1st June, 2009
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced its popular Metal Gear Solid series will appear on Xbox 360®, with the advent of Metal Gear Solid: Rising for the format – the first Metal Gear Solid game to launch on this next generation console.
The game is being developed by series creators Kojima Productions, and although details are currently under wraps, they have revealed that Metal Gear Solid: Rising stars Raiden – one of the most popular characters within the MGS universe. Raiden made his debut as a playable character in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and appeared as a non-playable cyborg in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for PLAYSTATION®3.
“The Metal Gear Solid series is one of the most highly acclaimed video game franchises of all time,” said Martin Schneider, European Marketing Director for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “With the release of Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the Xbox 360 community will now get a chance to enjoy the action and excitement that this popular franchise is famed for.”
About KONAMI CORPORATION
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health & Fitness Business" and "Gaming & System Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1997, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games
Metal Gear Solid: Rising will be released for Xbox 360. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.