Today, Konami threw a big event in Japan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise, and a few surprises were in store for those lucky enough to be in attendance. Not only will the next game in the series be an open world adventure, but Metal Gear Solid will also be getting a film, to be overseen by Columbia Pictures.
First of all, the game. Details are pretty scarce at the moment because Konami have slapped an embargo over reporting the game for the moment, but here’s what we know: the game will be called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, will feature Big Boss as the protagonist, and will have real time cut-scenes powered by Team Kojima’s ‘Fox Engine’. An teaser image for the game was also released on Japanese gaming site Famitsu, which is conveniently pasted below for your visual enjoyment.
The other piece of news will no doubt have fans of the series split; Metal Gear Solid is famous for being impossibly cinematic, and one wonders if Avi Arad (the man at the helm of the project who has also overseen several Marvel films over the years with a good deal of success) can orchestrate a big screen version which can match the vision Kojima has set out in his games. All sorts of names are being thrown about for involvement in the film, so nothing is set in stone yet. Expect a release date in the latter part of this decade.
It’s all happening for Metal Gear fans then, following the announcement that ninja cyborg Raiden will be a playable character in Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. More news as and when it inevitably gets leaked from the event.