|Metal Gear Solid 2: Bande Dessinée|
Japanese DVD cover.
|Designer(s)|| Hideo Kojima (director)|
Ashley Wood (artwork)
|Platform(s)||DVD, PlayStation 3|
|Release date(s)|| DVD|
JP June 12, 2008
NA July 9, 2013
JP July 11, 2013
|Media||DVD, Blu-ray Disc|
Metal Gear Solid 2: Bande Dessinée (French for "Franco-Belgian graphic novel style") is a digitized version of the Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty comic book released as a DVD Video in Japan on June 12, 2008, the same day Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was released worldwide. This digital version of the Sons of Liberty comic has been edited to features sound effects, animations, and music in a matter similar to Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel on the PSP, only with full voice acting added as well, essentially turning the comic into a movie. The Japanese DVD release includes a second disc containing a redone version of the original Digital Graphic Novel with full voice acting. Both movies will be released in a single Blu-ray Video disc as part of The Legacy Collection, added in so the player can get through the story in case they weren't able to actually beat the game.
Story differences between the game and Bande DessineeEdit
- During Raiden's torture under Solidus, he experiences flashbacks to his past as a child soldier in Liberia that weren't actually covered in the game. Flashbacks include:
- Raiden (then known as Jack the Ripper), on his tenth birthday in 1990, cutting off the heads of ten captured Liberian terrorists on Solidus's orders, as the latter's "birthday present" to the former. Raiden also experienced a monologue about how, by that point due to the bleak nature of his situation, he became nihilistic by that age. Colonel Campbell and Rose (implied to be manifestations from Raiden's nanomachine base) attempt to tell Raiden that Solidus was lying, while Solidus informs him that this is indeed what happened. It then cuts back to onboard Arsenal Gear, where Solidus noted that Arsenal has a foreign agent onboard, and tells Ocelot to investigate.
Japanese voice acting changesEdit
Like in the first Digital Graphic Novel, Ikuya Sawaki replaces the late Koji Totani as the voice of Revolver Ocelot. On the other hand, Ryotaro Okiayu reprises the role of Vamp, despite being replaced by film director Shinya Tsukamoto in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Kikuko Inoue also voices newscaster Karen Hojo, a character she played in Policenauts, in addition to her usual role of Rosemary. Yukitoshi Hori plays The Sorrow, a character from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater who makes an appearance in the comic.
- Official website (in Japanese only)