Konami and Verizon Wireless jointly announced this week that Metal Gear Solid Mobile is now available for purchase exclusively for Verizon Wireless customers.

Metal Gear Solid is one of the most successful PlayStation titles ever, and the mobile version promises to bring 3D graphics and addictive action gameplay — or as much as you can get on the mobile platform.

“Metal Gear Solid Mobile features never-before-seen dramatic 3D art displays and camera work that greatly surpass the current standard of mobile games and allows players to shift the viewpoint from first to third person and to control a variety of weapons,” the companies said in a statement Wednesday. “The game also takes advantage of the camera functionality — for example, Verizon Wireless customers can use their camera phones to capture images and the game will incorporate the image colors into the players’ camouflage system.”

Kojima Productions developed the game with Ideaworks3D’s Airplay 3.5 SDK.

“Metal Gear Solid Mobile is an original game designed specifically for the mobile platform,” the developers said. “Players face the same extreme tension of solitary infiltration that fans of the classic tactical espionage action game have come to expect from the Metal Gear Solid series, previously released to the PlayStation and PlayStation 2.”

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase Metal Gear Solid Mobile for $4.99 per month or $10.00 unlimited in the Get Fun and Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store.

Verizon says the game will work on over 30 phones, including the Voyager by LG and the LG VX8700.

For more information about Metal Gear Solid Mobile, check out www.konamimobile.com.

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