Konami’s announced that Metal Gear Online has more than 1 million “members” worldwide.
To commemorate the milestone, the company is to launch the imaginatively titled, Metal Gear Online: Commemorative Campaign.
Beginning on November 25, those who access the game will receive award points, which can be used to buy new online gear from the “in-game reward shop.”
Press release after the break.
KONAMI ANNOUNCES 1 MILLION MEMBERS FOR METAL GEAR ONLINE
Access METAL GEAR ONLINE and Receive 10,000 Reward Points!
EL SEGUNDO, CA – November 3, 2008 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Konami’s online action game, “METAL GEAR ONLINE,” has gained over 1 million members worldwide since the launch of the service in June 2008. To commemorate this achievement, Konami will launch a special campaign, “METAL GEAR ONLINE: Commemorative Campaign,” that will officially begin on November 25, 2008, awarding reward points to gamers who access METAL GEAR ONLINE during the promotion. These reward points can be used to purchase new online gear from the in-game reward shop.
During the Commemorative Campaign period of November 25, 2008 from December 9, 2008, all players who own a METAL GEAR ONLINE account (Game IDs) and access METAL GEAR ONLINE will receive 10,000 reward points each. The 10,000 reward points will be updated to account owners on the last day of the campaign, December 9, 2008.
Player characters who access “METAL GEAR ONLINE” during the Commemorative Campaign period will also have a chance to be one of 30 people (10 people from each region, North America, Europe and Japan) to receive an additional 100,000 reward points. The 100,000 reward points drawing will happen after the campaign ends and will be awarded the drawn winners on December 16, 2008.
A special GENE and MEME expansion bundle pack will be made available at a special price of $14.99 this holiday season.
For assets please visit the download media area site: http://www.konami-data.com/pr/index.php
About the Metal Gear Online World Championship 2008
The Metal Gear® Online World Championship 2008 took place at Tokyo Game Show this October. The MGOWC08 pitted the best players in North America, Europe, Japan, Korea and Greater Asia against each other in a spectacular live tournament on the TGS show floor on October 11th, 2008. The top two teams from Regional Championships in all territories have received all expenses paid trips to the MGOWC08 Finals. Updates from the event are coming soon!
About Metal Gear Online
Metal Gear® Online is the ultimate squad based, tactical shooter based on the Metal Gear Solid® Universe. Players can immerse themselves in this next gen multiplayer experience with various maps, game play type and weapons to choose from. Create your own character or take on the role of your favorite Metal Gear Solid character. Experience the next chapter in the Metal Gear Saga. For the latest information, please visit www.konami.jp/mgo.
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