E3 '07: MGS4 delayed until 2008

Konami's highly anticipated PS3 title is pushed back to 2008; new trailer shows worldwide release will now come "early 2008."

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.--The latest adventure of special-ops agent Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, was originally meant to be out in October 2007, then was delayed to a sometime-in-2007 release. The game's release date was again updated in the publisher's financial reporting, which listed it as releasing before the end of the fiscal year, in March 2008.

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Konami has today confirmed that the game will be pushed back until 2008 in North America and Europe. At the end of the latest MGS4 trailer, it said "worldwide release early 2008."

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a PS3-exclusive stealth action adventure game, and part of the series that soared to popularity with the 1998 PlayStation title Metal Gear Solid.

Two sequels followed, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The games were created by Japanese game designer Hideo Kojima, who also worked on the Zone of the Enders and Boktai series.

The latest game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, was originally confirmed in 2004, although for substantive details of the title, gamers had to wait for the 2005 Tokyo Game Show, where the first trailer was shown.

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