Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game Integral Edition pre-orders start at $100
Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game He has returned from the dead. More than two years after IDW Games canceled the project, zombicide the CMON editor has picked it up, including the original layout of spectrum operations creator Emerson Matsuuchi. The announcement coincides with Konami’s announcement of a remastering of solid metal gear 3. It is not yet known when or if the board game will have a commercial release.
CMON describes Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game as a cooperative stealth game (for one to four players) with an “intricate” narrative. The Shadow Moses arc of the video game can be played in a 14-mission campaign, or players can immerse themselves in a VR mission book with six stand-alone missions. The board game adaptation of the original. solid metal gear includes its most recognizable characters: Solid Snake, Meryl, Gray Fox, and Otacon as playable heroes; and Revolver Ocelot, Sniper Wolf, Psycho Mantis, Vulcan Raven, and Liquid Snake as bosses. Of course, it includes two cardboard box miniatures for authentic tactical espionage action gameplay.
The pre-order version of the board game, subtitled Comprehensive Editionit is expected to launch in May 2024. Comprehensive Edition will include an exclusive Metal Gear REX figure and a 109-page graphic novel illustrated by Kenneth Loh (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe).
CMON has been in the business of making beautiful board games for quite some time, and almost all of their biggest hits have been funded on Kickstarter. The company completed its 55th campaign in April, raising more than $3.8 million for Zombicide: White Death, a new adaptation of their fan-favorite cooperative zombie hack-and-slash. But he’s also no stranger to licensed gaming, with associations ranging from the Marvel universe to cyberpunk 2077Masters of the Universe and Frank Herbert Dune.
Matsuushi’s design dates back to 2018, when the original version of this hidden moves game (also titled Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game) released on Backerkit. The publisher, IDW Games, eventually faced challenges and canceled the project, a prelude to liquidating its game business entirely. IDW recently stabilized under a new CEO, but the game design itself reverted to Matsuuchi. Polygon reached out to IDW for comment on the situation, but declined to offer one.
Wednesday’s announcement included a CGI trailer, and the game’s manual, which is still a work in progress, is also available for download. Expect to learn more about the game as we kick off the busy summer convention circuit, including Gen Con this August in Indianapolis.