40w ago - Konami Social Media Manager Dalton Link has announced that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker officially hits PS Vita today.
To quote: Prep your Fulton Recovery Devices and dust off your Love Box! Today we're confirming that the critically acclaimed PlayStation Portable version of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will be available on PS Vita as a PlayStation Store download later today!
Step into the shoes of the legendary Big Boss and infiltrate the lush forests of Costa Rica, recruit soldiers and construct your own Mother Base as you lay the groundwork for your band of Militaires Sans Frontieres (Soldiers Without Borders).
Or work together with other players in special, four-player CO-OPS (Cooperative-OPerationS), and six-player competitive matches using the PS Vita's Ad Hoc capabilities in this title originally released for the PSP in April 2010. (Note: Transferring functionality not available in this version of the game.)
Will you be picking up Peace Walker today? Let us know in the comments and share your favorite Peace Walker moments on our official Metal Gear Solid Facebook Page.
125w ago - Today PlayStation Blog Manager Lorenzo Grajales shared an interview with Hideo Kojima, who discusses the upcoming Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PS3, Peace Walker HD, and PS Vita.
To quote: The Metal Gear mastermind recently revealed that the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is heading to the PS3 this November.
The HD Collection includes revamped versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, complete with dual-analog-stick controls, 1080p graphics, smoother frame rates, a redesigned user interface, rumble support and much more.
We caught up with Kojima last week at an appearance in Mexico City and he was eager to speak with readers.
PlayStation.Blog: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was designed for PSP – a portable device. What changes did Kojima Productions make to the upcoming PS3 version so it could be enjoyed on a high-definition home console?
Hideo Kojima, Director, Kojima Productions: The PSP obviously has fewer buttons than the PS3 controller, and it had some limitations when it comes to control. Using the DualShock 3, movement of many things improved... as did, of course, (the addition of) rumble support.
178w ago - Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was released this past June for PSP, however, despite Kojima Productions previously ruling out a PS3 port Hideo Kojima hinted at just that in a recent interview with French video game news site JeuxVideo.
Conducted at Japan Expo, Hideo Kojima briefly commented on the possibility of porting Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker from the PSP to the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: "I can not say I'll do a direct conversion of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker on Playstation 3.
However, this game was a challenge in terms of its development on the PSP for me and I probably will preserve the base of it. And if I had to port it to another console, I would add even more depth to the story."
181w ago - Richie Churchill of Konami UK revealed today that the creator of Metal Gear Solid Hideo Kojima and lead artist Yoji Shinkawa will be in London for two exclusive signing sessions.
To quote: As part of the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker World Tour, Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa are coming to London for two exclusive signing sessions.
The first is on Friday June 18th at HMV's Oxford Street store (150 Oxford Street, W1) between 16:00 and 18:00; they'll be there to meet the fans and sign copies of the new METAL GEAR SOLD: PEACE WALKER on launch day. HMV is also the only place you'll be able to get your hands on the Exclusive Packaging with the Japanese cover art
The second event is taking place on Saturday June 19th at UNIQLO's flagship store (311 Oxford Street) between 11:00 - 13:00, Mr Kojima and Mr Shinkawa will be there to meet the fans and sign copies of METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER or if you got that signed the day before, how about an exclusive postcard made especially for the event. There may even be some giveaways for the first people in line at the UNIQLO signing.
But wait, there's more. You can also get your hands on one of the limited edition...
187w ago - The release date for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker on PSP is a little over a month away, but the game may have a future beyond the PlayStation Portable.
According to GamePro's Ben PerLee, an interesting interlude took place during a recent Peace Walker Bootcamp, to quote:
"So after I had done the preview, [Konami] had a Q/A session with us to get our complaints/ideas about the game," PerLee reported.
"Other than the basics, they asked what we thought about if they released it on PSN for the PS3 as well and had online multiplayer."
While it's not uncommon for a developer to ask journalists these focus-group questions, it is interesting to note that the Konami representative asking the questions actually wrote down the answers.
It could just be that the developer wants to anticipate criticisms of the game in forthcoming reviews, or it could be research for Hideo Kojima's new mystery project. Or there could indeed be a PSN release for Peace Walker farther down the line.