Konami preps Metal Gear retrospective

Subsistence preorder bonus Metal Gear Saga Volume 1 includes series recap, new interviews, trailers, and more.

Konami took the occasion of its press event in San Francisco today to announce the Metal Gear Saga Volume 1 DVD, a preorder bonus for gamers who reserve the upcoming PlayStation 2 title Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.

Metal Gear Saga will feature a half-hour, documentary-style recounting of the series' narrative, produced by series creator Hideo Kojima and directed by Ryan Payton. The disc will also have trailers for the latest batch of Metal Gear games and a series of interviews with Kojima himself, where he talks about a range of topics from the NES game Snake's Revenge (which is mysteriously absent from the Metal Gear Saga chronology) to the series' PlayStation 3 debut in Metal Gear Solid 4.

The whole package will come with a foil-embossed cover and artwork by Yoji Shinkawa and should be available for gamers who preorder Subsistence at North American retailers starting in mid-February. For more information on Subsistence, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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27 comments
mijo8chris
mijo8chris

nothing like a Snake retrospective to start the night away.....

SonnyF
SonnyF

i think my pants got tight

farnes
farnes

nice...it's worth checking it out

SGTMUS
SGTMUS

gimmi gimmi gimmi

kkee
kkee

All sounds good. Now I hope this comes with the European Version. Also, since this is volume 1, there must at least be a Volume 2

comradehw
comradehw

Cool, but... only 30 minutes? That's barely enough to skim over simple MGS plot points, let alone include all the miscellaneous interviews and whatnot. It sounds like a cool little thing, but probably more fluff and hype than real substance. I'd rather get the MGS3 standalone cinematic disc thing than this "MG Saga" marketing thing. Sigh.

247k
247k

It isn't going to be cheap, because Mr.Kojima isn't a poor man and he makes alot of money over us. Damn what a bastard!

Moltdar
Moltdar

can't wait to get that one off BitTorrent since it's a DVD HAH!

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Sounds good, but I'm not going to run out and buy it. You can always pick these "special" editions later on and for cheaper. Look at "Halo 2". That was a debacle. I stood in line for the big whoopty doo midnight sale for the supposed "limited edition" and now when I go out I find used copies. It's not worth it.

mdotmu
mdotmu

Does anyone know which stores actually get the bonus? coz I pre-ordered POP3 two thrones just to get the soundtrack, and guess what... my EB games didn't even know about a soundtrack existing. I don't wanna pre-order something again that will not have the bonus.

Double_Zeta
Double_Zeta

Hideo Kojima just knows how to make a MGS fan like me happy.

KennethGorelick
KennethGorelick

I like it when gaming companies have games that show the history of a series. It's fun to see how things have changed over time.

Bluesummers
Bluesummers

If I remember Mr. Sinclair.... SNAKE'S REVENGE is omitted from the MGS storyline since it is a side story, not officially associated with the core storyline (as are the AC!D games). MGS3 MG MG2: Solid Snake MGS/Twin Snakes MGS 2 MGS4 *drool*

Dirtyhippie7818
Dirtyhippie7818

Snake's Revenge isn't included cause Kojima doesn't consider it Canon. He had nothing to do with it. It was a completely western production that he feels inferior.

dmfreak
dmfreak

@Donkeljohn: FYI, snake's revenge is made by american developers without the supervision of hideo kojima. i played it through the emulator and it sucked bad. back to the topic: now that's great. too bad i can't pre-order subsistence since i don't live in america.

andreswilde
andreswilde

Metal gear fan here. Most people missed the msx metal gear versions so it will be cool for all to know how solid killed his father and else....i hope i can get one of those although i`ve already played all metal gear games.

Mit_Man
Mit_Man

Woo! Preorders for me at GameStop.

XlpranksterlX
XlpranksterlX

Well thats all fine and dandy but still no game.

bioniccommando1
bioniccommando1

Who cares? Is the game gonna be good? Is that girlie man Raiden gonna be in it? He really ruined it for me the last time.

FoxHoundADAM
FoxHoundADAM

This is a way better bonus than the cool yet not too impressive Otoclock bonus they got in Japan..

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Wait. . . Snake's Revenge will not be included?!? That is scandalous! It better have MG2:Solid Snake. . .like the Japanese version.

killa-k
killa-k

this should b good, not really a huge fan but sounds interesting.

ian_fisher
ian_fisher

That sounds like a nice package.