Metal Gear Solid 3 themed Pachinko machine announced

Konami has announced a Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater themed pachinko machine. The machine is set to release this fall and is equipped with a 32″ 1080p LCD screen. Apparently, we can expect the ‘next generation of pachislot and entertainment experience’ with ‘overwhelming sense of realism, high-end visuals and dramatic and thrilling story and battles’. Many fans feared this was going to happen when Konami’s pachinko company KPE trademarked ‘Big Boss’ last year.

A promotional video of the machine has been released, showing us some pretty awesome Snake Eater scenes recreated with modern visuals.



Here are two pictures of the Pachislot machines:

Source: Konami, DualShockers,

  • gnysek

    Did they recreated MGS3 on PS4?

  • Aleezy

    What a tease..

  • Tariq Abati

    Are they hinting mgs3 remaster on the fox engine ^^

    It looks damn impressive, if they would also add some new gameplay mechanics !

    • Fantasy-o Kyrn

      Does pachinko count as a new gameplay mechanic?

      • Technically, yes. The first time ‘hit the lever’ is introduced to the MGS series.

        • Do Japanese folk actually watch the actual pachinko machine portions and go “YEEEEEEEAH!”

          • The couple of hundred people who upvoted the video maybe.

        • César H. Sandoval

          I wish I had those levers fighting Volgin the first time!

    • MichaelPayneV

      Wonder why didn’t they use the Fox Engine, instead using CGI?

      • César H. Sandoval

        Shh, it’s the PES engine now, MGS has no need for it.

  • Wow, the dislikes on that video…

    • I wanna kill myself rn

    • César H. Sandoval

      Wish I had two accounts so I could double dislike it.

    • Plissken

      I like how every comment on YouTube is basically “FucKonami”

    • Mr.Pony

      Just checked those numbers again and it looks like this is going to be the next Call of Duty trailer

  • Danny Patten

    And so it begins…the downfall.

    • César H. Sandoval

      It began long ago, this is just the final nail in the coffin.

  • Big Bosch

    Say whatever you want about the pachinko machines, but the snake eater cinematics look gorgeous. I hope we get more of these realistic character renderings.

    • Lamp123

      I think everyone can agree that the remake of the MGS3 cutscenes is fantastic. The only problem is that it is being used on a pachinko machine …. lol

      If they were announcing a new MGS3 PS4/PC/Xbone remake, that would be much more exciting for the fans and a step in the right direction for Konami. People want to give Konami a second chance, but this is definitely not the right way to do it. Who knows, maybe we will get a MGS3 Remake in the future …

  • GidrGidrovich

    This is CGI, not the FOX engine

  • GidrGidrovich

    This is CGI cutscene, not the FOX engine

  • Konami… You bastOrds!

  • Mr.Pony
  • you know, at least I can appreciate the studio behind this thing. KPE studio or disbanded KojiPro staff of what is left at Konami did incredible job with CGI or whatever this is. I mean, it looks incredible. It looks like what I would like to ply on current gen consoles.

    Everything else, god damn it Konami…

    • Mr.Pony

      Yeah CGI is pretty good, a remake of the game like that would be awsome

    • MichaelPayneV

      Yep, always give credit where is due!

    • Alexandre Saccol

      Maybe it actually is FOX Engine.

      To add insult to injury… or perhaps injury to insult.

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

      I thought the CGI was pretty meh, the facial animations are horrible and uncanny – even for keyframed ones. Games like The Last Of Us and Witcher 3 didn’t have any facial capture and we’re 10x more realistic animations. Even MGS3 had better animations.

      I guess the facial capture studio they used for MGSV isn’t in Japan so they used a cheaper alternative.

      • Recreating a scene is much harder then creating a new one. I agree that Witcher 3 cinematic stuff was much better in quality.
        But MGs3 scene was in the PS2 era. I think it looks great for what it is right now.

        • Xander Hampshire

          I know nowt about game dev. Why is it harder to remake than make from scratch? I know some people tend to freak out if something is at a slightly different angle, or the lighting is different etc… (I admit I can be pretty picky as well). But I would have thought it would have been pretty much the same process, it’s still going to have to be modelled, animated, camera angles picked… only the second time around it’s already been storyboarded and there’s an old version to reference. Is it just the pressure to make it match?

        • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

          Not really. They basically have had a script handed to them – MGS3 details what the lighting should look like, what the characters look like, the dialogue, the setting, the environment, the effects, cinematography – everything has already been established prior. They don’t have to spend time thinking about what the scene should look like, they just need to create a higher quality version of the one in MGS3.

