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Metal Gear

Knowledge Identifier: $Metal_Gear


Metal Gear

Series of action-adventure stealth video games, created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami add

Category: Business (26)

Launched in 1987.

Countries: (29%), Japan (18%), United States (12%)

Main connections: PlayStation, Konami, Cold War

Linked to: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Konami, Scholastic Corporation, Chart-Track




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The first game, "Metal Gear", was released in 1987 for the MSX2 add something


The original "Metal Gear", which was released in 1987 during the Cold War, dealt with the manipulation of soldiers by politicians of the East and West, countered by the concept of "Outer Heaven", a country without politics add something


A novel adaptation of the original "Metal Gear" was published in 1988 as a part of Scholastic's "Worlds of Power" line of novelisations, which were based on third-party NES games add something


In Japan, a "Metal Gear" gamebook was published on March 31, 1988, shortly after the release of the game on the Famicom add something


Its sequel "Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake", which was released in 1990 at the end of the Cold War, expanded on this with themes regarding political intrigue, battlefield ethics, military history, and the negative effects of warfare add something


After "Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake", Kojima planned to release the third "Metal Gear" rehash in 1994 for the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer in 1994 add something


A radio drama based on the original "Metal Gear Solid" aired in Japan from 1998 to 1999 as part of Konami's syndicated "clud DB" program add something


Following "Metal Gear 2"s completion, Kojima worked on other projects before directing his third "Metal Gear" game, "Metal Gear Solid", which was released for the PlayStation in 1998 add something


In 1999, McFarlane Toys, with the collaboration of Konami, launched a series of action figures depicting key characters from "Metal Gear Solid" add something


Other changes to the series were made in "Metal Gear Solid 2" as a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks add something


In 2002, IGN's editors ranked Metal Gear Solid as the best PlayStation game ever add something


Konami has released 4" scale blind-box figures based on MGS2 released in Japan, "Sons of Liberty" in 2002 and "Substance" shortly after in 2003; the "Substance" series was eventually brought to the US and UK markets packaged on card rather than blind boxed add something


A comic book adaptation of the original "Metal Gear Solid" was published by IDW Publishing in 2004 add something


In May 2006, "Metal Gear" series creator Hideo Kojima announced that a film adaptation of "Metal Gear Solid" was in development add something


In 2009, toy company ThreeA joined forces with Kojima to make related products add something


On May 18, 2009, a teaser site for the following installment in the "Metal Gear" series was uploaded by Kojima Production add something


The toys, which are from Square's "Play Arts Kai" line, were released in 2010 add something


However, on January 11, 2010, de Luca confirmed that work on a "Metal Gear" film adaptation was postponed indefinitely add something


The entire run of the comic was collected again in a paperback book titled "Metal Gear Solid Omnibus" and released on June 2010 add something


The film was purported to be in English, said to be released some time in 2011 add something


Another mobile port of a previously released game was shown at Sony's $ PlayStation Meeting on January 27, 2011, where Hideo Kojima demonstrated a possible portable version of "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" for the upcoming PlayStation_Vita add something


On June 2, 2011 Konami announced the "Metal Gear Solid HD Collection" which was released in November 2011 for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 add something


On August 15, 2011 UK retailer Zavvi secured the exclusive right to sell the "Metal Gear Solid: Ultimate HD Collection" only available for the PlayStation 3, which was released on November 25 add something


In November 2011, Kojima discussed with "PlayStation Official Magazine " the series' future commenting an upcoming "Metal Gear Solid 5" add something


In 2012, Hot Toys released a 1/6th action figure of Naked Snake in his original Sneaking Suit attire from MGS3, as well as the Boss add something


The first fruit of this partnership came in late 2012, when ThreeA released a massive 1/48 scale figure of Metal Gear REX, with working LED lights add something


During a discussion panel at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in March 2012, Kojima stated "I am working on something that I think will become the shining moment" for his career and the "Metal Gear" series add something


In March 2012, during The Art of Video Games exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Hideo Kojima stated, "Honestly, I'm a movie fan and that's very special to me add something


The "Metal Gear" franchise has achieved great success, selling 31 million copies as of March 2012 add something


The company is cooperating with graphic artist Ashley Wood to develop a similarly-scaled Metal Gear RAY. A prototype was first unveiled at the ReVenture hobby show in Hong Kong in April 2012 add something


At the Metal Gear 25th Anniversary on August 30, 2012, Hideo Kojima announced that Arad Productions, owned by Arad brothers Avi and Ari, have agreed to produce a movie version of "Metal Gear Solid" with Columbia Pictures add something


On June 3, 2014, Deadline reports that Sony are eyeing Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct the film add something


On March 20, 2015, Konami released a statement that they have "already resolved to develop new 'METAL GEAR'" add something


On March 30, 2015, Sony Pictures announced that Jay Basu will write the screenplay add something


The latest game in the series is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which was released on September 1, 2015 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation_4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One,serves as an interquel between Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and the original Metal Gear add something


On August 17, 2016, Konami announced during Gamescom 2016 that a new "Metal Gear" title was in the works, known as "Metal Gear Survive" add something


In February 2017, Vogt-Roberts said the filmmakers are working on the film's script with Kojima and making it either an R or an PG-13 film rating add something


The "Metal Gear" franchise has achieved great success, selling over 53,8 million copies as of March 2018 add something


In July 2018, Vogt-Roberts announced during Metal Gear's 31st anniversary that the film's script is now finished add something


Oscar Isaac has expressed interest in the role of Solid Snake, but as of March 2019, no one has been cast yet add something