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It might seem greedy to expect a game to be remade twice but when it’s a game as brilliant as Metal Gear Solid, you can forgive fever-pitch anticipation. A while back, Hideo Kojima himself confused journalists when he seemed to state that he was actively looking for a studio to remake Metal Gear Solid using the brand spanking new Fox Engine (responsible for the amazing technical advances we’ve seen in Metal Gear Solid V). The world went crazy but it turned out that Kojima was simply saying he would love for someone to do it; it wasn’t something he was looking into right now.
Still, the fact that he’s teasing us with the idea surely indicates that it’s going to be considered somewhere down the line? After all, it’s a great way to introduce the game to a whole new audience. That must »
- Sam Coleman
If gaming had a Hall of Fame, Hideo Kojima would be in a pretty prime position to be one of the first inductees. It’s an understatement to say that his Metal Gear series garnered immense popularity for the stealth genre; it’s pretty much come to define the genre.
While the first two Metal Gear games helped shape the series, the launch of Metal Gear Solid in 1998 turned it into a gaming force. The 3D graphics helped bring the game to life (leaning up against walls and scoping out enemy placements is still awesome) and the story is suitably complex and exciting with plenty of twists to uncover.
With most series, you tend to get a slight decline in quality as the sequels roll out. Not with Metal Gear Solid. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty is arguably better than the first game (despite some initial controversy »
- Sam Coleman
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(Note: This article contains spoilers for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes)
Say what you will about the length of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, it certainly turned out to be a pretty big game changer for the series. Outside of the gameplay changes, which we’ll get into later, it set the stage for what looks to be the darkest and boldest chapter yet in the Metal Gear saga.
In the aftermath of the attack on Big Boss’ “Militaire Sans Frontieres”, and the grim explosion that claimed Paz’s life, the new trailer that premiered at E3 revealed that a lot of surprises are in store for us in the final chapter of the original Snake’s tale.
Almost immediately, the changes to the characters are shocking and jarring to behold as the »
- Mike Worby
We’re still a long way off from the release of Hideo Kojima’s ridiculously anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, with most educated guesses pointing towards a Q1 2015 bow, but when has a hefty wait ever stopped Mgs fans from avidly speculating on where the next entry will be taking them?
So far, we’ve played through the short-but-awesome Ground Zeroes, seen a number of lengthy trailers for the game, and most revealingly, repeatedly watched a 30-minute gameplay demo that was shown off two weeks ago, each giving us a greater glimpse at the gorgeous Fox engine and also giving us plenty to think about.
One of the most entertaining aspects of the Mgs series is its unpredictability: Kojima’s certifiably insane approach to narrative is no doubt confusing to the uninitiated, but to core fans, it’s a beautiful tapestry of intricately-connected, decade-spanning stories and eccentric characters. »
- Jack Pooley
E3 was earlier this month and one of the things I enjoyed most about the expo was getting a better look at Nintendo’s upcoming Hyrule Warriors. The combo of the Dynasty Warriors series with one of the Big N’s oldest and best franchises, The Legend of Zelda, seems to be as winning a combo as Pokemon and Nobunaga’s Ambition (Pokemon Conquest.) If we are lucky, it might be as fun a fusion as Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts, which combines Disney elements with Final Fantasy. Based on all of the recently released footage, Hyrule Warriors looks to be a thrilling game, however, I have some reservations about some of the character designs. Put aside complaints about Link’s ultra blonde hair and scarf in this rendition of the character, I am here to talk about the design of the female characters.
Nintendo is known and loved for »
- Tim Maison
"The trailer is full of symbolism and philosophy that we come to expect from Mr. Kojima.
"Although cleverly disguising the story and therefore making the trailer enticing, Mr. Kojima makes sure to include enough visuals to make us comfortable that we are in for a new Metal Gear experience."
