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Touch Solid Snake All Over Your... iPhone

Remember that weird green Metal Gear equation Konami posted recently? They went and solved for i. iPhone, that is.

Apparently Apple wasn't beating its chest about the iPhone being a "gaming console" just for kicks. Konami has demystified the Metal Gear teaser site it posted a couple of weeks ago by announcing--drum roll--Metal Gear Solid Touch, an iPhone-specific mission for Solid Snake based on the story of MGS4.

You know what this means. We have to actually start caring about iPhone games now.

Here's all the revealed info so far, straight out the press release.

METAL GEAR SOLID TOUCH is an original game that brings to life the world and characters of MTAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS (MGS4).

With direct control through the touch panel, it's simple for anyone to move their alignment or switch to zoom mode. Each stage's location and characters are based on the story of MGS4. The initial download will contain 8 stages, with additional stages to be added later. There are many ways to enjoy the game as points earned by clearing stages unlocks images and wallpapers from the METAL GEAR series.

Aaaaaand screens!

A one.
And a two.












Doesn't look half bad, honestly. We'll see how well it runs, though, and more importantly how well it plays. Console-style games don't have the best track record on the iPhone/iPod Touch so far. Why is that? Oh, perhaps the lack of any traditional controls whatsoever? Let's hope Konami figures out a way to overcome that limitation.
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Posted by Systech

This is kind of underwhelming.

Posted by StillAThreat

OK, so this needs to hilariously be, like 8 gigs.  Seriously, how big can this game be, memory-wise?

Posted by insane_shadowblade85

This isn't that surprising when you think about it. The Macs and the ipod in MGS4 and also, from what I heard, Kojima really likes Macs.

Posted by FalcomAdol

Or, it means that Metal Gear Solid has jumped even further over the shark.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

Ok. Sweet. Huge news. woohoo. Monotone droning

Seriously, why the teaser?? Are the also gunna have a teaser for the awesome new MGS poster??
Also, I am sorry, but Apple+gaming=fail. Since Marathon and Diabo 2, Apple simply has nothing. Before that they had more then a fighting chance, but they lost. They to stop. The iPhone would be cool for gaming if it worked, but so far nothing has worked terribly well. I'll wait for the nVidia thing coming to the market for some decent stuffs.

Posted by Rayfield

Why on God's Green Earth would I want to play this game anytime in the next billion years?

Posted by malxmusician212

WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!? FOR THE IPHONE AND ITOUCH??????? HEY KOJIMA, Y DON'T U GET A DEAL, WITH A REAL GAMING COMPANY (other than Sony) AND MAKE MGS4 FOR THE 360, I BET U'LL GET WAY MORE MONEY, AND IT WON'T COMPLETELY SUCK, HOW R THE CONTROLS GONNA BE??? U TILT THE PHONE/TOUCH TO AIM???? IT'LL SUCK

no offense to the iphone/touch, i luv my iphone but come on, it's NOT a gaming console, i'm sry, but one button one the front??? how do u:
1) aim
2) walk
3) any thing else
o wait, i forgot, that one button is used to get to the home screen at ALL TIMES so u can't even do 1 thing with it!!!!
KONAMI, ONLY ONE THING TO SAY, 'WTF WERE U THINKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'
Posted by Artemis_D

I really don't want to play a Metal Gear game on my damn phone.  All that hype for this crap? 

Posted by WilliamRLBaker
GIVEMEREPLAY said:
"HELL YES! I'm getting an Ipod touch for Christmas and I was really worried that there wouldn't be anything to play. Thank you Kojima!"
lol your geting an iFail just for a game? comeon seriously? this game will fail.
Posted by CallMeRotten

Hm. The first MGS game I don't give a crap about.

Posted by neoepoch

From what Kotaku has said, it is read in Famitsu that it is just a point and click (or in this case a touch and shoot) style game. You won't control Snake, but you just touch the enemies to shoot at them.

Posted by SpikeDelight

Interesting. I would be getting this game if I wasn't on a Verizon plan right now. I even got the MGS Mobile game when it came out for Verizon carriers (which was actually really good- it was like the original MGS and played pretty well) but this might be where I draw the line. Unless I cancel my plan I probably won't be getting this.

Posted by Brackynews

Why couldn't they call it the Solid-i?  Mwahhh...

Posted by SpikeDelight
regularassmilk said:
niall077 said:
"

But Kutaku said it was teh 360 port.... kutaku wouldnt lie would they?

"
well you spelled kotaku wrong. So your dumb as hell.....



Well you spelled "you're" wrong, failed to capitalize your first sentence, started your second sentence with a conjunction and wrote your second sentence as a fragment, if you want to play it that way.
Posted by Spiritof

I've never seen so many people cry about a game not being ported to the platform of their choice.

Posted by ImperiousRix

I say... boo.
Thanks for teasing us with a fucking iphone game, Kojima.
I knew he was evil, but SHEESH.

Posted by Blazer74

This will suck. Nuff said.

Posted by Tomzombie

that title sounds so wrong if you think about it in that way

Posted by AndrewB

If it does turn out to be a "Duck Hunt" version of Metal Gear Solid, I'm going to laugh. They already stated their original design for the game had to be toned back for the lack of iPhone controls.

