More info on upcoming Japanese Metal Gear Solid novels

Three new Metal Gear Solid novels are going to be released this year, written by Hitori Nojima, the author of the Peace Walker novel published earlier. The first of the three, called Metal Gear Solid – Substance I: Shadow Moses, can already be pre-ordered at Amazon Japan for ¥864. The 544-page book will release on August 25th.

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The other two other books, Metal Gear Solid – Substance II: NY and Metal Gear Solid – The Phantom Pain, will release on September 25th and October 25th.

All books will feature a cover art by Yoji Shinkawa (first revealed at the Japanese Boot Camp event).

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Source: Metal Gear Net

  • Ravenous

    Hmm…I wonder if these will be published in English, and if so: when?
    I would get them for my collection if I would be able to actually read them 😛

    • Gatsu

      Yeah English version would be nice too :).

  • Gatsu

    Those cover arts are enough to make me buy, so beautiful. But I need English version because I only know few words in Japanese ;D.

    • Mauricio Acosta

      I know right!!! Importing these the second they go on shelfs!

  • Mauricio Acosta

    So ughh every single chapter for our beloved Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain has been leaked. Needles to say

    http://i.imgur.com/JtgbU78.gif

    • kirtanloorii

      Is this for real?

      • Mauricio Acosta

        It looks totally legit. People please don’t even think for a second to look them up. They are not complete spoilers but if you know MGS lore, you will be spoiled.

      • No Place For Hayter

        Yeah what Mauricio said, looks legit, looks really legit, but it is just the chapters names. CRYPTIC METAPHORS!

        • kirtanloorii

          Yeah, I had a look at it. It doesn’t really tell me much about the story, but it does confirm that the achievement leak was legit.

          • No Place For Hayter

            Yeah the achievement list, made the story and game look tiny, lol, thankfully this leak shows us how big the story is 🙂

    • No Place For Hayter

      I hope it is true, lol, you would really have to look into the names for spoilers, I didn’t get much if any from them.

      Also if it is true (which it seems to be) CONFIRMATION OF 5 CHAPTERS! NOT JUST 2! OMG HYPE!

      • Mauricio Acosta

        Not 5! It’s V!!! Every other chapter is numbered but the fifth has a V… How fitting!

        • No Place For Hayter

          I saw someone mentioning a month ago how TPP needed 5 chapters simply to reach V, and I thought it was fitting, nice that they were right 🙂

          I get goosebumps just reading the names, lol.

          • kirtanloorii

            Can you guess how many chapters Final Fantasy XIII had? lol

          • kirtanloorii

            I keep looking at my clock like “september? nope….. september? nope”

          • No Place For Hayter

            ALL THIS LEAK DID WAS MAKE THE WAIT HARDER! NOT FAIR!

          • Tong Ninja

            Yeah, that was me. 😀

            So my prediction that there will be 5 chapters is correct then (based on your facts haha). Cool! It makes sense though, because Kojima kept emphasising the V a lot.

    • Gatsu

      Oh great… why cant the world be just once without spoilers/leaks.

      If anyone is gonna check them out, dont post them here. Even if some think they dont spoil anything, I personally ain’t excited to know all of the names before I play the game.

      • No Place For Hayter

        Already did 😉

        They are all CRYPTIC METAPHORS! they don’t spoil much if anything, you really have to dig into the names and try to create your own meanings to the names, but there is nothing factual about the names, so no direct spoilers, just maybe if you read it the right way, but even then you don’t know if you do.

        Though we do know knew the size of the story, HUGE AND AWESOME, LOL.

        • Gatsu

          Yeah thx for checking NP4H, but I still dont wanna know them lol, just few weeks more. Thats all and we get to play the game.

          I can wait to find out the names;). My eyes see faster than I can press delete :P.

          • No Place For Hayter

            Yeah, I understand, lol. This way you get to know the positive outcome of this leak without having the negative effect of learning the names 🙂

          • Gatsu

            😀

          • No Place For Hayter

            “just few weeks more” I don’t think that reality wont sink in until I have the game in my hands.

