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E32009: New MGS Games for Xbox360, PSP

Posted in Action Adventure, Game-related Events, Gaming, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 4, PSP, Stealth-Action, Xbox360 on June 2, 2009 by thelonegamer

It’s barely the first day of E3 and some bombs have already been dropped. Namely stealth bombs, from the Metal Gear Solid franchise. For starters, the Xbox360 will finally be getting some MGS love, with Metal Gear Solid Rising. This new title will apparently star Raiden, the somewhat controversial Snake Alternate-turned-Cyborg Ninja. Whether it’s a prequel set before MGS4 revealing the circumstances behind Jack’s transformation into a white-blooded half-machine sword-slasher or a new mission set after Guns of the Patriots remains to be seen.

The other title revealed is Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which apparently will be released on PSP. This may be another adventure starring the ubiquitous Big Boss.

Both titles are still shrouded in mystery, so we’ll just have to keep watching and waiting for anything else to be revealed in E3. Metal Gear, Metal Gear everywhere. Awesome!

And the Ball Drops: Kojima working on New Metal Gear

Posted in Action Adventure, Game-related Events, Gaming, Metal Gear Solid 4, Stealth-Action on May 27, 2009 by thelonegamer

IGN has reported that the latest Famitsu just spilled the beans on all the intriguing hoopla over at Kojima Productions. In a somewhat-censored interview with International Man of Mystery Hideo Kojima, it is revealed that the MGS creator is indeed working on a new Metal Gear game as director and game designer, and the MGS4 team is working on the title, and the game will be a proper entry into the series canon.
Recently, the Kojima ‘Next’ site revealed, within the current rain-and-lightning drenched field, a fleeting image of Big Boss. This has now been followed by an image of cyborg ninja Raiden, of course leading to logical speculation that he’ll be starring in this upcoming new chapter in the MGS saga.

Pretty cool stuff. Is Big Boss coming back from the dead (again)? Will this really be the cyborg ninja’s time to shine? Will we see ol’ David back for a cameo? Are those hot Beauties coming back? We’ll just have to wait. And considering how long Kojima games come- we’re in for a long one. More on this as we get it.

Metal Gear Solid 4 by Mega 64

Posted in Game-related Events, Gaming, Metal Gear Solid 4, Stealth-Action, Videogame Comedy on March 30, 2009 by thelonegamer

Here’s a sketch from videogame comedy group Mega 64 spoofing Konami’s flagship stealth action opus… made particularly awesome by a surprise guest at the end.

Metal Gear Solid Touch Sneaks In

Posted in Game-related Events, Gaming, iGaming, Metal Gear Solid 4, Mobile Games on March 19, 2009 by thelonegamer


The latest MGS title, Metal Gear Solid Touch on the iPhone and iPod Touch, is here. Well, actually, it’s on the US and UK Appstore already, one full day ahead of its supposed release date. Unfortunately for us Asian fans of Old Snake, no sign of MGST on the Philippine store yet. Once it does, it’s a sure buy for me.

The game looks… well… it looks like MGS, albeit kinda flat. But still, the sound and music are spot-on amazing, and that alone is enough to make this title head and shoulders over most other iGames. Supposedly this intro version will contain 12 levels, with more to be added via updates to the game (free of course once you buy the game). Anyway, it’s not a simple ‘Duck Hunt’ with Snake, the zoom-and-snipe moments are cool and shootouts seem fairly intense. This should be an improvement over iSniper, in any case. More on this as I get it.

Metal Gear Solid Touch

Posted in Action Adventure, Game-related Events, Gaming, iGaming, Metal Gear Solid 4, Mobile Games on February 21, 2009 by thelonegamer

The debut trailer for Metal Gear Solid Touch for, well, the iPhone and iPod Touch, has just debuted online (the official site opened earlier this week). What can I say? I’m sold. Yeah, I know that talk before was this game was just a glorified version of Duck Hunt, but well, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

According to the trailer and site, the game seems to be an on-rails shooter, pretty much like the already-released Time Crisis Strike (also for iPhone/iPod Touch), with players taking the role of Solid Snake in his final mission. The game will have Snake shooting enemies from the game- PMC soldiers, FROGS aka Haven Troopers and the members of the Beauty and the Beast Unit. You’ll even get to tussle mano-e-mano with Liquid Ocelot himself. Basically you apparently run through the whole story of MGS4, just in portable, simplified form. Aside from straight shooting using your finger to riddle enemies with bullets, you can use the multi-touch to squeeze/pinch-zoom for sniping sequences.

Time Crisis for the iPhone is pretty cool, and I am thinking that if MGST is anything like that, it should be even cooler. Konami surely won’t just make a throwaway game- this should be at least polished to deserve the MGS monicker. Hey, having the ability to take on the Beautiful Beasts wherever you go is worth plunking a few dollars.

No word yet on a release date, but I’ll keep my eyes on this. Check out the debut trailer for MGST here.

Underwhelmed about MGS Touch

Posted in Metal Gear Solid 4, Xbox360 on January 5, 2009 by thelonegamer

Remember my post about being so enthusiastic about Metal Gear Solid Touch for the iPhone/iPod Touch? Well, that has kinda diminished in the light of the revelation that the game will basically be a shooting gallery type of title. I never really expected anything more than that, I guess, what with the platform being a bit… limited. Still, being able to take down Gekkoes and FROGs with your finger shouldn’t be all that bad. I just hope the animation is better than, say, Lethal Enforcers. Anyway, if and when the game appears I’ll probably pick it up regardless.

iPhone MGS Confirmed!

Posted in Action Adventure, Game-related Events, Gaming, Metal Gear Solid 4 with tags , on December 17, 2008 by thelonegamer

As we reported earlier, Metal Gear Solid Touch is… well… it’s REAL! Metal Gear Solid Touch! We got the name right! Haha! This upcoming title for the iPhone or iPod Touch has been confirmed by Konami (perhaps hastened by the scan leaks from Famitsu).

Set in the MGS4 universe, the game will have 8 stages initially, with more promised to come later (downloads?). Kotaku mentions in their article that the game will be controlled by touchpad and not by accelerometer- well, the iPhone/Touch doesn’t have a touchpad. Most probably as with games like the recent Brothers In Arms iPhone game, players will manipulate action through the touchscreen itself. As seen in the two screenshots, you’ll be controlling Old Snake himself, in some 3rd Person Over-the-Shoulder shooting action as well as a first-person sniping view. Check out pics here.

Not known yet is the story. Will this be set during MGS4? After? Will we see any familiar characters or adversaries like the Beasts/Beauties? Is it Canon?

Well, as an iPod Touch owner, I’m pretty thrilled. Can’t wait to see this… but I guess I’m going to have to. The game is set for a Spring 2009 release.