Describing the trailer as amazing, del Toro writes: "Kojima-San »
"Metal Gear" creator Hideo Kojima has announced that at 3 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, June 19, Kojima Productions will live stream the 30-minute Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay demo that was shown at E3. You can watch the live stream using the player below and you can also check out our review of the demo by clicking here. »
There were no new consoles at E3 this year, no expensive new peripherals. Nothing, at long last, to distract from the videogames. And what games! The 2014 videogame megaconvention found the three major companies adjusting to a new kind of normal: a kinder-gentler Microsoft, a swaggery Sony, a Nintendo that suddenly realized it was time to throw a Hail Mary on the Wii U. Across the board, there was a sense of experimentation. Major developers iterated old franchises in new directions. Smaller developers made bold splashes with highly independent visions.
E3 lives in a vortex of hype. Most people only get »
- Darren Franich
For those following along with the trailers for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, or even if you have played the recently released introduction to The Phantom Pain, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, it has become abundantly clear that this will be the most thematically dark and serious iteration of the franchise. Outside of the iconic Big Boss and cinematic style of franchise creator and legendary video game director Hideo Kojima, it doesn’t even resemble Metal Gear Solid. There’s no traditional bonkers tone or anything, it has simply been presented as a game prepared to tackle the harshest realities of war.
Torture, child soldiers, and rape – forced rape between two teenagers – aren’t exactly the reasons many probably fell in love with the franchise, but that’s where The Phantom Pain is going. And that’s just what we know from the trailers, God only knows »
- Robert Kojder
If the recently released Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes exemplified anything, it’s that the complete version of the game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, will be an early frontrunner for one of the most impressive gaming experiences of this new generation. Today, franchise creator and game director Hideo Kojima has lifted that hype a notch higher – if that was even possible – by releasing a brand new trailer that he has personally directed and cut together.
It’s another highly graphic and gritty realistic look at war; which is perfectly in alignment with what Kojima had been promoting throughout the build up to E3 2014. There are Mark Twain quotes, Big Boss respectably smearing the ashes of fallen comrades in his face, quite possibly the bloodiest and most gruesome headshot I’ve ever seen in all my 20 plus years of gaming, and some intense rock music with thematically fitting lyrics. »
- Robert Kojder
It’s interesting that we should get video game adaptation news the week when the best video game movie not based on a video game should come out. Hopefully everyone working on such adaptations will be looking at Edge of Tomorrow, as it could be something of a game changer (or should that be movie changer?). I have a feeling that Sony’s Metal Gear Solid, which is reportedly now finally moving forward with a seemingly strange choice for director almost officially attached, is a good property to follow its lead. About a year ago, I suggested that Jordan Vogt-Roberts would be the next great comedy director. I wrote, in a post highlighting his short film work, that the Kings of Summer helmer had what it takes to be the next Judd Apatow or the next spoof master. But the deal in Hollywood lately is that fresh indie comedy voices are the go-to guys for huge tentpoles »
- Christopher Campbell
Sony has been trying to get a Metal Gear Solid movie made since 2012, but now the video game adaptation is closer than ever to getting off the ground, if recent reports are to be believed. We’re hearing today that the studio is hoping that The Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will jump on board to helm the film. Talks are ongoing, but a deal is expected to be reached.
Vogt-Roberts became very in demand after the surprising success of his coming-of-age indie The Kings of Summer. Obviously, The Kings of Summer is very different from Metal Gear Solid, but Vogt-Roberts displayed a tremendous amount of talent behind the camera, and Sony was clearly impressed with what he accomplished on that film.
Initially released on Sony Playstation back in 1998, the video game Metal Gear Solid followed a soldier named Solid Snake, who infiltrated a weapons factory in order to »
- Isaac Feldberg
Looks like Sony is at long last getting serious about making the long-gestating Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation. We know they were working on it, with Avi Arad handling the producing duties, but aside from that information (given a while ago) there's not been much of an update. Now however, things are getting serious, as Sony is currently in talks with Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) to helm the film.
Metal Gear Solid has remained my favorite video game franchise over the years. I've been a stalwart fan and have thoroughly enjoyed all the games released so far. One of the primary reasons I love those games so much, has to do with the storytelling present in them. While sometimes it's over the top, there's a dedication to the story present that many games simply don't offer.
The first game in particular (which supposedly is what the movie will be »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
After last night’s news that Scott Derrickson was hired by Marvel to helm their Doctor Strange movie, it looks like Sony has found its ideal man to take on the big-screen adaptation of popular video game series Metal Gear Solid. According to Deadline, the studio is looking to Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts to tackle Solid Snake and his cohorts.
