REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - October 15, 2004 - Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â® 3: Snake Eater(tm) (MGS3) will be released exclusively for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system nationwide on Wednesday, November 17, 2004. Directed and produced by Hideo Kojima, the legendary developer and creative force behind one of the best-selling video game series of all time, MGS3 delivers the definitive stealth action experience with unique gameplay elements, extraordinary depth, a captivating storyline and a mind-blowing presentation.
Recently shown at Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2004, Konami revealed an astonishing new game trailer which gave audiences a sneak peek into the latest details of MGS3. The trailer showcases the game's challenging and eccentric bosses and numerous foreboding natural environments which the main character, Snake, will encounter on his one-man mission to save the world from the brink of nuclear annihilation. Recognizing the game's unparalleled gameplay, deep storyline and high production values, 1up.com - a Ziff Davis media outlet dedicated to gaming news - awarded MGS3 with "Best of Show," "Best Adventure Game" and "Best PlayStation 2 Game" at TGS.
Also at TGS, Konami announced the winners of the Camouflage Campaign, which gave fans of the series the opportunity to submit their own camouflage designs for inclusion in the game and win a place in video game history. MGS3's new, in-depth "camouflage index" is an integral part of playing through the game. Gamers will be able to use face paint and camouflage uniforms to blend into their environment, giving them the ability to avoid enemy detection and infiltrate dangerous enemy territories. After all the submissions were reviewed by Hideo Kojima and his award-winning design team, they chose four unique and potentially helpful patterns, entitled Terrence (Animals) - France, Lucky Boy (Fly) - Japan, Suna-nami Wrap (Mummy) - England and Banana Man (Banana) - Japan.
For more information on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and to see the winning camouflage submissions, please visit: www.metalgearsolid.com.
To view the TGS 2004 trailer with English subtitles, please visit: http://www.konamijpn.com/products/mgs3/english/index.html
About the Metal Gear Series of games and franchise information
The Metal GearÃ‚Â® franchise is in its 17th year with the first Metal GearÃ‚Â® release debuting in Japan in 1987. The series centered on the adventures of secret agent Solid Snake and was consistently recognized for its new and original game design combined with a story full of plot twists and intricate human drama. In 1998, Konami introduced Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â® for the Sony PlayStationÃ‚Â® game console, which was instantly noted for its stunning graphics, original narrative style and superlative gameplay. Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â® earned widespread critical acclaim and defined a benchmark of quality in the action genre. Building on the precedent set by the top-selling original title, Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â®2: Sons of Liberty(tm) was released in 2001 for the Sony PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 with overwhelming praise from gamers and industry pundits worldwide, selling over 2 million units in the U.S. and over 5 million units worldwide. In 2002, Konami released, Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â®2: Substance(tm), the expanded edition of Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â®2: Sons of Liberty(tm), for the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft, PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 and PC DVD-ROM with much fan fare. In 2003, the amazing storyline and world of Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â® combined with the graphics and gameplay of Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â®2 to create Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â® The Twin Snakes(tm) for Nintendo GameCube(tm). In 2004, Hideo Kojima takes the tactical espionage action genre that the Metal GearÃ‚Â® series defined to a completely new direction in Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â®3: Snake Eater(tm) for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2.
About KONAMI CORPORATION
Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear SolidÃ‚Â®, Silent HillÃ‚Â® and CastlevaniaÃ‚Â®, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment - America can be found at www.konami.com/usa