Metal Gear Solid 4 Gets Trophy Support; New Announcements Coming at August Event

Metal Gear Solid 4 will get a Trophy patch, according to an interview with Hideo Kojima in this week's Famitsu. The magazine does not reveal a date for the patch, but MGS4 is scheduled to receive a budget release in in August, so the timing could coincide with that.


"This report does appear to be true. The Trophy support will be included out the box with a 3,990 yen "PlayStation 3 The Best" budget version of MGS4 in August. Current MGS4 owners will be able to patch their copy of the game."

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Nitrowolf22110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )

OMG after all that waiting it's finally happening!! Wonder what took them so dam long.

I hope there's a surprise hidden trophy (the plat) that hints MGS5. Like "The end...or is it?" Four years of waiting though there has to be more to this surprise.

Nitrowolf22110d ago

You know what, it's time they announce the director cut version of MGS4. MGS4: Substance :P

victorGma212110d ago

Oh god I can't believe this is happening! I am really happy to see this!

I hope the same thing will happen with Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

Gaming1012110d ago

Talk about 4 years too late, I mean holy crap, it's going to be another 4 years at least till we even see Metal Gear 5, most people have probably sold their copies of MGS4 by now given its only 8 bucks used most places.
All I can say is, luckily there will be no online trophies as that went offline already, seriously, the online game was only being played 4 years later by the biggest fanatics on the planet, does anyone really want to mix it up with those weirdos? lol didn't think so

guitarded772110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )


If I get my hopes up and this is a troll, I will hunt him down and do unspeakable things.

I have serious doubts... why stop support for MGO and then give a trophy patch? Why after all this time? I'm not complaining, I just don't trust a no name site with no proof.

But with such fine writing as this... "There will be some sort of announcement at the this event, Kojima reveals in the interview.", how can I not believe them.

Another quote:
"we're not totally sure of the source for this particular report, but we should have confirmation later in the day."

I'm calling fake here.

blitz06232110d ago

Finally, a good reason to play this game again

jimbobwahey2110d ago


A good game is a good game, regardless of when it was released. What's wrong with adding trophies to a game that a lot of people enjoyed? For some it will be a nice excuse to replay the game again.

yewles12110d ago


MGS: Integral
MGS2: Substance
MGS3: Subsistance
And possibly...
MGS4: Sustenance???

aaron58292110d ago

Ahhh..... more reason to complete it for the 30th time !

Hey ! At least I dont have to hunt down all frogs in 1 playthrough ! :)

EeJLP-2110d ago


Now give us trophies for:
Resistance: Fall of Man
The Orange Box
Civilization: Revolution
Motorstorm 1
Ratchet & Clank Future: ToD and QFB
Heavenly Sword

and I'll be even happier.

Electroshocked2110d ago

@EeJLP And Assassin's Creed, I mean, it's so frustrating that the XBOX got achievements for it and the PS3 didn't get trophies for it.

Winter47th2110d ago Show
badz1492110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )

MEGATON! most wanted trophies since the beginning! I still have my copy too! don't wanna sell it EVER!

morganfell2110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )

The best title I ever played. I have stated it numerous times here over the years and am not just jumping on the excitement bandwagon. For me personally, the game has no equal. It is storytelling tour de force and a graphical powerhouse to this day. It is game making with a laserlike focus which only a few individuals can produce.

Whether or not this story is true, and it actually appears to be, MGS4 is always worth another playthrough.

nukeitall2110d ago

First of all, does anyone really care after 4-years?

Secondly, MGO was just shut down and now they re-release MGS4? Although they aren't necessarily related, it just seems odd.

I have a feeling this is false.

JoySticksFTW2110d ago

MGS4 may be my greatest gaming experience ever (next to FFVI - go Kefka go!)

And the truly amazing thing is it may not even be the best game in the series.

MGS3's great balance of tight gameplay, great story-telling / soundtrack, and awesome characters (Young Ocelot!) may take that honor.

But MGS4 succeeded in tying up series loose ends and bringing a proper close to Snake's career.

And the ending still gets me every time.

Yes, Big Boss. This IS good. :(

EeJLP-2110d ago

Agreed on Assassin's Creed. I missed that, because I have it on the Revelations disk. I missed CoD4 trophies also.. Those ~10 should cover all the early trophyless games that I'd be willing to go back to plat.

jeseth2110d ago

Wow, I'm so excited. Not that trophies make a game but trophies/achievements are like a way that you get to track and document your gaming "career", lol.

I wish there was a universal system in place across all platforms dating back to NES ... oh the places we've been! I would love to look back and see all the games I've played, completed, etc.

Psyched for MGS Trophies!

ALLWRONG2109d ago

Know why they did this right? It's a template for when they add Achievements.

dantesparda2109d ago

HOLY FVCKING SH!T!!! i never thought this day would come. THANK YOU KONAMI/KOJIMA, its about f-ing time. But i love ya's for it.

