Gorgeous Metal Gear Solid 3 Slot Machine Continues to Break Hearts

Snake, Ocelot, and company are all here.

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Following our first look in June, we've now gotten another peek at the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater slot machine, which features gorgeous versions of scenes from the game.

As was the case last time, it continues to be bizarrely upsetting. Moments from Snake Eater like the showdown with Ocelot have been remastered using the Fox engine (which powers Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain). This makes it look like a brand-new game--the quality of its visuals are far beyond what was included in the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection--only this is for what amounts to a casino game release in Japan, not a Snake Eater remaster.

More specifically, this is a pachislot machine, which is essentially a slot machine. It's set for release in Japan on October 17 and will feature a 32-inch HD screen for displaying the footage seen in the new trailer.

You can see some of these units in action below, which were being checked out by media members in Japan today.

Image source: metalgear_slot on Twitter
Image source: metalgear_slot on Twitter
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A new entry in the Metal Gear series (or any further remasters) have not yet been announced. Konami has said discussions have taken place, but it's unclear what future entries will look like with series creator Hideo Kojima departing after the completion of The Phantom Pain.

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they might well release metal gear solid 3 snake eater with substance remastered to all platforms including the nx.

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The S.O.B's might as well release a remaster of MGS3

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Edited By arlonborges

E.A or Activision should by this IP, or Sony, since they alread are working with Kojima.. or even Microsoft... E.A and Activision sometimes act like bastartds by milking their franchises, but at least we would receive some great games, instead of seeing what Konami is doing with this beloved franchise... It seems that they are doing this just to piss off Kojima, since not only they are releasing a slot machine with MG, but they also used Fox Engine to remake all the videos..

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So weird, They own fox engine and all the rights to mgs, they have all of the code written for the game play from mgsv, they've recreated 70% of the assets for mgs3, theirs very little left to do to actually make the remake of mgs3. Its very strange, at this point it would cost them very very little to make it.

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**** KONAMI

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leave it to Konami to milk this dead IP now that they lost Kojima-san, i mean what else can they do other than making a few bucks before selling it.

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what the f'cking f'ck

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No fear, I am absolutely sure they will take these assets and just remake MGS3 already. Even Konami won't be THAT heartless.

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I knew eating those mushrooms before browsing GameSpot today was a bad idea.

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Well, Konami first, and Capcom following...

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Between this and seeing people swarming in the hundreds over Pokemon Go, my faith in humanity is reaching an all-time low.

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Do we really care about this.

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@novasolid: if we reply, probably.

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Fellow the dislike train.

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I can't believe Konami used the Fox Engine to make MGS3 look this incredible just to implement it in a slot machine. I played the original version bought Subsistence & the HD remaster. If they don't plan to continue the series they should release this as a remake but it seems Konami is moving away from gaming.

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are people in japan seriously get attracted to a slot machine because it is themed after something they are a fan of? If not, do these two bit paper pushers who lead konami really believe that this is the case?

would anyone of you would go after something because it is themed after something you're a fan of?

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@PETERAKO: Pachinko and slots machines in japan are taking over so much that even Kojima has stated its hard to make a computer game to attract the attention of the Japanese audience and the way games are coming out of Japan which is not so many like years ago I can see. Konami is obsessed with these machines because they make millions from them.

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So gamespot is going to start covering slot machines now? Where are the coverage for other machines such as king of fighters, house of the dead, and others? Article just seem to be made just to tick us off. Don't give KPE any attention.

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I admit, I have not played any of MGS games, but I am a huge Bethesda Softworks fan, so I get the fandom for MGS.

So, what the heck is this? I don't get it. Like, if you get three of some kind, do you get to watch some HD footage of the game? I am trying to understand what an action game has to do with pachinko.

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Wow look at those dislikes.

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Seriously though, Fcuk Konami.

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God I hate you, Konami. This is such just heartbreaking to watch. I mean, LOOK how gorgeous those character models are! And it's all for a pachinko machine...

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It's one thing to be reluctant to go and remake an entire game visually, but it's another thing entirely to go and remake the game visually and not actually be willing to release the remade game. Even if it's just the cutscenes, that still accounts for about 80% of a Metal Gear game and I would be okay with them just turning MGS3 into a CGI film and releasing it on Blu-Ray. Hell, they can go and do that with all 4 main games and I'd be happy. I would love to see MGS1 and MGS2 running on this visuals as well.

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Looks like they took all the cutscenes and made a beautiful movie. Would buy and dub the english VA. Wonder if they have any plans to release as a stand-alone movie. They definitely could.

They fixed the Boss's hook nose but EVA's face looks kind of man-ish from the side.

Amazing graphics. Since they have all the main characters remade, they might as well go all the way and remaster the game! :D

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HIT THE LEVER!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffqre27h_0c

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Best. Arcticle. Title. Ever.

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Good job Konami. Since you did the hard work of remaking the graphics and world already, wanna release a remake of the game as well?

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How can you say for a slot machine that it's gorgeous? These people are either insane or illiterate. ..

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Hit me in the feels when the opening theme song started playing. This is what MGS has been reduced to...

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@oba717: Same. Those last 20 seconds...

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@Arkhalipso: didn't make it to the end. Lemme give it another go...

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Would of been great to get a remake of Metal Gear 1 and 2. Guess it wasn't to be.

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@7tizz: What I wonder about is how much all this improves the actual experience of playing the machine. Slot machines in NA certainly do have visual stuff to draw people in but it also has a lot do with things like the price per play and the payouts. I guess in Japan they take it to a whole other level and maybe that's what people there want, I don't know.

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I want a MGS3 remake.

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Screw Konami! They didn't make a Sparkster Slot Machine! ='(

Or maybe they did and I just don't know. If that's the case "Shut up and take my money!".

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Mental image of a giant pachinko machine bending Snake over a card box and giving it to him like there's no tomorrow. Welcome to the scene "Bitch Snake"

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BIG BOSS owns your money now.

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