    • No Place For Hayter

      For a relative size amount, during the game preview, the furthest any media outlet made it was about 55% way through the story, and that is just by the number, not by how large the missions actually were, and not including any side ops, or side story characters or missions, like DD, or Quiet.

      • Mauricio Acosta

        Remember that. I believe those who did that also rushed the game like crazy!

        • No Place For Hayter

          Yep 🙂

    • TheGame1083

      is there a link to the list of missions?

      • No Place For Hayter

        I’m not sure if people would want me to post the link, so you should find it easily enough by searching for it online and filtering your results for the last 24 hours.

        If you can’t find it, the list I found was on a website called “geeksnack” hope that helps 🙂

    • BurntFM

      See, if you wouldn’t have posted that, I would have been totally content not knowing anything about it. But since you mentioned it on this website I had to check it out. You see the effect of posting things like this for someone who’s hungry for MGS? It’s like saying “There’s ice cream in the fridge, don’t go to the kitchen.” But anyways, looking at the name of some episodes in the later chapters, and looking at some of the game trailers. I fear we ARE only going to be in 2 locations. 🙁

      • Chriss Kama

        It’s like we will eventually find out who the boss is of the level that we are on right before the mission starts…..THEN THE SUSPENSE AND SURPRISES ARE OUT THE WINDOW!!!

    • Pawelo

      They are made up. A Portuguese guy came clean that he made them up. It’s an active thread on Reddit, half way through he caughs up. I think I’m nearly ready to cur off from all the news due to all the story tellers 🙂

      • No Place For Hayter

        This is the only fake one that got me, that is only because it is vague enough to be true, anyone who tries to actually write anything fake always writes it so bad there is no way it could be true, lol. If he really did make them up, I gotta give him a hand he did a good job, lol, all of us have to fill the void of time somehow while waiting, lol.

    • Kojinius

      TPP novel is coming out the end of oct. how would it spoil anything that wouldn’t already be spoiled on youtube play throughs?

      • No Place For Hayter

        Lol, I thought the same thing at first. He is referring to the names of the in game chapters for TPP, not the novels chapters.

  • Mauricio Acosta

    Was the peace Walker one released in English?

    • No Place For Hayter

      I don’t think it ever was, we never get these things 🙁

      • Mauricio Acosta

        Darn it! Time to learn Japanese then!

  • Danny Patten

    So are they going on international sale? Anybody heard something?

    • No Place For Hayter

      Probably not, the rest of the world never gets these. At best one world have to import.

      • Danny Patten

        /sigh

  • Punished “Venom” Snake

    This is off topic, but TPP will be out in the same week I come back to college, so I’m expecting not to play that much for my most anticipated game of 2015.

    • No Place For Hayter

      Yeah that sucks 🙁 though you still get to enjoy it thought 🙂 just at a much slower pace. I almost ended up in the same boat, I was going to go to school for my apprenticeship, but those classes start in September, and I decided to wait till next year simply because of TPP, lol.

      • Gatsu

        “and I decided to wait till next year simply because of TPP, lol.”

        masterful plan. ;D

        • No Place For Hayter

          TPP, already changing lives 😉

    • College starts in 2 weeks for me 🙁

    • Gatsu

      I’m sorry to hear that comrade :(. Hopefully you get enough free time daily to at least play few hours :).

      • Punished “Venom” Snake

        Thanks. thats what I hope.

    • prothy

      I have three days between TPP release and school… those will be three days of some intense gaming…

  • 4energyplaylist .

    MGS V: Possible List of Chapter and Episode Names Leaked Online – Possible spoilers.

    Five Chapters.

    http://segmentnext.com/2015/08/04/mgs-v-possible-list-of-chapter-and-episode-names-leaked-online/

    • Javier

      We don’t want spoilers here.

      • 4energyplaylist .

        Yeah. I knew from the beginning that Big Boss is actually Gray Fox.

        • Lewis

          And that Solid Snake is his brother, and Liquid is the mother of Boss, who was the secret wife of Meryl while Ocelot was God of that universe.

          • No Place For Hayter

            “Ocelot was God of that universe” no you got that wrong, geez, Ocelot IS the God of ALL universes.

          • Lewis

            Well, you got me there!

