As Metal Gear fans around the world watch Kojimas Countdown > Countdown > Countdown the anticipation for the next game in the series grows. In the past few days there have been reveals of several “familiar faces” including a raiden look-alike with brown eyes and what appears to be big boss. I threw together a quick wallpaper (1920×1200) using some of the counter’s image assets. Enjoy! (click the image to get the full size or click below) You cant really see it in the preview but it says MGS5 very faintly in the top section and has a diagonal line pattern.
Konami has confirmed yesterday’s rumor that the next Metal Gear game is for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Metal Gear Solid Touch is going to be 8 levels, with more available [for purchase] in the future.
Kotaku notes that players will be able to unlock goodies like MGS iPhone wallpapers through a points system in game. Spring 2009 cant come soon enough. I dont know HOW they are going to get the controls where they dont feel awful.
Hideo Kojima, designer and director of the Metal Gear series is saying that the “Next Metal Gear” teased last week will be officially announced very soon. In just a few weeks we’ll finally find out what the fuck is up with the green power symbol. 360 port? iPhone game? I am guessing that it will be a new game and not just a port because of the language in the teaser being the “Next Metal Gear”. For some reason that makes it sound like its not part of the “Solid” series. We’ll see.
So over on the kojima productions website they posted a teaser for the next metal gear game. A lot of people are speculating that it is metal gear for the 360. I dont know though. The “power” button in the image makes me think more of VR mission stuff. Guess we’ll have to wait to see.
I’ve been playing Metal Gear Online pretty heavily for the past few days. Today Konami announced that they have added a new game mode, and a new map to the Beta. In this new “Sneaking Mission” game mode one player plays as Snake, and the rest of the people are divided into Red and Blue teams.
As Snake, you go around trying to steal a set number of dog tags. This is done by either holding people up, or stunning them with the stun knife or CQC.
The Red and Blue teams will win by being first to take down Snake, or by having the most number of kills at the end of the round’s time.
The new map, Midtown Maelstrom (M.M.), is set in the Middle East and consists of tightly packed corridors and streets as well as some interiors.
So, I’ve had 2 days to play the MGO beta. After playing TF2 so often its kind of hard for me to switch to tactical shooters. I like that you can switch between auto-aim (which hits the enemy’s core) or go to manual aim and aim for the 1 hit kill of a head-shot. I also really like the capture points game mode. Its pretty awesome. Death match and Team Death match are also fun. One of my favorite techniques to use in Deathmatch is to put a Dirty Magazine on the ground and hide in my cardboard box. Then I wait for someone to pass by and get distracted by the Mag. Then I switch to manual shooting and pop them in the head. Fun times.
We may not get the Beta till Friday, but that doesn’t mean we cant mentally put our characters together. This video shows the Metal Gear Online character creation in all its glory. It looks pretty awesome. Friday can’t come soon enough.
Well, Konami officially fucked up the MGO beta. Apparently the worldwide nature of the thing has caused their servers to collapse and as a result they are postponing the US and EU Beta till a date TBA. There should be an announcement tomorrow, concerning that. As a resuly the end date of the beta will be extended till May 11th.
“We would like to thank all players for their keen interest in taking part in the beta test. However, we regret to inform you that due to extraordinary levels of traffic from all around the globe, we have been unable to run the service to the level we expected. As a temporary measure, we will be deferring the start of the US public beta test until we are able to stabilize our server. We would like to apologize for all inconveniences as well as confusion caused.”
Although the box art of MGS4 isn’t yet official, Amazon.com lists the above picture for its MGS4 listing I haven’t seen this rendering of Snake’s face anywhere else so it very well may be official. I think that its pretty cool, but I don’t really like the placement of the logo. I would like it better if it were down the right side like it is on the European box art.