KONAMI ANNOUNCES U.S. RELEASE DATE AND NEW GAME DETAILS FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED STEALTH ACTION GAME - METAL GEAR SOLID®3: SNAKE EATER™
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - October 15, 2004 Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake EaterTM (MGS3) will be released exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system nationwide on Wednesday, November 17, 2004. Directed and produced by Hideo Kojima, the legendary developer and creative force behind one of the best-selling video game series of all time, MGS3 delivers the definitive stealth action experience with unique gameplay elements, extraordinary depth, a captivating storyline and a mind-blowing presentation.
Recently shown at Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2004, Konami revealed an astonishing new game trailer which gave audiences a sneak peek into the latest details of MGS3. The trailer showcases the game's challenging and eccentric bosses and numerous foreboding natural environments which the main character, Snake, will encounter on his one-man mission to save the world from the brink of nuclear annihilation. Recognizing the game's unparalleled gameplay, deep storyline and high production values, 1up.com - a Ziff Davis media outlet dedicated to gaming news - awarded MGS3 with "Best of Show," "Best Adventure Game" and "Best PlayStation 2 Game" at TGS.
Also at TGS, Konami announced the winners of the Camouflage Campaign, which gave fans of the series the opportunity to submit their own camouflage designs for inclusion in the game and win a place in video game history. MGS3's new, in-depth "camouflage index" is an integral part of playing through the game. Gamers will be able to use face paint and camouflage uniforms to blend into their environment, giving them the ability to avoid enemy detection and infiltrate dangerous enemy territories. After all the submissions were reviewed by Hideo Kojima and his award-winning design team, they chose four unique and potentially helpful patterns, entitled Terrence (Animals) - France, Lucky Boy (Fly) - Japan, Suna-nami Wrap (Mummy) - England and Banana Man (Banana) - Japan.
To view the TGS 2004 trailer with English subtitles, please visit: http://www.konamijpn.com/products/mgs3/english/index.html
About the Metal Gear Series of games and franchise information
The Metal Gear® franchise is in its 17th year with the first Metal Gear® release debuting in Japan in 1987. The series centered on the adventures of secret agent Solid Snake and was consistently recognized for its new and original game design combined with a story full of plot twists and intricate human drama. In 1998, Konami introduced Metal Gear Solid® for the Sony PlayStation® game console, which was instantly noted for its stunning graphics, original narrative style and superlative gameplay. Metal Gear Solid® earned widespread critical acclaim and defined a benchmark of quality in the action genre. Building on the precedent set by the top-selling original title, Metal Gear Solid®2: Sons of LibertyTM was released in 2001 for the Sony PlayStation®2 with overwhelming praise from gamers and industry pundits worldwide, selling over 2 million units in the U.S. and over 5 million units worldwide. In 2002, Konami released, Metal Gear Solid®2: SubstanceTM, the expanded edition of Metal Gear Solid®2: Sons of LibertyTM, for the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 and PC DVD-ROM with much fan fare. In 2003, the amazing storyline and world of Metal Gear Solid® combined with the graphics and gameplay of Metal Gear Solid®2 to create Metal Gear Solid® The Twin SnakesTM for Nintendo GameCubeTM. In 2004, Hideo Kojima takes the tactical espionage action genre that the Metal Gear® series defined to a completely new direction in Metal Gear Solid®3: Snake EaterTM for the PlayStation®2.
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