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Metal Gear Solid 4
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (commonly abbreviated to MGS4) is the forthcoming game in the popular Metal Gear series. Directed by Hideo Kojima. Shuyo Murata and Yoji Shinkawa, Guns of the Patriots is currently being developed by Kojima Productions exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The game is being designed around the motto, "No Place to Hide!" As with previous iterations in the series, MGS4 will purportedly be the last Metal Gear Solid game developed by Hideo Kojima, and the last game in the series starring Solid Snake. It was due for simultaneous release in Asia, North America and Europe in Q2 2008but recently changes have been made by Kojima himself.He stated that in order to work more on the American version of the game,the simultaneous release has been called off. Japan will receive a finished MGS4 while remaining versions will be released later.

Development
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Initially, Hideo Kojima announced that he would be retiring as director of the Metal Gear series after Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and would leave his position open to another person for Metal Gear Solid 4, as he did after Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. As a joke, the new director was announced as "Alan Smithee", but in R, a 400-page book bundled with Metal Gear Solid 3's Japanese "Premium Package", the director was revealed to be Shuyo Murata, co-writer of MGS3 and director of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner. He has also contributed humorous easter eggs to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear: Ghost Babel. However, it was announced that Kojima will be co-directing the game with Murata after substantial negative fan reaction, including death threats. According to Ryan Payton, one of the game's assistant producers, Metal Gear Solid 4 needs to sell over a million copies on its release day, due to production costs.

Plot
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Set in 2014, five years after the "Manhattan Incident" (the events of the Plant chapter from Metal Gear Solid 2), Metal Gear Solid 4 portrays a world where the restriction of military intervention on foreign soil has been eased, fueling the need for private military companies (PMCs) to fight proxy wars for business purposes. Nanotechnology has become prominent, both to enhance the capabilities and enforce the loyalty of mercenaries. The five largest of these PMCs are owned by a single mother company named Outer Haven, which is operated by Liquid Ocelot. Amassing an army whose manpower rivals that of the United States, Liquid prepares to launch an armed insurrection. With the world once again in crisis, a rapidly aging and disillusioned Solid Snake is deployed into the Middle East by Roy Campbell to terminate Liquid.

Guns of the Patriots will take place in five locations throughout the world. So far three locations have been revealed: the Middle East, South America, and somewhere in Eastern Europe.

Gameplay
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In Metal Gear Solid 4, the player (Old Snake) must navigate the game world in order to progress, using stealth and cunning in addition to traditional combat. It will use the series' traditional third person view with full camera manipulation, but also allows the freedom to play in first-person mode, as well as an over the shoulder view which can be switched from right shoulder to left for easy corner maneuvering. The Close Quarters Combat system will be completely revamped. The player will also be able to interrogate guards for information and supplies.

Several elements from previous titles return in modified forms. Players will also use a new form of camouflage called "Octocamo", which replaces the camouflage system featured in Metal Gear Solid 3 and the Optical Camouflage seen in MGS and MGS2. Dark gray when disabled, the Octocamo suit allows the wearer to blend in with any surface within a few seconds. A new monocular device called "Solid Eye" replaces the various binoculars and image intensifiers from previous titles, and a steel drum compliments the series' traditional cardboard box disguise. It is able to deflect bullets, and can be rolled to knock enemy soldiers over.

Snake will also be partnered with a robotic drone, the Metal Gear Mk. II, which allows him to communicate with other characters, in addition to the CODEC radio system from previous games. It is also capable of engaging enemies using an electric shock, as well as providing reconnaissance. This drone is reminiscent of Gillian Seed's robotic sidekick Metal Gear Mk. II from the game Snatcher.

Due to the lack of a rumble feature (an important part in Metal Gear Solid titles) during much of the PlayStation 3 development the game has been designed with a new feature: a white "Threat Ring," that visibly vibrates when sound is made nearby. At the 2007 Tokyo Game Show, Metal Gear Solid 4 was announced as one of the first games to make use of the DualShock 3's force feedback capabilities,.Kojima has stated that if rumble were to be implemented, the Threat Ring may be removed.

Snake's health will play some factor during gameplay. If injured on the battlefield, cuts and burns will remain on his skin. However, the developers wish to avoid putting the stress of Snake's health to the players, so he wears a muscle suit, allowing players to move in a similar fashion to previous games.

Other changes that were announced included the new "Psyche Meter" which will replace the stamina meter from previous Metal Gear games, and the "Baseline Map" which is a radar map with a dynamically resized circle based on Snake's "presence" to the environment.

Characters and voice cast
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Many of the Japanese voice cast from Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty will be returning to reprise their roles in Guns of the Patriots, with the notable exception of the late Kōji Totani, the voice of Revolver Ocelot, who died in February 2006. Totani will be replaced by Liquid Snake's Japanese voice actor Banjō Ginga, who provides the voice of "Liquid" Ocelot. Houko Kuwashima and Kikuko Inoue will reprise the roles of Mei Ling and Rosemary respectively for the game, Inoue will also voice a new character, Sunny, the daughter of Olga Gurlukovich. Japanese film director Shinya Tsukamoto will provide the Japanese voice for Vamp, replacing original actor Ryotaro Okiayu. An elderly EVA, from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, will also appear (In the Tokyo Game Show 2007 trailer she preferred to go by the name of "Big Mama"), and her voice will be provided by singer Mari Natsuki.

