Tag Archives: metal gear online
Tue, Nov 04, 2008 | 10:30 GMT
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.
Wed, Oct 01, 2008 | 20:58 BST
According to this 1UP story, Metal Gear Online’s getting more content in the form of three new maps and two new characters.
The pack’s going to be playable at TGS this month, apparently. More detail through the link.
Sun, Aug 17, 2008 | 12:02 BST
Thu, Jul 31, 2008 | 17:22 BST
According to this NintendoEverything piece, Metal Gear dev star Hideo Kojima will return to Germany for Games Convention this year, after demoing MGS4 to press at the event in 2007.
Other stuff the publisher’s looking to air:
- PES 2009
- Silent Hill Homecoming (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Castlevania Judgement (Wii)
- Dancing Stage
- Rock Revolution
- Lost in Blue (Wii, NDS)
- Eledees: The Adventures of Kai and Zero (NDS)
Stage shows and presentations
- Hideo Kojima (Will discuss Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Online plans)
- Koji “IGA” Igarashi provides insight into the Castlevania series
- Thomas Hulett (Associate Producer) talks about Silent Hill Homecoming
- Rock Revolution presentation with Associate Producer Niais Taylor
- Dave Cox, responsible for product planning at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH, own future developments in Konami Europe
We’ll be there. For some of it, anyway.
Mon, Jul 14, 2008 | 19:21 BST
Konami said today that the Metal Gear Online Gene Expansion will be available to download from July 17 for €9.99.
“The download adds a number of key features to the basic game, including new three new maps,” said the release. “‘Coppertown Conflict’ boasts wide, open streets, ‘Tomb of Tubes’ is a labyrinth of underground passages, while ‘Virtuous Vista is a sprawling outdoor locale, and ideally suited to medium and long-range combat techniques.”
It continues: “A new ‘Survival’ mode has also been added, wherein players are charged with staying alive for as long as possible within a series of increasingly challenging stages, while a Reward Shop has been added wherein accrued points can be traded for new gear.
“The new add-on also added Metal Gear Solid 4 heroes Meryl and Johnny to the list of playable characters, both of whom enjoy unique skills, and will be randomly allocated to players when their use is enabled. Finally, Kojima Productions has also added the ability to create female soldiers for those creating new characters.”
Full thing after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Sun, Jun 29, 2008 | 08:03 BST
Hideo Kojima revealed at a signing event in Tokyo yesterday, that Metal Gear Online’s solo mission will begin on July 17, with a price tag of 1,800 yen (about $17 or €11). However, no details were given about a release outside of Japan.
Kojima also noted that, at peak hours, MGO reaches nearly 12,000 players simultaneously in Japan. He also hinted at an upcoming worldwide tournament entitled Metal Gear Online World Championship 2008, although no further details were given.
Tue, Jun 24, 2008 | 15:19 BST
According to this GameRush report, SCEA’s promised that more MGS4 bundles are on the way to the States, a move necessary as the pack is much sought-after.
“While we can’t provide specifics on inventory levels, the Metal Gear Solid 4 PlayStation 3 bundle is a limited-edition offering that’s experiencing high demand from Metal Gear and PlayStation enthusiasts,” said the company.
“We’re pleased with the strong consumer interest in the bundle and are working to ensure that additional shipments are provided to retailers.”
The bundle has currently sold out in the US, but more are promised by early July.
More through the link.
Thu, Jun 19, 2008 | 17:08 BST
Thu, Jun 19, 2008 | 15:39 BST
Sony’s announced on the US PlayStation blog that today’s PSN update will include an app called the MGS4 Database. From the site:
The MGS4 Database is a free, downloadable interactive application that contains the official knowledge base of everything that is Metal Gear, reaching all the way back to the very beginning of the franchise. Including complete storylines, character profiles, relationship diagrams, and much more! The MGS4 database is a great way to catch up for someone new to Metal Gear, as well as a useful resource for any veteran of the series, with complete official details on every aspect of the intricate Metal gear lore.