          It looks good compared to MGS3, but that is a PS2 game. For CGI standards it was a rushed and low budget job. If it was physically running on current gen hardware that is a completely different story, but it wasn’t.

      • Alex

        I think its just FOX Engine. Like, this is what the cutscenes in a MGS3 Fox Engine remake would look on PS4. Of course the actual gameplay wouldn’t be quite as good, like say, all prior Uncharteds and Metal Gears. But when you consider that MGSV graphics were held back by A.) Last gen consoles and B.) Open world, it makes you start to wonder just how amazing a traditional linear game would’ve looked taking full advantage of PS4/X1.

        • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

          This isn’t FoxEngine – if it was they would of included the FoxEngine logo in order to market it. Also you don’t use game engines to render CGI (unless it’s suppose to market the engine’s capabilities), you only do so for pre-rendered cutscenes that are part of a game.

          Think of a game engine being made up of various different software (level/map editor, AI scripting, sound editor etc), one of this software is responsible for modelling/animation/rendering (this is usually not included in the engine but created using third party tech like Maya or Blender, but let’s just say it is) – this is what is used for CGI and game cutscenes alike, but the catch with a game engine is that if you want use this one piece of software the whole engine with all the other unneeded software is dragged along (and they often have a codependancy on one’s another). It makes more sense to just use individual, dedicated software for the render rather than use a game engine that drags unneeded components that slow the whole process down. Game engines are only good for making games: combing different pieces of software to produce an interactive set of moving computer generated images. Using a game engine to create just CGI without the interactivity is not what the engine’s are for and is completely redundant.

          • Alex

            Promoting FOX Engine was more of a Kojima thing, I don’t think Konami will ever actually do that, the PES games don’t do it. I think it can be either way, but if the Pachinko machine is going to seamlessly transition into gameplay scenarios (pictures have shown overhead gameplay views), then its definitely the engine.

    • César H. Sandoval

      Looks good, but you can tell it’s just a pale imitation of what KojiPro was capable to do, even the PS2 cutscenes look more alive with the lowpoly count.

  • Ralexion

    You can desecrate anything but the Boss, ffs.

  • kirtanloorii

    And the sad thing is that they are still going to make tons of money on it.

    • Gatsu


  • Pretty cool, someone put the English voice overs over this scene:

    • César H. Sandoval

      With Keifer and NotMajorTom?

    • MichaelPayneV

      Ever since Kiefer, i cannot hear anyone else’s voice coming from Big Boss!

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet


  • XIFF-5

    The models and the graphics… WOOOOOOOW!
    Can’t believe that effort for recreating scenes from MGS3 went only for a pachinko promo, WHY?! This is sad :/ .I wish if they make a movie with these graphics instead of real actors if there was a movie in first place

  • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami
  • MrVux007

    And there i was,finally taking a little break.Drinking beer while lying on Dubai beach during the sunset….I thought to myself “Today….life is good.” and then afterwards “There is no way,this day can go wrong”….and then…a friend sent me a message on FB.He knew how much love i have towards MGS series,so he wrote the following. “Hey dude! Its happening.THEY ARE REMAKING MGS3!!!”….

    me right now

  • Volf

    FUCK YOU KONAMI!!!!!!!!! Remaking MGS3 cutscenes for what? For a godamn pachinko machine?!?!? What a disgrace to Hideo Kojima and his fans, worst company in the fucking planet!

  • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami
  • Gatsu

    Oh for fuck sakes Konami…they made such amazing trailer for a goddamn pachinko machine? REALLY :(?! It would be lovely to see MGS3 with these graphics. Is pachinko so popular in Japan that they have to destroy MGS like this…

    Just when I had forgotten all the bs Konami did, this shows up .

    • Well, maybe Konami can now see that there is demand for actual Metal Gear titles (such as remakes).

      • Gatsu

        Yeah maybe :P.

      • Mr.Pony

        I wouldn’t have a problem if they kind of turned into Capcom like company and just remake their games

      • I’m not even going to lie. I’d play the shit out of that remake. I still watch mgs 3 cinematics on a monthly basis (pretty much) I’d watch that until I die

    • I Will Never Forget What Konami Did.
      they can kiss my ass and make a New Metal Gear game but I never forget these things.
      Pachinko machines is just the start. Prepare for some more stuff. It’s coming and it’s not going to be good or…

      • Gatsu

        I won’t forget, I explained it wrong sorry ;D. but what I meant was that my anger had calmed down on them during the months and now I wanna scream like Venom in nuclear trailer again lol. I’m a peaceful person but Konami manage to do this :(.

