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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Database on the way!

Brandon Laurino's Avatar Posted by Executive Producer, Dust 514

Hi all – Firstly, we’d like to thank you for helping us make the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots a tremendous success, with a special thanks to the many of you who attended our midnight launches to support it. It was great to meet so many of you in person, and the some of the MGS related costumes were truly spectacular. We had a lot of fun, and we hope you did too.

Of course, the launch of MGS4 is just the beginning – with it now in your hands, surely you are finding that there is much to discover within the game itself. It’s packed with so much, in fact, that there is bound to be new revelations, strategies, and details in the coming months as everyone makes their way through every nook and cranny. Add in Metal Gear Online, with its endless and deep multiplayer game play, as well as new downloadable content forthcoming – there is truly so much more to come, with our continued support of MGS, that will extend well through this year.

With that, we are happy to reveal a very special surprise, upon the PLAYSTATION Store update tomorrow (Thursday June 19th) we will be releasing the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Database!

Metal Gear Solid 4 Database

The MGS4 Database is a free, downloadable interactive application that contains the official knowledge base of everything that is Metal Gear, reaching all the way back to the very beginning of the franchise. Including complete storylines, character profiles, relationship diagrams, and much more! The MGS4 database is a great way to catch up for someone new to Metal Gear, as well as a useful resource for any veteran of the series, with complete official details on every aspect of the intricate Metal gear lore.

The MGS4 Database also contains a special feature – if you want to make use of the database, but have not yet fully played through MGS4 yet and are worried about spoilers – all MGS4 spoilers are “blacked out” until you’ve beaten MGS4. Give it a try!

But that’s not all, within MGS4, check out the EXTRAS option of the main menu (if you haven’t already). There’s already new, free downloadable content available for the game – with new camouflage and a new music track for the in game iPod. There will be more forthcoming, so be sure to check this often!

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wizardpsp said:

June 18th, 4:43 pm

Good News!!
thanks Sony!! and The PSN Cards!
and pleas put mexico on the PSN i cant buy
anything on the PS store!!!

ChateauDIf said:

June 18th, 4:43 pm

This is really great news by the way, thanks Brandon!

tretle said:

June 18th, 4:43 pm

Is it possible that in a future update Konami might get rid of that Konami login cough mistake cough. Was surprised to see it in the final version after all the backlash it received in the press during beta.
Onto the topic, this is a really good idea, great work. Thanks.

Daver said:

June 18th, 4:49 pm

I never got much into MGS franchise but MGS4 is the best game i have ever play i think.. and even with that i understood the story, sure i might not have understood it like a veteran of the franchise but i did and it was very good!
All that to say that you dont need to have followed every MGS before trying out the 4th.
Congrats again!!!

Chrisrahosiris said:

June 18th, 4:49 pm

I love info and I love MGS4. So a MGS4 info smorgasbord is something to truly enjoy.

P_tear_griffin said:

June 18th, 4:50 pm

Awesome news

I’m hoping someone can explain this to me. Is there any particular reason(s) for Konami choosing to go with a Konami ID & game ID as opposed to using the PSN ID we have for MGO? Will these separate IDs not interfere with any awards/trophies that are to come after the firmware update (meaning, will they show up under my PSN ID)?

theonetavy said:

June 18th, 4:50 pm

@ flclsnipa1

Thats understandable wanting to keep the Cd and use the download instead

Jason said:

June 18th, 4:50 pm

That’s a great surprise!
I was beginning to think you guys forgot about us.
Thanks guys/girls at konami!
Can’t wait for tomorrow.

Eskimo_Joe said:

June 18th, 4:52 pm

Great work! This looks like it’ll be pretty cool. Next on the agenda should be putting some classic Metal Gear/Solid (1,2,3) titles on the PSN. Thanks

Sentry said:

June 18th, 4:54 pm

@ marcandrer [49]

Well seeing that he said that after MGO, im guessing he is talking about the expansion pack in July.

