Metal Gear infiltrates mobile phones

Konami ports the 1987 MSX2 game that started its mutliplatinum franchise to mobile phones; game service begins today.

The Metal Gear Solid series is one of Konami's biggest franchises, having sold a cumulative 14.6 million units worldwide. However, little is known about the first Metal Gear, since it was released for the MSX2 home computer nearly two decades ago.

Today, Konami announced that it has ported 1987's original 8-bit MSX2 game to mobile phones. Series director Hideo Kojima supervised the port to FOMA900i series phones, EZweb phones compatible with EZ Appli Phase 3, and Vodafones compatible with V256K. Services for Metal Gear begin today, and players can download or play it online at a monthly rate of 315 yen ($2.88), plus connection fees.

News source: GameSpot

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