Fancy European launch for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa to attend the launch event of Metal Gear Solid 3 in Berlin.

- Konami of Europe has announced it will be holding a special launch event in Berlin to celebrate the imminent release of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for PlayStation 2. The creator of the series Hideo Kojima, extraordinary artist Yoji Shinkawa and a host of undisclosed special guests will all convene for a special press event and party in their honor on the eve of the game's March 4th launch.

Journalists attending the event, after an interview with Kojima, will be taken to an extravagant launch party held in a suitably covert location: The Teufelsberg one of the most significant spy bases in history, and a precursor to the spy-ware featured in the three Metal Gear Solid games.

The Teufelsberg was a secret service listening post based in Berlin. It was used by the US-American secret service NSA (National Security Agency) and latterly the British secret service as a listening station. Playing host to incredibly sensitive listening devices, it allowed the respective agencies to pick up all radio and telephone traffic in a wide radius that reached Moscow, and was recognized as a huge asset to the secret service and the military.

For the launch party, Konami will split the building's unique structure into a number of areas. Rooms will be dedicated to dancing, partying, chilling out, playing the game and reliving the history of this amazing venue.

A review of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater will be published soon this March on

(Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005, 11:32AM GMT)

- Harry

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