We're not sure this qualifies as one of the big announcements Konami has planned for this week, but it's significant for all you Metal Gear Online players.
There have already been several expansion packs for the first ever online multiplayer Metal Gear experience, and now, there's more content coming. A new stage and a new character is ready to spice up your fun: according to Kotaku , the new character is Old Snake from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and the new area is "Icebound Inferno" from the same game. You'll remember the latter as the Shadow Moses stage in MGS4; it should make for a very interesting addition to MGO, what with the obvious environmental features. When MGO first launched alongside MGS4, it was rough going; so many people wanted to give it a try, Konami's servers couldn't really handle the workload during the first week or so. But they've had a year to upgrade and maintain, and as of now, MGO is a fairly stable and entertaining experience, so if you haven't tried it yet, now may be the time. They're only going to keep adding stuff as it becomes more and more popular, so if you're a fan of the franchise, you really can't pass on the chance to put other would-be Snakes in their places.
Obviously, this can't be the entirety of Konami's announcements for the week, so we'll keep a sharp eye out.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Online