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'Metal Gear Solid Existence' found in Japanese trademark database

Siliconera has discovered Metal Gear Solid Existence in the Japanese trademark database. We're going to give you a number of things this could possibly be. Let's make some predictions now and see who wins.
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Existence - A re-release of MGS4 with added content, much in the vein of Substance and Subsistence.
  • Portable Ops 2 - The long-rumored real sequel to the PSP-exclusive Portable Ops series.
  • Metal Gear Solid EXistence - An Xbox 360-exclusive Metal Gear Solid game.
  • OR ... A damn cell phone game that won't ever come out in America.
With TGS around the corner, there's a chance we may find out what this mysterious title is sooner than later. Stay tuned.

[Thanks, Kspraydad!]

Hey, you put a PSP in my Metal Gear Solid 4!

Chances are, you've heard of this small PS3 game called Metal Gear Solid 4 (check out all the coverage on PS3 Fanboy). Hunter217 sent us a few pics captured from the game ... and lo and behold, we see Sony's beloved handheld hidden away in the game as a small easter egg. Kojima's home is on the PlayStation systems, and it's nice to see the PSP isn't neglected in the upcoming console game.

Metal Gear retrospective: MGS Portable Ops

If you haven't been reading PS3 Fanboy, then you might not know just how crazily Metal Gear Solid 4 fever has overcome our bodies and souls. We've been following GameTrailers' Metal Gear retrospective in anticipation of MGS4, and this time we're bringing some of that excitement to all of you PSP gamers. This time the retrospective takes a look back at something you might have played: MGS: Portable Ops and the game that it was based on, MGS3: Snake Eater.

Many of you may have played Portable Ops wanting to continue the story of Big Boss from Snake Eater. Others probably just wanted to get more Metal Gear into their systems after having played the Acid games. Whatever the reason, MGS fans alike were treated to seeing some familiar faces and having a bit of their stories fleshed out. If you haven't played the game, check out the retrospective to see what it's all about. It also looks like next week GameTrailers will be taking a look back at some of the other portable Metal Gear games, so look out for that.

Watch over 15 minutes of the next MGS digital comic

Here's a surprisingly long clip of the beginning of Metal Gear Solid 2: Digital Graphic Novel. At about 17 minutes you get to see snippets of the Tanker incident, the beginning of the Big Shell incident, and even some scenes that were never originally in MGS2.

The best part about the second digital comic in the series is that there's finally voice acting this time around. However, with rumors flying about the comic not going to PSP but to DVD, we might not get to enjoy this beautiful "game" on our handheld. If it doesn't come to PSP, that would be a shame. Well, at least we have this clip.

Metal Gear Solid digital comic may skip PSP, go to DVD

Those anticipating the next Metal Gear Solid digital comic on PSP may be sorely disappointed. The first comic was released on UMD and retold Snake's Shadow Moses adventure, through stylishly animated comic panels. A sequel, based on the events of Metal Gear Solid 2, was supposed to be released on PSP as well, but has mysteriously vanished since we last saw it. This new comic would be presented in the same style as the first, but would include voice acting from series vets.

Japanese retailer Game Star has listed a 2-disc DVD release for a new Metal Gear Solid digital comic, which includes both retellings. The planned release is June 12th, the same day as the PS3-exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4. Certainly, a DVD release would be more viable, and there are ways to get DVD content on to a PSP. We'll have to wait for more details.

[Via PSPHyper]

PSP audience is 'important and new' for MGS director Kojima

Hideo Kojima, revered director of the Metal Gear series, recently talked about the PSP in an interview with IGN. He noted the success Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops has had, especially with the younger demographic. He notes that teens in Japan love the PSP: "middle school students, from 13 to 15, are really fanatical with the machine itself -- look at Monster Hunter Portable, for instance."

The rampant fervor of the teenage PSP audience is what helped drive the Monster Hunter series into millions of units sold. This is obviously an audience that Kojima would love to capture: "I would like to continue with this, to aim at those middle school students because they are so interested with MPO right now. I would continue to try to reach them."

