This week's Machi ★ Asobi vol.18 offered cosplayers a chance to show off their craft at the Tokushima, Japan event's annual cosplay fashion show. And, a noteworthy overseas fan hit the event. One person taking up the challenge of Hideo Kojima was Palmer Luckey, creator and founder of VR headset maker Oculus (and now a bit of a controversial figure thanks to his political involvement) Palmer Luckey.
With Hideo Kojima fully divorced from the Metal Gear Solid franchise, it can be easy to forget that a Hollywood movie adaptation is still floating around out there in development. Who knows if it will ever actually make its way to the screen, but director Jordan Vogt-Roberts had plenty to say about it in a recent interview with film site Collider. Read on for more.
Today, North American fans have a chance to buy The Art of Metal Gear Solid V, released by Dark Horse with 224 pages of art and designs from Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. What has caught the attention of Japanese blogs this week is that the book features unused designs for unfortunate young cryptozoology enthusiast Ricardo Valenciano Libre from the latter game. Yep, here's a look at Phantom Pain Chico. Check it out after the jump.
Konami may be perpetually ablaze and screaming now, but Metal Gear Solid V was still a very good game. If you missed out on it the first time around, Konami is getting ready to release it as Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience. Due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 11 and priced at $49.99, this version includes MGSV, Ground Zeroes, and the downloadable content that was released for both.
American publisher Dark Horse has announced the latest addition to their library of video game art books, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The book chronicles the development of the tactical espionage game with hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen art. More after the jump.
In time for Halloween, The Hollywood Reporter spoke to John Carpenter. During the conversation, the subject of a successful lawsuit against Luc Besson and sci-fi flick Lockout came up, along with the question of why that project was sued for plagiarizing Escape From New York, but no one ever went after Metal Gear Solid for borrowing a little from Snake Pliskin in the design of Iroquois "Solid Snake" Pliskin.
Along with Nendoroid Rin Hoshizora: Training Outfit Ver., a pair of other Nendoroids went on sale today. If you missed pre-ordering Umaru-chan ahead of this month's release, she's available again with a second run scheduled for January. And, for something rather different, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Venom Snake is available for order ahead of an April release.
The story of Big Boss finally comes to a close with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain! However, stealth games have changed a lot since Metal Gear pioneered them back in 1987--does The Phantom Pain carry on a longstanding series tradition of excellence, or is it a samey phantom flop that's lost what made Metal Gear special? Hit the jump to check out our full review!