A Metal Gear Solid 4 talk and signing event in Tokyo today revealed that Metal Gear Online will be hitting Japan on July 17 for 1,800 yen (about $17).
It was also revealed that "Metal Gear Online gets up to 12,000 people connected simultaneously during peak hours of around 11:00PM."
To quote: During the talk session, Kojima also revealed that in Japan, Metal Gear Online gets up to 12,000 people connected simultaneously during peak hours of around 11:00PM.
He also made first mention of an upcoming worldwide tournament, titled Metal Gear Online World Championship 2008, but stopped short of sharing the specifics.
Pricing and dates for the standalone version of Metal Gear Online in other territories were not announced today.
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