In this week’s volume of Designer’s Notes, the developers focus on Appeal Actions, special poses for your Metal Gear Online character that will be available for purchase with this month’s ‘Cloaked in Silence’ DLC (alongside 7 free ones).
This week we’re giving you a closer look at the upcoming Appeal Actions. As an evolution of a Link Action or “salute”; with Appeal Actions, players can show off interpolated motions to opponents and allies during matches.
Players can choose different appeal actions from the customize screen and set one to each of the four directions (up, down, left, right) as well as a neutral pose when the directional stick is resting, for a total of five actions.
In a match, Appeal Actions are initiated by pressing and holding down the right stick. The first motion will default to the Appeal Action set to the neutral position. By tilting the left stick in each direction, your character will motion as directed using interconnected animations between the previous and following actions. The completion of each animation will vary depending on how deep the left stick is tilted, so you can perform a myriad of “inbetweener” actions by tilting the left stick just halfway. In other words, the player operates the pace at which their character completes an action, putting you in the director’s seat. This level of control gives way to some potentially fun and exciting MGO machinima, not to mention a great way to brag about your latest stun and fulton.
Also, Appeal Actions can be performed in both a standing and crouching position when the cardboard box is equipped. Now players can execute moves like Ocelot’s trademark point, a triumphant thumbs up or just a standard salute with a trusty box enveloping you on the ground or overhead. Press the right stick once again and pop back to the precious safety of the box.
Wondering how to buddy up with this new system in place? A new action button prompt now appears while in Appeal Action mode allowing players to emit a buddy link signal that will join seeking players in close proximity.
Seven (7) types of Appeal Actions are provided for free, but additional actions are available for purchase. The BASIC APPEAL PACK expands on the original actions for even more combinations. Military style combat movements are available in the BATTLE APPEAL PACK and the DANCE APPEAL PACK and HERO APPEAL PACK complete the initial set with fun rythmic and super powered animations.
That’s all for now, thanks for checking out the latest Designer’s Notes and look forward to the new DLC EXPANSION “CLOAKED IN SILENCE” Available this month!
See you on the battlefield! Or with the right APPEAL PACK, dancefloor?
Both the free update and the paid DLC will come out later this month. According to the official Japanese website, the release day is March 15th. Additionally, in their blog Konami UK mentions April 7th as the release date for the free Survival mode.
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. announced today that the ‘Cloaked in Silence’ DLC campaign for METAL GEAR ONLINE, the dedicated, squad-based multi-player component of the best-selling METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, will be available on March 15th. The ‘Cloaked in Silence’ Expansion Pack includes three new maps (Coral Complex, Rust Palace, Azure Mountain) and a new character, Quiet.
METAL GEAR ONLINE will also feature a new mode known as SURVIVAL, which will arrive on April 7th. In SURVIVAL, teams of players compete for the highest win streak to achieve greater rewards. All players can try out the new maps for free in SURVIVAL matches up to 10 times per week. The number of free attempts will then be reset every Tuesday during the scheduled maintenance. Players who purchased the ‘Cloaked in Silence’ Expansion Pack will have unlimited access to SURVIVAL mode and the new maps.