It comes as no surprise that Medal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection isn’t coming to Xbox 360. But why not? Main man Hideo Kojima explained that the amount of data in Metal Gear Solid 4 was “just too enormous.” He said this on his radio show, noting that “an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 hasn’t gone on sale” either.
Kojima adds that the game would take up seven DVDs, which is something they aren’t willing to do. However, all hope isn’t lost, as he mentioned that the collection might come out on the next Xbox.
The Legacy collection is a package of gaming goodness that includes all four titled MGS games alongside Peace Walker HD Edition and MGS: VR Missions. It’s due out next month exclusively on PS3.
While Hideo Kojima went on record to say that Metal Gear Solid 4 would be the last game in the series, MGS4 producer Ryan Peyton believes it to be contrary to what they are cooking up for the series.
Speaking to MTV Multiplayer, Peyton confirmed that the series would live on after the fourth game, but that future games may not include Solid Snake at all, saying that all loose ends would be tied up in the coming game.
“I think there’s been some misconceptions that this is the last ‘Metal Gear,'” said Payton. “This is really just the last chapter of the saga of the Solid Snake story.”
He also talks about the Assassin’s Creed costume in the recently released joke video. It was the result of a collaboration between Jade Raymond and Hideo Kojima, he says, as well as Ubisoft. “It was kind of a last minute thing [and] we were really lucky enough to have Ubisoft be so enthusiastic about this kind of cooperation,” he said. “They worked overtime to get that costume into the game.”
The Leipzig Games Convention has seen a new Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots trailer being released. The event is also host to new information regarding the game: series creator Hideo Kojima has unveiled the “Beauties and the Beasts” theme that runs through the game, revealing four new enemies. These creatures are unique ‘boss’ creatures and are all tied to the series. Scoop:
The characters – Laughing Octopus, Raging Raven, Crying Wolf, and Screaming Mantis – are empowered with special, supernatural abilities and have individual back stories that outline how they have become the beings they are. All were initially good people who, for various reasons linked to events in the Metal Gear Solid series and events they have seen in countless wars, are now altered beyond all recognition both physically and mentally – and are perfect examples of the ‘Beauties and the Beasts’ themes that run throughout MGS4.
Check out the trailer below.
At its 20th anniversary part, Hideo Kojima, creator of the series, took center stage to demonstrate real-time gameplay from Metal Gear Solid 4. The video can be downloaded from FileShack in high-resolution; those who prefer streaming can check out this Shacknews post which includes the video as well as a description of the events in the video. If you’re feeling too lazy to click, then check out the embedded video below:
Konami has held its Metal Gear 20th Anniversary party where it revealed Metal Gear Collection, a special package on sale celebrating the event. This package will include Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear: Portable Ops – basically, all the entries in the franchise ever released.
They also showed off a music CD collection, 12-inch action figures, Kubrick dolls, candies, books, cars and more. More pictures can be found on 1Up.
GamePro sat down with Hideo Kojima, the dude behind the Metal Gear series, and talk about Metal Gear Solid 4. Though Kojima dances around most of the questions, he does offer a few juicy bits. First up is the fact that he wants to develop for PC and Xbox 360:
“Well, yes, I do have strong interest in creating something for the Xbox 360. In the US and Europe, it is selling, and I think it will sell a lot this year as well. I’m a fan of Gears of War as well, it’s very interesting.
Frankly speaking, I want to create something on the PC. It’s a multi-platform [format]. I’ve been regularly studying work on the PC anyways, and I want to provide something as a world-wide platform because of the consequences with timing on the PlayStation platforms, MGS4 is actually for the PS3 only so far.”
The second bit is him talking about online plans for MGS4. Apparently, Sony is yet to outline their online plans to him:
“Well, actually, Sony has not really spoken with us about their online plans. What I have is Metal Gear Online, and I’m always thinking of how we can conduct this plan on the Sony platform.”
He also talks about next-gen space requirement, coding for PS3, weapons in MGS4, as well as this bit on the 2007 release period for the game:
“We don’t know, because the guy who said 2007 was Raiden, and not me. [laughter]”
Having revealed at E3 that Solid Snake will be a playable character in Nintendo’s upcoming fighter sequel Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it was learned that Snake’s creator – Hideo Kojima – will be taking a minor role in the development of the game, creating the title’s Solid Snake-themed level.
No other details on the game, or Kojima’s involvements, are known at the moment.
Through a comedic blurb on a catalog for Studio Kojima’s upcoming games lineup, Hideo Kojima announced a surprise: a live-action Metal Gear Solid movie is in the works!
Thankfully, Uwe Boll, revered by many as the “worst director”, is not attached to the project, but that a “Class-A” contract has been secured. Here’s quote from Kojima himself:
I have received many offers to adapt Metal Gear Solid. It has taken a long time, but we have finally settled on an arrangement,” said the revered designer. “False facts aside, a movie project is underway. I have finalized a Class-A contract with a party in Hollywood.
The party’s name wasn’t mention, or the release date or potential directors. Further details are expected to surface soon.