Metal Gear Solid 4 going Greatest Hits, original MGS going PSN

by: Randy -
More On: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
One year after launch, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has entered into the pantheon of the PlayStation 3's Greatest Hits collection.  Well, it'll be there on June 16, 2009.  Which is about time for the price reduction to $29.99 I say, since the darn thing sold 1.3 million on day one.  Also, the original Metal Gear Solid will be on PSN two days later -- June 18, 2009, and going for a solid $9.99.  So, for a mere $40 you could own the bookends to a 22-year history of Solid Snake and his progenitor Hideo Kojima.

KONAMI TO RELEASE METAL GEAR SOLID®4 GREATEST HITS EDITION FOR THE
PLAYSTATION®3 AND THE ORIGINAL, GROUNDBREAKING METAL GEAR SOLID ON THE
PLAYSTATION®NETWORK

Two Hideo Kojima Action-Packed Masterpieces Soon to be Available


El Segundo, Calif. - June 4th, 2009 - Konami Digital Entertainment,
Inc., announced today that Hideo Kojima's award-winning Metal Gear
Solid®4: Guns of the Patriots, has joined the PLAYSTATION®3 Greatest
Hits collection and will be available for the new low price of $29.99
on June 16, 2009. Additionally, the company will release the game that
started it all - Metal Gear Solid - on the PlayStation® Network on
June 18th, 2009 for the SRP of $9.99.

"Since it's debut in 1987, the Metal Gear franchise has stood the test
of time and continues to break new standards in story-telling and
gameplay," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami
Digital Entertainment, Inc., "These two releases are a perfect way to
bridge the original game that created this genre with the latest
masterpiece that brought it to an all-new level."

Metal Gear Solid®4: Guns of the Patriots is an action-packed visual
masterpiece that offered an entertaining cinematic experience that has
redefined videogames. The final chapter in the saga of Solid Snake
sends him around the world in pursuit of his arch nemesis, Liquid
Ocelot. Armed with new gadgets and abilities, Solid Snake must shift
the tides of war into his favor, using the chaos of the battlefield to
infiltrate deep into enemy territory. In his globetrotting final
mission, Snake must sneak deep into enemy locations in the Middle
East, South America, and other corners of the earth to foil Liquid
Ocelot's plans for total world domination.

The originator of the stealth-action genre, the original Metal Gear
Solid takes place in the southern Alaska region around the Bering Sea.
The player takes control of Solid Snake, a retired military soldier
who is ordered to infiltrate a nuclear weapons facility to eliminate
FOXHOUND, a genetically enhanced special forces unit that has
threatened to launch its nuclear weapon if the government does not
cooperate with their demands

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, is developed exclusively for
the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and includes Metal
Gear Online - the online multiplayer experience based on the Metal
Gear Solid universe.

For more information on Konami's products, please visit: www.konami.com.


About Metal Gear Online
Metal Gear Online is the ultimate squad based, tactical shooter based
on the Metal Gear Solid Universe.  Players can immerse themselves in
this next-gen multiplayer experience with various maps, game play type
and weapons to choose from.  Create your own character or take on the
role of your favorite Metal Gear Solid character. Players will need a
retail copy of Metal Gear Solid®4: Guns of the Patriots to play Metal
Gear Online.

About Konami
Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of
electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the
popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution
and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about
Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION
is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary
offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan,
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami
Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION
is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under
the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can
be found at www.konami.com.