IDW and Konami announce 'Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game'

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    Get ready to cry out Snake? Snake? SNAAAAAAKE! out loud during board game night! IDW Games and Konami are partnering up to release Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game!

    The game is designed by Emerson Matsuuchi (designer of the Century game series, Reef, and Specter Ops) as a cooperative tabletop game complimented with miniatures and follows the PSX's Metal Gear Solid plot. Players can sneak into the shoes of iconic characters Solid Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Dr. Hal “Otacon” Emmerich, and Gray Fox and put their unique skill sets to go past enemies unnoticed in order to complete objectives across multiple campaign scenarios. The game is also said to feature "a highly dynamic A.I. system" and a sandbox gameplay where missions can be "completed in multiple ways and will always play out differently".

    “I’m probably the biggest fan of Metal Gear Solid. Ever since playing the first Metal Gear Solid, it has forever altered the way I view games. The story it told was so memorable and the gameplay experience so rich that it has shaped my expectation of games as both a designer and gamer. So the opportunity to bring this masterpiece to the table has been an honor and dream come true. I’m excited to be able to capture the tactical stealth action that is the hallmark of the franchise as well as create a new experience and story for the Snake fans. Age hasn’t slowed him down one bit,” comments the game's designer Emerson Matsuuchi.

    The game's miniatures will be designed by the sculptor Francesco Orrù, and will also feature art from Metal Gear Solid fan and comic artist Kenneth Loh.

    Gaming media interested in playing Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game will be showcased at E3 2019 and during 2019 summer conventions Origins Game Fair, Dice Tower Con, San Diego Comic Con, and Gen Con.

    Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game is expected to be released to the public sometime in 2019.

    Are you looking forward to it? Do you think that the essence of MGS can be translated into a board game? Share your thoughts below!

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  1. CheeseMan13

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    Yknow what would make it even better? If it was monopoly
     
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  2. tech3475

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    Booo, they’re selling out now, should keep Metal Gear where it belongs.....on a Pachinko machine.

    They’re too busy taking selfies.

    https://goo.gl/images/Xs12Cy
     
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  3. sarkwalvein

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    Well, at least it's not pachinko... but at this pace I wonder when "MGS: the trading card game" comes out. (Oh wait... probably there's already one)
     
  4. kikongokiller

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    Konami seem to be pretty interested in the MGS IP lately. Hopefully that means we might be getting a new game/remaster, though I might be setting my expectations too high with that one.
     
  5. limpbiz411

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    i never knew i needed this
     
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    Well, the PSP did have some card games ;P Metal Gear Ac!d IIRC
     
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    Everywhere and nowwhere at the same time o__0
    ????
     
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    There itself.
    I'm intrigued as to how they will implement that myself but that is all the information they provided...

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    And there was a sequel!
     
  10. osaka35

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    they got someone who appreciates the thing they're making? :O

    glad some companies still do this. looking forward to playing it.
     
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    Yeah, gotta milk that cow until it's dry and then even more, still, this piques my interests.
    Always liked board games, too bad I have no one to play them with.
     
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    Indeed :D

    I was so hyped to test it out before I had any way to try it. But I never tried it :P
     
  13. Prans
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    yeah me too but since it's not canon, I didn't really bother afterwards, especially after we got a 'proper' MGS game in the form of Peace Walker on the PSP
     
  14. gnmmarechal

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    No Kojima tho
     
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  15. darksweet

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    I'm waiting for Solid Snake Lube - all natural solid snake extract :D
     
  16. NoSoul81

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    I think that was included for everyone who bought Metal Gear Survive.
     
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    Huh, look at that, Liquid turned into a goblin.
    Sounds kinda neat, I'll keep an eye on it.
     
  18. kikongokiller

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    Any remasters wouldn't require Kojima to be consulted or even be there to help, along with the fact that there were decent games made without his involvement in the first place.
     
  19. kenenthk

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    At least it's not a new video game
     
  20. kumikochan

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    I don't really get why everybody is bitching about this now. A lot of game franchises have board games, most just don't get on the front page of GBATEMP so you don't know anything about it. I really don't see the problem why people are bitching about this when most companies do this.
     
  21. duwen

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    Imo, this is the only acceptable MGS 'spin-off' Konami can do minus Kojima.
    Intrigued for sure.
     
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