Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Announced

Konami America today announced Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence for the PlayStation2. Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence is the enhanced edition of the smash-hit action game Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater, including all-new game modes such as the long-awaited addition of online gameplay, new duel mode, different camera perspectives, a demo theater mode and the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake games. Subsistence will draw gamers deeper into the world of Metal Gear Solid 3, with its immersive new content and action-packed gameplay.

For the first time in the history of the Metal Gear franchise, the game now provides an online gameplay environment. In the new “Online Mode”, gamers can choose their mission and rules, including “Team Battle” and “Snake and Enemy” (one person becomes Snake and the other person blocks out his mission), and then fight it out online. This new mode also brings the classic Metal Gear Solid combat elements into online play, such as the “Close Quarters Combat (CQC)” proximity encounters, stealth and sniping.

The addition of the online battle mode to Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence offers a wealth of new possibilities for Metal Gear Solid.” said Hideo Kojima, corporate officer of Konami Corporation. “This game also contains the milestone game Metal Gear. I hope that through this title, gamers will be able to follow the route we have taken at Kojima Productions, and that they enjoy the flow of the story that runs through the series.”

Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence has also added the option of the “Third Person View Camera” for every stage of the game. This wider field of vision and complete freedom of movement brings an incredible sense of realism to the game. Gamers will have an easier time spotting enemies on-screen and preparing for their next stealth maneuver.

Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence also contains the original versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake that were previously released only in Japan for the MSX2 game console. These titles, based on the concept of infiltrating the enemy base using stealth tactics, rather than eliminating all of your enemies, were an innovative take on the action genre, proposing an entirely new approach to gameplay. Metal Gear Solid 3 is set in the 1960’s, before the events of the MSX2 titles. Bringing Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake to the PlayStation2 gives gamers more information about the storyline in what happens following the events of Metal Gear Solid 3.

New stages have also been added to the popular “Snake vs. Monkey” mode (staring Snake and the beloved Ape Escape® monkeys). Players who complete the entire game will also unlock a variety of new modes, including “Duel Mode” (a mode that allows gamers to replay all boss battles), and “Demo Theater” (where gamers can alter Snake’s face paint and camouflage, and view movies starring their own unique Snake character).