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Packaging for Metal Gear Saga Vol. 1.

Metal Gear Saga is the title of two separately produced documentaries released in DVD format covering the Metal Gear series, the first one released in 2006 and a second in 2008. The title Metal Gear Saga was originally used by a public presentation of the Metal Gear series Hideo Kojima and his staff conducted for the Metal Gear series in 2005.

Volume 1

The first volume of Metal Gear Saga was given to customers who pre-ordered the North American version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence in 2006. The disc came packaged with the European Platinum releases of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. It was never released in Japan.

The documentary covers the development of each game from the series' fictional chronology, beginning with Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and progressing to the remainder of the series, briefly touching the then newly-unveiled Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops was not yet announced at the time). The documentary features interviews with Hideo Kojima where he reveals specific details of each game, as well as his thoughts on the Nintendo Entertainment System version of Metal Gear and Snake's Revenge. The disc contains preview trailers of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Metal Gear Acid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4.

Volume 2

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Volume 2 box art.

The second volume was originally released in Japan in 2007 (where it was simply titled Metal Gear Saga, since Volume 1 was never released there) as a bonus to customers who purchased Metal Gear 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Solid Collection. In North America and Europe, an English version of the documentary was released as a bonus to customers who pre-ordered Metal Gear Solid 4.

The documentary narrates the fictional events of the Metal Gear storyline beginning with Metal Gear Solid 3 and up to the events leading to Metal Gear Solid 4. The documentary centers around an undisclosed narrator (voiced by Masane Tsukuyama in Japanese and Guy Perryman in English) attempting to track Solid Snake down and narrates the history surrounding him, his father Big Boss (Naked Snake) and his brothers Liquid Snake and Solidus Snake.

The disc contains all the preview trailers of Metal Gear Solid 4 released up to that point as a bonus.

  • Chapter 001 Prologue
  • Chapter 002 Metal Gear 20th Anniversary
  • Chapter 003 Big Boss (Naked Snake) - The Origin of Snake
  • Chapter 004 Liquid Snake - The Second Snake
  • Chapter 005 Solidus Snake - The Third Snake
  • Chapter 006 Solid Snake - The First Snake

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