Metal Gear Solid Touch, Silent Hill: The Escape, and the arcade port of Frogger are set for all-new iPhone / iPod Touch outings.
December 17, 2008 – Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it is to bring three of its most popular games to Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch platforms, including an all-new version of Metal Gear Solid.
The publisher will release Metal Gear Solid Touch, Silent Hill: The Escape and Frogger for the Apple unit in early 2009, with each game specifically designed to make full use of the iPhone’s unique touch screen capabilities.
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. 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.
Similarly, Silent Hill: The Escape 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.
The evergreen Frogger also heads to iPhone in a pixel-perfect conversion of the classic arcade game. A new generation of gamers can experience the classic 80s coin-op as they steer the little amphibian across a busy street and danger-filled river as he attempts to make it to his lily-pad home in a newly revamped version.
“These are Konami’s first wave of titles for the exciting new devices, and allow us to bring new elements to portable gaming. We welcome the iPhone and iPod Touch to our product line-up and look forward to these initial games,” commented Florian Stronk, Head of Mobile Business Department at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.