Metal Gear Arcade is a reworked arcade version of Metal Gear Online developed by Kojima Productions and released on December 20, , in Japan. It features head controls and stereoscopic 3D rendering. Legacy See more In addition to the three staple modes of Cloak and Dagger, Comm Control and Bounty Hunter, Metal Gear Online will shortly be joined by an unnamed Mother Base (opens in new tab) · 15 – Metal Gear Online; 16 – Metal Gear Solid Touch; 17 – Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker; 18 – Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops; 19 – Metal Gear · PC gamers will have to wait a bit longer; the game's scheduled to hit Steam on September 15th. Those release dates also apply to Metal Gear Online, which comes with · It has been confirmed that Metal Gear Online will be launching on October 6th , so literally it is only weeks away. The game will also be a free download for owners of ... read more
Last but not least, some games are considered non-canon to the story continuity. We will still point out those games for our readers to see! Released in for the MSX2 , Metal Gear followed the story of Solid Snake , as he infiltrates the fortress of Outer Heaven to find and destroy the Metal Gear, a bipedal weapon capable of launching nuclear strikes.
With overhead camera perception and stealth mechanics , the game was a big hit in Japan, being on the Top 20 best selling MSX games for 5 months. Its success produced two different sequels. One was directed by Hideo Kojima. The other was an independent project, only released in the Western markets with Kojima being unaware of its existence for a while.
Release Date : April NA 26 March EU Developer : Konami Publisher : Ultra Games NA Konami EU Platforms : Nintendo Entertainment System NES Canonicity : Non-Canon.
After the success of Metal Gear, Konami moved on to a sequel for the NES console , that would only be released in North America first, and in Europe later. Gameplay-wise, the game stays true to the original, with the same stealth mechanics applying to the sequel as well. Hideo Kojima had no idea about the development of the game, and according to the rumors, he learned about its existence by one of the new developers.
Then proceeded to develop his own true sequel; Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. Release Date : 20 July Developer : Konami Publisher : Konami Platforms : MSX2 Mobile Virtual Console PS2 PS3 PSVita Xbox Canonicity : Canon. The first time the Western market reached to the game was much later, with the release of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, which also included Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2 as bonus content.
Set a few years after the original, in a place called Zanzibar Land , the game improved almost every inconvenience that the original had, with the stealth mechanics being prominent. In addition, the storyline was improved a lot, along with the addition of themes of warfare and nuclear proliferation.
Release Date : 3 September Developer : Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Publisher : Konami Platforms : Microsoft Windows PlayStation PlayStation Portable PlayStation 3 Canonicity : Canon. One of the most critically acclaimed games of the first PlayStation console, Metal Gear Solid was a masterpiece that influenced countless games for the years to come.
Set in , six years after the events of Metal Gear 2, following the role of Solid Snake once again in order to infiltrate a remote Alaskan nuclear base in the island of Shadow Moses. The game featured 3D environment , although it retained most of its overhead camera perspective. The Soliton Rader was also introduced, as well as new mechanics such as Alert Mode.
We should also mention the amazing soundtracks the game featured and, that we — the die-hard fans — silently still sing to this day! Release Date : 24 April Developer : Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Publisher : Konami Platforms : Gameboy Color Canonicity : Non-Canon. Ghost Babel was the first game of the series to be released on a handheld console which was the Gameboy Color. The game is set seven years after the events of the original Metal Gear but is considered non-canon, as it is taking place in an alternate continuity.
While the game has many similarities to Metal Gear 2, it has some added elements, such as 8 direction movement , screen scrolling instead of flip — screens as well as being able to hug walls like in Metal Gear Solid. Release Date : 13 November Developer : Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Publisher : Konami Platforms : PlayStation 2 Xbox Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita Xbox Nvidia Shield Canonicity : Canon.
We could talk about this game for hours, days even. It is my personal favorite game of the series after all. Raiden is an amazing character that was meant to be in later games. The story will follow the return of many familiar characters and will definitely hit the player with some unexpected plot-twists.