      • Mr.Pony

        The moment you realise that Zero’s plan was to dominate the world via Pachinko. Damn the Patriots!

        • Leguywhodrownedquiet

          I understand you hated mgsv but stillll

    • DonquixoteDoflamingo

      Really really off-topic but i just wanted to ask what is it about Life Is Strange that you loved so much? I recently started playing it and so far i don’t really get the hype behind it. The game play is cool i guess but the story and characters are extremely one-dimensional.

  • Pliskin

    The CGI looks really good. Using it on a pachinko machine is a big waste, they should have made the MGS movie with this instead.

  • Tong Ninja

    Hmm, it’s weird that they are making a MGS3 pachinko machine despite the fact, the Castlevania and Silent Hill 2 Pachinko machines weren’t that successful at all (according to Konami 2015 financial report and overall fan reception). Definitely another step in the wrong direction from Konami.

    On a more positive note, the cutscenes and character models look awesome.
    Good job to the team that did this. 🙂
    There is good potential for a MGS3 remake if Konami make the effort. But we’ll see happens in the future.

    • Frederick Guese

      So do you think in a few year they’ll pull an SNK?

      • Tong Ninja

        Not sure. Maybe haha.

  • Nekkedsnake

    All these pretty visuals are wasted on this pachinko bullshit. Fuck Kocknami.

    • César H. Sandoval

      Hey, drunkass japanese elder men with no idea of what a Metal Gear is need pretty visuals too!

  • Venom_Sina

    What the hell is this?!
    The CG is really good,but I think Square Enix still makes better CGs.
    Man,I don’t know what to say.I want to play a remake of a MG game on a home console,not a pachinko machine…

  • Raymondius

    Disgusting… But it really makes me happy the amount of dislikes in the video.

    Yeah, the CGi is awesome, but don’t let it make you forget how despicable the intention is.

  • BurntFM

    I think I’m going to be sick. That was our joke. “I bet Konami is going to fuck it up even more and make MGS a pachinko game.” That wasn’t suppose to be real. FUUUUCCKKKK YOUUUUUU!!!!! KONAMIIIIIII!!!!!!

  • Plissken

    “Such a lust for Pachinko…”
    Alternatively, “I never asked for this.” -Future Cyborg Snake

  • Raymondius

    The fucked up thing is that they just took one of the most sacred moments of our lives as men who play games and spit, pissed and throw up over it.

    Imagine you are a Christian or a Jew or a Buddhist believer or whatever and they just go to your church, synagogue, mosque, temple, altar, fucking grave of your beloved ones that passed away and then they just shit on it. Then they look at you and laugh.

    Of course you don’t have to believe in anything to have something you admire, respect and love. We are all humans. But I’m fucking serious, those bastards don’t have and don’t know what respect is.

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Oh trust me I have done pretty bad things in a temple and I hit anyone who tries to beat me up for it
      I’m a real psychopath
      I don’t regret shit
      Jokes asides, turning the boss’ death into gambling bullshit is painful af

    • Alex

      You feel it too don’t you 🙁 -_-

  • César H. Sandoval

    Can’t wait for the MGS2 pachinko machine telling me to go home and stop gambling my kids’ education money!

  • Ah, I see. Put actual effort into something that in the end is irrelevant to the fanbase at large. I got you. No need to say anything else.


  • Also, I want to point one important thing in this discussion. Konami actually knew that there will be a major “”discussion”” over this and they actually put some money in to the CGI and even produced 32inch HD screen for this shit.

    Be glad that it’s not something like THIS:

    Because let’s face it. Metal Gear has some erotic material in it. Konami could bastardize the franchise even further at this point. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

  • moto hellogoto

    Probably has a better story than MGSV

    • BurntFM

      Not an effective joke anymore but, yes. It has a better story. It’s Snake Eater. We know the story already.

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      In your dreams
      Mgsv was a goty contender
      COME AT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      If you’re talking about the pachinko then……
      Shut up

  • If Konami doesn’t announce an actual MG game at this E3… even if it is this MGS3 remake, or the Hideo-less next entry on the series, I don’t care… I just want to beLIEve this company has a little respect for its fans, or it self these cinematics look fantastic, even the old PS2 3d environments are still there with improved textures, lighting and added foliage… at least it was nice to hear the good MGS3 theme music with updated visuals… but I feel dirty because of this pachinko BS… Dam it NOKAMI just sell a dammed DVD/BD with these cutscenes!!!!!!
    On the bright side:
    E3 is coming and Hideo will bring his new Sony toys

    • Lewis

      You think he will announce something at E3? I really hope so, but I fear it is far too early :C

  • hunner


  • vic boss

    I was just wondering does anybody know if the version of portable ops for the ps vita is playable? I mean that if it has good gameplay cause I heard that the previous version of portable ops for the ps vita had bad gameplay controls.

