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Metal Gear Solid comic on UMD

Except it moves and has music.

What's my least favourite thing about having a massive sneezing fit? Well it's probably when I'm cradling my PSP playing a game and I react by trying to sneeze onto the top of my wrist, and by the end of my face exploding the whole PSP is caked in phlegm instead. That's probably it.

Fortunately, Konami has announced Metal Gear Solid Digital Comic for PSP, which gives me incentive to clean the thing. MGS Digital Comic is the working title for "a specially created interactive comic specifically designed for the format". TELL ME MORE.

"Devised and created" by the bods at Kojima Productions, it's based on the existing comic book, but it's been edited into 3d and now has sound effects, animations and music. So, er, it's a bit like a movie, except not quite. It tells the full story of the first Metal Gear Solid game, which you can also do by buying the first Metal Gear Solid game, obviously.

You can zoom in and out of the images and scan points of interest, and then save those bits into a library "adding replay value to the story" (apparently).

No idea when it's out, sadly. We'll let you know.