Another graphic novel is making its way to the PSP, this time it's the Metal
Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel, which has shipped to stores nationwide. MGS:
DGN features the work of illustrator Ashley Wood, and will let you experience
the storyline of the first Metal Gear Solid game in an all-new way through
animated sequences and a unique scan and search gameplay mechanic.
How does it work? You can move through the pages at your own pace, and the novel
is divided into chapters, so the story is told in the same fashion as the comic
book. This time around, however, the pictures aren't just static – there are
layered animations, score and sound effects.
At any point in the game, players can transition into a Mental Search Mode,
scanning each page to uncover more than 300 points of interest, including
people, places, items and themes from the Metal Gear Solid series. Once these
points of interest are collected, players can go into a Memory Building mode to
uncover the relationships between these items and gain additional insight into
the Metal Gear Solid universe.
Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and
carries a suggested retail price of $19.99.