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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Action
Publisher: Konami
Release Date: June 8, 2010 (US), June 18, 2010 (EU)

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'Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker' (PSP) Gets Big Boss Bundle, Packs Extra Content

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT

This latest PSP installment picks up where Metal Gear Solid 3 for the PS2 leaves off as players take control of the famed Naked Snake. Taking place in 1974, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker features original game design, story and scenario by Hideo Kojima.

Taking full advantage of the PSP, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker takes the series in an exciting new direction with incredible visuals, as it sheds new light on well-known adversaries and allies, along with a wealth of new characters. The famed ‘stealth’ gameplay that has established the Metal Gear Solid series as a modern classic has also been updated, with Kojima and his Kojima Productions team implementing all-new multi-player co-op elements that add depth to the various missions.

The game is set in Central America in 1974, as players take control of the famed Naked Snake (Big Boss): the legendary hero who had once saved the world from the brink of nuclear war. Snake has now turned his back on his mother country and established 'An Army without a Government' in South America, and is approached by visitors from 'A Nation without a Military' to investigate suspicious activity in the peaceful paradise of Costa Rica. Amidst the turmoil of the cold war, Costa Rica alone had managed to be a beacon of peace in a region torn by conflict, but all of that may change.

Packed with premium content, this ultimate fan bundle combines the highly anticipated title from legendary developer Hideo Kojima with a “Camouflage” PSP-3000 system, which was inspired by the Central American setting for the game. Added content in the game will allow players access to a camouflage uniform with FOX logos and a Stealth Gun weapon, which will be unlocked early on in the game. 

“With a vast lineup of chart-topping, AAA titles, PlayStation and Konami have long been synonymous with compelling gameplay experiences,” said Bob McKenzie, senior vice president of merchandising, GameStop. “As the leading video game and entertainment software retailer, we saw this as a huge opportunity to offer ultimate Metal Gear Solid fans something truly unique. When coupled with exclusive content like the 'Camouflage' PSP-3000 system and carrying case, the 'Big Boss' Pack is sure to give gaming enthusiasts something to look forward to this summer.”

The limited-edition “Big Boss" Pack will include the following:

  • “Camouflage” PSP-3000 system
  • METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER game on UMD®
  • Voucher for in-game content unlockable early on in the game
  • PlayStation®Network downloadable movie voucher – title to be announced (UMD will be available for Canadian residents)
  • 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Premium carrying case

The Big Boss Pack is available in the U.S. only. Both the Big Boss Pack and the previously announced Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker PSP Entertainment Pack will feature a movie, though Canadian residents will get a UMD version while U.S. residents will receive a PlayStation Network movie voucher.

In true Metal Gear Solid tradition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker drops the player into a series of hostile scenarios, as a terrible plan for world domination unfolds. Infiltrating a series of strategic strong-holds, the player takes on a number of increasingly varied missions, and will face some of the most incredible end-of-level adversaries the series has ever produced. Coupled with stunning visuals, incredible enemy AI, and a twisting plot that will delight and surprise as the game is played, it is no wonder Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is already being hailed as one of the most exciting upcoming games.

In addition to solo operations, players can now work together towards a common goal in the multi-player CO-OPS (CO-operative OPerationS) mode. Assist a companion who receives damage by administering medical help, share munitions, or sneak through stages in snake formation by covering each other’s blind spots. Likewise, plans can be formulated to take on adversaries, with players acting as decoys while their friends sneak into advantageous positions.


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