He gives an anecdote about his son. "He has always criticized it: 'Oh, Metal Gear is such a s****y game.' Until the point I released Portable Ops." From the sounds of it, Kojima certainly wouldn't want to disappoint his son, and it appears that a new PSP game from Kojima Productions is inevitable: "My son is really into Portable Ops as well: the use of the WiFi, the ability to play anywhere, bring it to school, etc ... It might not be the Metal Gear series, but I would like to consider this audience because it's very important and new."

Six PS1 games hit Japanese PSN

Several PS1 games have hit the Japanese PSN today. Six in total, actually. One of them was the previously announced Metal Gear Solid. It's a pretty diverse set of games, here's the full list:

  • Atelier Elie
  • Crash Bash (aka Crash Bandicoot Carnival)
  • Dezaemon Kids!
  • Master of Monsters: Disciples of Gaia
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Pro Mahjong Kiwame Plus II

That makes: one tactical espionage thriller in MGS, one RPG in Atelier Elie, a strategy adventure in Master of Monsters, Mahjong Plus II speaks for itself, Crash Bash is a party game, and Dezaemon Kids! is some sort of art title for children. Pretty nice list; however, MGS is top dog this week.

Metal Gear Solid downloadable hitting Japan soon

Perhaps to celebrate the release of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4, Konami's classic tactical espionage action game is hitting the PSN. The downloadable version of the original PS1 Metal Gear Solid will arrive in Japan on March 21st and will cost 600 yen. Hopefully, other territories will be able to get their Snake on as well.

[Thanks, Joseph C.!]

Rumour: Another Metal Gear Solid PSP title in the works

EGM's resident rumour-monger, Quartermann, has suggested in the latest issue that Kojima Productions have another PSP Metal Gear Solid game planned. This is completely unconfirmed and, at this stage, nothing more than a rumour but, to be honest, we wouldn't be surprised.

There are no other details other than the implication that the game will be based on the early days of Snake's career. Makes sense really, seeing as how Metal Gear Solid 4 will be the last chapter of Snake's story - going backwards in the timeline is the only choice left.

New Metal Gear Solid videos look not-so-new

It's not a full sequel, so it's understandable that the visuals and presentation of Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus look a bit ... underwhelming. It features the same great taste of the original, but we'd love to see the PSP's full 333MHz unlocked for a franchise that's known for pushing tech boundaries. Thanks to recent releases like Syphon Filter, we've been quite spoiled at what the PSP can (and should) be able to do. Thankfully, the game looks like a lot of fun.

Check out all the videos at IGN.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus goes gold

It's official. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops+ is getting primed for US release. This expansion pack of the original MGS:PO will arrive in the States on November 13th for $19.99.

"Infinity Mission" is the new single player campaign (a Sony e-mail misprinted Infinity War as the name of the entire game). Just like the original Portable Ops, players will be able to recruit new comrades and gain new weapons through the single player campaign. Additional multiplayer modes, such as Shooting Range and Training Mode, will ll test the skills of each player. In addition, Portable Ops+ will use the save data from the original game so that you can continue with the squad you had originally created.

Additional online maps in Plus include an updated version of the original Metal Gear Solid's REX Hangar. Additional characters, like Raiden and Old Snake, are also hidden in the game. Stay tuned for more.

Gallery: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus

What is Metal Gear Solid: Infinite War? [Update]

A recent Sony newsletter revealed a mysterious title: Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops: Infinite War. Could this be the US title of Portable Ops Plus? But, the ESRB has already rated a game named Portable Ops Plus -- surely, this can't be a different game! Is this a mistake, or is MGS getting a title change for the US?

[Update: Ryan Patton responds: "Infinite War" was the codename I gave to the project before "MPO+" was decided on. Funny how things find their ways to retailers. Thanks, Random!]

Sleek new MGS:PO+ trailer

A brand new five minute trailer has been released for Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus. This Kojima Productions expansion pack looks stellar, and this new video trailer looks absolutely sleek. See new details on the single and multi player portions of the game, and see Old Snake in action.

[Thanks, luis!]

New Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Plus screenshots

Portable Ops Plus is bringing Raiden, Snake and Old Snake to a PSP near you. Although Konami USA hasn't officially confirmed a release for the game yet, we've discovered it on a number of retailers. This expansion pack, which requires the original Portable Ops game, will be coming out November 13th for $20.

Check out our new gallery right here:

Gallery: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus

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