Remember that Metal Gear Solid board game? Remembering may be all we can ever do. IDW Games, who previously announced they were working with Konami on the creation of a Metal Gear Solid tabletop game, have now abandoned those plans. The most recent news for the game was in August of 2020 when a delay into this year was announced, but IDW seems to have just decided “forget it.”
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Last year, IDW Games announced they were working with Konami on the creation of a Metal Gear Solid tabletop game. Said game was originally intended to be released this summer, but it’s been hit with several delays, and the latest — announced today — will push the game’s release into the summer of 2021.
If I were the type who collected an endless number of figurines in the likeness of my favorite TV and video game properties, I would much prefer adorable little ducks to the giant, inky, soulless eyes of a Funko Pop. A company called Numskull Designs thought so too, and now produces a line of duck-ified versions of popular characters called Tubbz.
Metal Gear Survive flopped in the UK, debuting at sixth on the official sales charts. Going just by the physical copies of the games that were sold online and in stores, the title sold just 85% of the copies of Metal Gear Rising.
The action adventure game is a spin-off to the main Metal Gear series and takes place between Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. It is a break in the traditional gameplay for the franchise, focusing more on tower defense than stealth whilst also featuring an in-depth survival mechanic.
The full list of the top 10 sellers in the UK can be seen below.
Grand Theft Auto 5
Call of Duty: WW2
Monster Hunter World
EA Sports UFC 3
Metal Gear Survive
Shadow of the Colossus
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Super Mario Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Despite recent events, Metal Gear Solid is still held as one of the greatest video game franchises ever. But, it’s also one of the most controversial in many ways. It’s never been afraid to break stereotypes and boundaries, and it proved that the most with the second game in the franchise. And now, an HD version of that game is coming to PC via Nvidia Shield.
Hideo Kojima has had an interesting few years. Between bringing the true end to the Metal Gear Solid series via Phantom Pain, then slowly getting kicked out of Konami, to then forming Kojima Productions and making its first title Death Stranding, he’s been through a lot. And Kojima acknowledges that.
Scarlet Moon Records has announced the fifth album in the Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies series with Prescription for Sleep: Undertale. The two-disc relaxation album is arranged and performed by GENTLE LOVE, a duo comprised of saxophonist Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid and Bayonetta series) and pianist AYAKI (Etrian Odyssey and PersonaQ). The album is fully licensed and is planned for release on December 1, 2016 in digital and limited edition physical formats from Bandcamp and other digital retailers.
Just yesterday I was staring at a PS3 copy of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes in a supermarket bargain bin and wondering if Konami was ever going to unite the game they’d initially split. MGS V was released in two halves: Ground Zeroes as a three-hour appetizer, and The Phantom Pain as the main course. It’d be just like the Konami of today to keep them separated forever and charge us more, right?
Last October, a fan-produced remake of Metal Gear Solid was announced. Called Shadow Moses, it was to be created in Unreal Engine 4, and was teased with this debut trailer. We haven’t heard much about it since, but the dream ended yesterday when this note appeared on the Shadow Moses Facebook page:
Konami has announced that Metal Gear Online, the squad-based multiplayer component to the recently released Metal Gear Solid V, has finally come to PC via Steam. For those who are unaware of what Metal Gear Online is:
Well, Konami had previously made it clear that the Metal Gear/Metal Gear Solid franchise would continue, despite the pending exit of Hideo Kojima, the creator of the franchise, from the company. Well Hideo Kojima made his exit from Konami official earlier this month.
It’s a well known fact that rarely is anything original in any media. Hence the phrase, “there’s nothing new under the sun.” You can put your own spin on it, add your own flavor to it, even add a twist or two, but rarely is it original. That being said, there’s a difference between not being original, and just stealing a story. For John Carpenter, a legendary director of numerous films, he talked with The Hollywood Reporter about how he sued, and almost sued, certain people because of his famous movie Escape From New York. He recently sued Luc Besson over Lockdown for copying the story almost point for point. The interesting part? He was told to sue Konami and Hideo Kojima for doing the same thing with Metal Gear Solid!