For the first time in the history of the Metal Gear series, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence features an online mode that lets players utilize classic characters and gameplay elements as they compete against players from around the country. Gamers will be able to choose from five different online modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Sneaking Mission, Capture Mission and Rescue Mission, each with their own unique set of goals. Competition takes place in more than 10 different areas and includes classic environments from Metal Gear Solid®3: Snake Eater™ as well as original levels created specifically for Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. The game supports up to eight players online as well as full in-game voice chat for the most immersive online gameplay experience possible on the PlayStation 2.
The single player component of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence lets players enjoy the timeless tactical espionage gameplay of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater with an all-new “Third Person View Camera” for every stage of the game. Gamers will be able to manipulate the camera to view the action from any viewpoint they choose, providing a new perspective on the gameplay. Also in Subsistence, players will be able to view individual cinematics from Snake Eater with the new Demo Theater mode. The Demo Theater includes all the cinematics found in Snake Eater as well as several additional scenes that can only be unlocked after meeting certain gameplay conditions.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence also contains the original versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, which have never been available in North America until now. Originally released in 1987 (in Japan and Europe) and 1990 (in Japan only), respectively, these games served as the genesis for the tactical espionage genre. They seamlessly combined stealth and action into a new kind of game as well as set into motion the epic storyline that has continued in the entire series of Metal Gear Solid titles.
The “Snake vs. Monkey” mini-games (starring Snake and the beloved Ape Escape® monkeys) introduced in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater return in Subsistence with all-new stages and objectives as Snake attempts to capture all the monkeys in a given amount of time. By meeting designated time requirements, players will be able to unlock new modes and gameplay features including the Duel Mode in which players can replay all the boss encounters from Snake Eater as well as the Secret Theater, a selection of never before seen cut scenes that parody the Snake Eater storyline.
“With the addition of online play and an unprecedented variety of original gameplay modes, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence lets fans experience Snake’s Cold War adventure like never before,” said Wilson Cheng, Product Manager at Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The Metal Gear Solid series is constantly evolving, and this installment in Hideo Kojima’s ongoing saga once again brings the tactical espionage genre to new heights.”
A special three disc Limited Edition of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence is also available, containing a three and a half hour movie telling the story of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Featuring all the cinematics from Snake Eater as well as new scenes and narration re-cut into a feature-length film, directed by Hideo Kojima himself, this movie lets consumers experience the game’s remarkable storyline from start to finish without having to play through the game.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence is available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 for a SRP of $29.99 and is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. The Limited Edition of the game is available at select retailers for a SRP of $39.99.
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