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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 USAopoly.com.

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

Hollander Cooper was the Lead Features Editor of GamesRadar+ between 2011 and 2014. After that lengthy stint managing GR's editorial calendar he moved behind the curtain and into the video game industry itself, working as social media manager for EA and as a communications lead at Riot Games. Hollander is currently stationed at Apple as an organic social lead for the App Store and Apple Arcade.