Thursday, July 12, 2007

E3: Metal Gear Solid 4

During its E3 2007 press conference in Culver City, Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed that Kojima Productions' anticipated sequel Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is indeed a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and will be released worldwide in early 2008.

Today's news lays rest to ongoing rumors that the game will be brought to Xbox 360; most recently, Konami's CEO strongly hinted at a potential multiplatform strategy for the game.

Metal Gear Solid is a long-running stealth-based game from Kojima Productions that first made its appearance on the Playstation in 1998. The motto of the game is "No Place To Hide" and as such has made its name for being a tactical 3rd person shooter with an emphasis on skulking and all things covert.

The Metal Gear creator, Hideo Kojima, came on stage to show a new real-time trailer running on a PS3 before speaking about the game. "The story for Snake will end, and also, for me as a game creator, this will be my last involvement in the series," said Kojima. He noted that all of the series' plotlines and mysteries will be resolved. Gameplay remains stealth-based, but is set within battlefields this time around. Kojima promised to pour his 20 years of experience with the series into MGS4.


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