In the near future, the nations of the world rely upon private military companies to fight their battles for them. When renegade super-soldier Liquid Ocelot emerges as the head of a potent coalition of mercenary powers, an aging Solid Snake returns to save the world one last time. Written by
In his final battle, a hero must stand alone.
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12 June 2008 (USA)
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Did You Know?
During a press conference promoting the European release of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
(2004), Hideo Kojima
said he would not direct this game. Shuyo Murata
was set to direct instead. However, after receiving intense fan feedback (some in the form of death threats) and requests from his staff to return, Kojima changed his mind and decided to co-direct the game with Murata. He later said that this will be the last Metal Gear game he directs. See more
In this game, we're told that Para-Medic, the female doctor from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, was Dr. Clark, who Naomi mentioned several times in Metal Gear Solid. However, Naomi always referred to this person as male. This is an unfortunate translational error: the Japanese language provides many gender-neutral terms, so Clark's gender was never specified in the Japanese version of the first game. The "Metal Gear Solid Database" which Konami have released fudges this by claiming Dr. Clark was secretive, and Naomi mistakenly assumed she was male as a result. See more
War has changed. It's no longer about nations, ideologies, or ethnicity. It's an endless series of proxy battles fought by mercenaries and machines. War - and its consumption of life - has become a well-oiled machine. War has changed. ID-tagged soldiers carry ID-tagged weapons, use ID-tagged gear. Nanomachines inside their bodies enhance and regulate their abilities. Genetic control. Information control. Emotion control. Battlefield control. Everything is monitored and kept under control. War ...
The Best Is Yet To Come
(from Metal Gear Solid (1998)
Performed by Aoife ni Fhearraigh
Written & Produced by Rika Muranaka
Additional choral arrangement by David Downes
Words translated by Blathnaid ni Chufaigh
Recorded at 'Beech Park Studio (Ireland) See more