English Edition of The Art of Metal Gear Solid I – IV releasing next year, available for pre-order now

After The Art of Metal Gear Solid V, Dark Horse is publishing another Metal Gear Solid art book, titled The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV. This hardcover bookset will contain 800 pages of Yoji Shinkawa artwork for Metal Gear Solid 1 to Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, spread over two books. The books were originally published by Japanese publisher Shinkigensha, but has now been translated to English for the first time and released as a set in a collectible slipcase. This set will launch on May 8th of 2018 and will cost $79.99.

The official product description is as follows:

Twenty years of tactical espionage action concept art, design, and creativity! Coming in a collectable slipcase, this two book set contains 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. Explore twenty years of classic stealth action video game artistry in loving detail!

Product details
Hardcover: 800 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Books (May 8, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1506705812
ISBN-13: 978-1506705811

Last year Dark Horse published The Art of Metal Gear Solid V. For details and pictures of that item, go here.

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Source: Amazon, Dark Horse

  • Shadowarr

    Another contest aye?

    • Probably not, Rob Peeler was the one who arranged that and he’s gone… 🙁

      • Shadowarr

        Ohh… That’s a huge shame.

  • Eugene Voldo

    Three great games and Metal Geard Solid 4 :'(

  • Schnoy

    Though I was a bit disappointed by the artbook from MGSV, I preordered this set without even thinking about it 😀 especially since I never could get my hands on the MGS4 book :'(

  • That’s an easy pre-order, I only have the artbook for 2 and V. Shame it doesn’t have art from Peace Walker though.

    • Buschviech

      It does!
      Or at least, Amazon thinks so:
      “Twenty years of tactical espionage action concept art, design, and
      creativity! Coming in a collectable slipcase, this two book set contains
      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.”

    • Peace Walker is included as well! From the official Dark Horse website:

      “The collection includes The Art of Metal Gear Solid I–IV and Peace Walker Gallery Works and Studio Works.”

      https://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/2578/dark-horse-publish-ultimate-collection-metal-gear

      • Oh, awesome! That’s good news, thanks.

  • moto hellogoto

    800 pages wow.

    • 800 pages of awesomeness.

  • No Place For Hayter

    HOLE!
    LEE!
    SHIT!

    Fucking’A now this shits my jam. Shinkawa and MGS artbooks are so hard to get a hold of, so things like this are absolutely AMAZING! CAN’T WAIT!

  • Sebastien Giroux

    Just to be clear this is the re-release of this collected limited books right? http://gameranx.com/img/12-Sep/mgs18.jpg

    • Yeah, that seems to be the case (the ones in the metal casing, not the scenario books).

  • Heads-up: you can now save 40% ($ 32.00) on the book through Amazon!

  • monkeyspinach

    I’ve compared this to my own books and it seems to be a straight up reprint of the original ‘The Art of Metal Gear Solid’ and ‘The Art of the HD Collection’ at least. I don’t have GotP to compare but I assume it’s probably a reprint of that. However, the second volume of studio works seems to the same content as the MGS1 book, but a lot more than was printed on the HD Collection book.
    Would have been nice if they could have added GZ and MGSV for the reprint, but I’m still absolutely getting this.

  • Roman Shukshin

    I am happy, but book cover looks bad

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