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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 Its Own Clothing Line

by Rainier on April 5, 2011 @ 12:00 a.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.

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.

This will be the first complete clothing collection for the franchise, allowing fans to show their Metal Gear Solid love by dressing the part from head to toe.

"Our partnership will give fans the opportunity to 'suit up' for one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, specifically for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker," said Careen Yapp, Vice President of Acquisitions and Franchise Development of Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. "The mass success and support for our latest Metal Gear Solid hit has allowed us to expand beyond what we've done in the past with the series, and we are very much looking forward to offering this new line to a global community of fans."

The clothing line was created in partnership with musterbrand LLC, a global design group focused on bringing digital creations to the real world.

"Metal Gear Solid is one of the longest running video game franchises with an incredibly dedicated fan base, making Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and KONAMI the perfect choice to partner with for a new collection," said Knut Bergel president and chief executive officer of musterbrand LLC. "The new clothing line allows fans to extend their experience with the franchise even further through a unique and fashionable style."

Available for purchase online in US and Canada beginning on April 11, 2011, the collection, featuring well-known Peace Walker images, will include coats, sweatshirts, pants, t-shirts and hats, all inspired by clothing worn by characters in game. Additional items in the clothing line will be released quarterly and surrounding certain special events throughout the year.

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.

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.

Key Features

  • The Latest Title in the Metal Gear Solid Series!:  A true continuation of the ever-evolving franchise that stood the test of time and started the stealth action genre, Peace Walker is the first title on the PSP system in which mastermind Hideo Kojima has fully taken up the reigns to direct, write, and design the game himself.
  • Extensive Content for Massive Replay Value! Arguably one of the deepest PSP games to be released as Kojima Productions pushes the boundaries of the platform to new levels while blending various game styles together in ways that will captivate and engross both veterans and newcomers to Metal Gear. 
  • Proven Gameplay, Story, and More:  Fans of the series will enjoy the exhilaration of familiar stealth elements of previous MGS titles and will also be enticed by the new gameplay features making their debut in Peace Walker. Those expecting a typical stealth game will be blown away by the Peace Walker experience.  This game is a blend of action RPG elements, RTS elements for a PSP experience like none other.  Staying true to Metal Gear form, the entire game experience is woven together by a gripping story which unfolds through the artwork of Yoji Shinkawa and acclaimed comic book artist, Ashley Wood. 
  • Online Multiplayer Supported Peace Walker provides up to 4-player CO-OPS (COperative-OPerationS) gameplay, which is a revolutionary first for the series that introduces the all-new CO-OP Ring and “Snake Formation.”  The CO-OP Ring allows gamers to interact and build their camaraderie through the sharing of items, equipment, and LIFE gauges during the heat of battle, while the “Snake Formation”  lets one player take the lead so the others can focus on defense.

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