Metal Gear Solid Art Book on the Way from Dark Horse Comics
It’s doubtful that the Metal Gear Solid franchise would be the same if it hadn’t been for the visually striking artwork by Japanese artist Yoji Shinkawa. From the first game’s debut in 1998 for the original PlayStation, Shinkawa-san’s work has become an integral part of the tactical espionage action franchise. Dark Horse Comics is now looking to preserve the artist’s legacy by publishing a two-book compilation featuring his illustrious Metal Gear Solid art.
The wide-reaching The Metal Gear Solid art collection will feature 800 pages of concept and key art from across the gaming series. All illustrated in his Yoji Shinkawa’s style, the book will include characters, weapons, and vehicles from Metal Gear Solid and its first four sequels / prequels: Sons of Liberty, Snake Eater, Guns of the Patriots, and Peace Walker. The Art of Metal Gear Solid I-IV is now available for pre-order through Amazon for $79.99 USD, and is scheduled for shipping on May 8, 2018.
Though Shinkawa-san is most widely known for his Metal Gear Solid art, the artist has also contributed to other properties such as Zone of the Enders and more recently for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s Zombies Chronicles. In the future, Yoji Shinkawa continuing his presence in the gaming industry, working on Square Enix’s upcoming mech shooter Left Alive and reteaming with Hideo Kojima as Art Director for the PlayStation 4-exclusive Death Stranding. Perhaps one day we’ll be lucky enough to see his other artworks committed to book-form.
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