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Piggyback™ produces third and most anticipated guide in the Metal Gear Solid® series

February 9th 2005 - PiggybackTM, Europe's leading official strategy guide publisher has again joined forces with Konami of Europe GmbH to exclusively publish the Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake EaterTM Official Guide, for PAL regions.

The 230 page tome, including a six page fold-out reference cover, is an access-all-areas encyclopedia of Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake EaterTM for PlayStation® 2. The Official Guide features everything the avid gamer needs to know about the game, with a strong emphasis on secrets. The book also covers walkthroughs, details on camouflages, food, weapons, items and more. Developed over a five month period, the guide is the ultimate collector's piece, packed with essential gaming data and illustrated with original and exclusive artwork within a high quality production book.

Louie Beatty, Managing Director of Piggyback, commented "Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake EaterTM is the most anticipated guide for Q1 2005 and we are pleased to be working with Konami of Europe GmbH to publish the third installment of the Metal Gear Solid® Official Guide franchise." Beatty continued, "Piggyback has again produced the definitive gamer's companion, this time with a high emphasis on secrets. This way our readers can discover and enjoy all areas of this complex game."

Hans-Joachim Amann, Head of European Product Management at Konami of Europe GmbH said "There is great anticipation from the trade and public for the Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake EaterTM Game and Official Guide. Piggyback provides unsurpassable quality and consistency in creating Metal Gear Solid® official guides, since its publishing debut in 1999." Amann continued, "Our customers can be assured that the Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake EaterTM Official Guide reflects the rich, involving and complex gameplay experience, they have been waiting for".

Quick Facts:

Instant Recognition:

  • All PiggybackTM guides, including the Official Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake EaterTM Guide use official game cover art.

Quality Production:

  • All PiggybackTM guides are produced to the highest standards.
  • The Official Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake EaterTM Guide features a matt laminated cover with spot UV varnish.
  • The book is printed on 135 g/m² paper for the ultimate collector's item.

Free Demos:

  • Visitors to www.piggybackinteractive.com can download 12 sample pages of the Official Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake EaterTM Guide free of charge from the 18th February 2005.

Metal Gear Solid® 3: Snake EaterTM Official Guide Details:

RRP: £10.99/ AUD 29.95 - Available in all good videogame retail outlets and bookstores.

ISBN: 1-903511-71-2

EAN: 978-1-903511-71-8

Launch Date: 3rd March 2005.

For further information:

Media only:

Caroline Stokes - Caroline Stokes Communications

T: +44 (0)7778 577770

E: caroline@carolinestokes.co.uk

Trade only:

Louie Beatty - Piggyback Interactive Limited

T: +44 (0)20 7313 9232

E: lb@piggybackinteractive.com

W: www.piggybackinteractive.com

® 2005 Piggyback Interactive Limited. All rights reserved. PiggybackTM, PIGGYBACKINTERACTIVE.COMTM, AUTHORISEDCOLLECTION.COMTM and the Piggyback logo are trademarks of Piggyback Interactive Limited. METAL GEAR®, METAL GEAR SOLID® and SNAKE EATERTM are either registered trademarks or trademarks of KONAMI COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN, Inc. ® 1987 2005 KONAMI COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN. KONAMI® is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION. All rights reserved. The Official Metal Gear Solid® 3 Guide is a licensed product of KONAMI of Europe GmbH. All rights reserved


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