For those of us who are still baffled by Metal Gear Solid‘s complex, convoluted universe, Konami is offering up a free download for PlayStation 3 users tomorrow. The Metal Gear Solid 4 Database is an “official knowledge base of everything that is Metal Gear, reaching all the way back to the very beginning of the franchise,” said Konami Online’s Brandon Laurino in a recent PlayStation blog post.

The information hub will detail every minute detail of Metal Gear’s 21 year run, and if you’re paranoid about Guns of the Patriots spoilers, Konami has gone ahead and courteously censored them until you’ve completed the game. With any luck, it’ll fill in the gaps between titles as well, since MGS4 didn’t really explain how Raiden became the badass-supremo cyborg he is in the last of Hideo Kojima’s ‘Tactical Espionage Action’ franchise.

We’ll follow up tomorrow if the database offers anything more than text and images, but the fact that it’s got timelines and trees for relationships gives us hope that the impossibly confusing series can be successfully explained. Check the PSN tomorrow for the free Databse download.

 

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