          • Mini gear

            but what about sunny being the chico who got sent to the future fusing with raidens grampa becoming decoy octopus whos the sorrow from another alternate universe?

          • No Place For Hayter

            Well that is simply a fake reality brought about by Ocelot to disguise the true nature of Chico and Sunny, and the children they have, the Chickens, Solid Chicken Liquid Chicken and Solidus Chicken.

          • Mini gear

            then this must be the patriots!

          • Lewis

            Yeah, forgot to mention. Also, important PythonSelkan 100% proved theory that Quiet is Vamp that got fused with EVA into one Metal Gear so Otacon now must go back in time and become his own father while Emma is an AI that was put into Boss’ body after birth – all this gives us only one conclusion: GRAYFOXGRAYFOXGRAYFOXGRAYFOXGRAYFOXGRAYFOXGRAYFOXGRAYFOX.

          • Mini gear

          • Lewis

            PythonSelkan: “What’s that?! Some guy posts a picture of GRAYFOX! with writing “GRAYFOX!” over it? On MGI? It can’t be a coincidence! This must be Kojima under fake account trying to tells us that Big Boss is not Big Boss but…wait for it…you’ll never guess…GRAYFOXRABBLERABBLERABBLE!”

          • No Place For Hayter

            What the name Ishmael? not an obvious connection to moby dick at all, NOPE NONE, even the studio and big boss being called Ahab, NO MOBY DICK CONNECTION AT ALL! but look at this obscure biblical character that is once called a “HUNTER” of course hunter is not a word that is used without referring to GRAY FOX, IT ALSO DOES NOT MATTER THAT IT TOOK ME 2 YEARS TO FIND THIS “CONNECTION” BUT HIS NAME ISHMAEL IS CONNECTION TO THIS RANDOM GUY AND NOT MOBY DICK, NOPE NEVER!

          • No Place For Hayter

            I hear it’s amazing when the purple stuffed worm in flap jaw space does a tuning fork on hiri-kiri rock, I NEED SCISSORS! 61!

        • Ardens Anima

          What about when The End was sent back in time from the end of time itself to try and put a stop to Naked Snake as Snake would be the end of time?

  • Gatsu

    This is so awesome :), cant wait to play DS3. Love those games. Damn phone link didnt work, anyway DS3 gameplay trailer revealed lol. 😀

    • Mini gear

      oh dang im excited about this!

      • Gatsu

        Watching that makes me so excited too :D, and wanna play DS1 or DS2/Bloodborne so badly now lol. Such a cool looking game omg >_< and the combat too!!!

        • Lewis

          That trailer, btw, reminded me of Bloodborne more, than of DS. Some of those monsters and bosses look like they came right from it.

          • Gatsu

            Yeah and the combat+movement seemed more Bloodborneish too. Not surprised because Miyazaki, who was leading the development of Bloodborne, simultaneously kept working on DS3 too. 🙂

          • Lewis

            Well, seems like BB won’t be getting a sequel, as it is getting fused with DS. Don’t mind it, but BB’s story was so warped and horrific, that I like quite a lot.

          • No Place For Hayter

            Yeah, I LOVED the Lovecraftien story and lore 🙂

            P.S. I read “BB” as “Big Boss” at first, lol.

          • Gatsu

            “P.S. I read “BB” as “Big Boss” at first, lol.”

            LOL, so did I ;D …

          • Lewis

            Weeeell, to be honest, I did too, when I read my own comment! 😀

          • Mini gear

            same here, metal gear is in our minds 24:7

          • Mini gear

            i just hope it doesn’t become too much like bloodborne. i got DS2 hands down perfected mostly and it would feel weird for the sequel to play like a different game to me

      • Gatsu

        One of my favorite OST from the series :). Hoping DS3 have good ones during boss fights. Bloodborne had some really good ones too.

        • Mini gear

          i love the soundtrack in these games 🙂 i still cant believe ive played ps4 ds2 for 240 hours >u<

    • Lewis

      Oh man, it hurts. I can’t find DSouls 1 in my country ANYWHERE. It is not available for download and it is nowhere to be found in any of the shops (and I want it for my ps3, not PC). And I have a problem, I can’t jump into a franchise without playing it from the start. I even completed first 2 MG games when I was getting started.

