If the powerful storytelling and abundance of beautifully rendered characters and environments wasn’t good enough for you, Metal Gear Online added the addictive multiplayer online action so many fans of the series thirsted for.

Metal Gear Online, the ultimate squad based tactical shooter will receive its third expansion pack in March, Konami announced today.

Officially titled SCENE, the latest expansion will feature an immense amount of new content including special characters, new gear for your character, and above all three new maps.

Furthermore, in an effort to reach all users, SCENE will be available for purchase via PayPal as well as your trusty PSN Wallet.‚  As an avid eBay user I can attest to the ease by which PayPal operates and I must say this new in-game payment method seems logical and will hopefully be effectively implemented.

Konami will begin taking pre-orders for SCENE a week before launch, and those who pre-order will receive what Konami calls “hilarious cardboard man” headgear as a free gift.‚  My favorite part of character customization in any game is the ridiculous outfits I can deck my dude out in, remember those early Tony Hawk days cruising around in a sombrero and clown shoes? I know I do.

The three maps contained in SCENE will be:

  • Outer Outlet – An Industrial Wasteland, made up of buildings and underground/above ground areas. Suitable for medium to long range attacks.
  • Hazard House – An enormous three story mansion. Suitable for close to medium range combat.
  • Ravaged Riverfront – Clock Tower, made up of underground, above ground, and under water areas. Suitable for medium to long range combat.

Hazard House and Ravaged Riverfront interest me most, indoor gun fights and underwater scenarios seem to have more potential than the overdone industrial wasteland setup.

The two new characters in SCENE will be Raiden and Vamp.‚  Both embody extraordinary physical abilities as well as devastating offensive power.‚  I say offensive power meet my p90, that’ll decide who has the real offensive power.

If March just can’t come fast enough for you, Konami will release an all new trailer detailing the expansion on February 26 via the PlayStation Store.

Until then. Snake? Snake? Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!

About Konami:

KONAMI ANNOUNCES METAL GEAR ONLINE‘S THIRD EXPANSION PACK

02.18.09

Pre-Order Metal Gear Online SCENE Expansion to Receive the Special “Cardboard Man” Head Gear

Konami today announced SCENE Expansion, the latest Metal Gear Online expansion pack for the ultimate squad based, tactical shooter based on the Metal Gear Solid Universe. Available in March, SCENE is the third Metal Gear Online expansion pack and features a vast amount of new content – including new maps, special characters, new gear and more. In order to make SCENE as accessible as possible, players, for the first time ever, can now use PayPal along with the PlayStation‚® Network Wallet prepay system as a form of payment. Additionally, players who want to be the first to get their hands on the latest expansion for the popular, multiplayer shooter hit, can pre-order SCENE via MGOnline’s in-game shop and Konami’s shop ( https://mykonami.net/mgo/ ). All Metal Gear fans who pre-order SCENE will receive the hilarious classic “cardboard man” head gear as a special free gift. Players will be able to pre-order SCENE one week before launch.

Additionally, on February 26, Konami will debut an all-new trailer on the PlayStation‚® Store that will offer fans a sneak peak of this highly anticipated expansion.

Please find below further details on some of the new content in the expansion pack

  • 3 New Maps
    • Outer Outlet – An Industrial Wasteland, made up of buildings and underground/above ground areas. Suitable for medium to long range attacks.
    • Hazard House – An enormous three story mansion. Suitable for close to medium range combat.
    • Ravaged Riverfront – Clock Tower, made up of underground, above ground, and under water areas. Suitable for medium to long range combat.
  • 2 new special characters
    • Raiden and Vamp – two highly anticipated characters with extraordinary physical abilities and overwhelming offensive power.

Metal Gear Online is the online multi-player player experience that is included free in the retail version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, developed exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system.

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