First 4 Figures reveals Solid Snake SD figurine

After just six months since its surprise debut during Gamescom 2018, it has officially been announced that SOLID SNAKE SD will be available for pre-order after the Friday Q&A with Chocks and A #108 Facebook live stream on FRIDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2019, 10:00 PM HKT.

Check out more pics and details here

Funko releasing line of Castlevania 'Pop' figurines based on the Netflix series

The next line of Funko Pop figurines has been announced, and they're based on the characters from Castlevania's Netflix. You can check out the full lineup above, which are set to launch sometime in May 2019. The lineup includes Trevor Belmont, Vlad Dracula Tepes, Adrian Tepes, Blue Fangs, and Sypha Belnades. Grab your preorders here.

Jikkyuu Powerful Pro Yakyuu announced for Switch

Jikkyuu Powerful Pro Yakyuu was announced for Switch as part of today's Nintendo Direct in Japan. Check out the debut trailer above!

METAL GEAR Orchestral Concert Series Coming to NYC and LA this Spring

The official METAL GEAR orchestral concert series will premiere in the US in 2019, starting in New York (March 23) before moving to Los Angeles (April 6). The concert will feature more than 70 musicians on stage, including METAL GEAR singer Donna Burke, and HD footage from the game will be projected on a giant screen in perfect sync with the music. Reviving the most memorable moments of the game, the concert will feature the best music from the METAL GEAR Solid games, with background music (BGM) like the “Main Theme,” “Encounter,” “Father and Son,” not to forget memorable songs such as “The Best is Yet to Come,” “Snake Eater,” and “Heavens Divide,” which will be sung live by Donna Burke.

Beloved by millions of fans, the video game series has sold more than 50 million units worldwide over the 30 years since its release. A particular breakout success since the “Metal Gear Solid” instalment that was released on PlayStation in 1998, the series’ popularity continued to soar up to the release of the fifth main episode “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” on PlayStation IV in 2015, the top-selling METAL GEAR game of all time. Setting the standard for action-adventure stealth video games, it mainly revolves around the now-legendary character of Solid Snake and his nemesis Big Boss, who are both working to infiltrate and take down an evil organization that poses a threat to the world. Known for its extreme attention to detail and complex and elaborate plotlines, and the entire series is considered both a defining point and a milestone in video-game history. See the official METAL GEAR concert premiere in the USA for the first time ever!

Schedule and Ticketing information

Tickets are now available at www.ticketfly.comfor both show.

New York (USA) – March 23, 2019 – United Palace

Direct Link :https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1673909-metal-gear-in-concert-new-york

Los Angeles (USA) – April 6, 2019 – Willshire Ebell Theatre

Direct Link :https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1677230-metal-gear-in-concert-los-angeles

More info at www.wildfaery.com

Tom duBois: The Man Who Drew Konami - video mini-doc

Tom duBois is an illustrator who created the elaborate paintings used on North American Konami box art and magazine ads from 1988 to 1994. This is his story.

Solid Snake and Liquid Snake voice actors read 'The Night Before Metal Gear'

Tis the season for some Metal Gear! David Hayter and Cam Clarke, the voices for Solid Snake and Liquid Snake respectively, have come together to read a special story. Following in the holiday spirit, the two have put together a very special tribute that they call, "The Night Before Metal Gear."

Metal Gear Solid to Sneak onto the Tabletop in 2019

San Diego, CA (December 11th, 2018) IDW Games and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that they have partnered to bring Metal Gear Solid to the tabletop with Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game.

Designed by Emerson Matsuuchi (designer of the Century game series, Reef, and Specter Ops)Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game is a fully cooperative, miniatures board game. Following the story of the first Metal Gear Solid video game, players take on the roles of Solid Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Dr. Hal “Otacon” Emmerich, and Gray Fox the Cyborg Ninja. They’ll need to use their unique skill sets to avoid detection as they complete objectives across multiple campaign scenarios. Featuring a highly dynamic A.I. system and sandbox gameplay, missions can be completed in multiple ways and will always play out differently.

Jerry Bennington, IDW Publishing’s VP of New Product Development says, “Having partnered with Konami in the past to adapt Metal Gear Solid into comics and produce all new stories in the Silent Hilluniverse, we are extremely excited to be partnering again to bring Metal Gear Solid to a new gaming medium: tabletop. We know this a beloved franchise with a die-hard fan base, and as such we’re putting all of our energy into producing a premium gaming experience that is exciting to play over and over again.”

Game designer Emerson Matsuuchi says, “I’m probably the biggest fan of Metal Gear Solid. Ever since playing the first Metal Gear Solid, it has forever altered the way I view games. The story it told was so memorable and the gameplay experience so rich that it has shaped my expectation of games as both a designer and gamer. So the opportunity to bring this masterpiece to the table has been an honor and dream come true. I’m excited to be able to capture the tactical stealth action that is the hallmark of the franchise as well as create a new experience and story for the Snake fans. Age hasn’t slowed him down one bit.”

Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game will feature miniatures by the highly regarded sculptor Francesco Orrù, and art from lifelong Metal Gear Solid fan and comic artist Kenneth Loh.

Gaming media interested in playing Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game will get their first chance at E3 2019. IDW Games will be booking play session for media outlets for Saturday, June 8, through Monday, June 10. Gamers eager to sample Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game will have a chance to demo it at any of the following 2019 summer conventions: Origins Game Fair, Dice Tower Con, San Diego Comic Con, and Gen Con.

For more information on Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game, follow IDW Games on Twitter and like their Facebook page, where fans can discover art and gameplay development ahead of the game’s release in 2019.

Masahiro Sakurai pops in to visit Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima may not be able to work on the Metal Gear franchise anymore, but there's no doubt it's his creation, and will forever be his legacy. With Snake making it back into Smash with Smash Bros. Ultimate, you just know that Kojima has to be super excited. That's most likely why Masahiro Sakurai went to visit Kojima at his studios! Either that, or they're cooking up some fantastical idea!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Smash Bros. Ultimate - Day 7 countdown images

The newest gaming icon to count down the days to Smash Bros. Ultimate's launch is Bomberman! We'll see if anyone else joins Bomberman today to count things down. If there are other images for Day 7, we'll be sure to add them to this post.

Kirby has jumped in on the action for the 7th day countdown. Of course here's excited! He's the only one that survives the World of Light catastrophe! Thanks to Sdsichero for the heads up!

Yet another countdown image for the 7th day, and this one makes a ton of sense. It's from the official Japanese Twitter account for Cloud Strife!

Super Bomberman R receives permanent Switch eShop price drop in Japan

Konami have permanently reduced the price of Super Bomberman R on the Switch eShop in Japan. The game was originally priced at ¥5,378, but is now available for ¥2,980 ($26).