- Konami Corp. last week debuted the English version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots at E for All and snuck in the first public test of Sony Corp.'s Dual Shock 3 controller in the demonstration.
The new controller includes rumble left out of the Sixaxis controller due to litigation between Sony and Immersion Corp. that has since been resolved.
The Dual Shock 3 features the same shell as the Sixaxis controller and the new rumble technology makes it a bit heavier than the best-selling Dual Shock 2 controller.
The inclusion of Dual Shock 3 rumble in Metal Gear Solid 4 provides an immersive experience that otherwise would be lacking. In the demo, each assault rifle blast pounds a hefty shake in player hands.
Metal Gear Solid 4 stunned in the English version at E for All. The latest entry features the most lifelike tactical espionage gameplay in the series to date.
The Dual Shock 3 will be sold this Nov. in Japan. The controller will be sold in the U.S. in early 2008.