Infamous 2 voice actor Eric Ladin has confirmed via Twitter that Cole will appear as a playable character in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. He adds that Metal Gear Solid’s Snake and Uncharted’s Nathan Drake are also in the game.
This is backed up by the IMDB listing for the game, which also shows that fictional Sony marketing executive Kevin Butler may also appear in some capacity. It lists actor Jerry Lambert as reprising his role for the game.
Confirmed characters so far include Fat Princess, Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth, Kratos, Colonel Radec, Parappa the Rapper and Captain Quark.
While Hideo Kojima went on record to say that Metal Gear Solid 4 would be the last game in the series, MGS4 producer Ryan Peyton believes it to be contrary to what they are cooking up for the series.
Speaking to MTV Multiplayer, Peyton confirmed that the series would live on after the fourth game, but that future games may not include Solid Snake at all, saying that all loose ends would be tied up in the coming game.
“I think there’s been some misconceptions that this is the last ‘Metal Gear,'” said Payton. “This is really just the last chapter of the saga of the Solid Snake story.”
He also talks about the Assassin’s Creed costume in the recently released joke video. It was the result of a collaboration between Jade Raymond and Hideo Kojima, he says, as well as Ubisoft. “It was kind of a last minute thing [and] we were really lucky enough to have Ubisoft be so enthusiastic about this kind of cooperation,” he said. “They worked overtime to get that costume into the game.”
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.
Having revealed at E3 that Solid Snake will be a playable character in Nintendo’s upcoming fighter sequel Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it was learned that Snake’s creator – Hideo Kojima – will be taking a minor role in the development of the game, creating the title’s Solid Snake-themed level.
No other details on the game, or Kojima’s involvements, are known at the moment.
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.
Through a comedic blurb on a catalog for Studio Kojima’s upcoming games lineup, Hideo Kojima announced a surprise: a live-action Metal Gear Solid movie is in the works!
Thankfully, Uwe Boll, revered by many as the “worst director”, is not attached to the project, but that a “Class-A” contract has been secured. Here’s quote from Kojima himself:
I have received many offers to adapt Metal Gear Solid. It has taken a long time, but we have finally settled on an arrangement,” said the revered designer. “False facts aside, a movie project is underway. I have finalized a Class-A contract with a party in Hollywood.
The party’s name wasn’t mention, or the release date or potential directors. Further details are expected to surface soon.
Leaving many fanboys breathless at E3, Nintendo announced Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii, revealing that it will feature many characters from the world of various Nintendo games.
Meta Knight, the sword-wielding nemesis from Kirby; the angelic archer from Kid Icarus; Zero Suit Samus, Metroid’s heroine sans versatile armor; and Wario were all shown to be playable in the game. The last character was seen demonstrating a “noxious attack of gastronomic proportions.”
The game will also include Solid Snake, the protagonist of the hugely popular Metal Gear Solid series.
No other details were mentioned, but quite a few screenshots were released. Enjoy:
These wide-screen shots were released too:
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.