Portable Ops Plus in production

Konami's multiplayer-centric Metal Gear Solid goes gold for North American release on November 13.

Konami announced today that Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus has gone gold and will ship to North American retail shelves on November 13. The game went on sale in Japan on September 20.

A new version of 2006's well-received Portable Ops, MGS: Portable Ops Plus focuses on beefing up the original's multiplayer content. The stand-alone add-on includes more multiplayer modes and maps, and supports both ad hoc and infrastructure play. Portable Ops Plus also incorporates new playable characters such as Snake and Raiden from the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4, and gamers can use saved character files from the original Portable Ops to battle it out in multiplayer action. (Despite the title, the original Portable Ops is not included with the game.)

In addition to the multiplayer upgrades, Portable Ops Plus adds a new single-player mode. The new Infinity Mission lets gamers take a party of MGS characters through increasingly difficult stages to gather equipment and develop their party's strength.

Rated T for Teen, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus will retail for $19.99.

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Discussion

70 comments
Cajun_Catfish
Cajun_Catfish

This game is ok... but Is not what i spected... I prefer the mgs when is a solo sneaking mission not to have 100000000 guys with you.... snake by himself is the best...-Snake 1964 Is it possible to have One Hundred Million guys with you? I mean, you cant fit that many guys into an entire game...

-USMC-
-USMC-

Nah it's out in Australia, it's just really hard to find. I see it most in those new "GAME" shops. That's where I got my copy.

bendall01
bendall01

I don't know why but this game hasn't com out in Australia - or I cant find it

ss3zolo
ss3zolo

Got it and it rocks!

da_phatman01
da_phatman01

i play mpo:plus, and it great for the online play, not so much the single player.....but i suspect there more than meets the eye with this game.... don't forget the psp can connect to the ps3...and kojima been basically heads up about all the ps3 features before they were made public...

Snake_1964
Snake_1964

This game is ok... but Is not what i spected... I prefer the mgs when is a solo sneaking mission not to have 100000000 guys with you.... snake by himself is the best... And I hate the missions... I mean it's anoying.. I would be much more better if the game runs in a secuantial mode like the mgs1 mgs2 mgs3 and mgs4...

josh_041
josh_041

ehh...i rather get MGS 4... too bad my dad doesnt wanna buy me a ps3... he gave me a chioce between getting nothing, or getting a psp slim... i have the old psp but i accidentally dropped it and it broke..=[ guess now ill have to get a psp slim and wait another year so my dad can get me a ps3...=[ man this blows

jawshoeuh
jawshoeuh

it would be sweet if they could do downloadable content add-ons for psp instead of having to buy a new disc that doesnt have the original game on it...

tokoreawithlove
tokoreawithlove

I love MGS, but I don't know if I want to buy a revamped version of a game I haven't played to death yet even. This just doesn't seem like it has enough new content to pull me in.

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

hey carljohnson3456, this is why you buy the orange box

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

well i better pre-order... and heres to hoping that there will be a per-sell gift

-Raiden-
-Raiden-

Yes i cant wait more:-) Give give me give me konami:-)) I WANT THIS game now!:-)))))

Smokey420
Smokey420

MGS:po was a great game all around ( story and multi player). do you think they will support mics in the new one??? Well I'm still buying it anyways.

lotusmaster
lotusmaster

cant wait for this! i already have my copy reserved.

-SlipSkull-
-SlipSkull-

Sweet...One of the games I plan on buying.

Bigboss232
Bigboss232

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MasterChief725
MasterChief725

thats a good deal, I would get it if I had a PSP

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

as much as i wanted to play portable ops, the psp controls just kinda ruined it for me. ill just wait for MGS 4. ill probably sell my portable ops cos i may not even finish it.

carljohnson3456
carljohnson3456

"Illumination77 Futher proof that japanease companies, try as they may, just don't get multi-player gaming. On-line is NOT a seperate product people. We do NOT want to get in that mindset. What would've happened if Halo 3's online MP was a seperate $30 purchase?" Ohhh, kinda like how Microsoft makes you pay 50 bucks a year to play online? lol. But I do agree with you, with all the little ways they squeeze money out of people for microtransactions these days, I could imagine companies selling multiplayers seperate from campaigns. Ugh. But this game is for a portable system, and they probably didnt think the multiplayer would be so great, so hopefully that's why they've decided to make this. I still need to buy Portable Ops for my PSP.

DanC1989
DanC1989

Hmmm...twenty quid and I'll think about it. Shame, I don't really play the original game any more anyway.

Doolum
Doolum

wait n see how it turns out(review),then i will decide.enjoyed MGSPortable Ops.might like this one too

PS3Compass
PS3Compass

So is this a complete game in and of itself?

EternalYoshi
EternalYoshi

Huh? T for Teen? That's probably because the blood effects are gone.

PMantix
PMantix

"What would've happened if Halo 3's online MP was a seperate $30 purchase?" ...m$ would be down 50% on their halo 3 sales

davedouble16
davedouble16

I'll def be getting this when it comes out here in the UK

LP_The_Gas
LP_The_Gas

It's not a separate product though - the original game ALREADY had a pretty robust online mode (for a portable game at least); this is essentially an EXPANSION PACK. They ARE making the online component a separate product with MGS4, though, and yes, it's mind-numbingly dumb.

Illumination77
Illumination77

Futher proof that japanease companies, try as they may, just don't get multi-player gaming. On-line is NOT a seperate product people. We do NOT want to get in that mindset. What would've happened if Halo 3's online MP was a seperate $30 purchase?

ElmorePOW
ElmorePOW

MGS3 Subsistences multiplayer mode was a test, Konami has said that before. They ended Subsistence's mode right after releasing PO and simply said that Multiplayer adventures continues on PO. When playing is free and the content so great, I would not whine about anything.

lukey9493
lukey9493

i am confused, do you need the first one to play?

Kite31
Kite31

Could be a interesting addition, will have to check it out. Plus, for the price it sounds well worth it.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

$19.99? Awesome. So it's multiplayer only? In that case I might have to skip it after Konami showed us how much they value their own products when they pulled the plug on MGS3 online.

FstBrk342
FstBrk342

the OG was rated M cuz of one of the cutscenes i think, since ther is no story in plus only gameplay it got the T

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

Rated Teen? I always wondered why the original was rated M anyway.

ken12012
ken12012

So Portable Ops PLUS...doesn't come with Portable Ops? Strange.. I think I'll stick with the regular one.

lennygundam14
lennygundam14

why cant this just be downloadable content??

Javier
Javier

No, it doesnt, its just half the game, the multiplayer part with extra features that could easily be added to the whole game.

operationivy
operationivy

Dear Javier, read the entire article before you make a comment. Portable Ops Plus does not include the the original game.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

RE:Javier Can't read? Portable ops is a stand-alone expansion. It doesn't contain the original game at all.

DarkSan00
DarkSan00

nooooooooooooo! I need cash =( AND a psp =(

Javier
Javier

Damn! Why dont the developers direct their efforts towards a sequel instead of milking the same game over and over, now I fell dumb for buying the game when it came out and now it sells cheaper with more content! They did this with MGS2 and MGS3....I will wait months after the release of MGS4 because I now know there will be another beefed up version later.

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

huh? so the all the original campaign and doodads are not in PO plus?

Rhaxdric
Rhaxdric

NOOOOOOO!!!! ANOTHER GAME I HAVE TO GET IN NOVEMBER!!! WHY GOD!? WHHHHYYY!!!

gamenux
gamenux

Wow, must get.. I like the 1st one a lot.