2.29.2008

Even More MGS4 Updates


It seems like MGS4 was all the video game world talked about a couple of months ago when more concrete dates, trailers, and demos were being released like clockwork. Though the hype has dimmed down for a little while, as gamers patiently await for the game everyone's been waiting for, it sure enough has escalated once more, as MGS4 rumors and updates stream in by the hour. So as you guessed, here's more info. to swim in.

In the latest Kojima Productions Report podcast, it seems that MGS4 is pushing the limits of the new Blu-ray technology. Producer Ryan Payton announces that MGS4 won't have voice over tracks for other languages. Because of disc space, the Japanese version won't have an English language option and you guessed it, North American and European version won't have Japanese voice over. Before you fret, Payton goes on to state that the voice over work in MGS4 is the best it's ever been. When the time comes, if you're really itching for the Japanese VO, remember that the PS3 is region-free, so you can grab the Japanese version if you so desire.

Speaking of time, we've already heard from Konami that MGS4 is due for a simultaneous worldwide release. Thankfully enough, this hasn't changed. The penultimate date is June 12th! A day when all the major characters reunite and remaining mysteries unveiled. This will be the first time ever for Konami to simultaneously release the Metal Gear series throughout the world.

And remember when I first mentioned the pre-order special? Well Konami confirms that:
Beginning April 2008, consumers that pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will receive the Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD, containing a Prologue that recaps the Metal Gear franchise, a 20th Anniversary retrospective, character bios for Big Boss, Liquid Snake, Solidus Snake, and Solid Snake, plus a collection of international trailers of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. This pre-order package also contains an insert with a download code and special instructions for accessing the Metal Gear Online beta test when it goes live in late April. This special pre-order package will only be available while supplies last.
Viva pre-orders! That's it for now...

1 comment:

Gendo said...

"I'm so excited, and i just can't hide it; i'm about to loose control and i think i like it"...lalalaaaala. Snakuuuuuuu.