The MGS4 Database also contains a special feature – if you want to make use of the database, but have not yet fully played through MGS4 yet and are worried about spoilers – all MGS4 spoilers are “blacked out” until you’ve beaten MGS4. Give it a try!
But that’s not all, within MGS4, check out the EXTRAS option of the main menu (if you haven’t already). There’s already new, free downloadable content available for the game – with new camouflage and a new music track for the in game iPod. There will be more forthcoming, so be sure to check this often!
No word on whether or not this is going to be included in the European update, so keep everything crossed.
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 | 21:04 BST
As you can see from this GameStation page, Konami’s going to release a limited edition Metal Gear Solid 4 watch later this year, for the bargain price of £100.
Only 500 are going to be made, so it may be worth your while trying to get one. Or not, as the case may be.
It’s coming out on Hallowe’en. Take a look.
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 | 07:00 BST
“There’s not a lot to say about it – it had minimal impact really. Units were up by 7 percent,” said Chart-Track boss Dorian Bloch.
And that’s that. More through the link.
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 | 07:00 BST
Omglolwftroflcopter. The Eurogamer kids have got braver, it seems, giving Metal Gear Online 7/10. Get over there and have a big cry, quick.
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 | 15:45 BST
According to IGN, Famitsu’s reporting that MGS4 came close to hitting 500,000 sales in Japan in its first week of release, making it the fastest selling Japanese PS3 game and providing a huge boost to PS3 sales in the country.
Enterbrain figures show that 77,208 PS3s were sold in Japan in the week ending June 15. Japanese gamers bought 476,334 copies of MGS4 in the same week.
As you can see from last week’s hardware figures, the news will give Sony plenty to smile about.
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 | 10:00 BST
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 18:39 BST
In a letter on the site, IGN US has said that it won’t be reviewing Metal Gear Solid 4 until it can properly play Metal Gear Online.
In a hilarious dig at sites that have already posted reviews of the game – including IGN AU and IGN UK – IGN games ed boss Jeremy Dunham said, “I hope this clears things up for readers in search of our opinion before it comes out, or those trying to figure out why we have UK and AU reviews, but not a domestic article. We’d rather be right than be first.”
By way of explanation, Dunham said:
“While we have already completed the game (Jeff has played through it twice, and Greg and Chris are playing through to the end as I write this), we’ve decided to hold off so that we can play the Metal Gear Online segment with real people on real servers when it comes out on Thursday (on June 12).
“The reason being that, with MGO being such a significant part of the package (and IGN USA’s experience with that feature being rather narrow compared to our counterparts pre-release), we want to make sure that we play the networked portion of the game as much as possible before posting our review.
“So there you go — the reason why you’ll have to wait a few more days before we review Metal Gear Solid 4.”
Metal Gear Solid 4 reviews have attracted a huge amount of attention in recent weeks, with Eurogamer’s 8/10 being published on the same day as IGN UK’s 9.9. Neither review even mentioned Metal Gear Online, which ships as part of the game.
MGS4′s out tomorrow, thankfully.
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 13:21 BST
After the link. It’s out tomorrow, but don’t let that stop you. These videos show a lot of shooting. If you don’t like shooting, you’re in the wrong place. Don’t forget the woman saying “contact,” either.
Take a look.
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 11:38 BST
After the break. It’s Metal Gear Solid with a woman saying “contact”. Sorry, but it is. It looks very pretty, as you’ll see, and potentially it looks a little fiddly. Look for yourself. The game’s out on Thursday, so keep watching until then. Over and over and over.
Mon, Jun 09, 2008 | 16:31 BST
Speaking to videogaming247 this morning, Konami’s described UK pre-orders for Metal Gear Solid 4 as “huge”.
The company declined to give specific figures, however.
A rep for the firm in Britain also confirmed that Zavvi will be opening on Oxford Street at midnight for the game’s Thursday launch, and that other, smaller retailer will also be burning the candle at both ends to see in the summer’s biggest action game.
There are no details on how the game’s expected to perform in the rest of Europe as yet, but betting against GTA IV as next week’s UK number one may not be the stupidest thing you ever do.
Sun, Jun 08, 2008 | 22:25 BST
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 | 12:50 BST