      • Gatsu

        Steam should have it, although the PC port was done badly and need couple mods to fix it if I remember correctly. These days it dont work anymore so well for me, not sure why…didn’t change anything of the game folder :(. But if can play it somehow, do it! It’s a fantastic game, one of the best :D.

        For PS3, well that is different thing then if can find it :(. You could try ordering it from other countries/gaming sites. Dark Souls 1 and 2 stories aren’t related very well to each other imo and the stories in the games aren’t told so openly, instead you gotta find info about them and much of them are hidden.

        • Lewis

          Yeah, I pre-ordered the PC version, but PC gaming did let me up so many times (that port included) that I don’t use it anymore. And I certainly want to play the real game, not a simulator of fixes and config hunting. I thought about ordering it from another country, but the taxes are too high. Almost every time I try to order something the tax is almost the same as the price. Even now I want to order Last of Us vinil sountrack and have to pay 66$ tax. That’s just disappointing. Well, at least I have my Demon’s Souls. 🙂

    • No Place For Hayter

      LOOKS…… The same, like seriously they need to come up with some very unique and new ideas for enemies and environments to be fun to play, all of it so far looks the same again, and I don’t want to run through the same environment fighting the samish enemies again, sigh.

      Also my favorite has always been Demons Souls, so why don’t we get a Demons Souls 2 instead of always Dark Souls sequels? Never been a huge fan of the Dark Souls games.

      • Gatsu

        Brother, you gotta play DS1. It’s the best to me 🙂 and has great DLC.
        But I dunno why havent got them, I wonder what they do after DS3 because it is the “final” chapter or something of the Souls.

        • No Place For Hayter

          Don’t have to worry about me 🙂 I played DS1, decided not to play DS2 though simply because of gameplay problems I did not like to play with, lol.

          • Out of Demon souls, dark souls, dark souls 2….. Bloodborne is my favorite. The lovecraftian stuff ooooo soo sweet.

    • Cobra Commander

      For a minute there I thought you meant Darksiders 3.
      I’ve been keeping a close eye on any Darksiders 3 news, I thought holy shit it’s announced!
      I only just tried the 1st Darksiders about 2 years ago, then immediately got the 2nd game. Very under-rated series, but I love them!
      Never tried Dark Souls or Demon Souls though, I heard they’re hard.
      Like NES days hard.! LOL!

      • No Place For Hayter

        A lot of people over state how hard DS and DS are, there is only one thing you have to keep in mind and you will win everything, and that is “Patience” if you rush to do something you will die, if the boss is about to die and you change your strategy to get one extra hit you will die, and if you try attacking an enemy before first seeing what he can do to you, you will die, if you don’t learn from your speedy mistakes you will die. Patience really helps, lol, but yes the game is hard but not as hard as some say. Also a guide is a MUST if you want everything in the game, they are far to cryptic in there characters and quests, lol.

        • Mini gear

          exactly, this game is about patience, invincibility frames, not rolling to early or over shielding when you see a massive attack, and guides on impossible quest secret items lol

  • Pawelo

    I’ll repeat my earlier post. Apparently the leaked episode names were made up by some guy on Reddit. He came clean in the reddit post. It’s hard to tell what is true and what is not so it’s off to the no MGS news zone for me due to all the story tellers who want to get in on the hype

    • Gatsu

      If this is true, then what the hell is wrong with people? Why gotta do all these fake leaks :(. It kinda pisses me off although better them than real leaks. And once again from reddit :P, why am I not surprised. When the real stuff comes, I’m pretty sure where they will be posted first.

      We all want to play the game very badly and love the series, but could spend the waiting time some other way than bullshitting fans imo. Also don’t understand why people wanna read these things :), when TPP release is so close. It’s impossible for me to avoid watching the trailers and stuff like that, but these leaks or infos…maan I don’t wanna take any risks. Better to leave some for the actual game.

      • No Place For Hayter

        At least it keeps things exciting 🙂 for me at least, I just want a real leak, because the trophy list makes the games story look so very short, lol.

