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.

Frogger

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.

  • dk206

    so glad more and more b.i.g game companies (esp japanese, korean companies and taking and dev games for this device)

    omg i still can't believe it....

    SNAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!!!

  • dk206

    so glad more and more b.i.g game companies (esp japanese, korean companies and taking and dev games for this device)

    omg i still can't believe it....

    SNAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!!!

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    Uuuuuh, I get rewarded with wallpapers...Common, that is soooo 90`s :)
    Hopefully it's not just a kind of cheap promotional game to just advertise the other MGS games.
    But I'm expecting quality!

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    Uuuuuh, I get rewarded with wallpapers...Common, that is soooo 90`s :)
    Hopefully it's not just a kind of cheap promotional game to just advertise the other MGS games.
    But I'm expecting quality!

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    oit! How come there's no Asia release?

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    oit! How come there's no Asia release?

  • Flip

    Damn...sounds like a dull on-rail-shooter...

  • Flip

    Damn...sounds like a dull on-rail-shooter...

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    This is GREAT news. :D

    It may also help to spur iPhone sales here in Japan (which have thus far been rather lackluster) ...

  • http://www.mavisxp.com mavis

    This is GREAT news. :D

    It may also help to spur iPhone sales here in Japan (which have thus far been rather lackluster) ...

  • Vende

    Holy crap, Metal Gear???!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Vende

    Holy crap, Metal Gear???!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Carlos-Sz

    So Metal Gear Touch will be like Iron Man or Blast regarding its gameplay?

    Could we say better than nothing?

    I'm kind of disappointed...

  • Carlos-Sz

    So Metal Gear Touch will be like Iron Man or Blast regarding its gameplay?

    Could we say better than nothing?

    I'm kind of disappointed...

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Yeah. Some, will buy this big names game but when it comes to the gameplay it's just a 'demo' type of game to hype about the better console version. What gives!?

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Yeah. Some, will buy this big names game but when it comes to the gameplay it's just a 'demo' type of game to hype about the better console version. What gives!?

  • Flip

    signed!!!

  • Flip

    signed!!!

  • http://www.1112game.com alexandre leboucher

    i'm afraid the iPhone is slowly becoming a promotional tool for large develloper..
    At least EA doesn't seems to feel that way !(good job on monopoly and Simcity!)

  • http://www.1112game.com alexandre leboucher

    i'm afraid the iPhone is slowly becoming a promotional tool for large develloper..
    At least EA doesn't seems to feel that way !(good job on monopoly and Simcity!)

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  • slappy

    YES!!!!

  • slappy

    YES!!!!

  • Pinachina

    As long as Hideo Kojima is on the project, he'll make sure the game is at the very least not half-assed. I'm highly looking forward to these games! If it's anything like the Metal Gear that came out on Japanese cell phones, this is something worth getting pumped about!

    As for Silent Hill, I'm NOT looking forward to soiling myself on the metro..

  • Pinachina

    As long as Hideo Kojima is on the project, he'll make sure the game is at the very least not half-assed. I'm highly looking forward to these games! If it's anything like the Metal Gear that came out on Japanese cell phones, this is something worth getting pumped about!

    As for Silent Hill, I'm NOT looking forward to soiling myself on the metro..

  • Rob

    Metal Gear Solid Touch for the iphone?
    I just jizzed in my pants!

  • Rob

    Metal Gear Solid Touch for the iphone?
    I just jizzed in my pants!

  • Flip

    @ Pinachina: That's the last hope we got. If it's just running and gunning then i won't buy it.

    would be really bad if they didn't implement those stealth-parts into the game.

    loved the previous games for that

  • Flip

    @ Pinachina: That's the last hope we got. If it's just running and gunning then i won't buy it.

    would be really bad if they didn't implement those stealth-parts into the game.

    loved the previous games for that

  • Jesper

    don't get me wrong, all the original versions of those games are great

    i just dont think the ipod/iphone will be

  • Jesper

    don't get me wrong, all the original versions of those games are great

    i just dont think the ipod/iphone will be

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  • Alejandro

    ^ Why not?

  • Alejandro

    ^ Why not?

  • slappy

    ^ Because he has a Zune and jealous as hell? ;-)

  • slappy

    ^ Because he has a Zune and jealous as hell? ;-)

  • Alejandro

    hahaha

  • Alejandro

    hahaha

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  • NotYou

    @Blake
    That was beautiful I almost cried.

  • NotYou

    @Blake
    That was beautiful I almost cried.

  • ㅏㄷ퍄ㅜ

    im looking forward for Silent hill

  • ㅏㄷ퍄ㅜ

    im looking forward for Silent hill

  • dk206

    WHY CAN'T THEY MAKE A GAME LIKE

    ||||METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE™|||||

    or port it for the iphone/touch!?!?!?

    I know its only for japanese mobiles right now, but N-GAGE WILL BE LAUNCHING IT NEXT YEAR!!!! SURELY THE GAME WILL RUN ON IPHONES!!!

    i really really....don't want to see a on-rail shooter.....that would be v v disappointing...

  • dk206

    WHY CAN'T THEY MAKE A GAME LIKE

    ||||METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE™|||||

    or port it for the iphone/touch!?!?!?

    I know its only for japanese mobiles right now, but N-GAGE WILL BE LAUNCHING IT NEXT YEAR!!!! SURELY THE GAME WILL RUN ON IPHONES!!!

    i really really....don't want to see a on-rail shooter.....that would be v v disappointing...