Master Naked Snake in this guide to the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker demo now on PlayStation Store.
Konami has unveiled a demo on PlayStation Store of its hugely anticipated latest instalment in the Metal Gear series. Check out this guide to mastering the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker demo.
Choose your control system
At the outset of the demo you're given the option to choose your control scheme. Selecting the right one simply depends on your playing style as a Metal Gear fan. Shooter Type allows you to control the camera with your right hand, which is similar to the configuration system of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots on PlayStation 3. Action Type lets you control the camera with your left hand, in a similar way to Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops.
Fists of fury
While you will have a small arsenal of weaponry at your disposal during the demo you'll need to familiarise yourself with Peace Walker's hand-to-hand combat attacks. Tapping the R button initiates a single punch. Pressing it three times chains a flurry of punches together followed by a low sweeping attack that knocks your enemy to the ground.
Tilting the analog stick in the direction of an enemy while pressing the R button executes a quick throw, whereas holding it down when close to an enemy allows you to put them into a choke hold. You can throw them in any direction using the analog stick, or if you hold them for long enough they'll simply pass out. Should you find yourself surrounded by a number of opponents, grab one and throw him into the others to knock them all out before quickly making your escape.
Weapons of a warrior
One of your most useful weapons in the demo is the Stun Rod. It's perfect for silent attacks should you not wish to alert any nearby enemies. To use it, simply equip it from the menu by pressing the left directional button and scrolling through the options using the Square and Circle buttons. To aim, hold down the L button and quickly tap the R button. Your enemy should be sleeping like a baby, which means you can sneak on to the next area of the demo.
Other weapons on offer throughout the demo include grenades, which are perfect for blowing open gates and blockades, a silenced pistol loaded with tranquilizer darts and an M16 assault rifle. Once you have completed the tutorial at the beginning of the demo, you're given the chance to play around with these tools of destruction on a sun soaked Costa Rican beach before venturing into a mission.
Download the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker demo from PlayStation Store now.