UPDATE (8/3/12): When news of this first spread last month, sites like the Examiner reported a total of 34 trophies, though the list released by Sony contains only 20. Additionally, some quick figuring by the folks at IGN tells us that there aren’t enough trophy points here to justify a platinum for snagging them all. These two pieces of information imply that 14 hidden and likely story-related trophies will also hit with this patch. Whew.
ORIGINAL STORY (8/3/12):
Hideo Kojima and Sony have officially announced a trophy patch for Metal Gear Solid 4 after talk of the news hit a couple weeks ago. There are a lot of us that have been fooled by (multiple) April Fool’s jokes as we’ve been anticipating (praying for) this day.
|Bronze||You enjoy all the killing, that’s why.||Killed many enemies in one area, and vomited.|
|Bronze||Divine Wind||Caused a “divine wind” using the Tanegashima.|
|Bronze||Hands Up!||Held an enemy soldier at gunpoint and performed a body check.|
|Bronze||Emotion Control||Controlled an enemy soldier’s emotions using an Emotive Magazine.|
|Bronze||Hurt me more!||Shocked an enemy soldier using Mk. II/III.|
|Bronze||Drum Can Addict||Knocked an enemy soldier flying using a Drum Can.|
|Bronze||That Tune Is His Mind Control Music||Played Oishii Two-han Seikatsu and made one of the BB Corps dance.|
|Bronze||Overhead view — just like old times…||Used overhead view on Shadow Moses Island.|
|Silver||SUNLIGHT!||Obtained the Solar Gun.|
|Silver||I Just Don’t Fear Death||Caused ALERT status while wearing the Corpse Camo.|
|Silver||Where I Can See Ya||Located enemy soldiers using the Scanning Plug.|
|Silver||Ghost Photography Addict||Snapped at least 5 shots of ghosts on Shadow Moses Island.|
|Silver||FaceCamo Addict||Obtained 10 or more types of FaceCamo (excluding types obtained via password).|
|Silver||Can you feel my power now!!!?||Took control of an enemy soldier’s body using the Mantis Doll or Sorrow Doll.|
|Silver||Are you an Otaku too?||Viewed all model posters.|
|Silver||You’re pretty good.||Got kissed by Ocelot during the final battle.|
|Gold||Flashback Mania||Viewed all flashbacks.|
|Gold||Sounds of the Battlefield||Obtained all iPod® tracks (excluding tracks obtained via password).|
|Gold||I am THE expert on weapons, equipment and cutting-edge technology.||Obtained all weapons (excluding weapons obtained via password).|
|Platinum||The Legendary Hero||Obtained all trophies.|
Check out the official reveal here!
While the trophy list is probably not what everyone was looking for in that it lacks many of the standard “advance this far” trophies, it’s nonetheless a great excuse to revisit one of the best titles on the PS3. Additionally, they’re all pretty time-consuming and should challenge players to tackle the game differently than they have in the past.
Needless to say, I’m stoked. Thoughts?