Peace Walker Trailer Reminds Us Why We Love Metal Gear


Metal Gear Solid fans now have a new lengthy trailer to sink their eyes into.

The new Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker trailer shown at the Tokyo Game Show 2009 is a lengthy reminder of why Metal Gear is so cool. Peace Walker, being developed for the PSP, is set in 1974, after both the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and the previous PSP installment Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. After watching this trailer, I can hardly imagine that Peace Walker being developed for a handheld is any kind of disadvantage.

I would put this trailer on par with those released for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Maybe it’s simply the similar technique used here: random spoken quotes placed over scenes from throughout various parts of the game. Maybe its the symbolism used, the way it follows the butterfly through multiple scenes, the infusion of Ashley Wood’s illustrated sections, or the overarching statement on what peace truly is.

Whatever it may be, something about this trailer really fires me up and also tugs at my heartstrings at the same time. Somehow these Metal Gear trailers are able to show so many scenes from the game, but never ruin it when the game actually comes out. I think it’s time to buy a PSP when Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is inevitably released in North America.

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