Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes - 27 minute trailer

by snout on 21-01-2004, 19:29
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Konami have just released two new Japanese trailers for the upcoming Nintendo Gamecube game 'Metal Gear Sold: The Twin Snakes". This game is a remake of the first Metal Gear Solid game, released for Sony Playstation in 1998. Of course, the graphics and gameplay were improved, adding quite some elements from Metal Gear Solid 2. After a cool trailer at the Tokyo Gameshow, Konami have now released two new trailers on the Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakers website. The first trailer lasts no less than 27 minutes, while the second takes 14 minutes of your time.

The roots of the succesful Metal Gear series lie in the MSX Computer system. In 1987, Konami released Metal Gear, the worlds first Tactical Espionage Game, for MSX. It turned out to be a huge success. The game was also released on Commodore 64. A different game with the same title and concept was released on Nintendo's Entertainment System (NES), followed by the action game Metal Gear: Snake's Revenge. However, the great mind behind the Metal Gear (and Snatcher) series, Hideo Kojima, had nothing to do with the Nintendo versions of the game. He continued working on Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, which was released exclusively for the MSX Computer System in 1990 by Konami.

In 1998 the third part in the Metal Gear saga: Metal Gear Solid was released for Sony Playstation. With this, an unstoppable hype started, resulting in the release of Metal Gear 2: Sons of Liberty for Sony Playstation 2 (later released on PC and Microsoft Xbox as well) and two new, upcoming games: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for Sony Playstation 2 (you can check out a trailer of this game here) and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes for Nintendo Gamecube, which will both be released in 2004.

Konami has the tendency to keep referring to the MSX versions of Metal Gear in manuals, interviews and game guides. Recently, a petition started to get these games re-released on modern game-consoles. Perhaps, one day, Konami will do an official remake of Hideo Kojima's masterpiece SD-Snatcher, voted the best MSX2 game ever as well?

Relevant link: Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakers website

(Pre)-Order Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes: GameCube US - $59,90 | GameCube JP - $59,90

Comments (8)

By cax

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22-01-2004, 10:55

I doubt I will play the game after seeing about all it's cutscenes... 27 min is a huge demo !

I have to admit that gfx is fantastic.

By anonymous

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22-01-2004, 11:47

It's a trailer! not a demo...
Anyway, I loved the original MGS.. IMO it was much better than MGS2. With the new mechanics (which are even much better than MGS2!) applied to MGS1, this game will rule.

By BiFi

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23-01-2004, 13:26

I can imagine because of the coyrights, but I'd like to get the whole file on my harddisk in stead of an internet stream. The video skips quite some frames while the audio is still continuing as if nothing has happened. I can't imagine this skipping is part of the trailer. A stream isn't fun when many people are connected to it at the same time.

By anonymous

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23-01-2004, 20:22

I get about one frame per 2 seconds on the stream Sad

By cax

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25-01-2004, 14:03

I recorded the 27 min. stream into a file using WM Recorder.
If you want me to upload it somewhere...
(BTW, what's about copyrights ?)

By anonymous

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25-01-2004, 19:55

I guess there's no harm in redistributing content they distribute freely themselves..

By cax

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26-01-2004, 09:38

to Guyver800:

Tthere are cases where this is not clear. As you know, streaming usually means "no copy" policy - for example, you can listen to MSX radio, but you cannot distribute the same tunes as MP3 files.

Another example: M$ distributes MSSQL JDBC drivers (or fonts or some other files) freely, but requires everybody to download these files themselves personally and click on [I Agree] button in the license agreement screen.

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