E3 2009 / Metal Gear Arcade announced by Kojima

Arcade gaming is pretty dead here in the states, but in Japan there is still a thriving industry and Konami actually is a big part of that industry. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Kojima has announced Metal Gear Arcade, an all out arcade Metal Gear game coming only to an arcade that is most likely nowhere near you.

The game is going to be a 3D coin operated affair in which the palyer will step into the machine and sit down while donning 3D goggles. Sounds very cool and perfect for the groundbreaking gameplay Kojima likes to work with. It will be released in Japan this year and Kojima is hoping for a worldwide release after that.