Metal Gear Solid gets Risk board game

Limited-edition $50 offering combines 2008 version of Hasbro strategy game with gameplay variations inspired by Konami's stealth-action series.

Konami's Metal Gear Solid series is no stranger to other games, having crossed over into franchises like Ape Escape and Super Smash Bros. However, the stealth action series isn't limited to digital tie-ins, as Konami has announced the first board game crossover for the series, Risk: Metal Gear Solid Limited Edition.

What's in the box?

Based on the 2008 version of the board game, Risk: Metal Gear Solid will layer in elements from the games like black-market weapons, mercenary boss characters, and the submersible battleship Outer Haven, which allows for invasions to come from new directions. The game will also include 275 playing pieces customized to represent five rival private military companies and packaging with new art by Metal Gear Solid franchise art director Yoji Shinkawa.

The game is being produced by USAopoly, which makes versions of classic games like Monopoly, Yahtzee, Jenga, and more with popular licenses like Futurama, Star Trek, and various NFL, NCAA, MLB, and NHL teams. Preorders for the game will open up on USAopoly's official site October 3, with a $50 price tag attached.

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65 comments
SaudiFury
SaudiFury

sounds pretty awesome actually.

starduke
starduke

Cool, I like both Risk and MGS, so I may actually get that.

UprootedDreamer
UprootedDreamer

I would buy that, it looks like it would be interesting to play.

Dan_Lero
Dan_Lero

I've played Classic Risk, will be fun to see how MGS Risk turns out :D

5529319
5529319

Wow, I want that. Too bad, not out in where I live.

BlackLense
BlackLense

Board game is the best way to test your IQ/strategy .

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

I don't care if you slap Metal Gear's or Mega Man's or The Witcher's or even Strawberry Shortcake's brand on this one. The name on the Risk box is irrelevant and it makes no anyhoo this Joe right here, BECAUSE NO MATTER WHAT & WHATEVER THE COST, KAMCHATKA IS MINE!!!

dylan417
dylan417

Best board game ever and best video game series ever. Perfect combo, must get.

Cybrian
Cybrian

Gotta dig a board game mash-up of Risk and MG; they complement each other well. And I've always liked the art style of MGS...it should translate into a pleasing presentation for the gamers who follow the series. I'm curious to see how the game designers grafted the MSG material onto the framework of the Risk "game engine."

nwsnowboarder
nwsnowboarder

This is pretty darn cool. I am not sure if I want to go out and buy this or not, but I guess I have a few weeks to figure it out. I love risk and I am a fan of Metal Gear Solid.

Shark-mky
Shark-mky

US and Canada only. Great way to ruin it for me....

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I like game Risk. $50.00 is a nice price. But does anyone actually play board games these days? Nevertheless MGS Risk is "kinda" cool.

shkar
shkar

cool I want one

terrascythe
terrascythe

Only 2,014 Limited Edition versions will be available to the stealthiest gamers. Pre-ording is only open for 13 days. This is going to sell-out quick.

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

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littleghostie
littleghostie

Wonder what kinda unique game styles it will have? For my favorite board game of all time.

pszone
pszone

Might get it when comes uk and going to look for it

vadicta
vadicta

I'm not really sure how this makes sense, but I don't think that matters :D

TheGreatTS
TheGreatTS

Risk Awesome! Metal Gear Solid theme Risk Legendary!!!!

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Risk is awesome. I would love to give this version a try.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I actually used to like the game Risk, but it's been a long time since I've played it. This may be pretty interesting, although I don't know if I'd want to shell out $50 for it. That's almost a game. Who am I kidding, nowadays games end up costing $100 when it's all said and done, with DLC and all.:)

yeager1
yeager1

@Gelugon_baat If Hideo Kojima had a hand in designing this version of Risk, I wouldn't doubt it given his ability to think outside the proverbial "box". (No pun intended)

NightFox313
NightFox313

Risk is a great way to improve your strategy and critical thinking skills. Plus it has MGS! Man, I hope I get this soon.

Shadow4020
Shadow4020

I hope there aren't any surveillance cameras :P

Rheinmetal
Rheinmetal

Only $50? Am I dreaming? This piece of Risk has a value of at least $500.

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

....hopefully it is a BIG game like the classic full world map one Halo Risk was a big dissapointment

shaks101
shaks101

This seems very nice and interesting. Now Konami could you please release a trophy patch for MGS4? Please??

ajthelegend
ajthelegend

I will definitely be getting this....

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

I might get this if it comes to the UK.

Triton
Triton

Fan-boy fodder. Risk is Risk, milking it like Monopoly does. But if they make it and they come, so be it. Game on brothers.

Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

Somehow I still think this will be inferior to the original. I bought the Lord of the Rings Risk a few years ago, and while it added some neat features to the game, it prolonged an already lengthy game even further, and usually only served to alienate those who didn't have as much concentration.