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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.

Metal Gear Solid fan remake cancelled

Metal Gear Solid fan remake cancelled

Shadow Moses now just a shadow.

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.

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Escape From New York IP-holder wanted to sue Metal Gear Solid

John Carpenter said not to, because Kojima is "a nice guy".

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.

Metal Gear Solid's 90s radio drama gets an English fan dubbing

"Snake, answer me. Snake? Snaaaaaaaake!"

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.

Metal Gear Solid: The first modern video game

"You're very frank for a trained killer."

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.

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.

Metal Gear Solid next for HD revamp?

Facelift rumoured for first three titles.

The first three Metal Gear Solid games are the next oldies lining up for an increasingly fashionable HD makeover, according to insider sources.

David Hayter takes on the Internet

Voice of Snake responds to reports.

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".

MGS movie deal secured

Kojima's going to Hollywood!

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.

Kojima confirms MGS movie

Kojima confirms MGS movie

'Can't say when yet.'

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.

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BloodRayne film officially sucks

Boll to direct Metal Gear film?

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 series to go online

Kojima to develop PC games too?

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.

Kojima's blog now in English

Reflections on Metal.

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.

MGS creator starts blog

Explains why he didn't retire.

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.

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid

Review - one of the greatest Playstation games finally makes it to the PC - was it worth the wait?

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

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