The Legendary Stealth Action Series Infiltrates New Handheld Video Game System
LOS ANGELES - Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #800 - May 12, 2004 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Metal Gear Acid, created by world-renowned developer, Hideo Kojima, will be released for SCEA's PSP handheld video game system. Metal Gear Acid will redefine handheld action gaming as this all-new stealth adventure game in the definitive tactical espionage series takes the Metal Gear experience outside the living room and directly into the hands of gamers. More details will be released about the game at a later date.
About METAL GEAR®
The Metal Gear® franchise is over 16 years old 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: Substance, the expanded edition of Metal Gear Solid® 2: Sons of Liberty, for the Xbox 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 Snakes for Nintendo Gamecube. 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 Sony PlayStation® 2.
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Posted: May 12, 2004
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