Metal Gear Solid heading to iPhone

Out next spring. DDR, Silent Hill this month.

Konami has announced Metal Gear Solid Touch for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Due out next spring, MGS Touch is described as an original game that uses characters and settings from Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

In the absence of buttons, it's entirely touch-controlled, with the screen used "for anyone to move their alignment or switch to zoom mode".

The initial game release will include eight levels, with more to be added later, and players will be able to unlock images and wallpapers by finishing them.

You can check out two (very small) screenshots in our Metal Gear Solid Touch screenshot gallery.

MGS Touch is part of a range of new Konami games for the iTunes App Store, with DanceDanceRevolution S Lite, Silent Hill: The Escape and Frogger all due for release later this month.

Of those, DDR and Frogger will work much as you expect (assuming you expect the DDR one to involve tapping arrows, not jumping up and down on your iPhone), whereas Silent Hill is a 3D shooter.

In it, you'll control someone by "sliding a finger across the touch panel screen and changing alignment to target enemies using the built-in altimeter".

The announcement of MGS Touch and friends also lays to rest the rumours earlier this month that an Xbox 360 version was about to be unveiled.

That was based on a teaser page with some green, Xboxy-looking imagery. However, returning to the same URL now reveals a Metal Gear Touch splash screen.

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