''Three years, one month. That's how long it has been since Konami announced the development of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Every year following its unveiling, I anxiously waited for the day when I could embark on what would be Solid Snake's final mission. I, along with the rest of the world, watched in awe with each trailer release – stunned by their graphical beauty, awestruck by their plot revelations, immersed by Harry Gregson-Williams' third Metal Gear score, and dying to know if the gameplay could ever match the sight Konami had created.
Three years, one month. That's how long it took for Solid Snake to proclaim that "war has changed." You will see things on these battlefields that only Hideo Kojima could think of – beasts and vicious creatures that are haunting and intimidating. But as the fictional war changes in-game, there is also a great change taking place in our world, and Metal Gear Solid 4 is leading the charge.''