Euro MGS: Portable Ops getting exclusive content

Snake's latest adventure on the PlayStation Portable will feature a wealth of extras for European gamers; bonuses include new characters, maps, missions.

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Konami has announced that the European versions of Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, due in April, will ship with new game maps, characters, and missions.

Portable Ops takes place in 1970 and starts up just after the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Players take on the role of Snake (the Big Boss), who is putting together an elite unit of soldiers called Foxhound.

The game also makes use of the PSP's wireless mode, and by scanning for Wi-Fi access points, players can pick up unique recruitable characters generated by the access point's MAC address.

An additional 12 characters have been added to the European release, and the roster of the previously available characters has been slightly altered. Another bonus added for European gamers is the new "Boss Battle" mode, where players are rewarded for defeating the game's tougher enemies with new recruitable characters.

Discussion

117 comments
crippo_gamer
crippo_gamer

class MAC address generater I can't wait i order this game a few days ago and should be getting it tomarrow.

salami5000
salami5000

I'm comfortable with my imported copy. Or am I....? If it wasn't for the fact I'd have to unlock and level up my characters again i would like to get this.

Samurai_Budgie
Samurai_Budgie

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heavybotpoko
heavybotpoko

i recenlt brought MGS PO from Ebay and nearly finished it. it is the best game so far for the psp i reckon. However i can't wait for the European realease beacuse i will also get it and add it to my 20 games already.

sveinoh
sveinoh

We have to wait an extra half a year for every game we want. The least we could get is a little bit extra, but it's usually just some crap though...

Patron21
Patron21

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datniccah187
datniccah187

Thats good, a game needs exclusive content to make people want to buy it after its allready came out somewhere else. That always makes a game more appeaeling to me.

darth-revan
darth-revan

to those who imported, that was your own damn fault. its like when people bought mehrunes razor for oblivion b4 it became free. patience can get you bonuses such as a 20$ god of war or a 40$ ghost recon instead of 60$. look at it this way, you got to play and beat it b4 your friends did and got to brag a while and being able to do that is priceless. and if kojima put this on another console (some of you are hoping), it would be PS2 not PS3.

darth-revan
darth-revan

weaponx178 "Wait...everything aside it might be a stupid question but I'd like to know...in snake eater when snake defeated the boss and became big boss and later in life he fights his son and loses does his son snake become a titled boss?...yes I know its stupid but hey kojima doesn't explain everything sometimes. " No. snakes just snake, the Boss gained the title "Big Boss" from the president making him big boss.

ReggieNametaker
ReggieNametaker

The usual barganing chip, delay european games by ages (or at least 6 months) and it turns up with a load of extra goodies! This way waits seem acceptable :)

keyhunter
keyhunter

whatever. This game cant hold my interest( and hasnt) for more than two days, regardless of extras.

weaponx178
weaponx178

Wait...everything aside it might be a stupid question but I'd like to know...in snake eater when snake defeated the boss and became big boss and later in life he fights his son and loses does his son snake become a titled boss?...yes I know its stupid but hey kojima doesn't explain everything sometimes.

weaponx178
weaponx178

Does anyone who the additional characters are? And do any of the extra missions make a difference to games ending?

stfolife
stfolife

hmm so i have to buy this agian

Omega3210
Omega3210

cause of the delay, it's great news !

nu-animal
nu-animal

Well, at least the extras should make up for the delay.

DarkGidora
DarkGidora

So... who do you think the 12 new characters will be? If they are cameos by the MGS3 bosses, Ninja Gray Fox, or Solid or Liquid Snake, I will be extremely jealous.

alphaz0ne
alphaz0ne

omg why are u surprised MGS2 europe got some extras MGS3 europe got some extras and u didnt think MGS PO would get extras? wake up

WWIAB
WWIAB

YES! April not september, screw you play.com, still why does europe have to wait

GTCzeero
GTCzeero

"Why Europe? Why can't they make it for US too?" Why Europe? Because we have to wait months for everything! This is justice.

Keir21
Keir21

ill be buying this again.

Leifi89
Leifi89

Ahhh like music to my ears:D I can't wait for the game to realease here in europe. It's awesome...:D But can't understand why we had to wait 4 months for this game, but we got all other games like GTA Vice City Stories 2 days after the americans??

Alucard7321
Alucard7321

*looks at imported copy* NoOOoOoOooOooOOoOOooooooooOOOOooOOoOoOoo!

STARS_Splinter
STARS_Splinter

blargh! and I imported a copy 'cos I was tired of waiting! Grr!

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

LOL. You got served, Americans! Owned! Hahaha! Wow, I'll remember Kojima for providing more for us PALers! LOL!

keyhunter
keyhunter

That's **** From now on I wait 2 years before I buy a metal gear game. At least by that time I can buy the final version. Instead of this ****

dragoon_135
dragoon_135

Why Europe? Why can't they make it for US too? I want to buy this game, and i will.

generaljw
generaljw

Why on earth couldnt they make this game for Ps2 or Ps3. The creation of FoxHound is like the essence of Metal Gear Solid and instead they stick it on PSP, something I havent got time for. G wizzzz. Well, we can always hope that theirs a Metal Gear 5, which even if it was likely, i wouldnt see why they would yet again go back in History because thats a poor way of ending such a great game. So the only way they'd do that is if there was metal Gear 6 which again is unlikely but at the same time it wouldnt be missed seeing how we have the PS3 coming to provide us with a new digital playground. Woteva happens, they better make Metal Gear Solid answer a lot of questions about EVERYTHING. And if Hideo Kojima is reading this, Please can you put the Mgs Portable operations onto ps3.

faridmon
faridmon

Typical Kojima Production, we got plenty of extra, loved Snake's Eater Extra, plaenty of extra, lets see if they do the same with Lunar Knight, am hypin' that game and love the artwork.

robsta24
robsta24

Now what do i do import US version or wait till april.......

leoig
leoig

Come on...we can still play as Ocelot and Raikov...oh,wait...which ones are the new characters???

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Bwahaha we get extra! ha ha ha

Theclow
Theclow

All you have to do is import it from the EU, it's not like you have to by another PSP. I do it all the time with japanese PSP games on my US PSP.

Xeroshift
Xeroshift

damnnn...maybe i should get it imported iinstead of buying in Canada >

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

wah, lucky for them ... japanese players might be drooling !

powerslide67
powerslide67

I hope it's worth it. Im tired of waiting.

neoplazma
neoplazma

Yes europe gettingt more cointent. Thts good since we get all get the games last!

Cloud737
Cloud737

W00T!! This is great news. It sounds like it`s gonna be awesome. Though I hope that the NTSC version of the game will also get this content (downloadable content?). It`s not fair for them if they are left out.

Dolacide
Dolacide

I want extra stuff, no fair.

GFofgaming
GFofgaming

WTF!! they better provide downloadable content for us Yanks.

UnitFoxHound
UnitFoxHound

Cool cant wait =) I will buy this and will own both versions ^^

MSE369
MSE369

oh man just right after i imported the US version :P