Today Kojima Productions held a press conference to celebrate the completion of the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, and they certainly made an announcement that is sure to help sales (in Japan anyway). Kojima Productions revealed that there will be a Monster Hunter bonus section in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The Monster Hunter area can be accessed with up to four friends so that you and your buddies can kick some monster ass.
Hideo Kojima commented on the crossover in Famitsu magazine, stating that the location Snake was in gave it that Jurassic Park feeling.
“The game’s set in Costa Rica, right? That was the location they used to film Jurassic Park, so it’d be the perfect place for Monster Hunter’s creatures. I figured it’d be the perfect opportunity.”
Konami team-ups are not a rare occurrence; we have seen it in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater with the Ape Escape monkeys and Snake’s appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl just to name a few. After watching the first gameplay trailer for Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker I got excited for the Kojima goodness that was to come. The Monster Hunter aspect left me a little confused as to how well that would pan out, but after watching the trailer I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Check out the trailer:
It looks like a pretty good time if you ask any of the members at Game Rant, although maybe a little reminiscent of Lost Planet. Wait… Lost Planet on the PSP? Now there’s a good idea Capcom!
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker is set to release in Japan on April 29, and in North America/Europe sometime later this year.
Does the inclusion of Monster Hunter in Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker make the game more of a must have in your opinion? What other crossovers would you like to see happen between Capcom and Konami?