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Metal Gear Online – SCENE Expansion Release Date and Details

Brandon Laurino's Avatar + Posted by Brandon Laurino on Mar 05, 2009 // Executive Producer, Dust 514

Hello all – We’re happy to announce the official release date and more details about the SCENE Expansion pack for Metal Gear Online. SCENE will be available separately for $9.99 and offered as a bundle with the second MGO Expansion pack, MEME, for $14.99 as well as all three expansion packs – GENE, MEME, and SCENE, for just $17.99 on March 17, 2009 via Metal Gear Online’s in-game shop and Konami’s shop. All will be available for purchase using the PlayStation Network Wallet (as well as PayPal, in addition to the previous payment methods). The pre-order period for SCENE starts on March 10, 2009, and will run up until release date. And remember, all players who pre-order SCENE will receive the special “cardboard man” head gear for free!

I know many of you are curious to know each of the new special character’s (Raiden and Vamp) weapons and abilities, as both characters display incredible talents in the Metal Gear Solid 4 single player campaign. You’ll be happy to know that many of their same abilities will be available in Metal Gear Online.

Raiden is quite agile, can run very fast and uses a High Frequency Blade. Much like in the single player campaign, he is best at close-range hand-to-hand combat. He will be able to jump to high places where ordinary soldiers would need a co-op boost, and can also fall from high places and land without taking damage. Naturally, he can use his High Frequency Blade, which can be used to deflect frontal attacks when drawn, in addition to attacks. He can also choose to use it in a non-lethal mode, by using the back of the blade. He also will have Throwing Knives available, and can headshot other players by using them. He also has a special VISOR that, when in the closed position, will be able to detect traps. As he does not have nano-machines implanted into his body, he will be unable to use the SOP Link, SOP Destabilizer and the SOP system information gathering skills such as scanning, etc. All SOP related abilities and affects are therefore nullified when using this character.

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Vamp, master of knives, is agile, runs incredibly fast and excels at close-range hand-to-hand combat, especially when using his Combat Knife and Throwing Knife, which he can use to headshot other players, like Raiden. He will be able to jump to hard-to-reach places, fall from high places without taking damage – but will be able to utilize the SOP system and fall victim to it, unlike Raiden. His unique nano-machines will also make him seem immortal, every time he is defeated during the game, he will be resurrected in the same location.

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There will also be a new game type opened to all MGO players: Solo Capture (SCAP). SCAP is a FREE-FOR-ALL Match with no team divisions. Capturing the Kerotan frog will make that player’s timer begin to decrease. The player who can keep possession of the Kerotan frog the longest, and allows their timer to reach zero first, will be the winner. If a player who isn’t holding the Kerotan is killed, no points will be awarded, but that player’s timer will be reduced.

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Also included in SCENE is a great deal of new gear that you can use to customize your character, including the Bikini Outfit, Clown Face Paint, Haven Trooper Uniform Set, Resistance Uniform Set, Hockey Mask, Mohawk Wig, Short Cut Wig, Shirtless, and Robbie (Silent Hill character).

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There’s still a lot more cool stuff in SCENE yet to be revealed, stay tuned to the PlayStation.Blog for more updates in the coming weeks!

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162 Comments

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+ EdMONEY85 on March 5th, 2009 at 2:24 pm said:

confused*


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+ bushisprez on March 5th, 2009 at 2:26 pm said:

Raiden has a pistol so I’m sure we’ll be seeing him going for snipers same for Vamp.


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+ lakaiHIGH on March 5th, 2009 at 2:38 pm said:

i have owned this game since day one and have yet to take it online :(. the cluster [DELETED] that is the konami id/psn id linking system has me scared like a lil girl. i’m sure ill get to this eventually.

thanks,
Lh


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on March 5th, 2009 at 3:05 pm said:

PSN Integration && Trophies or GTFO


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+ Ice_Pick on March 5th, 2009 at 3:37 pm said:

You know I really wanted to like MGO, and for awhile I did. However, you really screwed it up with the Konami ID thing. It’s just a frustrating system that should never have been used in the first place.

I’ll pick up all the expansions and start playing again as soon as you scrap the Konami ID, utilize the PSN, and use the Playstation store to sell DLC.

