If you want the latest news concerning Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker , why not go straight to the source for updates?

Hideo Kojima has been Twittering a lot over the past few weeks, and his favorite topic is the upcoming blockbuster for the PSP. Remember, we're talking about a game that could very easily have been dubbed MGS5, and Kojima has said time and time again that it's a "true MGS title." He also says that Rising – the big game set for the PS3 and 360 – will "create new users" but perhaps the most encouraging comments are in regards to "PW." Here's an example:

"The idea of PW sprung from news I saw about 5 years ago. At the time, the President of Costa Rica was supporting the U.S. in the war with Iraq, and a college student took legal action and won stating that the support of war "breaches the constitution" of the country. This was a key hint for me to write a script about a "country without an army" and 'soldiers without borders.'"

And another:

"PW is going to be released as a portable game, but it is a TRUE MGS game in the saga, not a spin off. Of course, we have put a lot of power into the story. It should be pretty exciting. The potential of a portable game, an innovative system that changes the nature of future MGs is what makes this a game a title to look forward too."

Although many fans would have liked to have seen Peace Walker release on the PS3, Kojima says they've worked hard to really focus on the pluses of handheld gaming. They also wanted a new challenge, and the PSP definitely provided them with one. If you plan to snag this massively anticipated portable adventure, you should know it'll release in April in Japan and the month after in North America and Europe.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

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Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Kojima should have told M$ and Konami to eat it and put this exclusively on the PS3 anyways.

Either way, im getting this. Love me some MGS.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

My thoughts exactly
He obviously doesn't care about Microsoft

It's Konami who truly forced him to make this for the psp. Basically it was a "the new MGS must release on both consoles, and that's that, unless you want to release it a seperate MGS on a handheld which gets us lots of money in Japan, and probably the US."

I hope it gets a ps2 release in the future

kraygen
kraygen
10 years ago

Peacewalker is exclusively on the Psp.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

I bet Konami said "hey Koji, any new MGS's must be mutliplatform."

The next day Kojima walks into the CEO's office and drops plans for Peace Walker on the PSP.

Kojima you cleaver little Snake you(no pun intended.)

As for a PS2 release? I'd buy it.


Last edited by Jawknee on 3/14/2010 11:41:42 PM

kraygen
kraygen
10 years ago

that's funny, I got thumbs down for putting up facts. It's not like I said I didn't want a ps2 version. I'd love it, but as of right now MGS Peace Walker is a psp exclusive.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

@Kraygen,

Some of our lurking readers are compulsive down voters with latent Xbox tendancies. Also, many people are unfriendly towards the PSP – mostly because it costs actual money and Sony tries to protect it against piracy.

Irievibes
Irievibes
10 years ago

unsuccessfully i might add….i cant even remember the last time i "bought" a psp game, doesnt really matter though, these days i barely have time for the ps3 let alone any serious gaming on the handheld, i got 2 psps and the only thing im using them lately for is to mess around with remote play, such a cool feature but i havent got it to work 100% yet…

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

@Irievibes

Depends on how you define unsuccessful. There is no CFW for the PSP-300 or PSP-Go nor is there ever likely to be. The first two PSP models are cracked, but Sony learned a few tricks with the 3000 and Go.

Oh, and by the way, if you play PSP games that you obtained through downloads and not legitimately purchased, then you are a thief. Not a pirate, a thief.

Irievibes
Irievibes
10 years ago

as i said, i rarely if ever play handhelds anymore, dont have the time, so mostly if i think a game is worth a look ill download it and give it a go, but i dont even have the eyesight to play a handheld for prolonged periods of time, so to me buying a 40 buck psp game just to "chek it out" is kind of a waste, i do support the companies and contrary to what you might believe if i like a game , i will buy it cuz im going to play it, but i dont bother with psp games , BECAUSE I DONT PLAY THEM, mostly use my psp for music , skype, and running custom apps, lke reading adobe E-books and the like…

you can call me a thief all you like highlander , your opinion has no influence whatsoever neither in my life nor my wallet, so you are entitled to think it if you want, i couldnt care less.. last game i actually "played" in a psp was chains of olympus and i actually bought that one, but who cares, this is not the place for you or me to discuss what we think of each other…

