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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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+ LtSilentAssassin on March 9th, 2009 at 3:04 am said:

I have a problem. When I first started playing MGO I got a Konami ID and created a character. I didn`t have expansions. After some time I got GENE and MEME but I had to create a new character (I used the same Konami ID) since I couldn`t use the expansions with the old one. I did try sending a mail but I got no answers from Konami. Btw. I`m from Europe.


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+ FoxGirl on March 10th, 2009 at 6:12 am said:

Okay I can’t buy it because there are no options for PSn wallet, :s gah, this is making me mad!


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+ stvhem on March 10th, 2009 at 7:59 am said:

What is going on I tried to preorder the new scene expansion using my wallet and there is no option for it. On the website it states that it will be available for purchase using the wallet. This is very displeasing and makes me NOT want to purchase this now.


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+ stoksy08 on March 10th, 2009 at 10:50 am said:

you can only preorder from the mgo shop.. until the 17th you cant buy wit psn wallet

hope my information has helped,,
I preordered already:P


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+ zaid008 on March 10th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

hi i want to preorder it but there is nothing in the playstation store and for the mgo shop i cant log in it says a message can u help me with this so i can log in and buy it


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+ stoksy08 on March 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm said:

ur game id or password might not be right.

make sure you type it in correctly.
by the way were are you from


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+ SoldierSoldier2 on March 13th, 2009 at 6:17 am said:

they say u can use the PSN to buy this as for the trophies can some one tell me y do ever one want trophies so bad?


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+ MidgarZolom on March 13th, 2009 at 7:08 pm said:

afronsheen: ”People are complaining about the Konami ID thing because it forces this game to avoid using the PSN. Thanks to this, there is unfixable lag and unhosted games (where peers have to host every single match). Konami probably did this to save $1 per player but it’s not worth it.

It’s a shame this game never got as big as it should have thanks to Konami’s extremely poor choice for networking functions. With PSN integration, you wouldn’t need a goofy p2p system for updates, you wouldn’t need 8 different logins, you wouldn’t need peer-hosted lagfest matches, and you wouldn’t need an internal messaging system and a COMPLETELY SEPARATE FRIENDS LIST…”

Thanks for putting my thoughts into words man:). Listen to your fans Konami.


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+ JSC31994 on March 15th, 2009 at 10:51 pm said:

Add trophies and make those as challenges in MGO and each challenge you make you get a special type of geat like camo baclavas,fleece caps,berets stuff that dont have camo and special colors :)


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+ JC_Rotor on March 16th, 2009 at 10:21 am said:

I would like to let you all in on a little secret….

1) the majority of the fanbase for this game doesnt give a crap about stupid trophies. The people who play MGO long after the initial “new game” crowd has died down are the ones Konami cares about. Not you fools who play a game just to get the trophies and then move on to the next.
2) The konami ID system is there to protect the players just as much as the company. It allows Konami to keep cheaters and the like out, which they are now doing. It also keeps all the player records safe on konamis servers as well as personal information. And you can save your login info on your ps3 anyway and not have to remember it, it logs in for me everytime i boot up MGO.

So stop whining, WE dont care, Konami doesnt care.

If you choose to miss out on the greatest gaming experience ive ever had, thats your fault, we are sorry that you are terrible at the multiplayer and never got into it cause you started with a sloth rank. goodbye.


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+ JSC31994 on March 20th, 2009 at 12:53 am said:

Hey since you are from Konami when are you guys gonna fix the MGO PSN SHOP I HAVE THE MONEY BUT SINCE YOU GUYS DONT FIX IT I CANT GIVE YOU THE MONEY


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+ duoskye on March 20th, 2009 at 3:48 am said:

161 I concur!!


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