Posted by Crono

Damn, I'm eating my words.

Posted by Duckbutter

for you fucks that dont pay your light bills, you should know when you turn the Xbox on in the dark, all you see is that green power symbol. which looked the same as that green power symbol in that waste of time equation Konami threw up. i think they did that shit on purpose puttin that equation in Xbox-green to get Xbox pimps excited for no reason. ya know? ta like throw it in our faces that it ain't commin to Xbox. know what ahm sen? i think it's a "fuck you, fuck-necks" and i take it as a personal insult.

Posted by daniel_beck_90

Now I gotta buy an iphone ASAP .

Posted by Sabata

Another shit-tastic cell phone game? Way to go, Japan!

Posted by Deusx

Now we will be hearing about the "IPHONE FANBOYS", crying all day long about  how it "has better graphics than the psp and ds together"..... be prepared for the end of the world.

Posted by PufferFiz
Duckbutter said:
"for you fucks that dont pay your light bills, you should know when you turn the Xbox on in the dark, all you see is that green power symbol. which looked the same as that green power symbol in that waste of time equation Konami threw up. i think they did that shit on purpose puttin that equation in Xbox-green to get Xbox pimps excited for no reason. ya know? ta like throw it in our faces that it ain't commin to Xbox. know what ahm sen? i think it's a "fuck you, fuck-necks" and i take it as a personal insult."
don't be butthurt :/
Posted by ezdude

Konami knows how to get by any limitations, including if making a game in system which has no buttons!
They sold their soul to the devil just like Apple's CEO. Now that both companies have joined for this game, they shall become invincible!
 muhahahahaha!

Posted by MrMiyagi

Konami = greatest troll ever.

Posted by SumoX

Allow me to snicker for a bit at all the people who thought that the teaser was MGS4 for the 360 simply because it was in green. Seriously, it's a color- you associate it with the 360, not everyone.

I was right in saying it was for the iPhone, but I really thought it was going to be Metal Gear Acid. Too bad, because I think it would fit the platform better.

Posted by AspiringAndy

Anyone know if this will be for the iPod touch also?

Posted by Duckbutter

fuckin Sumo X is all:
Allow me to snicker for a bit at all the people who thought that the teaser was MGS4 for the 360 simply because it was in green. Seriously, it's a color- you associate it with the 360, not everyone.

the fuck are you talkin about? the fuck are YOU talkin about? Xbox has been bangin the color green high on its flag since Bill Gates birthed it from his whorey vagina. so, the fuck are you talkin about? you're talkin, but what the fuck about? and why use the word "snicker" in a sentence? you knew your post was gonna be public. why do it?

Posted by SumoX

Ooo, you kept saying the word 'fuck'...you must be pretty tough in real life.

Please list all of the commonly accepted colors for every console and handheld. I'll wait.

Posted by mattysen

Kinda gutted its not the Xbox 360 port, i really just dont have enough money to buy  another consle. I have an iphone but (1 It probley wont be as good as the consle version (2 If they cant get it on a 5GB DVD disk for the Xbox or something, how the hell is it going on the iphone?

Posted by BatmanBatman

what's an iPhone???
Posted by Duckbutter

and then SumoX was all:
Ooo, you kept saying the word 'fuck'...you must be pretty tough in real life. Please list all of the commonly accepted colors for every console and handheld. I'll wait.

and then i was all:
fuckin aye, that's the whole fuckin point. Xbox is the ONLY fuckin fuckness that fuckin uses a fuckin color for fuck's sake. that's why we fuckin e-fuckin-quate that fuckin color green to the fuckin Xbox. and why in the fuck they picked green baffles my muthafuckin mind. that color green has got to be the fuckeriest fuck that's ever fucked in the history of fucktivity.

Posted by liquidsol
Duckbutter said:

"for you fucks that dont pay your light bills, you should know when you turn the Xbox on in the dark, all you see is that green power symbol."


Yes because when the electric company shuts their lights off, the 360 stays on...

Posted by The_Icon

Damn... it looks so good!!

Posted by vidiot

The gab between cellphone games from Japan, versus getting those same games outside of Japan, just got a bit smaller with this news. Developers have been pushing gaming on phones ineffectively for years, this is the first time I can recall being remotely interested in a cell-phone game. Aside from all the games from Japan that are never released over here (Did you know they made a goddamn sequel to Final Fantasy IV for cellphones?). Granted the logistics over wanting your phone doing something more than Tetris can be debated. But I'll bite and give this a fair chance.

I'm pretty immune to the whole Xbox 360 port concept, seeing how I own both a 360 and Ps3 and played and beat MGS4 a long time ago. I will admit there is defiantly a market for a MGS4 360 port, but the trade off from a hardware standpoint would be pretty insane. Were talking about completely re-engineering code from everything that was custom made for the ridiculously sophisticated Ps3. It wouldn't be just a port. The amount of time and effort, and more importantly budget, would be the equivalent of them making a brand new game. Then there's the limited space on the HDDVD's, texture resolution would take a hit, and then there's the tons of uncompressed audio for the ton of cut-scenes. It would be 4 disks...at least. It would be doable. Just ridiculously difficult, time consuming, and would cost a ton.

