A few hours ago we brought news that, based on a product scan that appeared in Famitsu Weekly, it seemed Metal Gear would be heading to the iPhone.
This morning we found solid confirmation of that. From Konami themselves.
Konami has just issued a news release indicating that they will soon be bringing four new titles to the iPhone platform.
Metal Gear Solid Touch
Metal Gear Solid Touch is an original game in the series that will bring the world and characters of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots to the iPhone. The game is of the "touch shooting" genre and will use the iPhone's touchscreen for targetting as well as zoom mode control. The initial release will feature eight stages, with more to come in future updates. Progress in the game will be rewarded by unlocked images and wallpaper from the Metal Gear series.
Metal Gear Solid Touch will be released in Japan, North America and Europe in Spring 2009.
Dance Dance Revolution S Lite
Dance Dance Revolution S Lite is an iPhone adaptation of the highly popular rhythm and dance game Dance Dance Revolution that is considered one of the most original video game releases of tall time, and the inspiration of many, later musical rhythm games. "Tap the arrow icons that appear at the bottom of the screen in time with music."
DDR S Lite will be released in Japan and North America later this month.
Silent Hill: The Escape
Silent Hill: The Escape is an iPhone adaptaiton of the popular survival horror series, Silent Hill, which brought a game-inspired motion picture release in 2006. It's a first-person 3D shooter that utilizes both the iPhone's touchscreen and accelerometer for gameplay control.
Silent Hill for the iPhone will be released in Japan, North America, and Europe later this month.
It's true. Frogger is already in the App Store [link] in some areas. Konami indicates that this classic arcade jumper will see a full Japan, North American and European release later this month. We noted that the original North American release would function only on the iPhone, not the iPod touch. Konami indicated that this would be addressed in the future, and now may be the time.
Konami has just setup touch.konami.net, a site through which more information (in Japanese) can be found regarding the company's iPhone game offerings.
The arrival of these titles is huge news for iPhone gaming and goes a long way to lend validity to the iPhone as a truly serious gaming platform. Stay tuned for more information on all of these titles as it becomes available.