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Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy Patch Coming In August

By Pete Haas 2012-07-11 20:38:34 discussion comments
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Currently, PS3 owners play Metal Gear Solid 4 for questionable motives like "fun." However, soon they'll be able to grind out Trophies thanks to a free update.

In this week's issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu (via Andriasang), Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima revealed that the Trophy patch will be arriving soon. He didn't disclose the exact timing. However, MGS4 will be re-released to Japanese stores in August with Trophy support, so perhaps the patch will be released around the same time.

Metal Gear Solid 4 was released back in June 2008, a mere month before Sony introduced Trophies. Trophies weren't required for new releases until January 2009. Developers occasionally patched in the feature for previously released games but many didn't bother.

Trophy support gives MGS4 owners a (small) reason to keep the game. The multiplayer mode, Metal Gear Online, was shut down earlier this summer. Perhaps replaying the campaign to earn Trophies will be enticing to some nostalgic veterans, though.

August looks to be an exciting month for Metal Gear. A 25th Anniversary event for the series will be held on August 30th at Konami's main headquarters. Kojima told Famitsu that they're planning an announcement for this occasion. This reveal is said to be related to social gaming in some fashion.
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