It has a great duration and we urge everyone that will play it to pay attention to every cutscene and dialogue. We guarantee that the storyline will blow your mind! A year later after its release, the Substance version was released. It is basically an extended version that contains VR Missions, Alternative Missions as well as some extra game modes like Snake Tales, which are missions set in areas of the game with Solid Snake as the main character.
These missions are non-canonical. Start it up and get pumped by the amazing intro soundtrack which will have you saluting and will haunt you for years to come! Release Date : 9 March Developer : Silicon Knights Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Publisher : Konami Platforms : Gamecube Canonicity : Canon. The Twin Snakes is the remake of Metal Gear Solid, released only for the Gamecube.
Although the story is pretty much the same as the original, The Twin Snakes added some major gameplay-changing elements, for instance, you could now enter the First-Person mode like you could in MGS2. They also improved the AI so that enemies could now communicate with each other and detect you more efficiently. The best improvement is the voice acting.
Release Date : 17 November Developer : Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Publisher : Konami Corporation Platforms : PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita Xbox Nintendo 3DS Nvidia Shield Canonicity : Canon.
And this one, my friends, if you ask me, is one of the greatest videogames of all time. It is the critically acclaimed, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Set in , the game spans over two missions: Virtuous Mission prologue and Operation Snake Eater main game. A tale of loyalty, betrayal, and sacrifice. A story that is crafted masterfully and will get you hooked from the beginning.
Gameplay wise, MGS3 is an innovator for its time. Countless mechanics were added, more notably, the camouflage, depending on the area. For example, you can use a different camo suit for hiding in the grass and another one for hiding on rocks. Another major gameplay addition is the animals and the plants. You can capture and eat wild animals as well as plants in order to restore stamina.
Also, the jungle can be used in order to traverse and stay hidden by climbing trees. An injury treatment system was also added. There are many cases in which Snake can get injured for different reasons, like poison or a broken leg or even by taking a bullet. The system asks you to treat these injuries yourself, and if left untreated there will be consequences. Release Date : 16 December Developer : Konami Computer Entertainment Publisher : Konami Platforms : PlayStation Portable Canonicity : Non-Canon.
Metal Gear Acid was the first game of the series to be released for the PSP. It is a turn-based collectible card RPG and its story is considered non-canon. Set in , a plane carrying an important politician is hijacked by terrorists. They demand from the US Government to reveal a study that was being conducted in Africa. The US sends in Solid Snake to infiltrate the research facility and learn everything about the project and rescue the politician that is captivated.
While the game was not close to the previous ones, as the gameplay was extremely different. The most formidable non lethal weapon is the SOP destabilizer, only available in Base missions. By temporarily suppressing the nanomachines regulating enemies' behavior, the SOP destabilizer renders all alive enemy team members immobile.
The attacking team can then overtake bases without competition while stunning or killing helpless foes. Its main drawbacks are that it leaves the bearer without a primary weapon, and requires a trip from his team's base to the enemy's.
Players are free to edit their character's appearance. Gaining an Animal Title grants the character its corresponding T-shirt. Armor and other clothing bought in the Reward Shop will have no effect on how your character takes damage in the game. Survival matches grant combatants Reward points  based on their win streak of matches, not individual rounds. These matches are open to all players, and players who have installed an expansion are granted entrance to the corresponding Survival lobbies.
Tournament matches, only open to players with the DW expansion, SCENE expansion, MEME expansion and GENE expansion, and allot reward points based on each team's final standing, while also granting the ultimate winners gear not available in the Reward shop.
Both Survival and Tournament matches are held at times predefined by Konami, and follow specific rules. Logging a character in grants 50 reward points per day on Wednesdays. For the Japanese version logging in is reward points per day and on Wednesday. Completing a round win or lose , in an Automatching lobby grants the player 20 reward points. During prize matches Random Automatching events the winners of the match will receive an extra points In addition to the 40 reward points gained from playing two rounds while the losers will receive the regular 40 points.
Metal Gear Online was region locked , meaning that players must be in the same video game publication territory to play together. Konami required the bearer of the PSN account linked to Metal Gear Online be at least 18 years old.
