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Despite the controversy that he experienced at the time, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty it has been valued in its proper dimension over the years and has earned the title of being one of the best video games of all time. November 2001 is also known for the debut of this installment, one of the most anticipated at the time and although it has already celebrated its 20 years of its debut in the United States, now it is the turn of the debut in Japan.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty celebrate another 20 years
Through a post on his Twitter account for Japan, Hideo Kojima celebrated the 20th anniversary of the launch of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty in that country. It was on November 29, 2001 when the Konami title came to PlayStation 2, quenching the desire for a next-generation AAA delivery and to continue the story that was known in Metal Gear Solid 1998.
— Hideo Kojima (@Kojima_Hideo) November 28, 2021
As you can see, one of the differences in this version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty for Japan it is in the art of its cover, which shows a piece by Yoji Shinkawa with abstract elements and that in the background looks like Manhattan, in New York, a silent witness to the incidents of the Tanker and the Big Shell.
In 2001, the same November that MGS2 was released, GTA3 and HALO were released. This was a year of great change in the game industry.
– HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 30, 2021
Kojima took a unique risk with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty It was a risky proposal on the part of Kojima and his work team, since at the beginning he broke the fourth wall in an unexpected way, deceiving the players in the same way that Solid Snake was deceived in the previous installment. Starting from the foundations of memetics and what the handling of information implied to create context, going beyond the idea of genetics, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty generated a bittersweet drink as no one expected Raiden.
However, the wealth of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and its elements to highlight at the level of history, design, mechanics, handling of information and details, earned it, after several years, the place it has today in the industry.
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