Hideo Kojima's classic series returns with new story and gameplay mechanics in exclusive new title for PSP® (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE). Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced an all-new Metal Gear Solid title for PSP® (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE), entitled Metal Gear Solid: PeaceWalker. Designed as a full sequel to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, the PSP title offers an unique, new game system and an original story from series creator Hideo Kojima. Developed by the legendary Hideo Kojima - the mastermind behind the most successful video game tactical-espionage series of all time - this latest PSP® installment picks up where Metal Gear Solid 3 left off. Players take control of the famed Snake, in a thrilling story set in 1974. Metal Gear Solid: PeaceWalker features original game design, story and scenario by Hideo Kojima. Scheduled to launch in 2010, the game takes the series in an exciting new direction with its incredible visuals and its unique new game system designed specifically with the PSP in mind. Additionally, both download and boxed copy will be available. "With Metal Gear Solid: PeaceWalker, Kojima Productions has once again pushed the limits of the PSP system, creating a beautiful sequel to Metal Gear Solid 3," said Martin Schneider, European Marketing Director for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "Metal Gear Solid: PeaceWalker lets players take the action and excitement of a console game to the PSP, and is a stunning addition to MGS Lore." "The characters of this game referred to as Militaires Sans Frontieres, MSF or Soldiers Without Borders are fictional: they are not in any way linked to or inspired from the non-profit organization Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF or Doctors Without Borders". Features - The Latest Title in the METAL GEAR SOLID Series!: A true continuation of the ever-evolving franchise that stood the test of time and started the stealth action genre, PEACE WALKER is the first title on the PSP system in which mastermind Hideo Kojima has fully taken up the reigns to direct, write, and design the game himself. - Extensive Content for Massive Replay Value!: Arguably one of the deepest PSP games to be released as Kojima Productions pushes the boundaries of the platform to new levels while blending various game styles together in ways that will captivate and engross both veterans and newcomers to METAL GEAR. - Proven Gameplay, Story, and More: Fans of the series will enjoy the exhilaration of familiar stealth elements of previous MGS titles and will also be enticed by the new gameplay features making their debut in PEACE WALKER. Those expecting a typical stealth game will be blown away by the PEACE WALKER experience. This game is a blend of action RPG elements, RTS elements for a PSP experience like none other. Staying true to METAL GEAR form, the entire game experience is woven together by a gripping story which unfolds through the artwork of Yoji Shinkawa and acclaimed comic book artist, Ashley Wood. - Online Multiplayer Supported: PEACE WALKER provides up to 4-player CO-OPS (COperative-OPerationS) gameplay, which is a revolutionary first for the series that introduces the all-new CO-OP Ring and "Snake Formation." The CO-OP Ring allows gamers to interact and build their camaraderie through the sharing of items, equipment, and LIFE gauges during the heat of battle, while the "Snake Formation" lets one player take the lead so the others can focus on defense.