Metal Gear Solid, the beloved video game franchise, is venturing onto a new playing field as a cooperative board game. Designed by Emerson Matsuuchi and illustrated by Marco Checchetto, the game allows players to embody their favorite characters from the franchise, offering stealthy gameplay and intricate storylines reminiscent of the original video game series. The game is now available for pre-order, with exclusive features and discounts for early supporters.
Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game – Integral Edition offers an enhanced gaming experience with a fully illustrated 109-page graphic novel by Kenneth Loh, bringing each mission of the game’s campaign to life. It also features an exclusive, 13cm tall Metal Gear REX miniature as part of the pre-order offer. Early patrons will receive these exclusive promos plus a $10 discount, making it a must-have edition for any Metal Gear Solid fan. Shipping costs will be included in the pre-order, with VAT charges applied for EU and UK backers.
The board game features a VR Mission Book containing six independent missions that can be played at any moment with any player count. Those seeking a challenge can embark on the Shadow Moses campaign, engaging in a series of 14 missions.
Players can take on the roles of iconic characters such as Solid Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Gray Fox, and Hal “Otacon” Emmerich. Each character brings unique gameplay traits to the game, creating a diverse and immersive gaming experience. From stealth takedowns to hacking abilities, each character allows players to engage with the game in different ways.
The game incorporates stealth gameplay, with characters needing to use cover, sneak around corners, and intelligently distract guards to avoid detection. If spotted, combat becomes inevitable and potentially lethal. With an intuitive patrol and alert system, the game maintains the tension and excitement of stealth missions.
The Integral Edition of Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game includes a progressive Shadow Moses campaign. The campaign narrative unfolds across 14 unique stealth and boss missions, allowing players to explore Shadow Moses Island, uncover new information, and unravel the mysteries surrounding the weapon testing exercise.
The game also features epic boss battles against fan-favorite characters like Ocelot, Cyborg Ninja, Psycho Mantis, Sniper Wolf, Vulcan Raven, and Liquid Snake. Each boss has a unique mechanic, a dedicated mission, and a specific set of attacks and weaknesses that players must discover and exploit.
Pre-order the Integral Edition now to receive exclusive bonuses and discounts. The game is set to be delivered by May 2024.