        • Gatsu

          My wise sensei, gotta say that you and few others here got balls of steel when read them haha ;). I just try to stay in the safe zone :D.

          • No Place For Hayter

            “balls of steel” I think it is the opposite, LOL, we just can’t control ourselves, hahaha!

      • Lewis

        >If this is true, then what the hell is wrong with people? Why gotta do all these fake leaks

        I guess, some people just want to see the world burn.

      • Pawelo

        I dunno. Maybe it’s real and maybe not. Now with all the recent events, it is difficult to say what is true and what is not. Maybe he just claimed he made them up haha That’s why I’m steering clear from the news now. Just focusing on replaying the earlier games and stuff.

        • No Place For Hayter

          Unfortunately I have a very big appetite, so I’ll eat anything related to TPP, lol.

          • Pawelo

            I’m the same… but I remember how down I was when I read some of the “full story leak” some time ago. I don’t want that again haha

            I may check out the official stuff like gamescon trailers etc…

          • No Place For Hayter

            I know right? imagine if there was an actual leak of the whole story, I would read it and I would regret it, lol, but even knowing that I would still read it >.>

    • No Place For Hayter

      If it was all made up, he did a very good job, lol, had me fooled as the real thing 🙂

      • Tong Ninja

        I haven’t read any leaks about the main mission names but it might not be 5 chapters then haha.

        You lied to me! XD Jokes, I forgive you.

        I read JunkerHQ’s twitter and he said that the guy admitted to making the whole thing up!
        https://twitter.com/JunkerHQnet/status/628694479348695040

  • kirtanloorii

    Not MG related, but it’s so funny I just had to share it. I can’t stop laughing! https://youtu.be/8W4lPImWGpg?t=47m57s

  • Boldizar

    I hope these are translated to English… and well.

  • MarcoRM82

    there will be a lot of theories with that leak …damn

  • kirtanloorii

    I can’t figure out which is worse. The leaks or the non-leaks…

  • Mini gear

    aaaaghhhhh i gotta go 5 days of starting work including sept 1st >_____________________________________________________< im so paranoid

    • No Place For Hayter

      Me too, I moverd so I had to change my shipping address, needless to say next week I’m going to confirm that they actually changed the shipping address.

  • Braden Gunn

    Mission Names for Phantom Pain have been leaked, nothing too spoilery as the mission titles are quite cryptic.

    NOT SURE IF THIS COUNTS AS A SPOILER BUT:
    The leak does reveal that there are 5 acts in the game and 52 missions in total.

    • No Place For Hayter

      my count adds up to 63 including the prologue and epilogue.

      • Braden Gunn

        I must have miscounted, either way 52 or 63 it’s a good amount of missions especially since Kojima said some missions would last hours.

    • Mini gear

      main or all missions?

      • No Place For Hayter

        NOT SURE IF THIS COUNTS AS A SPOILER BUT:
        a
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        a
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        Main. But by my count it is 63. including prologue and epilogue.

      • Braden Gunn

        Main

  • Nuclear_Dad

    My fanart, what you guys think?

    • Mini gear

      very good brother!

    • Joaquin Romero Victorica

      Nuclear dad lol. Very good one!

    • ddmaster

      Damn Good! Wish I had that skill.

    • Nuclear_Dad

      thanks brothaaaars! <3

      I would be proud to see someone using as avatar.

    • good man, i like the style, he looks tough. though i think part of the hair could look better. i like the chin a lot too

    • César H. Sandoval

      Amazing work!

    • Chriss Kama

      Pretty nice!!

  • Sn4ke_911
  • MrEcho

    I wanna buy posters of these covers

  • hope we can get some high res versions of those cover arts, the one from TPP would fit nicely on a custom cover

  • PrinceHeir

    Can’t wait!!

  • Em_ptySkin

    will these be in english? or horribly translated into english? I want well done MGS comics.

  • LINKIN33M

    Hitori Nojima ? more like Hideo Kojima !

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  • alexis

    So it’s been about a year now… is there any english translation yet? I’ve been checking google periodically since then but I haven’t found anything

  • Nadine Roche

    Do these Books have Illustrations inside them – like the Peace Walker Novel?

    • Not sure, but there is no mention of it so probably not.

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