Ever since Konami and Kojima parted ways there’s been that huge question hanging over what’s next for Metal Gear Solid? A new trailer answers that: pachinko.
Here's what the machines look like. Note the literal snake and exclam indicators.
It was clearly always going to happen (Konami makes so much money from Pachinko). But it’s the fact that it appears to use MGS 5’s Fox engine to recreate the final pivotal meeting between Snake and The Boss in Metal Gear Solid 3 that seems to be salt in fans' wounds. Pounds of salt; rubbed vigorously in. It even throws in a look at the rest of the Cobra unit as well. Here's the trailer:
And here's a look at what a HD current gen MGS 3 would look like in Fox engine:
Predictably, the internet has reacted like Konami reached into its childhood, tore out the memories and stamped on them. YouTube-land has taken it particularly hard:
However, YouTube is famous for its sweary fury so how's the rest of the world taking it?
When I heard Konami was remaking MGS Snake eater as a pachinko machine. pic.twitter.com/Y9yifMWoV9June 2, 2016
The MGS pachinko trailer doesn't have The Sorrow because the player is the one in sorrow2 June 2016
CLASSY, @Konami ! You're not foxes, you're jackals. Scavengers. pic.twitter.com/GNwTPiFxeg2 June 2016
i hope kojima is looking at the pachinko like this pic.twitter.com/Jorxx7ToAy2 June 2016
The unhappiness even crosses the language barrier:
@gliese667Cc そこにこう…センスが感じられんハッキリ、ネタとしてつまらんレベルこれには外国の方々も「fuck KONAMI」ってコメント欄に書くわな2 June 2016
And, holy shit, even Geoff Keighley, the most diplomatic man in games, is getting in on the action.
Wait is this real? Konami is continuing MGS as a pachinko machine? https://t.co/2PddNZWRnQ pic.twitter.com/7sJD00XG5T2 June 2016
Obviously there are a few people who are just excited to see what Snake Eater looks like in HD, but overall there are a lot very angry people taking this as some sort of mocking insult. Just to re-emphasise - Konami makes so much money from pachinko that this was always going to happen. And who knows? Maybe they're just using the cut scenes from a secret MGS 3 HD remake they haven't announced yet.
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