head in the new Versus Mode, matching wits and decks to determine who is the top super-spy.
The “Solid Eye” peripheral included in every copy of Metal Gear Acid 2 lets players experience Metal Gear in full 3D. The entire game can be viewed in 3D if you're willing to wear the glasses the whole time, of course. Additional bonus content can also be viewed with the Solid Eye, including the Metal Gear Solid 4 trailer. Players who also own Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence can take pictures inside that game and transfer them to Metal Gear Acid 2 using a USB cable for viewing in full 3D using the Solid Eye peripheral.
The first Metal Gear Acid ruled Frank's life for several weeks, so it only made sense for him to review the sequel. His review copy is en route, so expect a review from him shortly.
3/21/2006 Aaron Thomas