Oh and please add trophies for MGS4 :)


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+ IMamaBear on March 5th, 2009 at 3:37 pm said:

update MGS w/trophies plz


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+ D-Squad3 on March 5th, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

Will not buy until Konami ditches their Konami-ID system, integrates the PSN instead, and adds trophies! >:(

This


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+ Roryb311 on March 5th, 2009 at 3:39 pm said:

some new weapons wouldnt go a miss.

I really loved all the weapons in mgs4

yet they use only about 15 primary weapons.

I expected to atleast have 30+ primary weapons because there are 69 or 79 in the actuall game.

i think that this expansion will be awesome.

thats only if they add some new weapons cause the ones they have really lack

i like the DSR-1, XM80, M4 custom with a scope, laser sight, handle and a supressor, and the AK102 thats all i use really,

ohh and if i fancy noobing it up an RPG-7 is all fun to get easy and secure kills


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+ Roryb311 on March 5th, 2009 at 3:42 pm said:

also i would like to add WHY THE HELL DO YOU NEED A KONAMI ID AND A GAME ID I ALWAYS FORGET THEM AND GET THEM MIXED UP

TROPHIES WOULD BE AMAZING AND ALSO SORTING OUT THE BLOODY ID THINGS

INTERPRET PSN

if you want add me up on the psn if you play CALL OF DUTY 4 METAL GEAR ONLINE or RACE DRIVER GRID


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+ ameliawts on March 5th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

Who -cares- about trophies!? Get a failbox360 if you want trophies so bad. MGS4 needs trophies just as much as chuck norris needs another season.

Less QQ, more pew pew.


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+ Jon_God on March 5th, 2009 at 3:49 pm said:

I am totally love this expansion pack, I will deffinitelly buy this when it comes out, and get back into MGO.

I wish you would use PSN though, I hate not being able to message my friends except through the game’s own system.

Also, TROPHIES!!!!! I NEED TROPHIES!

And custom soundtracks, please, he already has an iPod…


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+ JohAE86 on March 5th, 2009 at 3:54 pm said:

you guys are sad with your crying about trophies, that are no more than little spurts of self gratification. they don’t amount to anything, they just show how much of an accomplishment whore you are.

that said, most people on MGO don’t even need to remember their konami ID because they have everything set to AUTOLOGIN. And even then, it’s not konami’s fault YOU are lazy.

the nerve of some people… WAAAAH TROPHIES, WAAAAH KONAMI ID. play the fricking game, it takes 2 minutes to make an account & then you never have to bugger with it again unless you’re buying expansions.

jeez.


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+ Andrefpvs on March 5th, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

ameliawts,if you didn’t realise by now, you are a minority here. Trophies and Achievemtns add a lot of replay value to games, so if you don’t care about them just ignore them, but don’t screw us up.


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+ stoksy08 on March 5th, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

Whinge Whinge Fukking Whinge… Forget about throphys there Stupid,Never should have been made… mgo is perfect! except for lag sometimes. but other wise no problems.. Well done konami for making the perfect online experience ever :) Now lets play some mgo im logged in now my charecter is BOSSGIRL lvl 12 doberman 10 hours of gameplay


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+ Lowe0 on March 5th, 2009 at 4:21 pm said:

Konami still doesn’t get it. I won’t touch this without PSN integration. It’s too late for MGO, but perhaps if we remind them at every opportunity, they’ll learn their lesson.

It’s an improvement that I no longer would have to give them my credit card number, but I’m still not memorizing two more logins.


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+ badman313 on March 5th, 2009 at 4:48 pm said:

it’s about time that we can buy the expansions through psn. but seriously, trophy patches are needed.


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+ stoksy08 on March 5th, 2009 at 4:54 pm said:

No trophys ffs…
psn was never needed,
you a ssholes were just too cheap to get a credit card


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+ Akibara12 on March 5th, 2009 at 5:12 pm said:

Wow this is great! The price is amazing for this additional content you guys are giving out this month and I hope you’ll leave it at that price for future expansion packs. Its great that you guys are putting some gameplay matches from MGO1 and MPO. I’m just curious if that Haven Trooper Uniform is for the female characters only and if it is are you guys planning on releasing Tengu uniforms for the male characters from MGS2? It would be really awesome if you guys did that. It would also make it a great match if a group Haven Troopers faced off against a group of Tengu Soldiers.

