BY LARA JACKSON
PUBLISHED 2 HOURS AGO
A Metal Gear Solid fan has created a near-perfect roster for an MGS fighting game, which would star series’ favorites in Smash Bros-like battles.
Metal Gear Solid Fighting Game Fan Roster
A Metal Gear Solid fan has imagined what the roster for a Metal Gear fighting game could look like, positing two lists and even outlining some of the characters’ move sets and skills. The iconic Konami series features countless characters skilled in combat, making the franchise well-suited to a fighting game similar to Nintendo’s Smash Bros. Ultimate which includes Snake as a playable fighter.
The Metal Gear series has been quiet for a while following creator Hideo Kojima’s split from the series’ publisher Konami in 2015. The Metal Gear franchise is synonymous with the Kojima name, setting a new standard for stealth gaming and pushing the boundaries with fourth-wall-breaking game mechanics and storytelling. With Kojima now helming his own studio, Kojima Productions, and the Metal Gear IP in the hands of Konami, it’s not clear what the future of the series holds. Rumors of a Metal Gear comeback for new the generation of console gaming are rife, but despite fans’ hopes for an MGS announcement, there’s been no confirmation at this time.
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Twitter user and Metal Gear Solid fan TurnToChocolate took to the social media platform to share her roster for a Metal Gear fighting game, should one ever happen. Across two tweets, the user posited two different lists, changing her original idea to include more women characters. Explaining her first list, TurnToChocolate explored some of her character choices, stating that Naked Snake and Big Boss are listed as separate characters as she imagines one being “quicker and more agile (late 60s-early 70s John)”, with the other being “slower but a little stronger (90s John).” When asked about their different move types, she replied:
“I hadn’t put a ton of consideration into either of them past the surface level but in my head I feel like I was thinking of Big Boss more as a pure grappler and maybe giving Naked Snake rekkas as a special like a Yang or a Fei Long.”
Though the Twitter user is working on a Metal Gear fan project, she has stressed that it isn’t the fighting game she described. In a follow-up tweet, TurnToChocolate gave hope to those keen on the idea, writing: “I really would like to try to bring this idea to life someday with MUGEN or some fighting game engine so I really want the roster around 18-20.” While both lists are pretty perfect for fans of the earlier games, there’s plenty of other characters players would want to fight as. The user followed up their newer list with another tweet, noting that Olga should also be appearing in the roster. Anyone looking to keep up to date with TurnToChocolate’s Metal Gear fan projects can follow her on Twitter, where the user also posts MGS pixel fan art.
Fan projects might not be the only thing MGS fans have to look forward to, as it’s rumored a Metal Gear Solid remake or remaster could be headed to PS5. The claims have yet to be substantiated by publisher Konami, who backed out of E3 2021 earlier this summer in a decision that left MGS fans disappointed. The company tempered expectations by revealing it wouldn’t be appearing at the gaming show before the event, though it did confirm it is in “deep development on a number of key projects.” Konami fans hope the unnamed games could be revivals of not just the Metal Gear series, but also Silent Hill. Whiles gamers wait for confirmation, there’s always the upcoming MGS movie to look forward to, which will feature Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac as Solid Snake.
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