Launch Primer: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker


Posted June 7, 2010 - By G4Sterling

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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
MSRP: $39.99
ESRB Rating: T

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What kind of game is it?

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is the latest chapter in the espionage-driven Metal Gear Solid series. Unlike 2006's Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Kojima Productions touts Peace Walker as an official sequel to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. As far as gameplay, the developer has often fused hot genres in handheld gaming with Metal Gear's presentation. Just like Metal Gear Ac!d emulated the card game trends of 2004, Peace Walker takes after the Monster Hunter series. Bring a friend.

Who's the Developer?

Kojima Productions is the long-time developer of the Metal Gear franchise. Though team members have worked on the scope of Metal Gear from the dawn of the series, Kojima Productions -- as a designated division of Konami -- formed in 2005 following Metal Gear Solid 3.

What's the story?

Peace Walker takes place in Central America in 1974. Snake (or Big Boss) has formed Militaires San Frontieres (Miltary Without Borders), a mercenary organization that does wet work for the highest bidder. The organization is called upon to help out with a conflict that appears to coincide with the real-life rise of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. But along the way, nothing is as it seems, and Snake will have to take on some larger-than-life military weapons.


Peace Walker is heavily focused on multiplayer, arguably to the point that it'll  be difficult -- though not necessarily impossible -- to play through without at least one other person. Imagine Monster Hunter, though instead of large fire-breathing dragons, you and your friends must take on large missile-firing tanks, and instead of divvying up meat, you're taking machine parts to build a mega-tank. That's the scope of Peace Walker, along with KojiPro's trademark serpentine plot.

What'd we say?

Check back soon for our review of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker!

See it in action:


Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Co-Op Boss Battle Gameplay »


Launch Primer: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker


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