PS: you did hear me mention i have two psps right? yeah …i bought 2,also have around 45 ps2 titles, 16 ps3 titles, and two sony lcd tvs….i seriously doubt sony would give a hoot about the 20 bucks they MIGHT lose from me because i MIGHT have liked a game …

so ya , imo sony hasnt been all that succesful in detering software piracy for the psp systems…


Last edited by Irievibes on 3/15/2010 4:09:16 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

@Irievibes

You know what's funny? I said *IF* you play games you got without paying. I did not call you a thief. All I did was state, quite factually, that someone who takes and uses a piece of software without paying for it is stealing. It's dead simple, and there's no other way of looking at it. So, *if* you do that they you are a thief. Once again, there is no other interpretation of such facts. I never said that you personally do this.

Now, you are quite welcome to be all full of faux affront because of this, but you know, if the shoe fits, wear it. If you think your past actions match the criteria of stealing software, then you are what you are. Not my fault, and don't bug me for stating facts.

But you know what, that's your problem, your responsibility, and your baggage to carry.

As for Sony, they have been quite successful in locking pirates out of both the PSP-3000 and the Go. The PSP 3000 isn't perfectly free of illegitimate use, but since there is no CFW for it, it's much more inconvenient which deters piracy on that model.

FM23
FM23
10 years ago

Hate portable gaming (personal preference)…this should have been on the PS3 and even the 360. When is Rising coming out because I need to know what exactly that game is about.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Some portables are great. Both of the Zeldas on DSi are must plays, Final Fantasy Dissidia is great and so was Crisis Core. But i kinda agree, most of these games would have been better on their mother consoles.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Portable = not true.

cLoudou
cLoudou
10 years ago

Valkyria Chronicles 2?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

VC2=also not real.

Milonakis
Milonakis
10 years ago

I still am pretty psyched to see what hideo can do.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Although I'd rather see this done on the PS3,
but all in all, I can only imagine how insanely good Kojima is making PW on the PSP


Last edited by BikerSaint on 3/14/2010 10:35:17 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

…wonders whether MS stuck some kind of anti-PS3 clause into a contract somewhere…

…PSP isn't PS3…


Last edited by TheHighlander on 3/15/2010 10:04:52 AM

chedison
chedison
10 years ago

Watched a 9 minute gameplay video of this game, and like Kojima said quoted in a previous article, this will sell PSPs. I would buy a PSP just for this game.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
10 years ago

eeeeeep

Rising I'm going to take with a grain of salt, every single phrase im hearing from kojima is lessoning my expectations of the younger "generation"

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

Should be fun. I see this game being as good as Gameboy Color's Metal Gear Solid (Ghost: Babel)

Great game that one

kraygen
kraygen
10 years ago

I happen to love my psp and the games I have on it. I tried the demo for PW and it felt like mgs4 but on my psp, with only minor difference. I'll get it at some point for sure.

As for MG Rising, that kinda ticks me off, because I remember kojima making the comment that MGS5 would take more than 1 bluray disc.

Ummmmm, yeah I don't think so, unless rising is going to be on 15 dvds for 360.

cLoudou
cLoudou
10 years ago

Kinda disliked the button layout. if only the PSP had dual analogs. I'm sure I'll get used to it though.

I don't think Rising is MGS5. Rising is just a spinoff to please MS.

kraygen
kraygen
10 years ago

well thats true, rising isn't 5, but I didn't type that correctly, my bad. He actually said the next MGS, so oops. But the idea is the same.

Jalex
Jalex
10 years ago

'Metal Gear' is my favorite franchise, so it would take a lot to make me NOT excited about any entry in the series.
But it was hard not to be a little discouraged when I first heard that 'Peace Walker' was a PSP-only title. Of course, everything I've seen and all that Hideo has said quickly washed away my doubts and my excitement level only increases.

___________
___________
10 years ago

hmmmm 50GBs was too small so i wander what his opinion on UMDs are ūüėČ

ok, back on a serious note, can we please have some information on MGS rising?
its been 9 months since they announced it and we have not herd boo since!

