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Kojima Seeking Studio to Remake Metal Gear Solid (Again) The ever...

Kojima Seeking Studio to Remake Metal Gear Solid (Again)

The ever mischievous and happily cryptic Hideo Kojima participated in a roundtable discussion at this year’s E3 and, par for the friggin’ course, all things Metal Gear highlighted the conversation.

GameReacter had the inside scoop on the renown developer’s musings – be sure to chow down on the full article here – including his thoughts on the controversy surrounding David Hayter’s replacement as Snake – Keifer Sutherland can pull off the physicality of the performance as well as the signature rasp, apparently – and his vote for favored next-gen console – “I think I’ll buy both,” said Kojima.  “But at the same time, they’ll probably send them to me."  Though, he jokingly admitted the PS4’s price sways his vote (Konami’s PR team made sure every journalist in a fifteen mile radius understood completely that Kojima was joking).

The mini-conference took a turn for the noteworthy when Hideo had to field a question regarding the MGS motion picture and another concerning potential Fox Engine remakes of classic series titles.  The wheels on MGS: The Movie are still turning with Kojima reaffirming his involvement on the project (moviegoers, prepare to have your definition of "convoluted” redefined).

Getting to the goddamn headline, he also revealed intentions to seek out a studio willing to adapt the original Metal Gear Solid to the Fox Engine.  It’s a surprising move considering a remake of the first game already exists in the form of The Twin Snakes – a Gamecube only affair developed by Silicon Knights (Eternal Darkness, Too Human, X-Men: Fuckery).  Though, a newer remake seems to land within reason given that Nintendo’s exclusivity rights over Twin Snakes have held it back from two separate HD collections.

Stay your excitement, most Solid ones.  A Fox Engine remake of the seminal classic is merely in the “Twinkle in His Eye” phase for Kojima.  Don’t forget he has a full on sequel in The Phantom Pain to release unto the world; delighting, exciting, and confusing the living hell out of us in the near future.

Konami Confirms Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for PS3...

Konami Confirms Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for PS3

Fans of the engrossing, albeit extremely convoluted, Metal Gear Solid series lit up like one of Snake’s cancer sticks when the franchise’s creator Hideo Kojima took to Twitter and teased us with this mysterious box art.  Featuring several incarnations of Snake both Naked and Solid – for the uninitiated, I apologize for your horrible confusion – the imagery hinted at the possibility of yet another gathering of the stealth-espionage games following 2011’s MGS HD Collection.

Today, Konami confirmed the artwork is for The Legacy Collection, a PlayStation 3 bound box set that groups together eight pivotal entries from the decades old franchise, slated for this June.  Here’s the lineup:

  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition
  • Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions

The HD remaster of MGS3 is based on the Subsistence re-release of the game which included the MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, rounding out Legacy’s roster to eight installments of warfare philosophy and crafty box disguises.  The collection is a few PSP games short of a complete deck and Nintendo’s ironclad license over The Twin Snakes means that lost gem has likely sunk with the Gamecube. 

But as far as continuity goes the Solid saga is well represented, and if you’ve somehow managed to live and act like a gamer without having played a single title in this historic series, the Legacy Collection is a great way to nuke that problem.

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Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Event Brings Us Two New Games and a...

Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Event Brings Us Two New Games and a Movie (!)

It’s a damn good day to be a fan of Metal Gear.  During the series’ 25th Anniversary event (yeah, video games aren’t so young anymore), Kojima Productions detailed three new projects sure to buckle the knees of diehard tactical espionage action fans the world over.

“For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters - and video games are the comics of today."  What does that mean?  Don’t know.  Who said it?  Mr. Avi Arad, the producer behind a bevy of Marvel comics brought to the screen, who is working diligently (in association with Columbia Pictures) to now bring Metal Gear into theaters.  The project’s still a newborn, practically, so we’re a little ways off from finding out who might be crazy enough to direct it and who would be filling in Snake’s live-action five o’ clock shadow.

For those sneaking on the go, Metal Gear Social Ops was announced for mobile devices, expected out somewhere between the Fall and Winter.  That’s well and good, but of course all other news was steamrolled by the official unveiling of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, the fabled main series sequel running on the studios’ brand spanking new FOX Engine.

The bulk of our knowledge on Ground Zeroes comes from a flurry of excited Tweets attendees were asked not to post, so details are muddy at best.  But Ground Zeroes is said to trade up metal corridors for a vivid, open world where your discretion drives the action – from riding jeeps, dispatching foes, to avoiding capture.  The battlefield is your playground, and evidently it all looks friggin’ fantastic.  Stay tuned as harder details surface.