Sony Customer Services could be contacted to lift this restriction in regions where MGS4 has lower age requirements. An online beta test was available in Japan, Europe and North America. The beta test for North America serial key only  and Europe no restrictions  lasted from April 25 to May 11, On March 14, , Konami shut down Metal Gear Online ' s Japanese servers indefinitely in order to conserve power after the Japanese earthquake.
Beyond the initial content available with the Startup pack, new features, such as characters and maps, are added through expansion packs. These could be purchased via PSN. Some of the maps are remakes of areas of other Metal Gear games. MGS3 featured Groznyj Grad while MGS3: Subsistence's MGO featured City Under Siege and Brown Town, reinterpreted as Urban Ultimatum  and Coppertown Conflict,  respectively.
MGS: Portable Ops included Silo entrance, which became Silo Sunset, and locations in MGS4 spurred Midtown Maelstrom, Virtuous Vista and Icebound Inferno. The Startup Pack includes 5 maps, namely Ambush Alley, Blood Bath, Groznyj Grad, Midtown Maelstrom, and Urban Ultimatum. The Startup pack offers two playable special characters, available in Sneaking missions:.
Solid Snake , the Legendary Hero, is equipped with CQC EX Which Knocks out the enemy Instantly and a diverse armament of lethal and non-lethal weapons.
Apart from his FaceCamo and OctoCamo, the Threat Ring indicates the location of nearby characters. Also when you start as Snake he is equipped with the drum can which normally needs to be found on the map.
The Solid Eye provides a visualization of the same data through the Baseline Map, identifies items and can switch to Night Vision or Binocular mode. He shouts out Liquids' name when he engages in combat with him. He is the only character in MGO with pro skills. When you have not bought any of the expansion packs, you can only use Snake in sneaking missions.
Metal Gear Mk. II , the Invisible Buddy, can back up Snake on the field. The Mark II is equipped with stealth camo and can display a magazine on its viewscreen to captivate the interest of nearby characters.
It communicates with Snake using the character voice of Otacon from MGS4. It can also use its manipulator to electroshock enemies, collect and deliver dogtags to Snake, disarm mechanical traps, and knock on walls.
If the Mark II's life gauge is depleted by enemy fire, it will self-repair over time. The GENE  expansion pack was released on July 17, The Plus version, with an additional character slot was discontinued in Japan on November 18, Players who install the expansion can create female characters and enter the GENE specific Survival lobby. They can also compete in three new maps, Virtuous Vista, Coppertown Conflict, and Tomb of Tubes and enter battle as two special characters:.
The MEME  expansion pack was released on November 25, The GENE expansion is a prerequisite to installing MEME, and a combo pack is also available.
Players who install the expansion can compete in MEME Survival lobbies and purchase MEME specific camouflage gear. They can also experience three more maps, namely Silo Sunset, Forest Firefight, and Winter Warehouse and engage in combat as two special characters:. The SCENE  expansion pack was released on March 17, The MEME expansion is a prerequisite to installing SCENE, and bundle packs with older expansions are available.
After purchasing the expansion, players can compete in Tournaments, wear SCENE specific camo gear, fight in Outer Outlet, Hazard House, Ravaged Riverfront and Icebound Inferno. Old Snake can now be used in any game type that has Special Characters enabled, or the player can select from two new special characters:. Metal Gear Online has been plagued by several methods of cheating, including lag-switching and exploiting glitches. It has also been the target of frequent DDoS attacks, starting from and lasting until service termination.
When the attacks first started, the targets were primarily the players of the opposing team in a competitive match. Attackers disconnected these players either to win the match by default or to gain an advantage. Konami silently addressed this by masking IPs of players in official modes. However, attackers instead targeted the servers themselves. Because of the nature of these attacks, it is difficult to effectively report the perpetrators.
On August 31, Konami issued a statement assuring players that any persons violating the codes of conduct will be banned from service. Although banning perpetrators kept them off the game, the server attacks could still be carried out. Up until its shutdown, these attacks had not ceased. On February 14, , Konami announced via their website and in-game client that all Metal Gear Online services will be, and has been terminated on June 12, The game servers originally had a contract for three years, however the service was extended an additional year before termination, for a total of four years of service.
