Since Hideo Kojima left Konami back in 2015, most Metal Gear Solid fans (myself included) have made peace with the fact that there will no longer be a proper next installment to the series. That doesn’t mean the series is dead in the water though; not only is Metal Gear Solid (for the PS1) part of the PlayStation Classic title roster, it’s also receiving a board game adaptation sometime next year!
The announcement was made a few days ago by IDW Games, publisher of tabletop games such as Specter Ops and various licensed board games.
Coming 2019. pic.twitter.com/4P0mGjkGvf
— IDW Games (@IDWGames) November 30, 2018
For the Metal Gear Solid board game, IDW Games tapped game designer Emerson Matsuuchi, the creator of tabletop games such as VOLT: Robot Battle Arena, Century: Spice Road, and Specter Ops.
If you’re not familiar with Matsuuchi (and the board game scene in general), in our opinion he is a great fit to create the MGS board game. One of his board games — Specter Ops, pits a hidden player against four visible players a la stealth games. With this game under his belt, we can’t wait for what Matsuuchi has in store for the Metal Gear Solid board game.
In other Metal Gear related news, a Metal Gear-themed escape room was held in Tokyo last September.