First Metal Gear Online Add-On Pack Revealed!


Oh yes, my friends. Metal Gear Online is about to get a whole lot better, and it’s already fantastic as it is! The MGO official website has updated with details on the first DLC add-on pack, the Gene Expansion, and it’s loaded with pretty much everything a MGO nut could ask for: three killer new maps (sadly, a Shadow Moses map isn’t one of them, but oh well), Meryl and Johnny as playable characters, the ability to create female avatars, and a new Survival Mode that rewards points to spend in the new Rewards Shop on additional customization gear (YES!!!). The page also makes mention of a Gene Expansion Plus that comes with everything mentioned and an extra character creation slot, so from the looks of it there’ll be two choices.

Now all we need is a release date and a price, neither of which are disclosed. According to the site the expansion is already available, but I think that’s only for Japan right now because I just checked MGO a little bit ago and it wasn’t in the shop yet. The MGO website homepage does mention plans for community site and server maintenance on the 15th, so maybe it’s coming then in the US. You can bet your ass I’ll be all over it whenever it does go live.

Oh, and in other Metal Gear related DLC news, the Extras menu in MGS4 was just updated Thursday with a free new iPod music track. A couple extra camo patterns and another iPod tune are also new as of the past week or two. Great to see Konami and Kojima Pro continuing to enhance the game so relentlessly. Here’s hoping they’ll get some trophy support (for both MGS4 and MGO) worked in sometime soon.

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