CVG celebrates 21 years of Solid Snake

03/06/08– Future, the UK’s leading publisher of video games media, is delighted to announce that issue two if its latest magazine, CVG Presents is dedicated to the return of the iconic Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4.

Following the success of Computer&Video Games (CVG) return to the news stand with a special dedicated to Grand Theft Auto, the second issue goes on sale Thursday, 12th June and continues Future’s promise that CVG Presents will document and celebrate the most important events in gaming.

AS a 100% independent celebration, CVG Presents: Metal Gear Solid, is a previously unmatched expose on 21 glorious years of Hideo Kojima’s visionary game series. Collectors across the UK will be snapping up the special, which goes sale the day gamers get their hands on Snake’s final flourish in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

The latest issue of CVG Presents is once again edited by games media veteran Steve Williams and art directed by the influential Terry Stokes. The 180-page magazine documents the origins of the Metal Gear Solid series from a little known game for the MSX computer in 1987, through to the Hollywood blockbuster rivalling MGS4.

Delivering a heady mixture of newly commissioned editorial alongside period interviews from Future’s extensive gaming archive, CVG Presents brings gamers the complete history of Metal Gear Solid– and gets to grips with the complex back story, enabling gamers to separate their Solid Snake from their Big Boss.

CVG Presents also gets fans closer to Hideo Kojima himself, as the enigmatic creator discusses the four major Metal Gear Solid release and writes about the seven movies which influenced his game series. The issue is rounded off in style with the full verdict in a massive 30-page review of Metal Gear Solid 4 and a free downloadable strategy guide, offering tips to beat the game.

Emma Parkinson is Publisher of CVG Presents:

“Metal Gear Solid 4 looks set to be a legendary game for PlayStation gamers and CVG Presents is a fantastic 180-page celebration of this long running game series. Future has been part of the games industry since the launch of the first Metal Gear game, bringing a unique perspective to Kojima’s masterwork.

CVG Presents: Metal Gear Solid, goes on sale Thursday, 12th June– with a cover price of£5.

ENDS

About Future

Future plc is an international special-interest media group with offices in the UK and US. Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today it creates over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events, with strong portfolios in the games, technology, music, film and active sectors including sports, automotive and crafts. Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally. The Company employs more than 1,200 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).

For more information

Will Guyatt, Future UK Media Relations Manager, 01225 822517


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