Yoji Shinkawa’s artwork for Metal Gear Solid includes some of the most iconic illustrations in video games, setting the tone and style for the series masterfully. Much of this artwork was compiled in last year’s The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV hardcover collection, and now, you can snag the two-book set for almost half-off.
The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV
The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV is currently on sale for $44 USD on Amazon, down from $80. Amazon prices fluctuate frequently, so the actual discount may vary depending on when you visit the page.
The collection comes with two hardcover books, one for Studio Works and the other for Gallery Works, contained inside of a hardcover slipcase. Studio Works consists of black-and-white illustrations, mostly concept art used in the series’ production. Gallery Works, on the other hand, features coloured drawings and 3D renders.
If you want to revisit the old games, the best way to do so on current-generation hardware is the backward-compatibility program on Xbox One. Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD, Peace Walker HD, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance are all available as part of the program. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is currently available through Xbox Game Pass. For PlayStation 4 users, you’ll have to use PlayStation Now to play Metal Gear Solid 4 and the aforementioned games. Of course, you could just purchase Metal Gear Solid V on either platform, if that interests you. Unfortunately, neither PS4 or Xbox One feature the original Metal Gear Solid.