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Metal Gear Solid: Mega-Thread
This is the place to discuss Metal Gear and possibly other Hideo Kojima related projects.
What are we looking forward to/talking about right now?
Metal Gear Solid: Rising
Click for E3 2009 Teaser.
Click for E3 2010 Trailer
Metal Gear Solid: Rising
stars Raiden, and will take place between MGS2 and MGS4. According to the "Metal Gear Solid 4 Database" this dates the game between 2012 (the year Raiden was captured by the Patriots and given his exo-skeleton) and 2014 (the year of MGS4). Crying Wolf is also somehow involved in the game, as concept art from E3 2009 shows.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
GamesCon 09 Trailer.
This game is out now! Go buy it!!
Kojima will be writing and producing Peace Walker. It is set in 1974, ten years after Snake Eater
, four years after Portable Ops
and two years after the Les Enfants Terribles
project, which resulted in the birth of the Sons of Big Boss. It will chronicle Big Boss setting up a military force without a government, known as Militaires Sans Frontieres, who have been hired by Costa Rica to defend themselves from a powerful army which wishes to take over and deploy weapons there. This is the beginning of what will become Outer Heaven
So, any questions?
Metal Gear Solid: Rising will basically be Metal Gear Solid 5?
Kojima says Rising is the "next gen MGS5", and Peace Walker is "the MGS5 inside me".
Rising is 360 exclusive?
It will also be coming to PS3 and PC.
And Peace Walker is basically Portable Ops 2?
Yeah, basically. It carries the exact same graphic style and camera, is set a few years after, and you play as Big Boss (Naked Snake). It essentially makes a Big Boss trilogy, along with Snake Eater and Portable Ops.
I never got a PS3, and have never played MGS before. What do I need to know?
Well, here's a timeline
of the general events, mixed in with some relevant real world events. Note: it is rather long and contains spoilers for all the games that are out so far.
There's been seven game in the series so far, but these new ones make it nine. Here's the games in chronological order:
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
1974: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
Metal Gear Solid (The Twin Snakes)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
2012-ish Metal Gear Solid: Rising
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots
Don't worry about playing Metal Gear or Metal Gear 2 as they've been pretty much retconned to oblivion. You can get by just reading a story synopsis. Portable Ops contained some hints at plot-twists which are fully revealed in MGS4, and if you enjoyed MGS3 it's an interesting epilogue. The PSP's controls turned a lot of people off however.
There are also other games in the series:
Snake's Revenge NES
An American, non-Kojima created sequel to the original Metal Gear. Apparently it's balls hard, and is also largely forgotten about. Kojima liked it though, enough so that it inspired him to make his own sequel to Metal Gear, which eventually led us to where we are today.
Metal Gear: Ghost Babel Game Boy Color
An alternative sequel to Metal Gear, exclusively on the Game Boy. Plays similar to early Metal Gear games, and features a series of awesome bosses.
Metal Gear AC!D & Metal Gear AC!D 2 PSP
Ac!d subtracts the action the Metal Gear games are known for, replacing it with turn-based trading card game based gameplay. Not for everyone, but worth a look.
Metal Gear Solid Mobile Mobile Phones
MGS action on the go. Plays similar to MGS2, with it's own special camo system, linked to your phone's camera. The story is set between MGS1 and MGS2, leaving Metal Gear geeks like me to ask the inevitable and unanswerable question "is it canon!?"