Get ready for some content, Metal Gear Online faithful. Today, Konami spilled the beans on ‘SCENE.’ It’s hitting the market on March 17 for $9.99. It will also be available as a bundle with the second MGO expansion, ‘MEME,’ for $14.99. Those who pre-order before March 10 will get the above cardboard helmet, perfect for drawing attention to yourself during dull deathmatches.
The biggest draw for ‘SCENE’ is the introduction of Raiden and Vamp into the multiplayer fold. They’re not the traditional solider and are coming equipped with some unconventional, but familiar, stuff. Here’s a short list of the weaponry, the full list (including special actions and items) is available after the break:
- High Frequency Blade
- Throwing Knives (Raiden and Vamp can perform headshots by throwing knives.)
- Combat Knife
- Throwing Knife
New outfits, a new codec, and a new game mode will be available with the DLC. I’m still not seeing the option to play as RAY, but I know Konami won’t let me down. Make it happen.
KONAMI ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE AND NEW DETAILS ON SCENE EXPANSION FOR
METAL GEAR® ONLINE
Konami has unveiled the official release date and more details on SCENE Expansion, the latest Metal Gear Online expansion pack for the ultimate squad-based, tactical shooter based on the popular Metal Gear Solid franchise. SCENE Expansion will be available separately for $9.99 and offered as a bundle with the second expansion MEME for $14.99 as well as all three expansion packs – GENE, MEME and SCENE Expansion for just $17.99 on March 17, 2009 via Metal Gear Online’s in-game shop and Konami’s shop (https://my.konami.net/mgo/). Starting March 10th, 2009, gamers who pre-purchase SCENE Expansion will receive a special “cardboard man” head gear for free!
SCENE Expansion and the additional Metal Gear Online expansion packs will contain a vast amount of content that are sure to thrill and entertain Metal Gear Online players – which include new maps, special characters, new skills, new gear, rules, the ability to play as a customizable characters, and more.
Please find new details and more information on the content of SCENE Expansion below:
2 new special characters
Raiden – A cyborg warrior endowed with superior physical abilities. He is agile, runs fast and uses a high frequency blade. This character is suitable for close-range hand-to-hand combat
Raiden’s Special Weapons:
High Frequency Blade
Throwing Knives (Raiden and Vamp can perform headshots by throwing knives)
Raiden’s Special items:
VISOR (item can be used opened and closed)
Raiden’s Special Actions:
He moves very quickly and can jump to high places where ordinary soldiers would need a co-op boost to reach high grounds.
He can also fall from high places and land without taking any damage.
When his High Frequency Blade is drawn, Raiden can deflect frontal attacks.
The High Frequency Blade can be switched to a non-lethal mode – by using the rear of the blade.
All stage traps will be displayed on Raiden’s VISOR display when the VISOR is closed
Vamp – Immortal and a master of Knives. He’s agile, runs incredibly fast and is great at close-range hand-to-hand combat.
Vamp’s Special Weapons:
Vamp’s Special Actions:
He’s able to move quickly and jump to hard to reach places.
Can also fall from high places without taking damage.
Whenever Vamp is defeated during the game, he is resurrected at the same location.
New Rule – A new game type that will be available to everyone as a global update to Metal Gear Online with or without the expansion pack.
Solo Capture (SCAP): Free-For-All Match with no team divisions,
The player who is able to keep possession of the target object (Kerotan frog) and lets the timer reach zero will be the winner.
Only one Kerotan per match will be available.
The Kerotan will also reset to its original location if a player does not touch the object for an extended period of time.
Defeating players who do not possess the Kerotan will not grant characters points, but will reduce the time of the defeated player.
Special New Gear – Players can customize their avatar with playful new gear. Some of this new gear includes:
Haven Trooper Uniform Set
Resistance Uniform Set
Clown Face Paint
Short Cut Wig
Robbie (Silent Hill character)
MGO Codec Pack 2
33 different voices and phrases of unique characters are included
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