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Kojipro wants to remake Metal Gear Solid

Tuesday, 14th June 2011 03:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Bad news: The Metal Gear Solid HD collection won’t include the first entry in the series.

Good news: That’s because Kojipro hopes to do a full and proper remake.

“Obviously, we wanted to include [Metal Gear Solid] and make it a complete collection,” Kojipro creative producer Yoshikazu Matsuhana told Eurogamer.

“However, as you know, Metal Gear Solid 1 was for the PSone. It has a very, very low polygon count. While at the time the game was something new and refreshing, just bringing it as is into HD probably wouldn’t have that much meaning to us.

“We’re doing two and three with a certain work flow where the goal is to take that game, preserve it and introduce it to a new generation. We can’t really take that approach with Metal Gear Solid 1 because it’s very dated at this point.”

While commenting that the studio has not made a definite plan, Matsuhana said Kojipro wants to do a proper remake.

“If we were going to do Metal Gear Solid 1 we’d want to take more time with it. Not just up-res the textures, not just make things look pretty and polished, but go back and tweak some of the gameplay, tweak the story to update things and do it properly. Not just a re-master but a re-imagining almost.”

As has been repeatedly pointed out, Kojipro seems to have forgotten about its Twin Snakes Gamecube remake, which while not gloriously beautiful, is pretty enough compared to the original PSOne game.

Metal Gear Solid was one of the PSOne’s most innovative and technically impressive games, and many gamer’s first taste of the Metal Gear franchise. Its lineage includes MGS2: Sons of Liberty, MGS3: Snake Eater, and MGS4: Guns of the Patriots, as well as spin-offs Acid, Peace Walker and Portable Ops.

Thanks, games.on.net.

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20 Comments

  1. JackTheLittle

    long live metal gear :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. triggerhappy686

    ^^ here, here

    This is very very good news, ive never actually played Twin Snakes properly but I do see it as being more canon than the original, means the voice acting is consistent 1 through to 4 if you take TS over the original, but a full remake or re-imagining would be fantastic.

    All we need now it a re-imagining of the original two nes titles, although ive had a theory for a long time that little project might actually be MGS 5 ;) if it happens you heard it here first LOL

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Hunam

    TS was inferior in every way to the PS1 original. It’s in no way more cannon than the original either. It’s just a mess. The only VA change was to a character who does not appear in any other game in the MGS saga too. The re-recorded VA was just flat and horrible. A proper phoned in performance all round.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. triggerhappy686

    Naomi Hunter & Meryl Silverburgh were voiced by different people in TS, they used the same people in 4, I hate voice acting inconsistencies so for me I take TS over the original, just a difference of opinion my friend…

    Who was the character your on about?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. JackTheLittle

    i take a look at mgs1 on my psp sometimes and even now,its still a great game that easily beat alot of newer games.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. xino

    Kojipro?

    sign of lazy in typing? Why don’t you use full name Kojima Productions.

    and no remake man:/

    instead of getting new games we are getting rehashes:/

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Kuwabara

    im still waiting for the re imagining of metal gear 1 and 2 and the events prior to mg1 right after peace walker, for the ps3 obviously!!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. JackTheLittle

    or for PS4.its not that far…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. KL

    @4 he means Gray Fox.He’s 100% right his VA in Twin Snakes was nothing compared to the original it missed depth.i remember myself how bumped i was when i heard him.He is one of my most favorite characters in the saga so couldn’t help but notice the change

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Dear games industry,

    Please stop rehashing old stuff and make some new games instead, you boring bastards.

    Love Blerk.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. osric90

    MGS1 deserves a remake, yes… re-imagination NO. Hideo Kojima would have to do this too, COMPLETELY so it doesn’t end up being a Twin Snakes. MGS4 with better mocap and facial animation and covering system and some here other there… PERFECT! VR missions, lots of extras, secrets, etc… Being the second Citizen Kane of videogaming (the first one was 98 MGS), that’s it… that’s what needs to happen if it will ever happen.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Blerk

    MGS isn’t Citizen Kane, it’s Dances With Wolves.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Freek

    And it’s not like Silicon Knights did the remake on it’s own. Konami was heavely involved, even bringing in a japanese director to do the cutt scenes.
    Wich ended up being the weakest part of the game. Their own fault, IMHO.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Espers

    I also remember KOJIMA saying to Toryiama or Kitase or Nomura can’t remember ==> ” RE-MAKE FINAL FANTASY VII ” I hope they listen to Kojima, this guy is becoming a real fan Hero. ” SOLDATS SANS FRONTIERE “

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Hunam

    @4 Actually Naomi any Meryl were the same VA’s just in the PS1 game they recorded under different names. Jennifer Hale was always Naomi Hunter and I can tell her voice from a mile away.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Timmzy27

    Awesome, I don’t wanna sound like an achievement whore or anything as I freaking love MGS1 but a dedicated 1000G or trophies would be amazing and make me play this game 27 times more than I normally would.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. GwynbleiddiuM

    As a hardcore Metal Gear Solid fan I consider Twin Snakes non-canon. nuf said.

    Solid Snake was the ultimate badass in MGS1 and David Hayter’s voice acting was legendary in it. I wish they could remake the whole package into one for next gen. That’d be a dream come true. ^^

    @15 true, although the dropped the sexy British accent for no good reason.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    @10 “Dear games industry,

    Please stop making new Metal Gear Solid games, you boring bastards.

    Love Blerk.”

    Fixxed.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Colin Gallacher

    Year and a month bump. Nice.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    I would like a remake actually, but Konami won’t do.

    #20 2 years ago

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