Hideo Kojima & Yoji Shinkawa to sign copies of the game in London upon launch day.

METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER picks up where METAL GEAR SOLID3: SNAKE EATER for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system leaves off as players take control of the famed Naked Snake. Taking place in 1974, it features original game design, story and scenario by Mr. Kojima. Scheduled to launch June 18th. 2010 in the UK, the game takes the series in an exciting new direction with its incredible visuals and its unique new game system designed specifically with the PSP system in mind.

METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER is on both UMD and download formats, and Mr Kojima & art director Mr. Shinkawa will be attending two very special signing events to celebrate its launch. On launch day itself, they will be signing exclusive inlays at HMV’s flagship store 360 Oxford Street, London W1 in. They will be signing from 4pm to 6pm.

On June 19th, Mr. Kojima & Mr. Shinkawa will be hosting a second signing at the UNIQLO store at 331 Oxford Street, London W1 from 11am to 1pm. He will joined by his long-term Art Director Yoji Shinkawa, and they will be signing copies of the game or a limited edition postcard, in honour of UNIQLO’s brand new, exclusive range of METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER inspired T-shirts. UNIQLO will have the shirts on sale at the event, and each shirt comes with a code that, when entered into the new game, will unlock the item within METAL GEAR SOLID : PEACEWALKER.

METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER will be released for PSP on June 18th.