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Big Peace Walker announcement is Monster Hunter collaboration

Wednesday, 7th April 2010 05:55 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Peace Walker

Nope, you’re eyes do not deceive you. Monster Hunter is coming to Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

This is the big announcement Hideo Kojima promised for this week.

The news was announced in the latest issue of Famitsu, with the formal announcement to come in a press conference that’s started in Tokyo right now. You can get live blog of it at Andriasang.

The crossover will see Snake takes on giant beasts like Tigrex, Velocriprey and more, as well as attack helicopters. It’ll also see a cameo from the series’ mascot, Felyne.

As pointed out by Kotaku, this isn’t Metal Gear Solid’s first crossover with other games. It has done it before with games like Ape Escape in MGS3, Altair from Assassin’s Creed  in MGS4 as well as Snake appearing in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, just to name a few.

More recently, PW had an April Fools trailer which seen Snake carry out Assassin’s Creed like missions. [Note: this has since been confirmed to be an actual collaboration in the game - JC]

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker releases at the end of this month for PSP in Japan, with June 18 being the release date for the UK.

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8 Comments

  1. AHA-Lambda

    god after all that? Big ****ing whoop!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. triggerhappy686

    Man…. what are they doing?? A lot about this game has put me off, shit platform, weird ideas. I always wanted another Big Boss game but this has been ruined. Mabey they will port it to PS2 in 3 years just like Logans Shadow

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Bizarre! What is it with Japanese games and weird crossovers of late?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. ianos

    Monster Hunter is absolutely the most popular thing on PSP in Japan, so why the hell not?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Pretty much what ianos said.

    Like I said in the article, it’s not the first time MGS has had a big crossover, and it most certainly ain’t going to be the last.

    Besides, with Monster Hunter being the big franchise as it is in Japan, and Metal Gear Solid doing not too bad in the region neither (especially with MGS4), it’s not THAT BIG of a surprise.

    The Ape Escape thing in MGS3 still sticks with me. It was the best thing in all of mankind. Like, ever. :D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Because it makes absolutely no sense within the Metal Gear universe?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    because kojima hyped up absolutely nothing once again?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Seeing as the Japanese absolutely love MH and cross-overs, this probably is big news for them.

    #8 5 years ago

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