Konami addresses MGS2 status

Konami of America echoes the statements released earlier by KCEJ regarding the release status of Metal Gear Solid 2.

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Konami of America has issued an official statement regarding the release status of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty for the Sony PlayStation 2. Currently, the company is reevaluating the game's content and release date in light of this week's tragedies. "Konami of America is still in shock over the recent tragic events," the statement reads. "Metal Gear Solid 2 is about the desire to end violence on a global scale, as the previous games in the series have been. Like everyone in America, Konami is evaluating the impact of these events. In the meantime, all of our thoughts are with New York City and Washington, DC and all of the people whose lives have been touched by this tragedy. There are no words to adequately express our sorrow, but we firmly believe that the people of America will come through this trial stronger than ever."

The company's comments follow similar statements released by its parent firm Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, which said that currently it is evaluating the situation and doesn't know what the effects of this week's events will have on Metal Gear Solid 2. There have been reports, however, suggesting that the game's North American release, which was planned for November, could be delayed.

Metal Gear Solid 2 is set in and around New York City and focuses on, among other things, terrorist groups. GameSpot will have more as it becomes available.

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