Outer Savin', three years after the Secret Santa Incident... We had classified information that a new Santa had taken power. The whole thing was naughty... but our noses had been out in the cold too long.
Merry Gear Solid 2: Ghost of Christmas Past is the sequel to 2006's Merry Gear Solid: Secret Santa. Set years after the events of the first game, Merry Gear Solid 2 sets Old Snake on an adventure to retrieve Santa's Hat from an extremist group known as the Ghosts of Christmas Past. Using an array of new tools, and returning favorites, Solid Snake must infiltrate Outer Savin' mall and prevent the Ghosts from taking control of the SOC (Spirit of Christmas) System.