Bur what about MGO? Why dont these companies just patch in p2p into their games when they wanna shut off their servers, or at the very least let us rent servers. Heck, they can actually make some money that way. Rather than just let the online portion of their games just die.

p.s. hey Konami, how about while you're at it, do something about the loading ins from chapter to chapter

sikbeta2109d ago


Gold Trophy: Complete Game Big Boss Mode
Platinum: Earn ALL Medals


I'm Ready! :D

guitarded772109d ago

12 hours since the story was posted and no proof. All we have is a website saying they have conformation, with no proof/link to said confirmation. Please don't drink the Kool-Aid... I want this to be true as much as the rest of you, but instead of having a victory party with no proof, we should be hounding this website for proof and hounding Konami for a statement. If someone has real evidence of this happening, please post a link... it will make me happy, and I'll quit pi$$ing on everyone's parade.

Gaming1012109d ago

Looks like I need to repeat myself for the retarded - the game is 4 years old, people have been selling their copies within that period of time because they've played it a hundred times over and have received no trophy support to continue playing the same story over and over. This would not have taken very long for a small team to patch the game with trophies, and for it to take 4 years for anyone to do anything about it is far too late. If you sold your copy you're definitely not going back and buying it again unless you're the biggest trophy whore ever. The only people with the game still on their shelf and still willing to play through it a bunch more times to get all the trophies are people with way too much free time on their hands IMO.

jadenkorri2109d ago

yes and the 360 version of metal gear solid 4 subsistence will be released. You know its coming, and no way would they release on 360 with achievements and no ps3 trophies, the ps3fanboy outcry would be hilarious.

DrJones2109d ago

Took their sweet ass time.

darthv722109d ago

and that price is whatever gamestop thinks people will pay for a used copy again just to get the trophies.

No doubt they adjust their prices on used games based on demand. It would not surprise me if they upped the cost by 20-50% in light of this news. Cause they know people who traded in will be back to get a copy.

Glad i still have mine.

guitarded772109d ago (Edited 2109d ago )

I will now eat my words.... Konami just confirmed via Facebook. I was right to be cautious with no source, but now that Konami has said it, I can be just as happy as the rest of you.

@ darth72

Yeah, screw GameStop... Amazon has it new for less than $18 right now. I just told my best friend to mail me back my copy I let him borrow. He moved out of state last week and it was boxed up for the move.

metsgaming2109d ago (Edited 2109d ago )

i never got around to a second play through and always wanted to but never could do it, now i think i can and maybe go for a third.

jadenkorri2109d ago (Edited 2109d ago )

why would they patch a game 4 years later with trophys, it should of been done day 1 that trophies started. This is being done cause a 360 version of some sort is coming. Konami is not a exclusive dev to sony. Id be shocked if this update came out of the pure heart of konami, but don't be surprised to see a substance MGS4 for 360.

Diver2109d ago (Edited 2109d ago )

this is for all the peeps like guitarded. no you didn't want this to be true as much as the rest of us.

no guitarded you were not. adriansang isn't kotaku. they normally are on the money. was it really necessary to rail for 2 different posts?

the fact is if you wanted this patch as much as the rest of us you would still have your copy of mgs4

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NastyLeftHook02110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )

Oh happy day! Oh happy day! Sing it now...

jimbobwahey2110d ago

Budget release with trophies, Metal Gear Online (with all the DLC) and a bunch of VR missions would be really nice.

Lulz_Boat2110d ago

MGO was closed some weeks ago.

xPhearR3dx2110d ago

"we're not totally sure of the source for this particular report, but we should have confirmation later in the day."

It's a rumor. Don't get too excited yet.

Tapewurm2109d ago


Little more of a legit source.

crxss2110d ago

my dreams have finally come true!

Blacktric2110d ago


Megaton2110d ago

I gave up waiting on this back around the end of 2008. I don't even have a PS3 anymore, let alone MGS4.

MysticStrummer2110d ago

Highly questionable decision making.

Megaton2110d ago

Wasn't my choice, two YLODs within 2 years.

Snookies122110d ago

@Megaton - Lol, you must be REALLY unlucky if two PS3s died on you. I still have a 60 gig BC PS3. It works like a charm even to this day.

Megaton2110d ago

Must be. The only two consoles I've ever owned that have broken were a launch PS2 and two PS3s. The first YLOD happened within days of exactly 1 year after I bought it. After Sony "repaired" it, it happened again after 9 months. 80gb phat.

EeJLP-2109d ago

I had 4 or 5 YLODs on 60GB fattys, all suspiciously about 13 months apart, but still have a PS3. Finally went with a ~2500 series and haven't had any issues yet. I'll very likely get a 4000 series if it's smaller, more energy efficient (pretty much a given), and has wireless N.

