Konami has confirmed new details for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which will land on store shelves May 25 and 28 in the US and UK, respectively.
Naked Snake's story takes up post MGS3: Snake Eater during the 70s era cold war, which most of us know already.
However, what is new to us is the fact that the Mother Base offshore plant is to be included and will act as a hub for items and personnel collected within the game. During the course of the game, users can recruit felled baddies and transport them to the Mother Base using the Fulton Recovery System.
Recruited soldiers each harbor unique abilities that will support Snake and other characters in a variety of ways. The more staff you accumulate, the more you will be able to explore and expand the Mother Base while gaining access to new functions. This area also acts as a development area for Snake where he can upgrade weapons or collate information to create new armaments.
New AI Weapons have also being introduced, and these "giant unmanned behemoths" must be overcome by Snake so he can complete his missions. These include hover, airborne, and tank-style vehicles that can talk and sing - yes, sing - during battle using VOCALOID technology.
Multiplayer in the game allows up four-player co-op missions, and a three-against-three battle royale, with more to be announced at a later date.