IDW Games and Konami Digital Entertainment have announced that they are teaming up to bring the classic video game series Metal Gear Solid to the tabletop with Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game.
Designed by Emerson Matsuuchi (designer of the Century game series, Reef, and Specter Ops) 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.
“I’m probably the biggest fan of Metal Gear Solid,” said Matsuuchi. “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.”
“Having partnered with Konami in the past to adapt Metal Gear Solid into comics and produce all new stories in the Silent Hill universe, we are extremely excited to be partnering again to bring Metal Gear Solid to a new gaming medium: tabletop,” adds Jerry Bennington, IDW’s VP on New Production Development. “We know this a beloved franchise with a die-hard fan base, and as such we’re putting all of our energy into producing a premium gaming experience that is exciting to play over and over again.”
Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game is scheduled for release in