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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker [Beta – PSP]

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was developed by Konami and Kojima Productions, released in 2010 for the PSP. Few info about the beta version are available thanks to Ravi Singh of The Snake Soup:

Around April 8, 2010 Kinsoku Jiko from The Snake Soup forums used the program CodePR to dig data from the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker TGS 2009 demo. While weapons and items that would be seen in the final game were found such as Pepsi and Huey’s Letter, left-over artifacts from Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus were found such as the Heart of Justice item.

Recently Ravi Singh has found material posted by Kojima Productions on their blog that is from a build of Peace Walker made prior to the first demo release. Of interest are the different HUDs (including one that is exactly the same as Portable Ops Plus), a different graphic damage meter and what looks like either an item or gameplay feature that allows the player to see the enemy more clearly. There is also a mock-up of what the beta graphic damage meter looked like in action as an animated gif image.

Blog posts are http://ameblo.jp/kp-blogcast/entry-10598028071.html and http://ameblo.jp/kp-blogcast/entry-10591306201.html

Thanks to Ravi Singh of The Snake Soup for the contribution!

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Metal Gear Solid [Game.com – Cancelled]

Before being cancelled, a version of Metal Gear Solid was in development for the ill-fated Game.com, a portable console released by Tiger Electronics in 1997. It seems that the game was going to be a port of Metal Gear Solid PSX, but there are just few info on the project. At one point, a gameplay video of this game was distributed among group members of the now-defunct America Online account “TigerGcom”, but sadly this footage seems to have been lost forever.

After many researches, Celine was able to find a screenshot of Metal Gear Solid Game.com in Console Plus magazine issue #90! On the 22 January 2010, Parasyte posted some more screens in the Lost Levels Forum.

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Guy Savage (MGS3) [PS2 – Cancelled?]

As we can read at Metal Gear Wikia, Guy Savage is the name of an easter-egg mini game that can be found in Metal Gear Solid 3. This mini-game was directed by Shuyo Murata (MGS3 writer) as stated in the credits. Guy Savage is a basic hack-n-slash game where the player encounters a vast amount of enemies, and must press the attack buttons repeatedly to defeat them.

While there’s not an official statement, rumors say that Guy Savage was supposed to be a Konami game in development, that was later cancelled. The playable demo that was created as an internal pitch for the project was added in MGS3 just for fun.

Thanks to Userdante for the contribution!

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Metal Gear Solid 4 [PS3 – Beta]

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a stealth action video game. Directed by Hideo Kojima, Shuyo Murata and Yoji Shinkawa, Guns of the Patriots was developed by Kojima Productions exclusively for the PlayStation 3 video game console. It is the seventh title in the Metal Gear series and the first in its fourth generation. The game, designed around the motto, “No Place to Hide!”, is the last Metal Gear game developed by Hideo Kojima, and the last game in the series starring the protagonist Solid Snake. [Info from Wikipedia]

Looking at some old screens from the game, it seems that there are some scenes that i don’t remember to be in the final version, or that are a little different. Also in some screenshots, Snake’s face looks weird. Thanks to Segagaga Domain we can also check an old tech demo that was presented at the Tokyo Game Show 2005, in which Konami shown various real time effects and details from its 3D engine.

Thanks to Jamie for the contribution!

Thanks a lot to Yakumo / Segagaga Domain for the MGS4 Tech Demo!

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An interesting beta-version comparison between new and old MGS4 trailers was already made by people at Kotaku some time ago, where we can see some little differences in the cutscenes of the game, like different colors for the 3d models.. As they said: “Kojima Productions went through and made various changes, alterations to assets that appeared in earlier trailers. But what kind of changes? Are they changes for the better? Or not? Below, is a comparison. On the left is footage from an older, yellowish MGS4 trailer, while on the right there’s brand new footage.”

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Metal Gear Solid 3 [PS2 – Beta / Proto on MGS2 Engine]

Metal Gear Solid 3 [PS2 – Beta / Proto on MGS2 Engine]

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is an action-adventure stealth video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 in November 2004. A video from the official DVD of Metal Gear Solid 3 Premium Package showcase an early version of Metal Gear Solid 3 Jungle featuring Metal Gear Solid 2 graphical 3D engine.

Early production demo (dated 2002):

Take a look at the differences between this video and the official E3 2003 trailer, using the final engine.

E3 2003 Official Trailer:

If you notice more beta differences in the old MGS3 screens and video, let us know in the comments below! :)

Thanks to Solidshake for the contribute!

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