As of the 2. It would be incredible to replay the original Metal Gear Solid on the Fox Engine. Could you imagine? The original Big Boss in 4K 60FPS? Gosh, that sounds amazing. Another aspect that Konami needs to consider with Metal Gear Solid 6 is multiplayer development.
Unfortunately, Metal Gear Solid Online and MGS5 were poorly rated for their multiplayer components. In terms of multiplayer, this is where Konami wants to copy the competition. It seems Konami has one last chance to revitalize this franchise before its ultimate demise.
Whenever Konami announces Metal Gear Solid 6, it could be an exclusive for the PlayStation. Rumors have been circulating that Sony wants to acquire Konami and convert them into the PS Studios family. If that were to happen, Metal Gear Solid would immediately be revived by Sony. This could also mean the return of Hideo Kojima to Metal Gear Solid, as Kojima Productions is part of the PlayStation Studios family.
Will Metal Gear Solid 6 ever materialize? One day. The Metal Gear series is, admittedly, in a strange place. Its creator, Hideo Kojima, no longer works at Konami, but the publisher still owns the rights to the series. Since Kojima's departure in , Konami hasn't done a whole lot with the Metal Gear series. The only game it's released since the auteur's departure was 's Metal Gear Survive, a spin-off a co-op zombie survival game that was poorly received. Solid Snake, Naked Snake nor any other kind of codenamed Snake-based agent appeared during Gamescom Opening Night Live.
While Kojima did appear, that was only to announce his new podcast. Despite a wider presence at Gamescom , Konami didn't have any announcements otherwise regarding Metal Gear Solid. Konami hasn't officially shared its plans for the series. A report by VGC opens in new tab claims that the publisher plans to revive some of its biggest franchises, including Metal Gear.
Whether this will be a new entry in the series, however, remains to be seen. As we've said above, Konami hasn't officially announced Metal Gear Solid 6 so, right now, a new entry in the stealth series is unconfirmed. As such, if Konami does plan to release a new Metal Gear Solid game in the future, it's hard to predict when we might get our hands on it.
Especially because, unlike other major series, the Metal Gear games have never been released on a strict schedule. There were seven years between Metal Gear Solid 4 and 5, and four between 3 and 4.
If a new Metal Gear Solid game is on the cards, then it will mark the longest wait between series entries to date as it's currently seven years since Metal Gear Solid 5 was released. However, part of the reason for their long development times was the control Hideo Kojima had over the series, something that is rumored to have been behind his exit from Konami. Now, it's possible Kojima is the reason we've been waiting so long for a new entry in the Metal Gear Solid series, but for a very different reason.
It's hard to imagine a Metal Gear Solid game without Kojima at the helm and, since his exit from Konami, it's likely the studio is very aware of that. So, without Kojima, we could either see Konami attempt to put its own stamp on the next instalment in the current Metal Gear Solid series or that the developer finds a different approach to keeping the series alive, potentially with a reboot.
It's possible we may see both of these approaches, however. VGC's opens in new tab October report claims that Konami has a new Metal Gear project in early development and that it's also planning remasters of the original Metal Gear Solid games. Konami hasn't confirmed these plans, however. What it has confirmed opens in new tab on the game's 35th anniversary is that it's working on putting Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 back on sale after they were delisted in late Good news, though not what we were hoping for.
We imagine if Metal Gear Solid 6, or some new series entry, is on the way that it will arrive on PS5 , Xbox Series X , Xbox Series S and PC at the very least. Metal Gear Solid's 35th anniversary took place on July 13 and while it would have been the perfect time to announce any kind of new project in the works, Konami didn't do so.
It was, however, confirmed by the Metal Gear official account that the publisher is working on bringing back Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, which were delisted towards the end of At the moment, there's no exact date for when they will be back. Thank you to everyone that enjoyed and celebrated the series so far. We ask for your patience as preparations are underway to make the temporarily removed titles available again.