Keep up the great work!


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+ stoksy08 on March 5th, 2009 at 5:25 pm said:

Yeah that would be cool. good thinking. I.d say they are only for female characters


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+ mdv5964 on March 5th, 2009 at 6:15 pm said:

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+ LordDeff07 on March 5th, 2009 at 7:15 pm said:

What is weird is that they can take the time to add all this stuff but can’t make a 20mb trophy patch?


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+ big-gunns on March 5th, 2009 at 8:10 pm said:

$18 for all three expansion packs? That sure is a reasonable price. I gotta get back to playing this game. Trophies sound like a good idea.


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+ spunnups on March 5th, 2009 at 8:16 pm said:

TROPHIES = SALES


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+ WareW0lf_n on March 5th, 2009 at 11:52 pm said:

We need TROPHIES!!!! I only played this game once its AWSOME but i cant come back to i unless you add TROPHIES. TROPHIES are a good motivation to come back to games and give you our MONEY!!!


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+ s1d0r on March 6th, 2009 at 1:28 am said:

Great new!!!


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+ bandoors_ksa on March 6th, 2009 at 1:57 am said:

great now we only need trophies please.


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+ stoksy08 on March 6th, 2009 at 7:03 am said:

As i said before, trophys are a complete waste of time..
Why do yous want trophys so bad.?


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+ PullusPardusUS on March 6th, 2009 at 7:08 am said:

” All will be available for purchase using the PlayStation Network Wallet (as well as PayPal, in addition to the previous payment methods) ”

now THAT made my day, thank you verrryyyy much.


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+ RickV17 on March 6th, 2009 at 7:45 am said:

this looks raw
yo the konami system good soooo stfu ppl n trophies wuld b nice bt i dnt rly care

yay $10 4 me :D n march 17 my bday
ty 4 da present kojima


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+ RickV17 on March 6th, 2009 at 7:50 am said:

“I wish you would use PSN though, I hate not being able to message my friends except through the game’s own system.”

wow just ask ur friends on mgo 4 their PSN u dumbazz lol


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+ zaid008 on March 6th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

Im really gonna buy this but i havent buyed the meme expansion so i will buy both of them for 14.00 this made me happy and also cant wait !!!!!


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+ Spectreman78 on March 6th, 2009 at 12:24 pm said:

* Great. Now add trophies :-)


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+ Zezzler on March 6th, 2009 at 2:15 pm said:

I know how everyone keeps saying how annoying it is to ask for trophies and no konami Id, but everyone is asking so i might aswell join…

Not to mention that I would DIE for an actual add-on/DLC for the actual MGS4 game. I would pay anything for it :P. (i say that very loosly)


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+ stoksy08 on March 6th, 2009 at 2:22 pm said:

Trophys are a no go.. konami will never put trophys up so stop being annoying spamming it on every mgo forum you idiots!!


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+ stoksy08 on March 6th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

Lets talk about the new maps.. they look good , dont they?


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+ Akibara12 on March 6th, 2009 at 2:41 pm said:

@ stoksy08

These people will not stop with the trophy stuff. Even if Brandon commented here again people will over look his comment about the trophy system being looked at by the development team. So just ignore their post about it.

And yes the maps look great as well as all the content they put on the expansion pack. They also said they were planning on adding more stuff so keep viewing the blog.


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+ MazzingerZ on March 6th, 2009 at 2:57 pm said:

MGO is fun, different, original, had everything to be one of the most played online games over the PSN…but even I, a hard MGS fan since 20 years ago, can’t “accept” going through all those hurdles to get my on hand on these maps…

I bought the first map pack and it was hard to find people to play with…not many have CC, not all countries are accepted…now it seems more people can get them

Saddly I’ll pass, I guess MGO DLC exclusive for the Konami Store was part of the exclusivity deal for MGS4

Just one thing, you guys better keep MGS4 exclusive for the PS3 as I know if you port it to the X360 there’s no way Microsoft will allow you to do this and X360 would be getting all these stuff via XBL which would automatically make feel MGO as an incomplete game for the PS3.

