- Some additional details are available today courtesy of Konami Online's Brandon Laurino
via PlayStation blog as follows:
Hello all - Only one more day until the [Register or Login to view links]
for Metal Gear Online is released! That means only one more day until the pre-order period ends, and your opportunity to get the "cardboard man" head gear for free!
You can purchase the SCENE Expansion by itself for $9.99, as a bundle with the MEME Expansion for $14.99, or for the best value, get all three Expansions, GENE, MEME, and SCENE, all for only $17.99.
All three options are available now via Metal Gear Online's in-game shop and Konami's shop. Along with all other normal methods of payment, you will be able to use PayPal as a form of payment, and the PlayStation Network Wallet payment system will be coming soon.
As part of what is included in SCENE, you can acquire three new Skills.
The First of these is CQC (Close Quarters Combat) EX. In order to obtain this skill, you have to execute a CQC maneuver 200 times with CQC Mastery Lv3 equipped. Once you have this skill, your character will automatically counter an opponent's CQC attack.
You can also gain Toughness, by receiving a knockback, knockdown, or blow away type attack 100 times. Once you have this Skill, your character will be able to endure knockdown attacks and recover time will be decreased.
The third Skill you can gain is Charm, by getting distracted by a magazine 100 times. It's similar to Mei-Ling's special skill, where holding the salute pose will have the same distracting effect as a magazine. The salute motion will also change to one of three different exclusive random animations.
There will also be some new Top Elite emblems in the SCENE Expansion. If you earn the emblems, you'll receive a free in-game t-shirt! Here are two to check out, the Fighting Fish, which you can unlock by playing a series of Death matches, and Arctic Skua, which you can unlock by playing through a series of Solo Capture missions.
I also have some detailed overviews of the new maps included in SCENE: Hazard House, Outer Outlet, and Ravaged Riverfront.
1st Floor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/3360277873/
2nd Floor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/3361095672/
Duct Area: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/3361095726/
1st Floor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/3361095692/
2nd Floor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/3360277927/
1st Floor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/3360278103/
2nd Floor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/3360278093/
3rd Floor: http://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/3360278121/
Just looking at those maps, I can already see some intense battles playing out in a few key areas. Where do you think the most action will be?
SCENE comes out tomorrow, March 17, 2009, don't miss out on the latest Metal Gear Online expansion pack for the ultimate squad-based, tactical shooter based on the Metal Gear Solid franchise!