Here we go again; despite images of Snake shooting himself in the face, and Kojima publicly hanging up his bandana more than once, MGS4 is not the last Metal Gear, Konami insists. I think there have been some misconceptions that this is the last Metal Gear, associate producer Ryan Payton told MTV. This is really just the last chapter of the saga of the Solid Snake story.
The Metal Gear series is renowned for its deep storyline (told in overly-long cutscenes), yet series creator Hideo Kojima says: "I'm not a genius like George Lucas."
Kojima has made it known that the fourth game of the series, out June 12, will wrap up the long-running Solid Snake plot, but this long and extremely complex story wasn't something Kojima had all mapped out.
"I didn't have this story planned out," he told Reuters. "I
Konami asked games press to keep quiet about the massive length of Metal Gear Solid 4's cutscenes, claims MTV's Multiplayer blog.
It emerged earlier this month that the PS3 sequel has at least two cinematics "approaching" 90 minutes long, as reported by UK mag PlayStation World and now in the new issue of Edge as well.
Apparently, Konami was keen to keep these huge cinematics under wraps from print
The launch of the brilliant MGS4 is "only the beginning" of a rush of triple-A PS3-exclusives, says Sony's seemingly pleased VP of product marketing, Scott Steinberg.
With some of the console's big titles like Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, GTA IV and Singstar now out the door, Steinberg paints a positive picture for PS3 owners for the rest of the year.
"This is only the beginning of an ongoing software avalanche for PS3 that includes
Metal Gear Solid 4 will drive more PS3 hardware sales than the mighty GTA IV did, say industry analysts, despite GTA IV having been the biggest-selling entertainment launch in the history of the universe. Sales of PS3 are up 150 percent over last year and, according to Eedar's Jesse Divnich, this storming success will continue, and even accelerate, with the release of Konami's blockbuster.
The release of Metal Gear Solid 4 and the ongoing success of PSP made it a Sony one-two in Japan last week, as PS3 skyrocketed to the top of the hardware charts.
Metal Gear Solid 4 shattered the million sales milestone within its first week on sale in Europe, Konami has confirmed.
It also says that fans "snapped up almost immediately" the 25,000 copies of the limited edition version of the game, which packs a Making-of Blu-Ray, a soundtrack CD and action figure put out for the game's June 12 release, although the £144 bundle still looks to be in stock on Play, where it is sold exclusively
We sort of thought the Guinness Book of World Records was a collection of definite, measurable achievements. Like, that's pretty much everything it represents... or not - the latest edition of the Guinness Gamers' Edition contains a list of the top 50 game series, not by total sales or anything factual like that, but as determined by a poll. It's horrific.
See the whole list inside...
Breaking news: Kojima is being opaque. In a recent interview, translated and recounted by Anoop Gantayat, the famed Metal Gear creator said, "For the next game I make, it's either MGS5 or an original game. I only have these two choices."
Above: The Kanto region has been subjected to rolling blackouts following the disaster. Since then, Square Enix and others have shut down servers for online games to conserve power
Following the quake and tsunami that hit Japan last Friday, officials have been asking those in Japan to save power. In response, severs for several online games, including Metal Gear Online and Final Fantasy XIV Online, have been shut down to conserve energy…