Posted by Tom

Pant-wettingly good Metal Gear Solid 4 “Level Pack” confirmed, out next week (we think)

Dec 17th 2008 - 10:30 AM

The PlayStation Asia site has confirmed Alex Evan’s recent comments that the Metal Gear Solid 4 “Level Pack” and MGS4 costumes are complete and will be on the PlayStation Store ‘soon’. For the Level Pack, it states:

Send Sackboy™ into a covert world of stealth and intrigue with this downloadable collection of Metal Gear™ Solid goodies.

This announcement comes just hours after the PlayStation blog doubly confirmed the release of this weeks Festive “Level Pack”, available tomorrow (confusingly, “Level Packs” don’t actually contain any levels).

Now that we’ve seen the MGS4 costume pics, we can’t help but scream like little girls at just exactly how awesome the costumes actually are…

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Meryl’ costume.

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Screaming Mantis’ costume. Just look at those puppets dammit they’re cool!

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Old Snake’ costume.


As announced on the PlayStation Blog yesterday, the new LBP level packs contain all sorts of goodies. They pack a bit more punch.

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The stickers included in the level pack have a unique design.


If the festive pack really does set the standard for future level packs, we can expect to see objects, decorations and materials - all with an MGS4 vibe.
We’re loving those stickers - you can see a Snake sticker, Rex sticker, Ocelot sticker, Melon (duh!) and some retro graphics texture stickers. It is not yet clear if the level pack will contain any costumes (like the festive pack does).

The release date for the Metal Gear Solid 4 Level Pack and costumes are TBC, but with the PlayStation Asia site having all the details already, we suspect they will be available on the PlayStation Store next week, as Christmas Day DLC (now that would make sense, Sony). That’s the answer our giant guess-a-matron reckons anyway.

The MGS4 costumes will be available separately though there will, as normal, be a bundle costume pack:

Here comes the METAL GEAR SOLID® Costume Set for LittleBigPlanet™! Buy it and you can get Snake Costume, Meryl Costume, Mantis Costume and Raiden Costume!

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The MGS4 costume pack appears to be the only way of purchasing
‘used-to-suck-but-now-uber-cool’ Raiden. Though we’ll have to wait and see.


Now that the cat is out of the bag, we are very excited about these level packs here on the Planetoid. Keep an eye out in upcoming months for a Final Fantasy Level Pack (with the infamous Sepiroth costume) and a Killzone Level Pack (with that equally infamous Helghast costume).

More details on global pricing when they’re confirmed in their respective regions.


Tags: costumes dlc mgs4


Comments

Anchor

This is probably the most awesome LBP info I’ve read all year. I mean I was excited when I saw only the Snake costume a while ago!

Anchor

A NEW METAL GEAR IS!....L!TTLE B!G PLANET

Anchor

YES!!!! a new level. Now I can add it to the game levels I still haven’t finished.LOL

Anchor

damn two of my top three games of the year come together, all they need is a wipeout HD pack and it’ll be complete!  it’ll be nice to have some new materials and decorations too (although i must admit i haven’t even finished the single player, i got so obsessed with create mode it’s all i do now, just creating huge platforming obstacle courses from hell with massively complex key/emitter setups and millions of moving parts… that plus spending hours hunting online levels… goddamn i love LBP!!!

Anchor

Hah, yeah it saddens me that I still haven’t gotten all the story mode materials.

The Christmas pack (only available until early January) will have a new material, at least!

Anchor

That is FREAKING AWESOME. More love for Sony/Media Molecule! The Raiden Sackboy looks too cool, but I can’t stop loving Old Snake. Siccccccck

Anchor

OH MY GOD…
I NEED the screaming mantis costume… that is so KICK ASS…
I have another reason to tut when I see traded in copies of LBP…

Anchor

They ought to find some way of using these things to advertise LBP in game shops. I imagine your more traditional PS3 gamer is going to pay attention to it a bit more if he sees a great big poster or something with Solid Snake on the cover, or even a copy of the game that comes with the MGS4 pack included and has it as cover artwork.

Anchor

Just too damn good. Want. Give. Now.

Anchor

MOAR!!!!

Anchor

This is the best thing since sliced bread, which was slightly more epic. Now all we need is a Jak and daxter pack and maybe and Final Fantasy pack? Cloud and Sepiroth FTW!!

Anchor

the great levels iam want this now!

Anchor

i need it!!

Anchor

OMG OMG i can’t wait is goin to be ssooo kool lol wooo Snake looks awsome ;]

Anchor

woo im buying it all of the packs of mgs4 wooo

Anchor

this is insane, I’m sooooooo buying this, btw does anyone know when it is coming out 4 sure

Anchor

Greetings brothers from across the pond.

So far from what I’ve played, the Metal Gear DLC is pretty awesome.  Just so you know for sure, the dlc comes in two different pieces: the costume package, and the level package.  Each cost me $6. 

The presentation and quality of this content made the purchase well worth it; and yes, the screaming mantis costume is incredible.

Anchor

shut up Big ed…

PSN ID: xMx_BigBoss

Anchor

Snake costume is better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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