At Dark Horse’s video game comics panel during SDCC 2017, the publisher mentioned bringing a translated collection of art from the storied Metal Gear Solid franchise. Today, Dark Horse has released details on what fans will get in The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV.

The Art of Metal Gear Solid I–IV contains two historic volumes of concept and key art from Yoji Shinkawa, art director and illustrator behind Metal Gear Solid, MGS2: Sons of Liberty, MGS3: Snake Eater, MGS4: Guns of the Patriots, and MGS: Peace Walker. This definitive chronicle of characters, vehicles, and weapons is the ultimate companion to the tactical espionage and future warfare of Hideo Kojima’s celebrated Metal Gear universe, translated to English for the first time ever while leaving the original Japanese handwriting intact. Japanese publisher, Shinkigensha, is the original publisher of The Art of Metal Gear Solid I–IV.

The Art of Metal Gear Solid I–IV is a two-book set packaged in a gorgeous collectible slipcase. The collection includes The Art of Metal Gear Solid I–IV and Peace Walker Gallery Works and Studio Works. Totaling 800 pages, The Art of Metal Gear Solid I–IV retails for $79.99, and is the perfect companion to Dark Horse’s The Art of Metal Gear Solid V.

Metal Gear actually celebrated its 30th anniversary. This collection encompasses the entire PlayStation era of the series and its lesser-known handheld titles. When you think of Metal Gear, it’s impossible not to associate legendary game designer Hideo Kojima and with the bad blood still between Konami and Kojima, it’s highly unlikely he’ll contribute any thoughts to the book.

The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV is available for pre-order at various online retailers.


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