The Long, Long List Of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Tie-Ins

By Spencer . April 7, 2010 . 2:02am

image Monster Hunter was just the beginning. More video game publishers and companies are collaborating with Konami on Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

 

Altair from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed taught Snake his roof jumping move and lent him a straw box to hide in.

 

Uniqlo and Konami are teaming up to give Snake some style. Metal Gear Solid themed t-shirts from the Japanese clothing company also appear as in game items. While Snake had an iPod in Metal Gear Solid 4, Snake sticks to Sony branded music players in Peace Walker. All kinds of Walkmans are in the game ranging from portable cassette players to modern (but futuristic for Naked Snake) MP3 players.

 

Suntory is putting cans of Mountain Dew and Pepsi Nex into the game. Drink these to recover health. Snake can also find bags of Doritos and Axe body spray lying around. Snake can also wear t-shirts with these products, just in case you want to advertise them when you play online.

 

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker also has promotions with magazines such as Famitsu, Dengeki, and Jump. Details about these weren’t disclosed. The last major Famitsu video game collaboration was the Famitsu shield in Phantasy Star Portable 2.

 

For real life products, Konami teamed up with Porter and Square Enix to make PSP pouches and figures, respectively.


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  • MisterNiwa

    I need this game.. nao.

  • Kaoro

    This isn’t a joke? :-/ All the in-game advertising kinda sucks…

    Wonder what kind of trash they’ll advertise in the NA version.

  • Hraesvelgr

    And here I thought I couldn’t hate Metal Gear any more.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    I wonder if they’re doing this to recoup any profits lost to piracy in the west. Just a thought; I don’t really any theories to back it up.

  • capristrider

    Advertising in games is inevitable.
    You see it in movies and music videos.
    As long as the advertising not so in yer face then I guess it’s okay.

    It’s only a problem when for example you beaten a boss (Psycho Mantis) on Metal Gear Solid 1 and you get a CODEC message from Col. Campbell saying “This boss battle has been sponsored by Burger King – The ration you need when the going get tough!”

  • Eddie

    They could have left out the doritos, body spray and soda.

  • speedstersonic

    Actually, the last Famitsu collaboration was with Resonance of Fate or End of Eternity in Japan. You get a Famitsu shirt for each of the cast.

  • Nekobo

    As long as it doesn’t interfere with the gameplay/plot and doesn’t add to the load times (see WipeOut HD-Double Fusion ad), I have no problems downing a dew and munching on Doritos as Snake. The series has always been full of wacky touches and cross overs (Ape Escape lol) anyways.

    • Ereek

      This. As long as it doesn’t negatively impact the gameplay, it doesn’t bother me.

  • http://twitter.com/cocainexplosion Doctor_Rabbit

    Oh, it could be worse. I mean, these items have nothing to do with the plot, so it shouldn’t be a big deal.

  • CoolChibi

    Wow, this is becoming a giant commercial…

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