Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., today announced that Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes(tm) will be shipping worldwide in March 2004. Exclusively designed for Nintendo GameCube(tm), Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes will hit retail outlets in North America on March 9, followed by Japan and Europe on March 11 and 26, respectively. Developed by Silicon Knights under the guidance of world-renowned developers, Hideo Kojima at Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and Shigeru Miyamoto at Nintendo Company, Ltd., Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes combines the exhilarating story of the original Metal Gear Solid with the extraordinary graphics and gameplay from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
"I have now been in the video game business for eighteen years and I would never have gotten into this industry if not for Nintendo’s Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto," said Hideo Kojima, Vice President of Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, Inc. "I am very happy to see the original METAL GEAR SOLID game on a Nintendo console. Through the collaboration with film director Mr. Ryuhei Kitamura and the skilled staff at Silicon Knights, I hope everyone enjoys this new version, reborn with new talent on a new platform."
GameCube owners will have the unique opportunity of experiencing the critically-acclaimed story of the original Metal Gear Solid in the beautifully rendered world of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Elements from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty such as first person view, the ability to hang from ledges and use lockers, also greatly enhance the gameplay experience of the original title. Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes maintains the rich storyline, as well as the heart-pounding espionage and stealth action defined by the series, to deliver a new experience to GameCube owners.