The movie will be produced by The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Avi Arad. The adaptation has been in development for a few years now as there have been problems between Sony and Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima on getting the story correct.
Metal Gear Solid started out life on the MSX2 and Nintendo Famicon in 1987, titled simply Metal Gear. The game was ported for a non-Japanese audience on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 and it spawned an official sequel in Japan, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, and an »
- Luke Owen
The Kings of Summer director is in line to helm Sony Pictures' video game adaptation, reports Deadline.
The film will star series protagonist Solid Snake, although details of the plot remain under wraps.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes - the latest instalment in Konami's long-running series - was released in March. »
One of the most impressive movies of last year, that flew under lots of peoples' radars, was Jordan Vogt-Roberts' terrific The Kings Of Summer. A Sundance hit, it was scheduled for a summer cinema release, and then never got quite the level of attention it deserved when it did finally hit cinemas.
Vogt-Roberts himself did get noticed though, and Deadline is now reporting that he's in "early talks" with Sony to take on the long-mooted movie of Metal Gear Solid.
There's been talk of a live action movie based around Konami's videogame series for some time, and earlier this year, producer Avi Arad told us that "believe it or not, after a decade, we are now literally starting to develop the script, the director. It took a long time to close this deal. »
Big moves late on Tuesday as Marvel Studios and Sony finally get some traction in genre fan projects with - Hey! Genre directors too, neat!
First up, Dr. Strange, a movie marvel hasn't announced yet, but a movie we were all expecting long before we were expecting Ant-Man has found it's director in Los Angeles' Scott Derrickson who directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister, horror fans. He also directed the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, but that's probably more evidence that he can handle a crew that size rather than cred towards a Dr. Strange movie.
Marvel didn't comment, Derrickson did. I thought they'd hold this until Comic Con, but I guess they've been reading how everyone thinks Ant-Man's director is some sort of crisis situation.
Variety got their "exclusive" up first here, so claps to them.
My next movie will be Strange: pic.twitter. »
After directing the indie favorite Kings of Summer and returning to Sundance earlier this year with the stand-up comedy feature Nick Offerman: American Ham, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is heading into studio film territory next. Following in the footsteps of indie directors turned blockbuster filmmakers like Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), Deadline reports Vogt-Roberts has just been tapped to direct Metal Gear Solid, based on the long-running video game franchise of the same name following a special forces operative named Solid Snake, who was first assigned to find the titular superweapon, a bipedal walking tank which has the ability to launch nuclear weapons. It's an interesting move for the director who hasn't really directed any action, but the same can be said for the aforementioned indie directors who made the big jump to blockbusters. Funnily enough, The Amazing Spider-Man producer Avi Arad is behind the project »
- Ethan Anderton
After languishing for years in development, Sony Pictures is finally moving forward with their Metal Gear Solid video game adaptation, which has Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) in talks to direct.
The video game, which first launched on the original Playstation in 1998, follows a retired soldier named Solid Snake, who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to thwart a terrorist attack by a renegade special forces unit known as Foxhound. Solid Snake must also rescue two hostages, the head of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) and the president of a major arms company, before stopping the nuclear attack.
Back in January 2010, producer Michael De Luca revealed that project wasn't moving forward anymore, but that all changed in September 2012 when producer Avi Arad and Sony Pictures stepped in to revive the video game adaptation. The project has been in development since 2008, with David Hayter writing the script, although it isn't »
Produced by The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s Avi Arad, Metal Gear Solid is being prioritised by production president Michael De Luca and has been in development for several years now, mostly due to the fact that the studio and game creators have been going back and fore on how best to adapt the franchise.
Of course, like Halo and Bioshock before it, there’s every chance that Metal Gear Solid will simply never happen, but the fact that The Kings of Summer (an independent coming-of-age comedy-drama) director is now in early talks is at least a sign that it’s finally getting somewhere close to becoming a reality.
The series was created by Hideo Kojima, and the original focused on Solid Snake, »
- Josh Wilding
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