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Metal Gear Solid 4 Joining Greatest Hits

Konami today announced that their award-winning (including Game Freaks 365’s Game of the Year Tournament) Metal Gear Solid 4 will achieve Greatest Hits status beginning June 16, 2009. This means that the game will retail for half of its original price, as all Greatest Hits titles are $30 on PS3. Konami also announced that they will be releasing the original Metal Gear Solid on the PlayStation Network on June 18th, 2009 for $9.99.

“Since it’s debut in 1987, the Metal Gear franchise has stood the test of time and continues to break new standards in story-telling and gameplay,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami. “These two releases are a perfect way to bridge the original game that created this genre with the latest masterpiece that brought it to an all-new level.”

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is an action-packed visual masterpiece that offered an entertaining cinematic experience that has redefined video games. The final chapter in the saga of Solid Snake sends him around the world in pursuit of his arch nemesis, Liquid Ocelot. Armed with new gadgets and abilities, Solid Snake must shift the tides of war into his favor, using the chaos of the battlefield to infiltrate deep into enemy territory. In his globetrotting final mission, Snake must sneak deep into enemy locations in the Middle East, South America, and other corners of the earth to foil Liquid Ocelot’s plans for total world domination.

The originator of the stealth-action genre, the original Metal Gear Solid takes place in the southern Alaska region around the Bering Sea. The player takes control of Solid Snake, a retired military soldier who is ordered to infiltrate a nuclear weapons facility to eliminate FOXHOUND, a genetically enhanced special forces unit that has threatened to launch its nuclear weapon if the government does not cooperate with their demands.