English voice acting work is being recorded in tandem under voice-director Kris Zimmerman. David Hayter returns as Solid Snake, with Quinton Flynn (Raiden), Paul Eiding (Roy Campbell) and Christopher Randolph (Otacon) reprising their roles from previous titles. Cam Clarke, who did the voice of Liquid Snake in the previous Metal Gear games, will not be a part of Guns of Patriots. The role will instead be given to Patric Zimmerman, who will reprise his role as Revolver Ocelot. Kris Zimmerman, denying allegations of nepotism, has clarified that Kojima always intended for the character to use Ocelot's own voice.

Other new characters include Drebin, a self-styled "arms launderer", "Little Gray", a small, shaven, shorts-wearing monkey that appears to follow Drebin, a new FOXHOUND team under the command of Meryl Silverburgh, Olga Gurlukovich's daughter Sunny, and the Beauty and the Beast Unit.

The New FOXHOUND
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There are four members of FOXHOUND, sent to investigate PMC activity: Meryl Silverburgh; Ed, Meryl's second-in-command; Jonathan, a hulking soldier; and Johnny Sasaki, also known as "Akiba", the team's electronics expert. Meryl, Ed, and Jonathan use the SOP System to share each other's senses via the nanomachine network inside their bodies. Meryl introduces the team as "Rat Patrol Team 01" and states that they are investigating PMC activity with the US Army CID. Ed and Jonathan take their names from the main characters in Hideo Kojima's Policenauts, alongside Meryl. Ed and Jonathan are seen equipped with the Heckler & Koch XM8 rifle and Meryl with her Desert Eagle.

The Beauty and the Beast Unit
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Four new bosses are also introduced: Crying Wolf, Raging Raven, Screaming Mantis, and Laughing Octopus, of The Beauty and the Beast Unit. Their animal names openly reference characters from Metal Gear Solid's FOXHOUND unit, and the emotions relating to the Cobra Unit from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. A closer inspection of Screaming Mantis reveals two marionettes of previous MGS bosses: Psycho Mantis and The Sorrow. All four of them are women who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The only way they can cope with the damage done to their minds is to become war machines. Their inner human side is referred to as "Beauty", while their outer appearance is referred to as "Beast". Four real-life models were chosen for their in-game appearances as their "Beauty" side: Lyndall Jarvis, Scarlett Chorvat, Mieko Rye, and Yumi Kikuchi. The English dubbing for the characters is done by having the female voice actors perform the lines while Fred Tatasciore overdubs on top of the female voices, creating the split-voice effect that the characters will have.

Soundtrack
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The score to Metal Gear Solid 4 is being composed by Harry Gregson-Williams, his third Metal Gear Solid soundtrack,[22] and Nobuko Toda, who provided music for Metal Gear Ac!d and Metal Gear Ac!d 2.

Metal Gear Online
Metal Gear Online is the online component to Metal Gear Solid 4. The game will feature 16-player online stealth battles, encouraging players to engage heavily in teamwork.

In a pre TGS press conference on Wednesday September 19, 2007, Konami revealed that MGO would be distributed as a stand-alone product, although a Starter Pack would be included with MGS4. They also revealed that they hoped to continue expanding the MGO franchise for up to 10 years.

The game was in beta testing in Japan only, lasting from August 20 to September 3, 2007. Around 3,000 people joined the test sessions.
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I let u know this im planning to buy it because i played MGS on Playstation 1 and 2 (didn't play MGS3 yet...) and seen the trailer of this and it look promising!

Here the Traile Site of 15 min Clip of MGS 4 game http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1558754RhPbHma9?searchId=7498362562965354919&rank=2

So the questions is will you guys/gurls buy it? or what you think of it? me i think its hella good game =] FYI my little brother is a fan of MGS series lol hes favorite char is Gray Fox

BTW i tried search MGS4 topic in forum and found no luck so i made it so if there a topic of this mods please lock this then...and im sorry that i have wasted your time (just lil bit surpise that no1 made this MGS topic since is a popular game lol)
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wow, I'll buy it when the prices drop~
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^i really can't wait for that lol i work overtime instead~
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whoah!..the packaging looks cool!...

theres a metal gear solid forum already,
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=5791 - should be renamed

but that forum is only about the PSP version really... - Portable Ops...
so yeah..This should pass, on being a valid topic...even though most of it was copy and paste..with bits of your own...

It shall be exciting...
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^ah thanks for the vaild if i have to tell you the truth i don't enjoy metal gears portal ops....i mean comeon i was trying to buy the orignal for my lil bro but it sells metal gear portal ops PLUS like fuck man my lil bro got pissed but hes okay with it now...

But the metal gears im talkin about is PLAYSTATION not for psp ^_^
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sneaky stealth game
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^yes sneaky but fun!
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28 / M / Helloween Town
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Love the MGS series so ya cant wait
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M / Tombstone!!!
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CANT WAIT!!
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21 / M / T.O Canada YEAH!
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held back twice. I WANT IT NOW
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27 / M / Suita, Osaka, Japan
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hell yeahz!! soo sick cant wait..if they dont postpone the release again lol
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If i ever get a PS3, this is the first game im guna buy
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can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I can't wait either!! I need a good game to play for my PS3! (not that there aren't any others, like Assassin's Creed, but I've been waiting a long time for this...)
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MGS4 is going to rock!
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