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XboxGamers
05-21-2002, 03:22 AM
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WOOOO!! :D




The rumors are true. Hideo Kojima and his team of designers at Konami Computer Entertainment of Japan are hard at work on a follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed and wildly successful Metal Gear Solid 2 for the Xbox, and it's not Metal Gear Solid X. Called Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance, the game will be shown at E3, almost two years to the day since Sons of Liberty was unveiled, and its name is telling.

Like the Japanese release of Integral for the original Metal Gear Solid, Substance will build on the Metal Gear Solid 2 experience by adding literally hundreds of new VR missions and noteworthy bonus material. But there's more to Substance than just a series of new mini-missions. Among other things, Substance will remedy Kojima's controversial introduction of Raiden by letting you assume the role of Solid Snake throughout the entire course of Metal Gear Solid 2.

The game will also let you play as several other characters, including Pliskin and the cyborg ninja. There are even five new episodes completely unrelated to Sons of Liberty that will take you on entirely new adventures with Solid Snake.
Substance is so big, in fact, it'll take up an entire double-density DVD disk when it releases for Microsoft's console this November. PlayStation 2 and PC fans shouldn't be disheartened, however, as Konami is concurrently developing Substance for those other platforms as well. To find out more about this game, we sat down with Hideo Kojima, famed creator of the Metal Gear series and director of Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance.

GameSpot: We understand that you're a fan of the late-'70s British band Joy Division. Was the inspiration for this game's title taken from the band's album, Substance?

Hideo Kojima: That is one reason. The real reason is that this is the substance--real form--of Metal Gear Solid 2. This is what MGS2 should be.

The appeal of Metal Gear Solid is the stealth gameplay that allows much freedom along with being able to enjoy the story while playing the game. People who played MGS said that not only did they enjoy the gameplay but also the story. That is why I created Metal Gear Solid 2 as an orthodox sequel in which the emphasis is on the story. Because of this, the freedom of gameplay has been restricted to a certain extent. With Substance, you can play Sons of Liberty and also enjoy more gameplay that is not restricted by the story of Sons of Liberty. MGS requires both aspects to make it complete. In that sense, this is the substance--real form--of MGS. This is not the same as a conventional director's cut.

GS: How soon after the release of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty did development on Substance start?



"This is what Metal Gear Solid 2 should be."
-Hideo Kojima


HK: After the completion of the US version of Metal Gear Solid 2, we developed the Japanese, European, and Korean versions of the game. We started developing Substance right after completing the Japanese version.

GS: From the early screenshots we've seen, it looks like you can play as Raiden through the tanker part of Metal Gear Solid 2 and as Snake through Big Shell. Does this mean that you've rerecorded dialogue to compensate for this character switch?

HK: We basically used voices from Metal Gear Solid 2 and did some rerecording for lines specific to this game.

More here http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/previews/0,10869,2866504,00.html


LOOK!! Raiden in the tanker!!!!!!
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2002/playstation2/mgs2s/mgs2s_screen002.jpg

Halo of Flies
05-21-2002, 05:22 AM
:eek: *Halo of Flies dribbles while laughing manically* :eek:


This game will take years to play! OMG!!!!

CoMATOSE
05-21-2002, 05:33 AM
nwwwaaaah......this is the s*** my freinds!!

anthrax0r
05-21-2002, 11:09 AM
Best news all day, Ive been recently only getting into the Metal Gear Solid series. So last week I went out to get Metal Gear Solid for the psx and mgs2 for ps2. Cant believe I waited this long to get into it :D

Ninja Scroll
05-21-2002, 11:22 AM
Thus far with Ninja Gaiden being announced as exclusive to Xbox and Konami coming out of da closet for the last year I would say MS is going strong at E3 this year thus far!!
Hope we get more killer apps announced that we dont expect before E3 ends!:)

Ninja Scroll
05-21-2002, 11:25 AM
LOOK OUT SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE, DAT CHICKS ABOUT TO TOSS YOUR SALAD!!
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2002/playstation2/mgs2s/mgs2s_screen005.jpg[B]

THEN AGAIN, NEVERMIND! :D :p :D

JJaX
05-21-2002, 11:38 AM
Sweet Jesus!!

It looks like our dry spell of crap Xbox games is gonna be over soon. Man E3 is going to be full of great news for us. I cant wait to get my hands on this game.


SNAAAAAAKKe!!!

Ninja Scroll
05-21-2002, 11:41 AM
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JJaX
05-21-2002, 11:56 AM
It funny, I had the japanese version of MGS before the american version.

Heheheh Liquid snake sounded cool.

GoGeeto SnaaHkA!!!!!!

Ninja Scroll
05-21-2002, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by JJaX
It funny, I had the japanese version of MGS before the american version.

Heheheh Liquid snake sounded cool.

GoGeeto SnaaHkA!!!!!!

Yeah, well I never bought MGS until (the now dead) Bleem released the MGS boot-up disc on Dreamcast entitled Bleemcast.
Being dat Ninja Scroll is anti-Sony I never owned a PSone to play so I enjoyed a better version on Dreamcast of the original.:cool:

Aaaaaaaaaauuuahhh, it felt so good to play PSOne games on DC and Sony hated every minute of it!!! Oooohhh yeeeeeaaaah!

DZNUTZ
05-21-2002, 01:18 PM
gosh darn it! who wants to buy my ps2 version????

X-Ray
05-21-2002, 01:57 PM
This is great news! I rented one of teh MGS games back on the PSo a few years ago and for some reason I never really got into it! I know...I can't beleive it either! So I'm really looking forward to playing this. Despite what's been said, when do you guys think it will actually be released? And what about Third Echelon--a game that I hear will be similiar to MGS but with a better plot etc.?

Ninja Scroll
05-21-2002, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by DZNUTZ
gosh darn it! who wants to buy my ps2 version????

I wont buy it, but i'll burn it for ya,...hey, dont that me, dats what im here for homie!:)