Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter may have been replaced by Kiefer Sutherland, but the classic Metal Gear Solid actor is sure getting a lot of mileage out of the role as he just reprised his most well known character in a Ford commercial.
Last month the Metal Gear Solid fan remake, Shadow Moses Project, was unceremoniously shut down, ostensibly due to legal pressure from Konami. But now the folks behind that, the Fan Legacy Team, have started a new MGS-related project with another person spurned by Konami: the original Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter.
Shadow Moses Project, the Metal Gear Solid fan remake being developed in Unreal Engine 4, has been unceremoniously shut down.
"We have to cancel the Shadow Moses Project for reasons beyond our control," the developer said on the project's Facebook page. "We would like to thank everyone for the tremendous support we have received."
Ostensibly Shadow Moses was shut down by Metal Gear Solid publisher Konami, as developer Airam Hernandez knew they'd have to get the company's permission sooner or later. It looks like it took about a month and a half, as the project was announced in mid January.
If Konami ever gets around to remaking the first Metal Gear Solid game for the latest hardware, it might look something like this.
It's no secret that Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is a fan of John Carpenter's 1981 Kurt Russell vehicle Escape From New York. I mean, the main character in his beloved stealth series is even named after New York's gruff anti-hero and they even share the same mullet, eyepatch, five o'clock shadow and gruff voice. There's yet another reference to Kurt Russell's character in Metal Gear Solid 2 wherein Snake goes by the alias "Iroquois Plissken". The similarities were so close that the company who owns the rights to the film, CanalPlus, wanted to sue Kojima over it.
Back in 1998 Konami broadcast a 12-part radio drama spin-off of Metal Gear Solid. Directed by Shuyo Murata - who would later go on to co-direct MGS4 - and written by the series' military adviser Motosada Mori, the series was never released in the west. Today Metal Gear fan Josh Griffiths released an English remake of that drama on YouTube and Soundcloud.
On September 3, 1998, Metal Gear Solid was released for the Sony Playstation, and games changed forever. Though an early 3D title, MGS was not the first third-person game influenced by cinema, nor was it Hideo Kojima's first time as director, and it wasn't even the first game in the series. It was a direct sequel to Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, 8-bit top-down games which had pioneered stealth mechanics, but also a fresh start - the moment when technology could realise these ideas anew.
Spelunky creator Derek Yu is penning a book on the game's development.
You can keep your refined combat systems, your open-world nonsense and your Kiefer Sutherland - here's to the time when Metal Gear Solid was all just fields. Well, air ducts and exclamation marks.
Ever wondered why Solid Snake is called Solid Snake? Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has taken to Twitter to explain why (it wasn't a reference to Escape from New York's S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken, apparently).
UPDATE: Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection is now set for a September release in Europe, Konami has announced.
Game developer legend Hideo Kojima doesn't like being thought of as the Metal Gear guy.
How would an HD version of MGS have looked?
Konami has launched a new Metal Gear Solid website that attempts to explain the series' complicated plot.
Superstar video game developer Hideo Kojima hopes the Metal Gear series will continue after he's dead.
The first three Metal Gear Solid games are the next oldies lining up for an increasingly fashionable HD makeover, according to insider sources.
Konami has announced the arrival of Metal Gear Solid on the PlayStation Store this Thursday, 19th November.
Konami will release the original Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation Network on 18th June.
Solid Snake voice man David Hayter has written an open letter to the Internet after comments he made at the Anime Expo recently were apparently "misinterpreted".
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has revealed his top five games, which just happen to include Metal Gear Solid.
Gamestation is now taking pre-orders for a limited edition Metal Gear Solid 4 watch.
The original Metal Gear Solid game may be heading to PS3 and PSP this spring via the PlayStation Network.
Kurt Wimmer is top of the list to write and presumably direct a Metal Gear Solid film.
It seems the original Metal Gear Solid will not be on a PS2 DVD in the Essential Collection after all.
Metal Gear Solid will be shifted onto a PS2 disc when it is released as part of the Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection.
Following Hideo Kojima's confirmation that a Metal Gear Solid movie is in the pipeline, Solid Snake's dad has announced that a contract with a top Hollywood studio has finally been, er, finalised.
Metal Gear Solid will become a movie, says Hideo Kojima, but he can't say when yet.
That's according to a HIDECHAN Radio piece during which Kojima, series creator, confirmed what fans have long wanted to hear: "We're going to do it as a movie."
It's going to be in English apparently, although he wouldn't be drawn on a potential release date. "I can't say when yet," he admitted.
In news that will come of absolutely no surprise to anyone at all, Uwe Boll's latest big screen videogame adaptation has been slammed by US critics following its Stateside release.
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has announced that he's hoping to following up MGS3: Subsistence, which features secondary online modes, with a game that will properly take the series online for the first time.
Hideo Kojima's Japanese blog is being translated into English - giving us a chance to quote direct from the Metal Gear Solid creator's online musings rather than relying on unofficial translations.
Great news for Metal Gear Solid fans - series creator Hideo Kojima has started a new blog on the Kojima Productions website.
Oh, dear. Not content with banging out big screen adaptations of BloodRayne, Dungeon Siege, Far Cry and Fear Effect, to name but a few, Dr Uwe Boll (no more of an actual Dr than Neil Fox, we suspect) has now expressed an interest in bringing us a Metal Gear Solid movie.
Back in early 1998 "Metal Gear Solid" was unleashed on the western
world, a Playstation game which mixed stealth and action, solid
gameplay and cinematic styling. It was a huge hit, both critical