|This article is about a non-canonical topic in the Metal Gear series.|
The Metal Gear gamebook was published exclusively in Japan on March 31, 1988. It was the second gamebook published by Konami as part of their short-lived "Konami Gamebook Series" (コナミゲームブックシリーズ) and was released as a paperback composed of 287 pages with a retail price of 420 yen (or $3.85 USD). Its 10-digit ISBN number is 4-87655-013-1. The book was published as a tie-in to the Famicom version and serves as a continuation of the events in the game.
Two years after the events of Operation Intrude N313, FOXHOUND brought Solid Snake, by that point an unsuccessful illustration artist, out of retirement in order to investigate intel suggesting that a terrorist group had managed to gain the plans for Metal Gear and are planning to mass-produce the weapon.
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- ^ http://tradersguild.cart.fc2.com/ca41/1619/
- ^ a b https://www.amazon.co.jp/メタルギア-ファミリーコンピュータ-コナミスペシャル―コナミゲームブックシリーズ-一本橋-わたる/dp/4876550131
Translation: Summary (from the BOOK database)
Solid Snake shuddered as he saw the contents of the film acquired from the mysterious terrorist organization. It was Metal Gear, the bipedal walking tank he supposedly destroyed two years ago! But it wasn't just one Metal Gear this time. It was a legion of mass-produced models. Having observed the situation with urgency, the secret intelligence agency FOX HOUND has given orders to Snake to destroy Metal Gear once again. The soldier rushes to the field of death to prevent the resurrection of the "steel devil". An authoritative take on the classic battle game makes its splendid debut!