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Konami Europe Bundles PSP Games, Two for the Price of One

by Rainier on March 2, 2009 @ 5:55 a.m. PST

Konami announced a collection of double-packs for PSP featuring pairings of its biggest titles for the format. The new compilations retain their original packaging, but are twinned in a special slip cases, starting with Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops with Silent Hill Origins, and Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops alongside Coded Arms.

Available from March 27th, the new compilations retain their original packaging, but are twinned in a special slip cases for just £19.99. The first two pairings will be Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops with Silent Hill Origins, and Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops alongside Coded Arms.

Set in 1970, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops follows directly on from the events of Hideo Kojima’s renowned Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The player assumes the role of series hero Snake (aka Big Boss), as he puts together the elite FOXHOUND unit made famous in earlier Metal Gear titles, and instigates a bloody revolt with his treacherous FOX unit.

Heralding the return of many notable characters from the Metal Gear series, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops introduces a new team-building mechanic that brings additional depth and gameplay. Players can capture and recruit characters they encounter and assign them to different units that will perform different functions, such as healing teammates, gathering intelligence and creating new items. Players can also recruit rare and unique characters with special abilities throughout the game. Each character is rated on a series of more than ten attributes, giving players incredible variety in building the ideal squad and creating different teams that are best suited to different combat situations.

Silent Hill Origins is the first time Konami’s horror series appeared on PSP® and tells an original story with disturbing graphics and all-new gameplay elements. The game’s narrative reveals the origins that transformed the titular Silent Hill from a sleepy town to a hellish stronghold of terror and introduces several new characters to the franchise.

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