As the excitement builds for the highly-anticipated release of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walkerfor the PSP, Konami, Inc., Best Buy Co., Inc. and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) will feed the frenzy by hosting a code collecting contest that begins before the game's launch.
The code hunt will have contestants 18 and older in the USA and Canada scouring assigned locations across the web and inside the top 500 Best Buy stores in the country for elusive game codes, each of which gets them closer and closer to the grand prize! The contest began May 5th and will end just in time for the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker release on June 2nd.
Contestants, working either alone or in groups of up to five, will be able to find the codes in a number of different locations across the web and in the real world. Once the codes are found, the contestants will need to enter their codes on the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walkercontest micro-site, where their tallies will be logged. At the end of the contest, the team that has logged the most codes will win $10,000.
For those who are searching for the codes online, they can be found weekly or bi-weekly at a variety of different websites including the main contest mini-site, the sponsors' various websites and social networking sites (including their Facebook and Twitter pages), Sony's PlayStation blog, Konami's YouTube Channel, the PlayStation Network site and more. Outside of the web, Best Buy will feature the codes in designated areas inside its top 500 stores in the US and along with circulars and Gaming Insider pamphlets. To obtain daily clues where the codes can be found, players can download a Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walkerwidget to their desktop. This widget will also provide players with a newsfeed and exclusive content, preparing them for the big release of the game!
About Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Developed by legendary Hideo Kojima – the mastermind behind the most successful video game tactical-espionage series of all time – Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walkerpicks up where Metal Gear Solid®3 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system leaves off as players take control of the famed Naked Snake. Taking place in 1974, the game features original game design, story and scenario by Hideo Kojima. Scheduled to launch in June 2010, the game takes the series in an exciting new direction with its incredible visuals and its unique new game system designed specifically with the PSP system in mind.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is developed exclusively for the PSP system. For more information on the Metal Gear Solid: Peace WalkerCode Hunt, please visit: http://www.konami.com/mgscodehunt/