Press Release from IDWPublishing.com:
Konami Corporation (President and CEO: Kagemasa Kozuki, headquartered in Tokyo) and IDW Publishing (President: Ted Adams, headquartered in California) have agreed to publish a comic book adaptation of Konami?s popular action game, Metal Gear Solid
The Metal Gear Solid series, developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, Inc. (President: Motoyuki Yoshioka), is an innovative game that emphasizes covert action rather than just shooting your enemies. With an in-depth scenario that explores the innermost recesses of the human mind, this award-winning game series has gained international renown.
Ashley Wood and Kris Oprisko have been appointed respectively as artist and writer for the comic book version of Metal Gear Solid. With their creative talent, they will visualize the world of Metal Gear Solid from a new perspective.
Ashley Wood is a world-renowned illustrator who has worked on many comic creations including Spawn. His line of work extends from the world of comic books and has been adapted in a wide range of media including film and television. Writer Kris Oprisko has produced many popular pieces including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
In reference to the comic book adaptation of Metal Gear Solid, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid series Director and Producer, and Vice President of Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, Inc., says,
?Personally I have always been a fan of Mr. Ashley Wood. I am very glad that Metal Gear Solid will be made into a comic with his talented artwork. I have a lot of confidence in the people at IDW Publishing who understand the world of Metal Gear Solid. I have great hope for this new development of the series through the work of these people.?
Konami is aggressively seeking to license its game content in order to strengthen its brand power.