WildArmed2109d ago (Edited 2109d ago )

Haha, tbh I had given up hope too.

Funny how they did this right after killing MGO.

Will be popping this in.. after after I finish the MGS collection. needa finish MGS2.

Jazz41082109d ago

I had a fat ps3 60gig die with ylod as well. The fat models had quite a high failure rate and why sony moved to a new model with less on it quickly. I can't think of anything much worse then people who got the second job like son told them too just to have it die right outside of warranty and still charged to fix it like it was there fault. Remebmeber all the faulty ps2s as well. If anything its a risk to buy a new console from sony or ms at launch. Ms with rrod and sony with faulty ps2 drives and faulty ps3s. Good thing both companies stoood behind there product and fixed them for free. Oh wait a minute that's was only ms.

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Peppino72110d ago

Wow instead of responding its too late, I can say that's actually cool news. You'll prob need two play throughs to plat. (Hope not, crosses fingers)

WildArmed2109d ago

Probably more, they might put a 100% stealth run.
Then do a collectibles run.
... I'll die of killing each type of animal -_-

Can't wait still. Stealth runs I can do, but don't expect me to do collectible KOJIMA D:
Only reason why I can't bother w/ MGS2/3 plats haha. No way am I collecting all the dogtags or all the animals/plants.

Can't wait :D

irepbtown2109d ago

I've sold/bought MGS4 twice before. You know what?
I'm buying it again.

This isn't just news, it's News with a capital N.

Eyeco2110d ago

MGS4 was the 1st ps3 game I ever bought Iquite pleased to hear this , I still remember the chills I got when returning to shadow moses island

avengers19782110d ago

About Time, damn, that means I have to go buy a used copy again, to play through it again, damn my horrible luck(kidding cant wait to play it again.)

MrMister2110d ago


Tapewurm2109d ago (Edited 2109d ago )

This is great...will definitely be dusting off the old copy to replay it. Now....where are the tropy patches for Heavenly Sword and the Original MotorStorm?

I read this info on MGS4 about 30 mins ago at this link:

So it does appear to be true....can't wait for August

Jamzluminati2109d ago

And I just started a new game play. Guess we're gonna have to start over.

MariaHelFutura2109d ago

I seriously questioned myself if it was April 1st. It isn't. This is great news.

Dir_en_grey2109d ago

They should release a MGS4 Subsistance DLC with this. I have no problem paying more money, I want more MGS4!!!

killerhog2109d ago (Edited 2109d ago )

What's the point if they took down the online partion? Maybe that was their plan, to compensate for the removal of the online partion for trophies?

ChrisW2109d ago

I got my fingertip tassels on for some serious finger twirling!

YOUGOTOWNEDLOL2109d ago (Edited 2109d ago )

Hope they patch Heavenly Sword with trophies one day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tapewurm2103d ago

Who was the moron to disagree with Heavenly Sword needing to be patched for trophies. Of all the early PS3 Games were close to launch, Heavenly Sword should be first on the list. MotorStorm would be nice too. Only a true turd would disagree. 8)

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DaThreats2110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )

MGS4 will boost in sales now

CLOUD19832110d ago

MGS4 have sold something like 6 million copies already what do u mean boost in sales the only PS3 exclusive with more is GT5 I am sure all the fans get it already.

moparful992110d ago

I would buy it again, especially if they include some bonuses.. This game is in my top 3 all time easily..
1. Super Mario World (snes)
2. God of War (all of em)
3. MGS4 (sublime)

roadkillers2110d ago

Haha, Call of Duty watch out!

bloodybutcher2110d ago

it won't get a boost from me!i still have my copy:) funny thing,i don't even think it's such an amazing game as lot of people seem to think.but still playing through was great fun.was skipping cutscenes with second time,though.too damn long.and i didn't like online play.not to mention registering to play online,oh my sweet jesus.

bloodybutcher2109d ago

oooh,5 disagrees.i would say "sorry people for speaking my mind" but i won't.well,i just did...nevermind^^ i can't help it,mgs world is just not for me:)

sehnsucht2110d ago

Can't wait for this! Time for another playthrough when it comes out.

vickers5002110d ago

Glad I waited to replay this instead of replaying it without trophies, now it will feel like a brand new game.

Since they're adding trophies, they should add a f*cking *INSTALL ALL* option, so I don't have to spend 30 minutes or however long it took between chapters. Even if it's 30-50gb, I don't care, I have a 500gb hard drive.

sehnsucht2110d ago

Exactly! (On both points)

I wouldn't mind installing the whole thing, but I don't think that's going to happen. Sony only allowed RAGE to install about 8GB (allegedly) when John Carmack wanted significantly more (probably).

MariaHelFutura2109d ago

I actually love the install screen. I could watch Snake smoke all day.