Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus Goes Gold, Release Set for Nov. 13

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Konami and Kojima Productions have just released word that Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus has gone gold and is off to manufacturing for a North American ship date of November 13th. MPO+, a stand-alone expansion pack to 2006’s brilliant original Portable Ops PSP title, will feature new online multiplayer maps, new multiplayer modes such as Shooting Range and Training Mode, more playable characters like Raiden and Old Snake from MGS4, enhanced tutorial and in-game support systems, and a new single-player Infinity Mission mode. No US pricing was provided in the press release, but browsing around various online retail sites it’ll run a mere $19.99.

Per Konami’s press release:

“Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus (MPO+), the stand-alone multiplayer addition to the 2006 award winning game for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system is currently in manufacturing and is scheduled to ship to retail stores in North America on November 13, 2007. In this portable multiplayer experience, players will enjoy more maps and missions, plus recruit a crew of battle-hardened warriors for combat against real opponents in online arenas.”

“MPO+ includes a new single player mode, “Infinity Mission,” in which players must advance from start to finish through increasingly difficult stages, gathering weapons and recruiting high-level comrades to build up their units. Additional multiplayer modes such as the Shooting Range to test player’s shooting skills in a deathmatch environment and a Training Mode to practice and sharpen their game controls will challenge even the most experienced tactical fighters. Using saved data from the original Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, players can create instant squads for battle.”

“MPO+ also features more online maps, including an updated version of the REX Hangar area from the original Metal Gear Solid. More playable characters from the Metal Gear universe will be available, including Raiden and Snake from Metal Gear Solid 4 to form unique squads of commandos. Incorporating an improved support system, tutorials and improved in-game support helps players of all skill levels jump right into the action, or hone their skills to a razor’s edge. “

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