It seems that Konami loves Europeans. First, the company announces extra bonus content for Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, and now this: dedicated online leagues for Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, allowing gamers in PAL territories take each other on within officially sanctioned events.
The service is being hosted by French online specialists Games-Services and will see a Leaderboard as well as special tournaments. Tournaments will see players taking on three challenges over a two-week period; exclusive Konami prizes will be up for grabs. Players will be able to establish their own clans and set up their own tournaments; the performance will be noted to create a league table of the very best players.
One of the few PS2 titles to feature a robust multiplayer option, Subsistence boasts quite a few modes including Death match, Team Death match, as well as Rescue and Sneaking Missions. Up to eight players can go at it at once; there is also a voice chat system for up close and personal trash-talking.
Konami has announced the official tournament for Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence; it will take place between July 29 and September 17. The tournament, which is being sponsored by iGames, will let gamers across North America compete for a chance to win a selection of incredible Metal Gear prizes and bragging rights. Interested gamers will have to register through iGames’ nationwide centers or website.
The tournament will consist of a series of solo and team games in which contestants can participate from home or from iGames centers nationwide. More details:
Tournament matches will be held regularly each weekend, and players can participate in as many matches as they wish. Each player will be rated using the ELO ranking system that judges their overall skill level rather than just wins and losses. The players and teams with the top rating each day will win Metal Gear memorabilia such as shirts, games and accessories, while the players and teams with the best rating over the course of the entire competition will earn entry into a final elimination stage. The team and solo game winners from this stage will become Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence champions and will win prizes such as HDTVs, special in-game awards and rare Metal Gear memorabilia.
Konami has shipped Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, the bonus-laden re-release of 2004’s MGS3. The new package adds online multiplayer action, a new third-person perspective, a demo theater for viewing in-game cinematic, the original Metal Gear and its sequel, mini-games and much more. There is also a three-disc Subsistence Limited Edition, which adds a feature-length edit of all the cut-scenes present in the game.