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Metal Gear Solid Touch revealed

Snake sneaks onto iPhone (with Silent Hill and Frogger)

Konami has revealed Hideo Kojima's next Metal Gear game. It's called Metal Gear Solid Touch, it's coming to iPhone, and it looks bloody good.

A teaser site that appeared last week, simply reading: "A next Metal Gear is..." got people talking of Metal Gear 5 or a port of MGGS4 on Xbox 360. No sign of that but the iPhone game seems very cool.

"Metal Gear Solid Touch focuses on action elements of Hideo Kojima's classic stealth series, and will see series veteran Solid Snake embark on an all-new mission," explains Konami.

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"Using locations and characters introduced in Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Solid Touch initially offers eight action-packed stages, with more to be added at a later date. The new title gives the player control via the Apple systems' touch panel, and also allows users to pan in and out of the action. Replay value is also enhanced via bonuses such as wallpapers and images that are attained by completing key elements within the game."

This is joined by a new Silent Hill game subtitled The Escape, which "brings the doom-laden streets of the series' titular town to iPhone in an first-person action title boasting new strains of macabre adversaries and a dark, brooding atmosphere."

And Frogger's coming too, in a "pixel-perfect conversion of the classic arcade game."

All three are due for an "early 2009" launch, and we've got the first screens below.

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