War has changed – RISK: Metal Gear Solid announced

War has changed. It's no longer about nations, ideologies, or ethnicity. It's an endless series of proxy battles fought rolling dice across a game board. War has changed. Plastic soldiers carry plastic weapons, use plastic gear. War has changed.

In other words, Konami and Hasbro have announced RISK: Metal Gear Solid Limited Edition, which will be available for presale on October 3 on

RISK: Metal Gear Solid looks like much more than a mere reskin of the typical RISK board – it’s an entirely new experience based on the popular board game. Besides rolling dice and plotting world domination, players will be able to hire mercenary bosses and take advantage of Metal Gears in order to win, as well as dealing with the inevitability of being turned on by their best friend (who turns out to be their father [who turns out to be their father’s killer {who turns out to be dead}]). Gosh. We hate when that happens.

"Metal Gear Solid builds on the modernized and streamlined RISK game play introduced in 2008 with all new Metal Gear Solid components to create a unique, fun and fast paced experience for RISK and Metal Gear Solid Fans alike," said Adam Sblendorio, Lead Game Designer for USAOPOLY before receiving a phone call from the president of Russia and jumping into a black helicopter.

There are a few images below that show off what the game will look like when it’s released later this year. The final version will feature 42 territories, 275 custom plastic playing pieces, a custom Outer Haven battleship and game board, 8 Boss Cards, 40 Drebin's Cards, 42 Territory Cards, and 8 Rewards, which seems like just the thing for the Metal Gear Solid fan/RISK aficionado on your Christmas list.

Sep 22, 2011


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  • Cheepdude - September 23, 2011 4:20 p.m.

  • CombatWombat101 - September 23, 2011 9:34 a.m.

  • jackthemenace - September 23, 2011 12:14 p.m.

  • NanoElite666 - September 22, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    What are you talking about? War never changes. I love me a good game of Risk, although I can never ever seem to win the damn game. Definitely do want this.
  • Jordanonfire - September 22, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    Used to love risk, a few years ago my friends and I would have pounced on this in a heartbeat... But we've kind of grown tired of Risk and other games that are based purely on luck/sitting in Australia for an hour while everyone else actually plays the game.
  • The_King_of_Nothing - September 22, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    Limited to only 2,014 copies though. That sucks because that means it'll be pricy.
  • BigBoss1935 - September 22, 2011 3:53 p.m.

    How can I call myself a MG fan if I don't have this? Seriously must get.
  • kit07 - September 22, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    holy crap i want this sooooo bad
  • slimjim441 - September 22, 2011 3:49 p.m.

    I HAAAATE Risk, but there isn't a doubt in my mind that I won't be buying this. The title of the article had me sold more than anything else. Nice word choice Cooper.
  • KakashiDono - September 22, 2011 3:44 p.m.

    I-I-I-I want it! :o
  • Hawkman21 - September 22, 2011 2:37 p.m.

    I want this now.

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