Hideo Kojima discusses the process of transforming Snake into Big Boss

Naked Snake AKA Big Boss is one of the most complex characters in the Metal Gear universe which is saying quite a lot. He was first introduced as a villain in the 1987 game Metal Gear and was again the villain in the 1990 game Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. There was more to the character than met the eye however and his origins were the focus of the 2004 game Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. We learned that Big Boss is actually a hero who has saved the world numerous times and simply wants soldiers to be able to choose what they fight for rather than being pawns of their governments.

To achieve this goal Big Boss does commit some questionable acts and you can understand how from some perspectives he is a tragic villain. In the more recent Metal Gear Solid games we’ve only seen Big Boss as a hero who is mentally and physically scarred by the events of Snake Eater. We still don’t know how he went from a hero and a patriot and turned into a mercenary. It seems these questions are going to be answered in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which will show Snake’s transformation into Big Boss.

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New Ground Zeroes Details

Not long ago, Metal Gear Solid publishers Konami organized a boot camp where the press got to find out more about Ground Zeroes and have a play. Some new details about the game have been revealed by the Spanish gaming magazine, Hobby Consolas who were present at the boot camp. Continue reading to find out more.

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[Multiplatform] Ground Zeroes ending is the “darkest thing” the franchise has done.

With less than a month until its release, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has been getting a lot of press lately. Many game journalists have had the opportunity to play through the game and several of them reported that the ending was really huge.

There was a lot of speculation as to what the big ending may entail, a massive twist? An appearance from an unexpected character? The death of a much loved character? With the journalists being so tight lipped about what they saw we have no way of knowing for sure but it seems like the surprise is going to be pretty dark.

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Sony Reveals Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid PS4

A few days ago we ran an article explaining how Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima, had been tweeting pics of special edition Metal Gear Solid consoles such as the MGS4 PS4 and the Peace Walker PSP. We further speculated that perhaps Kojima was hinting at the possibility of an upcoming Metal Gear Solid themed PS4 to mark the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and also The Phantom Pain.

Well it looks like we were right as Sony has just announced that a limited edition Metal Gear Solid PS4 is going to be released in Japan. The console will be called PS4xMetal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Fox Edition and will be part of a bundle that includes the console, controller, and a copy of Ground Zeroes on PS4.

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Ground Zeroes Almost Had An 80’s Movie Filter

Every Metal Gear fan in the world is hyped for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid games Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. Fortunately for us, franchise creator Hideo Kojima loves to release new info, screenshots and tidbits via his Twitter account which is followed by over three hundred and seventeen thousand people.

Yesterday Kojima revealed via his Twitter account that Ground Zeroes almost had an 80’s filter but it had to be removed due to technical difficulties. Kojima was inspired by the film RUSH which used a 70’s filter and wanted to implement an 80’s filter into Ground Zeroes which takes place during the 1980’s.

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Shots Fired! David Hayter Has A Dig At Ground Zeroes Length

Any gamer worth his salt knows who David Hayter is. Since 1998, Hayter has been the iconic voice of Solid Snake who became a gaming icon after the release of Metal Gear Solid on the PlayStation. The game is arguably considered to be the best game on the PlayStation and since then Hayter has appeared in every Metal Gear Solid game. When we heard about Ground Zeroes/The Phantom Pain, it never entered our minds that Hayter wouldn’t be asked to reprise his iconic role…

It came as a massive blow to Metal Gear Solid fans when it was announced that David Hayter would not be voicing Big Boss and that the role had instead gone to Kiefer Sutherland. Sutherland is of course a great actor and personally I think he’ll do a fine job but it just seems so strange that Hideo Kojima didn’t want Hayter to reprise his role. Neither Kojima nor Hayter have really disclosed the exact reasons Hayter was not asked to return but there have been rumours that the two had fallen out after Hayter revealed he didn’t personally agree with the ending to Metal Gear Solid 4. That all seemed like speculation but a recent Tweet by Hayter implies that he and Kojima may not be on the best of terms.

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