In a behind closed door interview between several press members, including us, and Kojima Productions’ Yoshikazu Matsuhana, he revealed that the company wants to start bringing Metal Gear Solid games onto the Nintendo platform starting with Snake Eater on the Nintendo 3DS.
For over a decade, Nintendo has been focusing on casual gamers therefore owners of a Nintendo product often sees hardcore mature title like Metal Gear Solid, and Grand Theft Auto. The last Metal Gear game that Nintendo fans saw was Silicon Knights’ Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes in which Kojima Productions didn’t make but approved the licensing to Silicon Knights. the Twin Snakes release was somewhat successful but the demand for it was not enough to warrant another Metal Gear Solid game on a Nintendo platform at the time.
With the release of the Nintendo 3DS and the upcoming Nintendo Wii-U late next year, Yoshikazu Matsuhana confirmed that Nintendo has been asking the Kojima Productions to bring their Metal Gear Solid games over to the Nintendo platforms, even it’s just a port or a remake. To start the deal between Kojima Productions and Nintendo, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater will be the first game to hit the Nintendo platforms following the release of Twin Snakes. When asked why Snake Eater instead of Metal Gear Solid 1 or 2, Matsuhana stated that Snake Eater is like the entry title to the Metal Gear Solid lore.
Another question that came up in our press interviews with Matsuhana is why Snake Eater on the 3DS and not Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2. The simple answer he offered was that Snake Eater’s environments can fully show what the Nintendo 3DS can do. Since the place where Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2 unfolds is inside an enclosed space, the company thinks those two games will not be a good idea as it won’t show what the Nintendo 3DS can do. It’s always better to show the power of 3D when different colors and environments are shown on the screen.
Should we see the next Metal Gear Solid game on the Nintendo Wii-U? Most likely!
Talking about the new Metal Gear Solid game, it is coming but they’re still on the planning stage. Matsuhana mentioned that the next Metal Gear Solid games might have new main characters. From the way he talking about it, it could be a couple of years from now before we hear anything about it.
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