Policenauts to america?

By 7th-son

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23-07-2003, 17:39

Well this is in some sort of way a little related to MSX.
People said it was a pre or sequel to Snatcher (correct me if i'm wrong)

And so i've read that Konami is rereleasing it to PSOne for japan only, and read a petition for people wo want to see the game in america too. I never played policenauts unfortunately, did anyone here play it?
But anyway, here is the link about the petition. Go send konami an email that you want an english version of the game Wink
http://ps2.ign.com/articles/429/429941p1.html

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By BiFi

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23-07-2003, 19:15

Would be nice to read what the story is actually about. Maybe we can complete the timeline of the story with Metal Gear and Snatcher then.

By Sander

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23-07-2003, 23:43

I got an introduction here:

Source: http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/policenauts/Policenauts.html

Policenauts begins in the year 2010. Mankind has just completed its first space colony, the Beyond Coast. Fast forward to 2013… As the colony grows, it now needs a police force to protect it. Thus, 5 policemen from Earth are chosen; from Scotland Yard, Gatse Becker is chosen; from Japan, it's Joseph Sadaoki Tokugawa; from New York, Salvatore Toscanini. The final two are chosen from L.A., and they are Ed Brown (your best friend) and, of course, you, Jonathan Ingram. The five best have been chosen, and thus, the "Policenauts" are born.

During a routine space walk, Jonathan begins to experience some difficulty with his suit. A quick flashback reveals someone tampering with the hydraulics on it. Jonathan presses the lever to see what’s wrong, when all of a sudden the jets turn on and propel him out into space. His comrades look on in horror as he hangs there helplessly. Then, his safety line rips, hurtling him off into the deepest depths of space… alone.

Twenty-five years later, Jonathan is miraculously discovered in his life pod in deep space. He is physically unaged, looking like 28 years old, but in reality 55 years old.

2040: Old L.A

We find Jonathan has set up an investigation agency by himself, preferring the comfort of Earth to the space colony on which he nearly died. For him, it's a boring, not completely satisfying (but comfortable) life. A knock on the door reveals his estranged wife, Lorraine, from 25 years ago. She has since remarried and now her husband has gone missing. She asks Jonathan for help in finding him, but Jonathan refuses to return to Beyond Coast.

Saddened, lorraine leaves. We see Jonathan looking out his window, and as he watches her enter her car, he sees a mysteriou s figure across the street. He tries to warn her, but its too late: the car explodes. Jonathan chases after the culprit, but to no avail. He returns to the scene to try and comfort her. In his arms, she asks him to please help find her husband and look out for her daughter Karen. Then, she passes away. Jonathan decides to fulfill her final request and return to Beyond Coast, and thus the adventure begins.

By Sander

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24-07-2003, 00:09

From http://community-2.webtv.net/LiquidSnake/ThePolicenauts :

In the year 2010, mankind made it's first great advance into space with the completion of the first human space colony "Beyond Coast".
Three years later, as the colony has grown, a police force is now required.

Five of the earths finest are chosen:

Joseph Sadaoki
Tokugawa from Japan
Salvatore Toscanini from New York
Gatse Becker from Scotland Yard and, from L.A., Ed Brown and Jonathan Ingram.

During a test of a new flight suit, Jonathan his suit mysteriously malfunction and his life line rips, sending him hurtling thru the darkness of space, seemingly lost forever. 25 years later... Jonathan is miraculously discovered in space, within his cold sleep module and space suit.

He is recovered unharmed, physically 28 years old but in reality 55 years old. He return to earth and becomes a private investigator in L.A. Then one day, his ex-wife, who is now 55 years old, visits him from "beyond coast", telling him her new husband, Kenzo Hojyo, is missing.

The only clues are some capsules, a torn leaf and the word "PLATO". Jonathan refuses to take job, saying he will never return to "Beyond Coast". As Lorraine leaves, Jonathan watches her thru his window. He notices tracks leading to her car and tries to warn her, but it is too late.. The vehicle explodes. Jonathan chases after the culprit and even though wounding him, the culprit escapes on a motorcycle into the night. Leaving only a trail of white blood behind. Jonathan rushes to Lorraine, but there is no hope. Lorraine dies in his arms.

Jonathan decides to honor her last wish and thus decides to return to "Beyond Coast".

By Sander

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24-07-2003, 00:28

excite.co.jp translation of the first introduction page of the re-release of Police Nauts for PSOne: http://www.konamijpn.com/products/psonebooks/policenauts/introduction01.html

Introduction as the masterpiece of the Kojima work -- "-- a metal gear -- solid -- although it is "policenauts" often mentioned with" series -- in fact -- "policenauts" and "-- a metal gear -- solid -- secret relation exists in" series "-- Meryl silver which impressed the glaringly vivid heroine image to the user by metal gear solid", and appeared in the face of the user again with "metal gear solid 2 sub stance" In fact, her first performance work is "policenauts." Even if it says, it is not necessarily the same person, and it is another (Ms. Kyoko Terase same as voice actor) character with the same name and the same appearance. Director Hideo Kojima work incorporates the crossover of such characters and setup in many cases as play. The mechanism "the metal gear mk2" appears in an adventure game "SNATCHER" as a partner who supports a hero, and the person of having belonged to Special-Forces Fox Hound once also comes out. Meryl silver in "policenauts" -- earth breeding born in the earth The owner of the career that crossed to the first space colony "Beyond Coast " as human beings in quest of the stimulus, and the BCP (Beyond Coast police headquarters) public-morals division was assigned although it belonged to the army. Although a part also with important in a story also "it being also "policenauts as well as metal gear solid" will be played, the role, character, etc. surely play "policenauts", and I want them to actually see it. in addition, "-- the point if metal gear solid" is played -- indeed, " and NETA which groans are also carried out there, and I want you to find out personally.

By 7th-son

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24-07-2003, 17:06

I recall that in MGS1 on the PSOne, there is a poster from Policenauts (where Otacon wets his pants)

It's really funny to see those kind of things

Just like in MGS2, there is a box with Zone Of The Ender prints on it.
And with Zone Of The Enders, you fight against someone who calls himself Vic Viper, with a nice Gradius 3 looking ship, and lasers, ripple and even options!
Big smile

By Sander

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25-07-2003, 11:55

Hmm. Looking at the translation of the Konami Policenauts homepage, gives the impression that the Meryl character is just a coincidence. Just like the use of the Metal Gear MK2 robot. So, probably there is no connection between them, except the fact that Kojima likes to use characters from other games so now and then.