Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game
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Two years ago, Emerson Matsuuchi's board game adaptation of the 1998 PlayStation classic Metal Gear Solid was suddenly cancelled – but if you were one of the many people looking forward to it, we've got some good news. Board game publisher CMON has just announced that it has picked up the game for release next year (thanks, Dicebreaker).

Based on the storyline from Hideo Kojima's seminal stealth action title and featuring characters such as Solid Snake, Liquid Snake, Grey Fox, Meryl Silverburg, Sniper Wolf and Hal ‘Otacon’ Emmerich, Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game is a co-op experience which showcases some of the most notable features of the original video game.

For example, Solid Snake can perform stealth takedowns, while Meryl can don a disguise to fool enemy guards. Other gameplay features include avoiding security cameras (and the line-of-sight of enemies) and taking on the members of the terrorist group FoxHound in 'boss battles'. Players can also distract guards by tapping on walls, or hide from them in cardboard boxes.

Up to four players can participate, but a solo mode is also included if you fancy taking on the challenge alone. Fourteen connected missions form the game's main campaign – which closely follows the plot of the video game – and there are an additional six VR missions to play, a neat reference to the stand-alone version of the original PlayStation title, released in 1999.

Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game costs $100 and is expected to ship in May 2024.