Between Raiden slicing into biologically enhanced Metal Gears and Snake eating the barrel of a loaded pistol, it's no wonder a trailer for Kojima Productions' Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots stole the spotlight for many at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Konami then released a fairly steady stream of trailers for the futuristic stealth action adventure until last September, when it turned off the spigot. The drought will soon end, though, as the latest trailer for the game will be featured during Sony and Konami's press conference at the E3 Media and Business Summit on July 11.
During yesterday's Kojima Productions Report, host Ryan Payton revealed the brand-new trailer will feature several returning characters not yet seen in past previews of the game. Payton also noted that the new trailer will for the first time feature English-language voice acting. Last March, Konami announced David Hayter would again reprise his role as the series' hard-boiled hero.
As well and good as trailers are, what MGS fans really want is to go hands-on with the game. While dishing details on the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 20th anniversary party, Payton dropped a not-so-subtle hint that "a big game" would be playable at the event. Payton also noted that Konami would use the event to announce several Metal Gear Solid products. The event will take place July 24 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tokyo.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has not yet been rated or dated. Check out GameSpot's previous coverage for more on the game.