After nearly an entire 8 weeks of waiting (sic), detailed information of the new Metal Gear Online expansion has become available. A lot of information seems to be irradiating from this scan; now, I can’t speak Japanese, but the information seems simple enough. We have Liquid Ocelot and Mei Ling as playable characters and three interesting new maps.
There does seem to be little “official” information on all this, but evidently the three new maps are Silo Sunset (supposedly the very same from MPO), Forest Firefight and Winter Warehouse. The expansion is said to be playable at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show – but as of yet, a release date and price remains TBA.
Some who bought the previous GENE expansion were plagued with purchase troubles (I personally, was not one of them) and a lot of complaints on pricing were also raised. With this in mind it may be possible that Konami forgo the ‘MGO shop’ and make use of the PSN facilities (n.b. this is nothing more than speculation).
Although I am excited about this, I was looking forward to seeing Raiden or Vamp as playable characters… Maybe next time. In addition to the information that has been revealed, nobody seems to have any knowledge of what new skills and/or gameplay updates will be available.
Here’s another source.