Sincerely, a hard MGS fan who has great memories playing Konami games on the NES and loves the PES series but yet can see right from wrong…and releasing DLC for MGO this way it’s definitely wrong.


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+ Sneeches on March 6th, 2009 at 3:19 pm said:

WIth out trophies, I will not buy this or play metal gear ever again.


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+ JChulksmash on March 6th, 2009 at 9:23 pm said:

Ya i will be getting this game, no prob. well add on. but seriously, add Trophies! :)


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+ Drfinnest101 on March 7th, 2009 at 9:05 am said:

well its better for that they sell the expansion pack in the playstation store which is easier to navigate!!!!


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+ Leadnut on March 7th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

I have recently gotten back in as well, and I forgot how fun it was. I seem to be doing better than before oddly enough.. More maps is always a good thing..

I don’t agree with the trophies, they seem pointless to me, and it seems silly to not play because of a lack of them? Why deny yourself a fun game because you need a pointless virtual troghy? Now enabling players to get more Rewards points would be tops for me.


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+ Thrasher20 on March 7th, 2009 at 3:25 pm said:

@ stoksy08

You do realize that you are the minority in here when it comes to the big demand of PSN and unlockable trophies, right?
Trophies indeed add replay value and are always fun to collect. Also video gaming has stepped up with achievements/trophies because it adds a competitive atmosphere with immediate friends or anyone around the world. Nevertheless, many times trophies shows that the player is a skilled player. Why so much hate?
Explain to all of us who want trophies and PSN integration why it is a complete waste of time. Give us reasons. And most of all, please simply ignore the trophies if you don’t care about them. Don’t ruin it for all of us. Concentrate on your favorite expansion packs.

If Konami does release a trophy patch, I will remember your name and…
Thanks.


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+ lombaxboy on March 7th, 2009 at 6:51 pm said:

Two things.

Absolutely love the look of this expansion.

And

Add trophies, i know that everybody says this. but mgs4 is one of the best games i have ever played, and if you show the effort to put trophies on it, its going up as number one. this is required, and you get more sales to those who just buy games for trophies!

so do it, don’t think. just do it.

oh, and take down the Konami ID gimmick, its useless and difficult.

play online everyday :D


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+ BuckGame on March 7th, 2009 at 9:48 pm said:

Yeahhh I can’t wait man Yall SHould Join my Clan (T.K.S) Team.Kissin.SIN


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+ stoksy08 on March 7th, 2009 at 11:11 pm said:

@trasher20

Your a very reasonable guy. But the whole thing about trophys and psn integration is a bit odd!Given the fact that metal gear was released before all psn and trophys came into the picture. Anyways My main characters name is BOSSGIRL lvl 13 fh. im in clan Contract killer.. im always online


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+ stoksy08 on March 7th, 2009 at 11:14 pm said:

A subject to do with VAMP..
Ressurecting in the same spot you die would make noobs camp over your body lol -_-


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+ jandelacruz on March 8th, 2009 at 1:47 am said:

As for me, I don’t care much about the trophies… but please, for the nth time, be reasonable and just intergrate with the PSN ID and PSN Store.


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+ Darkfiresun99 on March 8th, 2009 at 9:14 am said:

Are people under 18 who have bought the game allowed to buy the expansion for online?


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+ stoksy08 on March 8th, 2009 at 2:22 pm said:

yeah of course you can buy the expansion lol:)


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+ JackalAnubis on March 8th, 2009 at 3:29 pm said:

I like trophies but I could care less if they are in MGO. I have a nearly 300hr. character and I’m not about to restart him just to get a few trophies. I have a blank character slot still but I don’t like splitting up my time between two profiles. Not to mention trophy support would have to be pretty particular not to included trophies that exacerbate quitting and glitching to get them. There are enough quitters and glitchers in the game already, and an animal title based trophy system would just make it 10x worse. Even a ribbon merit based trophy system would probably create more of a problem.

Then there is the fact that I’ve bought all the other expansions at $9.99-14.99 a pop. I hate being penalized for buying a product early… I wish that if their system showed my profiles already owning the other expansions it would discount the newest edition! Or even if they parred the SCENE expansion with the CODEC expansion for a bargain I’d be happy.


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