    • Lamp123

      Someone asked a similar question involving gameplay controls for Portable Ops on PS Vita on Official Metal Gear Solid facebook. This was their answer:

      “On PSVita, buttons can be remapped; we encourage trying out this PSP classic with your preferred configuration and capture some screenshots! ”

      So it should be playable!

  • Biggy

    Wow a pachinko machine!!! What about an actual game??

  • proceeder

    Konami, I hate your guts!

  • Full Options

    Haaaa…. Krapnami… With MGS3, by the way (the meshes are excellent though)

  • Abudy Saad AlBaldawi

    Am I the only one bothered by the complete lack of effort on the facial animations? Other than that the CGI looks beautiful, too bad its just for a shitty pachinko machine.

    • Maybe they were limited by the fact that it had to look as close as possible like the original scene.

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

      I 100% agree.

  • Full Options

    Mmm… They likely very well reshaped the whole Cobra unit as well… Substantial / strange efforts for a simple Pachinko… If only those meshes could be used for a FoxEngine based MGS3 reboot…

  • It’s cool to see how exactly they copied the original scene, down to the smalles movements of the characters. But yeah, The Boss’ face isn’t a 100% correct, as people have pointed out.

  • Jav


  • Gatsu

    Great video. His reaction and thoughts was pretty same to mine lol.

  • FMercenary

    I didn’t see this before… lol wat?

  • kuaikukia

    Good thing I still keep this meme

  • Gatsu

    I just read news, that the horror game Allison Road is cancelled :(… Really a shame, because it looked amazing and I was looking forward to it. It was indeed the spiritual successor to PT, even went so far as cancellation.

    World needs more horror games, I feel like it’s a fading genre when there hasn’t been many of these in recent years. Perhaps RE manages to return from action to more horror.

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      RE2 remake?

      • Gatsu

        That and RE7 :).

    • FMercenary

      Not cancelled, just their kickstarter:

      I still don’t feel fond to what I’ve seen of this game, though.

  • Leguywhodrownedquiet

    The faces look emotionless
    The fanbase is a wasteland

  • Leguywhodrownedquiet

    Off Topic: What do you think about this?

  • proceeder

    -Said Snake while spraying bullets with an M60.

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet


  • Solid PhoeniX

    This has to be Konami’s way of Mocking Kojima’s Legacy. I hate Konami so Much. I hope that Kojima Mocks Konami sooooo much in his Upcoming game

  • PrinceHeir

    @Gatsu88:disqus Hey man. I remember you asked about FFXII HD Remaster or was it not?

    Square Enix finally announced FFXII The Zodiac Age!

    They added dual audio, being able to choose remaster and original soundtrack, shorter loading times, International Zodiac Job system, better graphics etc.

    Expect PC version to be announced next year. Maybe add in trainers etc.

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Hoooly fuck
      Despite loads of paracetamol in my body, I’m no longer depressed

      • PrinceHeir

        I’m glad that cheered you up.

        I hope you’re doing okay 🙂

        • Leguywhodrownedquiet

          Thanks man 😀
          It’s just that I got an infection and got prescribed antibiotics which are giving stomach pain

    • Gatsu

      Oooohhh yeah :D, amazing news! I’ve missed playing FFXII and so glad they are really doing it. I’m gonna wait for the PC release. Thanks Prince <3 !

  • PrinceHeir

    Seeing how RE5 Remaster is rereleasing soon. I really want MGS4 Remaster right now. I remember there were frame drops during middle east sections, especially during the explosion scenes.

    Yeah yeah Konami is the problem. Still it’s a shame since the game was really ahead of the time and would benefit with the current hardware boost we have right now.

    I remember playing Metal Gear Solid 4, Resident Evil 5 and Uncharted 2 last gen. There were my go to games. Good times.

    • Mr.Pony

      As someoe who didn’t have a PS3 and only got to speed play MGS4, i really want to see this as a remake, it would make me consider getting back into consoles. Also an entire collection on PC would be welcomed, consoles still have a bit of a stretch to go when it comes to game preservation.

  • Gatsu
    • Full Options

      Followed !
      Holy shit, you guys see this mask ?!
      Awesome !

  • James Raskalov

    We all saw this coming.

    Also, hi, I’m back.

  • VenomSnake421

    People need to chill, Konami said before that they have plans for a new MGS for consoles.

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