Then there's always the track record of that original xbox port of MGS2 barely selling anything to inspire them. :/

Posted by vidiot
Duckbutter said:
"and then SumoX was all:
Ooo, you kept saying the word 'fuck'...you must be pretty tough in real life. Please list all of the commonly accepted colors for every console and handheld. I'll wait.

and then i was all:
fuckin aye, that's the whole fuckin point. Xbox is the ONLY fuckin fuckness that fuckin uses a fuckin color for fuck's sake. that's why we fuckin e-fuckin-quate that fuckin color green to the fuckin Xbox. and why in the fuck they picked green baffles my muthafuckin mind. that color green has got to be the fuckeriest fuck that's ever fucked in the history of fucktivity."
I never thought I could see Tourette's in text form.

I think he speaks of the relation of the green power symbol, and how the 360 shares that same green power symbol. Perhaps he does not know the context that most electronic devices share this green power symbol, that it is universal.

Or perhaps he didn't think that far.

Oh, and to answer SumoX's astute question: You know I did see an Mp3 player light up blue one time. It was very odd.
Posted by rpdcopzombie

i am so disapointed at this announcement. ive been so excited at the idea of mgs4 being released on the 360. regardless if its on 1 disc or 10. im pretty sure it will happen eventually. theres far more 360 users than ps3 users. 

i suppose having mgs for the iphone was a smart move - its made me interested in the iphone for the first time. now if only they reduce the price of the damn thing..... 
Posted by Red

If I can get another phone sometime, and there's an option to get an iPhone for free, I'll probably get the iPhone for free.

Posted by TeflonBilly

Haw haw, what a terrible announcement.
I thought Kojima'd gotten his hatred toward his fans out of his system with MGS2.

I wouldn't mind replaying MGS4 on the 360 for achievements, but the thought of the nerd rage this causes fills me with glee.
This is a terrible waste of resources and a stellar license. I thought MGS4 on the PS3 was a fitting farewell to Snake and a port of that would've made it possible for more people to enjoy that instead they're gonna dig up and rape his corpse on the Iphone. Anything would have been better than this.

Oh and that Thiago character needs to fuck off back to Gamespot or Gametrailers with that fanboy bullshit.

Posted by TaintedSun

Ha... ha, a-ha. Ha.

This is fail!

Posted by Al3xand3r

Is this really so dramatic? It's a MGS mini game. It's not MGS4. Previously we had MG Ac!d, MGS Mobile, MGS Digital Comic, Portable Ops, and whatever else. Why's this suddenly getting people to rage? it actually looks pretty good and if Kojima is involved it'll likely have some neat things included, even if it's just a virtua-cop like shooter as it seems to be in the screenshots. Waste of resources and licence? It'll hardly occupy all of the MG team's members' attention and time, and the licence isn't wasted since they own it and don't have to pay anything for it. More metal gear is always good, not bad.

Posted by TeflonBilly
Al3xand3r said:
"More metal gear is always good, not bad."
I disagree, I thought Metal Gear Ac!d was complete dogshit
Edited by TaintedSun
@ Al3xand3r

First off, who knows how much of the Konami team is working on it? Not you. More importantly, people weren't referring to Konami purchasing licenses, but Apple. This project seems like a waste of time and money for Konami and Apple. Regardless of where I fall in the console battle, it seems more profitable for Konami to create a 360 version of MGS4. It's not an easy task, but it makes more sense than praying that an iPhone gaming market takes off.

Besides, if all I have to do to shoot someone is press them with my giant finger, where is the fun in that?

Oh, and if you were curious why this news is angering people, maybe gamers were hoping they'd be able to play something new on something they already own. No one is buying an iPhone for this "game".
Posted by Duckbutter
Vidiot's crackpipe typed:
"I think he speaks of the relation of the green power symbol, and how the 360 shares that same green power symbol. Perhaps he does not know the context that most electronic devices share this green power symbol, that it is universal."

look here, holmes. Metal Gear Solid is a video game. out of all the consoles this generation both portable and big, including the iPhone, the 360 is the only one that has that specific power symbol light up green. and it's its center piece. the same color as the power symbol in the equation. how do explain that, smarty-nuts?

let me explain it for you: Konami wants to have a shit in all Xbox owners mouths. they wanted to get our hopes all up so we could nut our pants so we'd all have that ocean/hospital room smell, ya know? the smell of sperm? because Konami is fuckin discusting like that. they're a bunch of perverts who would fuck their own Milkman in the anus without his consent if they got a chance. that's the only logical answer so deal with it. 
Posted by Willy105

Hehe

No 360 or DSi for you!

Posted by Aurelito

I expected it to be another Ac!d on iPod. somehow i was right.

Posted by eXists

Have the iPhone but I'm pretty sure the gameplay is going to suck, it's hard enough clicking on letters on the touch keyboard, how about shooting the wrong guy then clicking backspace?! Waste of time if u ask me...

Posted by xXTharosXx

Wow... I still don't care about the iPhone

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