Konami’s announced the Metal Gear Online World Championship 2008 tournament, with regional heats culminating in a final at TGS in October.
Europe, the US, Japan, and Greater Asia will all get a stab at the crown, with the first heats being held at Comic-Con in San Diego next week.
Details of the European heats will be announced via www.konami-mgo.com in the coming weeks.
Press release after the link.
Test your Metal Gear Online mettle
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH announces Metal Gear Online
World Championship 2008!
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced the first details of its Metal Gear Online World Championship 2008 tournament, which will embark on regional heats in the summer globally with the grand final taking place at October’s Tokyo Game Show event.
The competition is open to the best Metal Gear Online players from Europe, the US, Japan, and Greater Asia, with the individual territories to host regional championships where the wining teams will receive all-expenses-paid trips to Japan. The first championship will take place in the US at ComiCon in San Diego, with full details of the European heats to be announced via www.konami-mgo.com in the coming weeks.
Metal Gear Online is a dedicated online title included in Metal Gear Solid® 4: Guns of the Patriots, an exclusive title for PLAYSTATION®3, which took the market by storm on its release in June. Featuring unique characters, a wide range of weaponry as well as many levels taken from and inspired by the Metal Gear Solid Series, Metal Gear Online is the ultimate team based online tactical shooter which allows up to 16 people to play simultaneously. Retaining the highly renowned stealth combat gameplay of the Metal Gear series, players can immerse themselves in this whole new multiplayer online experience as they are dropped into a series of war zones where a host challenges await them.