July 24, 2007 - It's official -- soon you'll be able to pretend to be Snake with a bunch of other Metal Gear nerds pretending to be Snake.

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Early this morning at Konami's celebration of Metal Gear's 20th anniversary, the company rolled out the first details and footage of Metal Gear Online -- a hide and seek game for up to 16 players.

We'll have in-depth impressions in a little bit, but Konami's website is already showing nine images from the game and offering the following synopsis.

"At last, Metal Gear Online is headed to PS3! Featuring characters, stages, and the same control scheme as found in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4, this reloaded MGO experience packs in additional environments, game modes, and team-based multiplayer mayhem to make this the ultimate online companion to MGS4!"

Today's Konami presentation did talk a bit about a new team system in MGO called SOKKU, which allows you quickly and easily access info on your allies. You'll even be able to see them through walls.

If you're salivating for Metal Gear Online, don't forget that there is http://ps3.ign.com/articles/807/807558p1.html coming up -- although it's limited to just 3,000 people.

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