If you’ve been looking for a reason to pick up a PSP-3000, here it is. SCEA and Konami have teamed up to bring you the next installment of their Entertainment Bundle franchise. METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) will be bundled with the “spirited green” PSP-3000 in order to coincide with the game’s launch on June 8, 2010. Konami is promising a revolutionary handheld gaming experience with this launch. Having been a fan of both the PSP product and the Konami/Kojima MGS series, this just might be enough to get me to pick up one of these limited edition bundles.
Official Press Release
FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 16, 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the availability of the limited-edition METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Entertainment Pack, combining Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.’s award-winning METAL GEAR SOLID franchise with the PSP-3000 system. To coincide with the launch of the stand-alone game, this exclusive package will be offered at major retail locations in the United States and Canada for $199.99 (MSRP).
Available on June 8, 2010, METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER is a complete METAL GEAR SOLID game on UMD® (Universal Media Disc) and features an extensive amount of gameplay that will revolutionize previous notions of a handheld game experience. The limited-edition package will debut a “Spirited Green” PSP-3000 system, marking the first time the color will be available in North America. In addition, special in-game content such as an exclusive Camouflage Uniform with FOX logos and Stealth Gun feature, both of which will be unlocked early in the game; a PlayStation®Network downloadable movie voucher (U.S. residents only; title to be announced); and a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ will complete this ultimate portable entertainment package.
“Konami’s METAL GEAR SOLID franchise commands a massive fan base and we saw an amazing opportunity to create synergy with the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise and bring a console-quality gaming experience to the PSP system,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President, Product Marketing, SCEA. “Kojima Productions is renowned for its ability to create incredible original storylines and intense gameplay experiences; that is no different with METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER.”
“METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER takes tactical-espionage to a whole new level and the PSP system is the only handheld entertainment system on the market powerful enough to support its rich graphics and extreme gameplay,” said Shinji Hirano, President, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We’ve seen the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise perform exceptionally well on the PSP platform. SCEA has long been an industry leader and a valuable partner and we look forward to many more collaborations with SCEA in the future.”
The limited-edition METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER PSP Entertainment Pack features a “Spirited Green” PSP-3000 system, along with the following:
METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER game on UMD – METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER marks the return of the world-renowned stealth-action series. Hand-crafted by series creator Hideo Kojima, the all-new sequel delivers an original game design, story, and scenario as it picks up where METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER for the PlayStation®2 system leaves off PlayStation Network downloadable movie voucher (U.S. residents only; title to be announced) 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo – Leverages the PSP system’s multimedia functionality by storing photos, music, videos, and game saves All PSP entertainment packs bundle everything one needs to experience the PSP platform–from the hardware, to games, videos and memory–all for $199.99 MSRP, an incredible value to consumers.