New Metal Gear Solid 4 Info!

By Rolando . July 17, 2007 . 12:45pm



Today at the Sony Premiere Event in Japan, Hideo Kojima demoed actual gameplay footage of what is perhaps one of the most anticipated titles for many PS3 owners this year, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Since there's no actual video to be found yet, Famitsu was kind enough to jot down the many things they witnessed while watching actual gameplay footage of the game. According to Famitsu, Snake:


  • can pretend to be dead by making use of the Octocam
  • can crawl forward like a looper by getting the hip up and down
  • can finally take weapons from enemies (about time, too)
  • can roll sideways while on the ground (again, about time)
  • can use an electric stun knife to stun an enemy
  • can hide from enemies under drums, which are more effective than cardboard boxes
  • rolling too much in a drum can cause Snake to vomit; you can help Snake ease his vomitting by looking at erotic magazines where you can actually look through the pages…seriously
  • a over the shoulder viewpoint can be used as well as first person view; crosshairs are controllable by the SIXAXIS
  • hiding too long in a trashcan will make Snake smell bad, which makes it easier for enemies to detect him
  • the Octocam can be turned off by shaking the SIXAXIS
  • Metal Gear MkII is controlled with the SIXAXIS; MkII is in stealth mode and is hard for enemies to detect
  • can throw a tornado bomb while lying face up 

Also, at the Metal Gear 20th Anniversary party, Hideo Kojima plans on debuting the online multiplayer aspect of Metal Gear solid 4. Here's hoping headshots aren't so easy to perform and hacking/cheating won't be so easy!

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  • Nice Nice Nice!!!

    Great bullet points, now all we need are some Vidzzzz!!

  • Alexander

    “Snake ease his vomitting by looking at erotic magazines where you can actually look through the pages…seriously”

    Haha, awesome!

  • Veilknight

    Sounds good so far, I’m really liking the additions Kojima has made to the MGS formula, which should really help in establishing the game’s replay value. From the looks of it, Snake has plenty of options on tap to stealthily avoid, and most importantly, dispatch of enemies. Looks like he finally plans to return incorporating a few in-game gags for MGS 4, if Snake rolling in a trash and throwing up is any indication. That’s something I really missed from MGS 3, as a matter of fact, so I wholeheartedly welcome this return.

    I’d really appreciate getting to full around with the enemy once again like in MGS 2, this was always fun to do during replays of that game. For me, that was always one of the highlights of Sons of Liberty, so I’d really like to see this return for Guns of the Patriots.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 is still shaping up nicely as always, with any luck this video may eventually pop up on Gametrailers or even Youtube with time. Watching a video of some actual in-game footage of MGS 4 would only seal the deal.

  • Jason C.

    Veilknight: What? MGS3 was full of in-game gags. Just look at any FAQ for the zillion jokes and tricks you can do. In fact, vomiting returns from MGS3; if you spin Snake around in the viewer a few times, when you exit the menu screen, he’ll barf. :D (you can do the same to EVA when she tags along with you, too)

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