The Metal Gear Solid franchise is one of the most important ones in the history of gaming. Redefining how a player interacts with game – and how the game interacts with the player – the Metal Gear series has a place in the hearts of many players across the world.
Although it’s pretty unlikely we’re ever going to see another addition to the main series of MGS games (thanks, Konami), you can get a new kind of Snake fix thanks to the just-announced Metal Gear Solid board game.
Cleverly named Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game, the game will be released by Konami and IDW Games. It’s expected to launch sometime in 2019.
According to the official IDW Games website, the game has been designed by Emerson Matsuuchi, known for creating the likes of Century, Reef and Specter Ops.
Matsuuchi says: “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.”
The game’s description states: “Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game is a fully cooperative, miniatures board game.
“Following the story of the first Metal Gear Solid video game, players take on the roles of Solid Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Dr. Hal “Otacon” Emmerich, and Gray Fox the Cyborg Ninja.
“They’ll need to use their unique skill sets to avoid detection as they complete objectives across multiple campaign scenarios. Featuring a highly dynamic A.I. system and sandbox gameplay, missions can be completed in multiple ways and will always play out differently.”
The game will be available to play at E3 2019. Are you excited for this?