Plus, DLC for MGS4’s SP would just kill the epic experience, in my opinion.. :S

PS- Jeff, you just love Hannah Montana dont you. Everytime you reply to tearsofash you mention how lovely his avatar is… Pretty soon you’ll have to steal it for yourself, huh?

@ ChateauDlf [51]

Whoa!! Nice. O_O

MidnightBlues said:

June 18th, 4:58 pm

I want MGS 4 sooooo bad…I just cant afford it yet….in about two weeks I think I can finally get it and this database will help me get situated.

I hate it when I miss out on a big release…better late than never I suppose.

darkiewonder said:

June 18th, 4:58 pm

Very cool indeed! MGS series rock! :D make it happen: a Kojima Wallpaper <3

black_ryuk said:

June 18th, 5:03 pm

And here i was wondering how would learn more about metal gear…you guys just helped a lot

NinjaZeroEight said:

June 18th, 5:06 pm

This is such a great idea. As a gamer who is, as you said, a veteran to the series, I love the idea, and my gf, who is interested in learning about the series is excited as well. Thanks so much for doing something like this! It’s nice to have little extras like this for such a great series.

El-Suave said:

June 18th, 5:07 pm

I just want to thank Kojima and Konami for one of the best game I’ve ever played.
It is much more awesome than I ever had hoped.

Schitthammer said:

June 18th, 5:07 pm

Brandon, this is without a doubt the coolest thing to hit the PSN so far (in my opinion). Thank you for providing this for us Metal Gear fans and I hope other companies take notice. This is what sets the PSN and PS3 apart from other services and systems.

I’m a huge Metal Gear fan since the beginning and can’t wait to use this interactive application.

Thanks again!

lalo1194 said:

June 18th, 5:07 pm

Thanks that seems really helpful because i am new to the Metal Gear series.

skynidas said:

June 18th, 5:09 pm

Thank You, this is awesome!!

IdodgerI said:

June 18th, 5:09 pm

Cool, I never played Snake Eater so this should help.

skaterricky said:

June 18th, 5:12 pm

Thank you Konomi :D

Looking forward to it all Database here I Come!

Thank You for Making the Game happen to all that made it all come to Life I Prase the’

Thanks :P

ACE72 said:

June 18th, 5:13 pm

Currently on the start of ACT 4, any word on a possible squel. I just can’t come to grips of saying goodbye to beloved ICon known to many as Snake?

TristanMike said:

June 18th, 5:16 pm

That’s actually pretty freakin’ cool.

Kittonwy said:

June 18th, 5:16 pm

So awesome. Will download! >:|

MrBeatdown said:

June 18th, 5:17 pm

I’m sure MGO is great.

I wouldn’t know seeing as how ONLY ONE CHARACTER IS ALLOWED PER CONSOLE. Only my little brother has been able to play.

Works great for multi-user PS3s. I just love being forced to pay an extra $7 on top of the $60 I already spent. It’s even better when I don’t have the credit card necessary to do so.

PirateThom said:

June 18th, 5:19 pm

All the same, I have to say, BRING IT ON! :D

SantanaClaus89 said:

June 18th, 5:20 pm

Cool I’ll definately be grabbing this tomorrow.

Now back on topic. Where is 2.40?

TheHakku said:

June 18th, 5:22 pm

Awesome! A new song and camouflage pattern!

warezIbanez said:

June 18th, 5:23 pm

You want the truth about 2.36?!? You can’t handle the truth of 2.36!!!

Clinton514 said:

June 18th, 5:30 pm

Good surprise. Can’t wait.

bulleteddy said:

June 18th, 5:32 pm

Now THIS is how you treat hardcore fans! Excellent! I’m in the middle of playing MGS and have already had quite a few…hazy recollections of what went down in previous ones. This will help tremendously! Konami, you’ve ruined it for companies like EA…now the next time they offer downloadable throw back jerseys for a fee, I’ll spit on the disc and mail it back to them!