556pineapple
556pineapple
10 years ago

I really wish I had a PSP for this, but unfortunately I'm nowhere near being able to afford one, especially since it would be mostly for this game (of course I'd check out some games in the back-catalog if I somehow got one.) Oh, well, I'm sure I'll get to play it someday.

kraygen
kraygen
10 years ago

if you're a fan of turn based rpgs, the psp has a lot of options. New and old, I love it, I have ff1 and ff tactics on it to name a couple. Tactics is 1 of my all time favorites.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

PSP-3000 is a lot cheaper than PSP Go, and I believe they're also cheaper than the most recent wave of DS replacements…er I mean new DS models.

Irievibes
Irievibes
10 years ago

ditto, same here, also i love how they fixed the dialog and a lot of other stuff for the psp release, the ps1 version was horribly xlated , not that it detracted anything from perhaps my favorite game ever, and yes i still own the ps1 version ..: )

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

@556pineapple,
Just a thought here….

I don't know where you're located, but if in the US, & you don't mind buying USED from Gamestop, they have some cheaper PSP's

PSP 1000 $99.99 US
PSP 2000(slim) $119.99 US
PSP 3000 $129.99 US
(not sure how much for a PSP GO though)

Hope that helps

SILVERAMMO
SILVERAMMO
10 years ago

im already sold. portable ops was awesome this will be too

Oxvial
Oxvial
10 years ago

the focus on the mp of this game doesn't make me feel hyped for it.

TheRaPtuRe
TheRaPtuRe
10 years ago

still a massive mistake not to put this on ps3 imo

Mavfan321
Mavfan321
10 years ago

I think Kojima is showing his true allegiance to Sony by releasing Peace Walker on PSP. Raiden was pretty rad in MGS4 but all MGS fans know that the true MGS experience will always be a Snake, or Big Boss deal.

Larsperson
Larsperson
10 years ago

Love my PSP but personally the lack of dual analogue sticks makes playing these type of games a real chore. Have played through all the console Metal Gear games and loved each one. I own Portable Ops and I really want to like it but was constantly frustrated with the controls so much so that I gave up on the game. Tried the Peace Walker demo and felt the same way so will give it a miss and wait for Rising on PS3.

kraygen
kraygen
10 years ago

true, the controls really do take some getting used to, but if you can manage it, it can be very rewarding.

spiderboi
spiderboi
10 years ago

Same with Larsperson. I absolutely love MGS, but portable ops, I just couldn't stomach the controls. Wish they'd release MG:Portable Ops Plus Plus so that they can emulate the MGS4 controls "somewhat". I tried the PW demo but yeah, the scheme tries to emulate MGS4 controls, but not quite. Only "somewhat".

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

How many more times are people going to complain about the lack of dual analog sticks? At least is has one!

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
10 years ago

If it wasn't released on the PSP i'd get it, is a PS2 port possible like Silent Hill: Shattered Memories?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

The PSP slims are not terribly expensive. Call yourself a gamer? You want this game but won't because it's on PSP? There's plenty of other great titles on the PSP too, it's not like it's a one trick pony.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
10 years ago

lol, whoa back off a second. I did have a PSP…. i just lost it ( dont ask me how, i have no idea! o.0). If i still had a PSP i would certainly buy it.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

You lost a PSP!? Oh no!

Seriously, that sucks. I'd be stuck if mine died or got lost. My son lost his DS for a while – it was not good. So I do sympathize.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

Hmmmmm…. Sounds liek we have a killer app for the PSP….System mover anyone?

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
10 years ago

Based on Portable Ops, It's pretty safe to bet Peace Walker is going to be a great game.

Rising is the wild-card. I'm really curious to see more of it. It's either going to be great, or a complete disaster. Only time will tell.

Karosso
Karosso
10 years ago

SOLD!

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
10 years ago

the theme song is another masterpiece. this is the true MGS5, i have said many times. The saga is continuing, salute to The Boss from Big Boss.

too bad it is not made for PS3


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 3/15/2010 4:56:22 PM