Well, now both Japan and Europe have release dates for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker . Just don't leave North America hangin', Konami!
It has been officially announced that Peace Walker , quite possibly the most anticipated handheld title to date this generation, will launch on May 28, 2010 in the UK. Dubbed as "the next true chapter" in the story of special ops expert, Snake (a.k.a. Big Boss), this is essentially a direct sequel to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater , which released on the PS2. In the past, series creator Hideo Kojima has expressed a great fondness for this title, calling it the legitimate "Metal Gear Solid 5" (rather than the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Rising , which is being handled by a new, younger team). Of course, the Japanese will get a chance to play this bad boy on March 18, a good two and a half months before Europe…but at least those two regions have release dates. Perhaps this is something we'll learn more about next week, when Sony holds a big gaming event in New York City and promises some significant third-party news. For many PSP owners, Peace Walker is the game they've been waiting for, so the sooner it arrives, the better. Can anyone say "Portable Game of the Year"?
Just about anything Kojima touches turns to gold, which is why we're all excited about the possibility of a new Zone of the Enders . See, if his name is on it, everyone will automatically generate the requisite hype.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker