Peace Walker gets Assassin's Creed, Monster Hunter tie-ins

Konami's teaming with Ubisoft, Capcom, and Square Enix's Front Mission Evolved to include crossover content in latest portable Metal Gear.

Remember when Konami and Ubisoft teamed up for that Assassin's Creed crossover in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP earlier this month? It turns out, that wasn't a joke. Reminiscent of Volition's inclusion of the Ostrich Hammer in Red Faction: Guerrilla, series creator Hideo Kojima announced as part of a press conference in Japan today that Peace Walker will feature a number of referential crossovers from big-name franchises--including Assassin's Creed.

As reported by Japanese gaming site Andria Sang, Snake will be able to perform the Assassin's Creed-esque eagle dive during specific stages in Peace Walker. The move sees the stealthy protagonist swan diving into an "Assassin's Straw Box," which Snake can then use as movable cover similar to his hallmark cardboard box.

Snake takes an eagle dive.

Konami has also teamed with Capcom to include elements of the latter publisher's monstrously popular Monster Hunter series in Peace Walker. During the course of the game, players will be able to travel to "an island where there're lots of rare creatures." There, Snake will face off against a number of Monster Hunter's beasts and will be aided by the Felyne assist character.

One other collaboration, Square Enix said that Peace Walker will also synch up with is its upcoming mech-based action game Front Mission Evolved. Though details were sparse, players will apparently be able to use items from Front Mission Evolved in Peace Walker.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is set to arrive for the PSP in North America on June 8. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Mariner32
Mariner32

Not nearly as weird as the early PS3 commercials, but still kinda weird... Oh, I'm sorry, do you want to borrow that? I'm not sure I heard you the first seven million times...

supertom221
supertom221

@Dice42 Thank you! I get that compliment alot. At least i'm original, eh? I would tell you where I got that picture from, but then people will use it too, and I don't want that, heheh!!!!. @johny300 glad you see my point.

johny300
johny300

@supertom221 youre right its not the end of the world.

Dice42
Dice42

@DeadnBuried i have never tried the games. I am not saying that the series sucks. I can't say that. I am going to try this one cause it looks fun. And i do see your point that about saying something sucks is different then not liking it. But saying it sucks is his damn opinion. He's allowed to say it sucks. And i need a damn thank you from anyone. But Tommz7070 has probably been banned from all the the thumbs down he's been given from people like you. @supertom221 how did you get that image for your gamespot picture thingy? Its cool! But come on, i have never played the series so how can i have the same opinion. And he can say that a game sucks it his opinion. SO CAN EVERYONE FORGET ABOUT IT! ITS OVER! ITS A VIDEO GAME! LEAVE IT ALONE!

supertom221
supertom221

Would you guyz just shut up?! This isn't Youtube here!. @DeadnBuried I agree with you fully, but it's best to just let it go. your not going to change his mind, as well should you care less about his opinion. @johny300 You as well. It's no use trying to change his mind. Let him stay with his own opinion. It's not the end of the world. @Dice42 Your comments are the most biased. Freedom of speech my @$$. You only agree with Tommz7070 because you have the same opinions. Would you really say the same thing you said here if his opinion was different than yours? I don't think so. And he commented that MGS sucks on an MGS video. They have all the rights to backclash at him. And......@Tommz7070 learn to seperate facts from opinions. You are not to decide which game is good or bad. your not anyone special. Just another gamer. you have no right to decide which game is more stealthier or not. Do not make your own facts. If you would've said it's only your opinion, maybe people would not argue with you. Did you really thing poeple will forgive you for saying MGS sucks while your on an MGS vid?! You can't possibly be THAT stupid!. AC is a great series I love, but it's far from being stealthy as MGS is. When you get caught, all you need to do is run a bit, lose them, and there, your anonymous again. You can also walk by them and nothing happens. In MGS, walking by them would be your biggest mistake!.

DeadnBuried
DeadnBuried

@Dice42 Apparently you're still missing the point. I'm not disallowing your opinion, or anyone else's. At which point have I said "You're not allowed your opinion"? You're entitled to your opinion, as is Tommz7070. It just so happens that on this occasion Tommz was an idiot, MGS does not suck at all, he just doesn't like it - and I can appreciate that, I used to hate it until I rented 4, thoroughly enjoyed it, then rented 2 and 3 and enjoyed those too. Yet he felt the need to leave several immature comments saying that it sucks. He's allowed to think that, just cuz it's a high quality franchise doesn't mean everyone has no choice but to love it. I was simply telling him to grow up a little. Funny how he can be a douche and insult the game and people who like the game over and over, yet never stopped by to thank you for sticking up for him. Kinda shows you what kinda person he is, no?

Dice42
Dice42

@DeadnBuried you are a hard headed SOB. First, Metascores are pretty much the same as Gamespot scores, i was kidding. So put on your tampon and chill. And i am sorry i made you feel mad by my spelling. And who are you to decide who gets backlash. Just cause Tommz7070 said the game sucks you don't have to cry about it. And saying the game sucks is the same as saying someone does not like it. And its sad that his comments had to be hidden cause of people like you who don't allow someone to state there own opinion because its not the same as yours. Freedom of speech is allowed every where. And people like you are not allowing that. And the fact that you said my comments are absurd is exactly not allowing freedom of speech.

Dice42
Dice42

@Johny300 if some says that they dislike the series don't try to change there mind. Let it be!

FoppyOmega
FoppyOmega

Looks pretty cool, but Monster Hunter? That doesn't seem to fit...

DeadnBuried
DeadnBuried

@Dice42 Well I just have to point out the irony here. You called a guy out on learning english yet you used "your" instead of "you're"...Whoopsy. And now to your absurd comments... How can you call a metascore biased? How can a compiled average of professional reviews be biased? The reviews are professional reviews, they're not simply "Do I like the game...", they're a matter of if it's actually a quality game. There is no system more reliable than Metacritic. "Unreliable numbers" my ass, you just can't face the facts. And nobody was prohibiting @Tommz7070's rights to free speech. He's allowed to have any opinion he wants. But when he confuses opinion with fact and starts running his mouth like a 10 year old with his stupid comments - that's when it's gunna cause a bit of a backlash. The fact that nearly all of his comments are now hidden due to so many thumbs down gives a general concensus that he's completely wrong. Metal Gear Solid does not suck, he simply doesn't like it. Thanks for your follow-up statement though, it's nice to see you looked into this new game a little more and saw something you liked in it.

johny300
johny300

@dice42 dude everybody has the right to say what they want i said that because i wanted him to change his mind and try at least mgs 3/4 and maybe you should and i agree at first i thought mgs is a odd series but when i played it i couldnt leave it mgs is really great just try it and you will buy every game that comes out in mgs series.

Dice42
Dice42

I'm sorry. Everybody! I've been looking at other videos of this game and you know, wow. I think i might like this game, a lot. I have announced that i do not really like this game series but this game looks really good and surprisingly i do believe that because AC series is all about stealth and so is the MGS. I can see that it is an interesting tie in. Monster Hunter though? Interesting... I still believe that MGS is a "odd" series at best but this game might change my mind. @Tommz7070 don't listen to all these people. Its sad that freedom of speech is not a loud here. If you think that this series sucks you have the right to. But I think you should try this game and your mind might change. However any person who does not allow freedom of speech is a single mind @$$holE and a big f*** up.

Dice42
Dice42

@CreatureRising Your the only Troll here. @Johny300 keep your dumb statements to yourself @DeadnBuried you suck. Your numbers are unreliable cause there from Metascore a bias piece of s*** and stop crying about your life. @OXM-Madman- there right you need to learn how to speak english cause that acronym thing is stupid and for people who have one track minds. At everyone who thinks the MGS series is retarded. Congrats! At everyone who thinks its good just go home! At everyone who thinks this game COULD be is awesome. I agree!

Dice42
Dice42

Yo everyone chill out everyone has an opinion. I personally think it was extremely dumb on Ubisofts part to do this. Konami sucks and the only semi good games they come out with the the MGS series. Its a great stealth game but in every other way it sucks. But something about this one looks different. I actually might get this...

Sorrow_42
Sorrow_42

This will open new doors between them if you ask me.I found it very cool just think about it.Nothing wrong here guys who dont like new things go away please!!

qpitty
qpitty

I have to get this game on day 1

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

@Tommz7070 Internet Troll does not make internet happy....

Valacan
Valacan

This was funny as an April fools joke but it's just dumb if they're actually going to do it.

richioso
richioso

I loved all the MGS's up until 4, I thought it lost its way quite drastically. It was a great story and a fitting end but at times it was just like watching a movie and the lack of stealth in the game was a bit of a dissapointment. I think I'll buy a new PSP when this comes out tho because I lost mine in the pub a while ago. Hoopefully all of these tie-ins don't break up the game too much. @Tommz7070 Assasins Creed 1 is the most boring game I've ever played.

gamer-dj
gamer-dj

I love both MGS & AC....but, what the hell is this?! (0_0)

johny300
johny300

Snake is relative to james bond.lol

johny300
johny300

How many people can fit in that straw box .lol

johny300
johny300

I like that hideo kojima is teaming up with ubidoft.maybe in the future kojima and ubi can team up to make a great game.

johny300
johny300

Cool graphics and gameplay.would be better on ps2 or ps3.buying when it comes out.mgs rulessss.

johny300
johny300

@Tommz7070 You suck not mgs.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

There's been a video of this for a week.

DeadnBuried
DeadnBuried

@Tommz7070 Right, you're clearly confusing opinion with fact. So let me throw some numbers at you: Metascores - MGS1 - 94 MGS2 - 96 MGS3 - 91 MGS4 - 94 Ass Creed 1 - 81 Ass Creed 2 - 91 So there we go, review scores alone - neither Ass Creed game beats one of the four core MGS games. YOU may not like what MGS is going for, but that doesn't mean that it's a bad game, far far from it. There's a whole lotta highly rated games out there that I don't like (Zelda being one of them) but does it mean it's a bad game? Does it make it a fact? Not at all. If you don't like a game then don't play it, but don't be an immature little scrotum about it. MGS4 alone is one of the most memorable games I've ever played, I'll remember it 20 years from now - as will most other people. I've already forgotten the entire plot of Ass Creed 1, I can't remember a single character or objective. So I'd have to disagree with you - it wasn't at all immersive. My opinion, not fact. See the difference?

Tommz7070
Tommz7070

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OXM-Madman
OXM-Madman

@Tommz7070 Done. And...Done. SHUT THE F**K UP

Tommz7070
Tommz7070

@OXM-Madman learn to speak idiot.

Tommz7070
Tommz7070

@p1nksock your right. It does have some good stealth aspects but the game series does not deliver. I really don't like the Metal Gear Solid games. At ALL!

p1nksock
p1nksock

@Tommz7070 Sorry dude, but the stealth action genre wouldn't exist if not for Hideo Kojima starting it with Metal Gear.

Tommz7070
Tommz7070

Metal Gear Solid is the worst and most desperate game series ever. It sucks! I hope the person who made this game series gets fired. And forced to work in McDonalds for fat people

Tommz7070
Tommz7070

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Tommz7070
Tommz7070

@DeadnBuried i was not joking one bit. Metal Gear Solid sucks. I hate its concept. I think its just a dumb Japanese action game that has terrible stealth in it. Assassins Creed brought a whole new concept to the table of video games. Yes it was extremely repetitve but had amazing graphics and an immersive story. It got a 9/10. While its sequel was twice as good and fixed all problems of the first one. It was amazing. It also got a 9/10. While Metal Gear solid may get good scores too I personally hate the series and the people who make it should get fired and have to work in a thrift store. I hate the entire idea of it and I think its the worst game series out there. I think that Metal Gear Solid is desperate to make a good game which they have not done yet. Assassins Creed series to me is one of the best and most immersive series out there and I think doing a crossover with the Metal Gear Solid series is one big fat mistake. Oh, and Metal Gear Solid is the least funniest game EVER!

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

Can Konami even profit from Peace Walker. That's a ridiculous number of third parties. Why is these even on the Wii section? Its only for PSP

Naviknowsall
Naviknowsall

Now we can only hope that Ezio will be using a silenced pistol in Assassin Creed 3...

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Wow, nothing says original gaming like a ****-ton of tie-ins.

Alan1187
Alan1187

Am I wrong, but isn't all the quirky sold out style extras one of the reasons we love Metal Gear games? I mean if anything this straw box kind of insults Assassin's Creed (hay fever), and "Now THAT'S how an assassin operates!" It just seems more like an insult that Ubi was to blind to catch onto. I think it's gonna be great fun for all. @SteeleInd most likely because it mentioned Assassin's Creed which if they use tag lines will drag it to the 360 news feed.

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

See?! You catch each other's cold when you hang out in the development Love Box!

pwnzord
pwnzord

@-Fromage- Actually, that's already been done, IN THE SAME GAME! There's a similar article up on Gamesradar about selling out, and the very first example is Snake in Peace Walker donning a Mountain Dew shirt (unless you meant Pepsi cola, but hey same company right?). I love Metal Gear, bought the PS3 bundle of MGS4, and have a PSP that could desperately use a reason to be brought back to life. But this is not it. Kojima can keep his totally sold out game, I'll wait for the next iteration that has some original ideas and doesn't involve Snake in a Mountain Dew t shirt fighting monsters on an island from a straw box.