Sentry said:

June 18th, 5:40 pm

@ SantanaClaus89 [77]

Actually, thats not ON topic at all. :P But seriously, people whine and complain about in-game XMB, then they confirm it for summer, and confirm again, saying its coming soon (we are in summer), and people still have the nerve! XD

Seriously though, just be patient and wait a week or so…

APaz said:

June 18th, 5:42 pm

Sounds… different.

cb_32 said:

June 18th, 5:44 pm

Thats going to be awesome!

Rux said:

June 18th, 5:50 pm

MGS4 is the single greatest game created by man.

wolverine81 said:

June 18th, 5:51 pm

Looks cool! I’m looking forward to checking it out!

NaViTo said:

June 18th, 5:54 pm

Thanks for the surprise, much apreciated!

Mikelarry said:

June 18th, 5:59 pm

Hi all – Firstly, we’d like to thank you for helping us make the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots a tremendous success, with a special thanks to the many of you who attended our midnight launches to support it.

yes yes now show some gratitude and get kojima to sign my ps3 well i think thats asking for much ill take home beta

JamesL007 said:

June 18th, 6:01 pm

I don’t even have MGS4 yet because Amazon shipped it late but I am hyped for this,

This was a great surprize to the fans.


mendezgato said:

June 18th, 6:03 pm

I’m playing mgs1 on my ps3 (i have the essential collection) and is awesome, love the praying mantis fight and how if you set your dual shock 3 down… well i don’t want to spoil it for new comers, my wife complaints about the graphics but what does she know? if freaking METAL GEAR, anyways this is a great addition to the game. thanks Brandon and Kojima team that is a good surprise

manguz2000 said:

June 18th, 6:04 pm

I hope this means that we can get the Japanese voices over PSN in the future. That would be awesome.

PSN: Dayhalk

BlackShadows14 said:

June 18th, 6:06 pm

Cool. I’ve become increasingly interested in Metal Gear as of late, so I’ll probably download this.

Clover09 said:

June 18th, 6:08 pm

Is there anyway you guys can make a solid eye and put the data base in that? LOL, seriously though thats a good thing you guys will be releasing a database because this is the first time of me playing the series and I gotta say the new one is epic!

cmargary said:

June 18th, 6:08 pm

They don’t stop to maze me… the only problem with MGS4 with some ps3 users to buy the game is that they don’t know the story of the series and fear to buy the game to fear lost…

Good move…

Ghostm said:

June 18th, 6:21 pm

OMG it’s such a hassle to play MGO. Why are there so many steps? That’s not cool at all!

Besides that. The game is totally amazing!

Jeigh said:

June 18th, 6:23 pm

Sweet! :D

Hopefully this doesn’t have a timeframe to take advantage of those extras, ’cause I don’t want to put my Day One LE MGS4 in until I’ve finished the first three.

I look forward to reading the sales statistics on this- I expect it will be very good news.

SpazzyNate said:

June 18th, 6:23 pm

Sweet!! This is GREAT news, as I have never really played any of the past MGS games. I have been reading various forums to get the back ground on the story, so I feel I have a good grasp on everything that is going on. I am currently on my second play through of MGS4, and it’s making a lot more sense now, after reading up on the story. This will definitely help confirm/deny what I already know, or think I know!


meepmoopmeep said:

June 18th, 6:24 pm

thank you Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions team and Sony for this wonderful rollercoaster of emotions and action in MGS4.

the extra goodies like this database and the free downloadable content are just icing on an astounding cake!

rikumasan said:

June 18th, 6:29 pm

Sounds awesome.

Would definitely like to see MGS1 available on PSN. Metal Gear 1 and 2 would be nice as well.

Really looking forward to this update.

cmargary said:

June 18th, 6:36 pm


Yes… will be more than wise to put MGS1 in the PSN now… it will sell a lot

enewtabie said:

June 18th, 6:38 pm

Thanks.This really helps someone like me that is playing MGS4,but never really played any of the others except for the one on the NES back in the day.

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