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Oscar Isaac pegged to play Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid film

Gearing up

The Metal Gear Solid movie has been in development hell for a long, long time now, but it appears some movement is finally being made.

While it's not 100% official just yet, inside sources are claiming that Oscar Isaac is going to take on the role of Solid Snake. Isaac is certainly one of the busier actors in Hollywood, and his attachment to the film boosts its profile considerably. With Jordan Vogt-Roberts set to direct, hopefully we can expect an adaptation that is taken seriously, and respects the franchise its paying tribute to.

Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! hits 750,000 units sold

Full steam ahead!

Konami has announced that Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban has managed to sell more than 750,000 units so far. That's quite impressive, seeing how the game launched back on November 19th, 2020, and is only available in Japan. There has been no mention of a localization for this title.

SuperGroupies reveals new line of Metal Gear Solid-themed merch

Kept you waiting, huh?

Looking to add a bit of Solid Snake style to your wardrobe? SuperGroupies might have what you want, as they're launching a Metal Gear Solid-themed lineup of apparel and more. Check out what's coming down the pipeline in the press release below.

SuperGroupies, a Japanese fashion brand offering products inspired by anime and games, is proud to announce our first collaboration collection with one of the world’s most famous video game franchises, the action-adventure stealth series, Metal Gear.

Our 4-item lineup of a watch, backpack, coat, and boots is inspired by the man who makes the impossible possible, Solid Snake.

【Product Information】

■Solid Snake Model Watch

This watch is inspired by Solid Snake and is equipped with calendar and days of the week functions.

The game’s most iconic colors are used as the color palette for the watch face. The subdial is designed in the style of the Codec screen, a detail that all fans are sure to recognize and love. The watch will be shipped to you in one of the most indispensable items in the Metal Gear series for infiltration missions: a cardboard box with a SuperGroupies exclusive design.

■Solid Snake Model Backpack

This highly practical gray backpack with yellow accents is inspired by Solid Snake. Three embroidered patches come with the bag, featuring the FOXHOUND emblem, the phrase “ONE MAN ARMY,” and a Japanese kanji character, all of which represent Snake.

■Solid Snake Model Mods Coat

This Solid Snake-inspired mods coat is in a sleek dark gray with yellow for color accenting. On the right sleeve is an instantly recognizable embroidered patch of the FOXHOUND emblem. On the left sleeve is a zipper pull inspired by Snake’s iconic bandana.

Arcade Archives: Gradius II - more gameplay

As we shared yesterday, Hamster has revealed the next entry in their Arcade Archives series, and it's a franchise that needs little introduction. Hitting the Switch on Nov. 12th, 2020 is Arcade Archives: Gradius II, which originally launched all the way back in 1998. As usual, this version of the game will be priced at $8.

Solomon Program 'How to Play' videos released

A fresh set of "How to Play" videos have been released by Konami for their monster battling game, Solomon Program. Launching in Japan this winter, a closed beta for November 2020 was just announced yesterday. Check out the Japanese tutorial videos below!

How to Play: Deep Mining

How to Play: Merging

How to Play: Online Battles

How to Play: Programming

Konami announces closed beta for Solomon Program

A whole month of testing

Konami has announced that they'll be holding a month-long closed beta for Solomon Program in Japan. The beta kicks off in November 2020, and registrations are open right now. You can read a quick breakdown of how the game is played below.

Program!

Consider how to approach the enemy, whether to attack, and the monsters’ actions.

Merge and Power-Up!

Power-up your monsters with processors obtained in battle.

Deep Mining

Artificial intelligence getting stronger on its own?! Good things come to those who wait!

Online Battles

Battle against hackers from around the world! Unleash special moves, too.

Solomon Program releasing for Switch in Japan this Winter

It'll be a cold day before this game launches

Details on Konami's monster battling game Solomon Program have been trickling in, and now we know when to expect the game's launch. CoroCoro Comic has confirmed that Konami will be releasing the game in Japan sometime this Winter, and a new demo is on the way before that.

Solomon Program lets you program monsters’ movement and attack methods by combining panels. The monsters you create will fight automatically via the Internet. The game also includes a mode where the monsters can fight and grow automatically without any input from the player.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories writer currently pitching a "follow-up," but not to Konami

So not Silent Hill...but like it

Sam Barlow, the man behind the award-winning titles Her Story and Telling Lies, also happened to be the writer for the 2009 Wii release, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. That entry in the franchise took a rather unique approach, as it removed combat altogether. The decision was a divisive one, but it definitely had its fans, and the game grew in popularity as the years went on.

While Barlow has found great success since his Silent Hill work, it seems he'd like to return some of the ideas used in Shattered Memories. Barlow announced on Twitter that he's working on a follow-up to that title, but it doesn't seem that it's actually tied to Silent Hill. Barlow specifically says that he's currently pitching the idea, but not to Konami. Whatever this follow-up is looks to be more in line with a spiritual successor, rather than an actual sequel.

Check out the latest Japanese trailer for Momotarou Dentetsu: Shouwa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!

Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! will launch in Japan on November 19th, 2020. Check out the latest Japanese promotional trailer uploaded to Konami's YouTube channel above!

Arcade Archives: Contra - more gameplay

"CONTRA" is an action game released by KONAMI in 1987. The strongest warrior "CONTRA" Bill and Lance will challenge the destruction of the Earth invasion base of aliens, with their passion "Toukon" (Fighting Spirit) and their inborn guerrilla tactics.

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