Hideo Kojima may have said that delaying a game is the greatest crime a game developer can commit, but “Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker” has now drifted away from May 25th to a June 8th release in the U.S. European and U.K. delays have followed suit, and the U.K. will be last in line, almost two months after “Peace Walker” hits Asia.
The June 8th U.S., June 17th European and June 18th U.K. dates have all been confirmed now on Konami.jp. Kojima took personal offense to the Asian market delay earlier this year, but even his stern words couldn’t anchor Konami’s original May plans for North America.
The Costa Rican-set PSP game, which takes place 10 years after “Metal Gear Solid 3,” will still make it out for the summer, and that’s better than can be said for a lot of chronically delayed games of the last few years. (“Splinter Cell: Conviction” comes to mind.) There will also be a “Spirited Green” PSP-3000 bundle hitting on June 8th in the U.S. with “Peace Walker” included for $199.99.
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