MG35th pic. It may not be Metal Gear Solid 6 According to the report mentioned above, by VGC, anonymous publishing sources claim that publisher Konami is working on "new installments and remakes for its biggest franchises, including Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Castlevania. According to the report, Konami underwent a restructuring earlier this year and is now focusing on reviving its biggest franchises within the premium gaming space. VGC's report claims that Konami has indeed got a new Metal Gear project in early development, with the publication's sources claiming that this project will be "centered around" Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
Ahead of this "larger project", the report claims that the publisher plans to release remasters of the original Metal Gear Solid games. Metal Gear Solid 6 may not have been confirmed by Konami, but here's what we would want to see in a new Metal Gear Solid game. Return to the sandbox Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain saw a marked shift in the Metal Gear Solid format. In a similar way to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the games took the essential elements of the Metal Gear series and spun them anew within a sandbox environment.
A game known for enclosed environments where you had to identify and navigate enemy patrols, became an open space for you to assert control over. The change in philosophy rejuvenated the series and any sequel should continue that, better tying together the wealth of changes Metal Gear Solid 5 introduced. More Mother Base First introduced in Peace Walker, the Mother Base meta game gave you something to develop between missions. By strapping Fulton balloons to enemy soldiers you could identify and pluck particularly able troops from the battlefield, deliver them to your base, and brainwash them to join your army.
The more soldiers you had back at base the more you could expand your operations and abilities in the field. It was an ingenious system, giving continuity to your missions and actions in the open world.
It was such a central part of Metal Gear Solid 5 that it would leave a big hole if it were missing in Metal Gear Solid 6. Any sequel would surely expand on Metal Gear Online. It is, after all, like it or not, where Konami can make its money with microtransactions. It was a leftfield twist but one that explains how Snake kills Big Boss twice in the Metal Gear games.
In the first Metal Gear, Snake kills the doppelganger aka 'Venom' Snake and in Metal Gear 2 he kills the real Big Boss. There are many places where Metal Gear Solid 6 could pick up the story but a likely candidate would be right after the events of 5, either as Big Boss establishing Outer Heaven, his renegade state, and developing the Metal Gear walking battle tank - which would give fans a chance to re-meet characters like Grey Fox and Dr Pettrovich, though from a new perspective; or, Konami could take the opportunity to remake the original Metal Gear games in the glory of the Fox Engine, giving players a modern exploration of the story first told on the MSX2 back in It would be a pre-mech story, but it could be a great departure from the series norms if Konami wants to escape the shadow of Kojima.
Unanswered questions While Konami disputes it, many people feel Metal Gear Solid 5 is unfinished. At one point he steals a mech from your base and disappears and you just never give chase. It would be good to see a sequel flesh out these major elements.
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· It has been confirmed that Metal Gear Online will be launching on October 6th , so literally it is only weeks away. The game will also be a free download for owners of · 15 – Metal Gear Online; 16 – Metal Gear Solid Touch; 17 – Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker; 18 – Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops; 19 – Metal Gear · PC gamers will have to wait a bit longer; the game's scheduled to hit Steam on September 15th. Those release dates also apply to Metal Gear Online, which comes with Metal Gear Arcade is a reworked arcade version of Metal Gear Online developed by Kojima Productions and released on December 20, , in Japan. It features head controls and stereoscopic 3D rendering. Legacy See more · Metal Gear Solid 6 release date and platforms. (Image credit: Konami) As we've said above, Konami hasn't officially announced Metal Gear Solid 6 so, right now, a new entry Any release date for MGS6 will be years away, with some suggesting / Anyone working on Metal Gear Solid 6 will face an uphill battle as longtime supporters struggle to get behind ... read more
However, part of the reason for their long development times was the control Hideo Kojima had over the series, something that is rumored to have been behind his exit from Konami. It is my personal favorite game of the series after all. Contact me with news and offers from other Future brands. Characters that die in VR are not killed permanently. Gaming -. It was such a central part of Metal Gear Solid 5 that it would leave a big hole if it were missing in Metal Gear Solid 6.Allowed the player to choke their enemies unconscious faster and made the player throws stronger. Vic is TechRadar Gaming's Associate Editor. Metal Gear Mk. As such, if Konami does plan to release a new Metal Gear Solid game metal gear online release date the future, it's hard to predict when we might get our hands on it. A year later after its release, the Substance version was released. Every so often bosses based on MGS4 will also have their part in the game.