Konami announced today that the smartphone-based social media content “METAL GEAR SOLID SOCIAL OPS” (below, “MGS SOP”) has surpassed one million downloads. Now the question for us outside of Japan is, when will we see this translated stateside?
“MGS SOP” is the first ever social app to feature in the wildly popular METAL GEAR series, which has achieved sales of over 32.8 million copies* worldwide. Users of the app communicate with one another while undertaking daunting missions such as infiltrating enemy bases or battling against Metal Gears, the giant weapons from which the series takes its name. The app brings the series’ trademark visual and audio quality to smartphones, with high-quality 3D graphics and superb music and sound effects.
While immersed in the METAL GEAR world by the top-quality visuals and sounds, users enjoy events that follow the story line of the original games, a seemingly never-ending roster of characters and machines from throughout the series’ history, and collecting cards detailed with CG artwork original to “MGS SOP”. This mix of atmosphere and action has attracted widespread customer acclaim, resulting in the app’s one million total downloads since its release (current as of January 4th, 2013).
To commemorate this momentous achievement of passing the million-download mark, the special campaign “Ocelot’s Uprising” will begin today, in which all users are invited to co-operate and take down a special boss character one million times. If successful, all participating players will be rewarded with a limited-edition campaign card.
|【One million download commemorative campaign overview】|
|Campaign Name||“Ocelot’s Uprising”|
|Campaign Term||January 23rd, 2013 (Wed) 00:00 – January 27th, 2013 (Sun) 23:59 (JST)|
|Details||This campaign features a unique boss character. All “MGS SOP” players are challenged to co-operate and defeat this boss one million times.
If successful, all participating players will be rewarded with a limited-edition campaign card.
The one million download commemorative campaign “Ocelot’s Uprising” begins soon!
The unique “Solid Snake” design card available in this campaign.