Metal Gear Solid 4 came out before the PS3 had trophies, and though fans have spent the last four years begging for a trophy patch, Kojima Productions apparently had better things to do (like, y’know, make new games.) Apparently that’s going to change this August, because according to a translation from Andriasang, Hideo Kojima told Japanese gaming mag Famitsu this week that MGS4 will finally get the trophy patch that fans have long asked for.
If Andriasang’s report is correct, the release of the trophy patch will coincide with Metal Gear Solid 4’s budget priced re-release in Japan this August. Kojima didn’t go into specifics about what the trophy patch — i.e. how many trophies, and when or if we’ll get this patch in the West — but he did also tease that he’d announce something new at the Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Event on August 30th.
I don’t consider myself an achievement or trophy whore, but this seems like as good as an excuse as any to go back and replay 4 again before Metal Gear Rising and MGS5 come out.
Oh, one last thing- Hi, overzealous Metal Gear fanboys who feel the need to post tragically un-ironic nerd ragey-comments every time I have the gaul to criticize any aspect of MGS4! I still think the old man fighting game at the end of Metal Gear Solid 4 sucks. I like that game overall, but that part blew. I understand the story reasons behind it, but from a gameplay perspective, it was really disappointing to have Snake’s final (?) battle toss out the game’s established mechanics and simply reduce the climax of his struggle into a bad minigame.
Anyway, back on topic — I’m sure we’ll hear more about MGS4’s trophy patch and Kojima’s big announcement before Konami’s big 25th Anniversary party in August.