Recently, IDW Games has written on a blog that they are working with Konami to create a board game for Metal Gear Solid. The game is designed by Emerson Matsuuchi, who designed famous games like Century series, Reef and Specter Ops. In addition, the artwork is created by a loyal fan comic artist Kenneth Loh and miniatures are created by Francesco Orrù, a highly appreciated sculptor.
According to IDW Games announcement, Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game will retell the story of first Metal Gear Solid released on 1998. Players will play as familiar characters include Snake, Dr. Hal “Otacon” Emmerich, Gray Fox and Meryl Silverburgh. The relationship between 4 characters will make the game “fully cooperative”. In addition, each character will have their own abilities and skillsets which help them avoid detection and complete objectives. Therefore, players need to have a strategy to use them effectively.
Besides the announcement, IDW Games also reveal that the game will have “a highly dynamic A.I. system and sandbox gameplay”. This feature will allow players to finish missions in various ways that make each match play out differently.
Up to now, there is no information about the exact release date of Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game. However, IDW Games confirmed that they will be introduced this board game on E3 2019 and other events like Origins Game Fair, San Diego Comic-Con, Dice Tower Con, and Gen Con. It is also a chance to see how fans react with this new form of Metal Gear Solid.
Metal Gear Solid was first released in 1998 by Kojima Productions. It is the symbol of the action-adventure stealth game from soundtrack, gameplay, and plot that inspired many stealth games at present. Bringing it to boardgame is really impressive and reckless. However, with the participant of the publisher Konami and the experience of IDW Games, this game will satisfy all of its fan and other players.