Posted by Lowbrow

Eh, what?

Posted by MachoFantastico

A very special trailer for me, remember it so well. Still gives me goosebumps. Only Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions could do that.

Posted by lordofultima

Best E3 reveal ever. I was so pumped.

Edited by Cypher

This thing still ranks in my top 10 (or maybe 5) favourite E3 trailers/announcements. Right up there with the HL2 videos from 2003 and 4.

Edit: Any chance we can see the subbed version of it, though?

Posted by Brad
@Cypher: Couldn't figure out how to get the subtitles to work when encoding it from the DVD. :(
Edited by sleeprockss

god i love the music in metal gear solid games

Posted by Asurastrike

Wow that pretty much shows the entire prologue of the game lol

Posted by MeatSim

9 minutes long, now that's how you reveal a game.

Posted by FLStyle

I have found memories of this, MGS2 is still my most looked forward to game of all time.

Posted by mubress


Posted by ZeroCast

Oh MGS2 how awesome you are.

Posted by Zounds

This game does not age. It still looks so clean and detailed, even today. Still has some of the best rain effects I've seen in a game.

Posted by Afroman269

Wow I wonder how many people got pissed when they found out that the real character you play as is raiden.

Posted by Rio

man do I love a good MGS trailer.

Posted by Keyser_Soze

Time Paradox! E3 has now come full circle and is reusing old hype to hype new hype, and thus the snake eats its own tail.

Edited by Wandering_Hands

Thanks for posting this Brad.  I was @ E3 that year for the World Exclusive trailer and was just blown away.  I hope E3 can make a come back, cause that was an amazing experience!   Good Memories....

Posted by ZagZagovich

Damn this just screams: "This game is going to kick ass and you know it." It would be cool to see something like that at this E3.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Too bad you had to play as Raiden for most of the game. But I can agree that this trailer is awesome.

Edited by JakJ

Thanks for posting Brad!

I also freaked out when that trailer hit. It will always hold a special place in my gaming heart. What a great way to kick off the PS2's life cycle.

@Afroman269: You must be a young 'un. The shit storm that hit the week that game was released was what would now be called 'epic,' but back then was called 'everyone everywhere freaking the fuck out at once'

Posted by th0a

i have the OPM issue with the full rundown of this trailer, and in all those years never actually saw it, it didnt matter as it was just the begining of the game, dude it was such an awesome experience and im not the biggest fan of mgs

Edited by Grantastic

I waited until the second day to see this from the show floor.  By then, you'd think the response would have started to taper off a bit.  Not so much.  Such a great moment.

Plus, it's kind of sad that nine years later, most games are still doing glass-breaking worse than the effect seen in this trailer.

Posted by Mus

The only trailer that blew my socks off. :)

Posted by fillmoejoe

I remember playing the demo that came with Zone of the Enders. Good times.

Posted by ohms

That's not the E3 trailer. That started off with him on the bridge (I'm pretty sure), and it had subs.

Posted by cityofdis0

Duh de duh duh de do dodop do duh de do do dode duh I love MGS music.

Posted by fingofongo

This is how you build hype

Shame on the teaser's of teasers these days
And the countdowns for countdowns

Posted by Reverseface

I remember watching this trailer, the funny thing is though all thoses shooting sections never really happened. But i like how it gives the impression that your gonna have all these big shoot outs. xD

Posted by xionpunk

Despite all the whining about Raiden,  MGS2 remains one of the most kick ass games of all time. There were just so many badass  moments.  

Edited by Rodiard

Classic. I remember watching this and the opening sequence a ton in anticipation of this game.  Then I played the crap out of the demo that came with Zone of the Enders. I loved the opening sequence. Hard to believe this is from almost 10 years ago.

Posted by Lukeweizer

I remember downloading this off Napster and watching it over and over.

Posted by Creamypies

Ahh man this brings back the memories of how unbelievably excited I got when I saw this for the first time. i distinctly remember emitting one hell of a girly scream "EEEEEEEEEEE!!"

Posted by Scarabus

Awesome trailer for an awesome game.

Posted by SunKing

I got goosebumps :)

Posted by dagas

You never get exitement like this anymore because everything is leaked weeks before E3. People are like children who find the hidden presents before Christmas and open them which ruins the surprise.

Posted by Kohe321


Posted by eduardo

This trailer is awesome, love the music.

Posted by Duck44

Looks pretty good....have high hopes for it....when is this gonna be released...pumped.!

Edited by TOYBOXX

Metal Gear Solid 2: One of Gaming's biggest disappointments. Get all excited just to play as Raiden? What?! Not only that but this game has the worst roster of video game characters - ever!

Take Fortune as an example. All her life she didn't know that she had a pack on your hip producing an electronic force field preventing her from projectile death? And with Fatman. Stillman feels sorry for an anti-social, repressed little kid , whom is fascinated by inner clock workings, helps the kid out with his feelings by teaching him how to build bombs?

Metal Gear Solid 2 had some memorable moments but nothing worth crapping yourself over.

Posted by Gamer_152

Hell yeah, can't wait for 2001.

Posted by pandemic
Brad said:
@Cypher: Couldn't figure out how to get the subtitles to work when encoding it from the DVD. :( [more]
I don't know what you used to rip the video, but I've had success with DVDfab in terms of getting subtitles cleanly transferred with the video.
Posted by outerabiz

i loved this trailer when it was shown, but it also made me sad to see the Famas and the whole "running away from water section" removed!

 also when it comes to suspenseful music, no one ever comes close to Harry Gregson-Williams.

Posted by Tirrandir

Oh man, it's amazing to see how good this looked way back when, and how much the main game both held up and exceeded what was shown here.

As one of the like ... 100 people who actually love MGS2 more than any of the others, including the whole Raiden thing, that trailer was just injecting pure nostalgia into my veins.

Also, kinda crazy how good the game looks even in 2009.  Good art direction does WONDERS, as does going for that clean, minimalistic approach.

Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

Metal Gear Solid 2 was the first Metal Gear game that ReTarDedFisHy has played and is the very reason he loves the franchise so much and is so into it nowadays.

Posted by MiLeSu

Oh I so remember this one, still gives me the chills when I heard the tunes by Harry Gregson-Wiliams!

Posted by Media_Master

That was soo 2001

Posted by Larzra

Such a tease to see Snake using a FAMAS in the tanker part because I loved that gun in the first game. Although it probably would've made Snake's short prologue a total cakewalk :P

Posted by lesenfantterrible

Ummm... this is awesome but whys it here???

Posted by BigBoss1911
@lesenfantterrible said:
" Ummm... this is awesome but whys it here??? "
Just for the 10th aniversery of the E3 trailer.
Posted by RoyCampbell

In the midst of reading thisand I just had to watch this again. A reveal that'll never be surpassed, for me.
Oh and the article is about the development of Metal Gear Solid 2, the final days of development, E3 2000 reveal and what they had to do to accomplish that, Hideo Kojima "destroying MGS if he wants to", obtaining a dev-kit for the PS2, scenes that didn't make it in MGS2, 2001 (the year of the snake) a near-impossible year for MGS2 to have been completed and released... awesome, awesome read, especially if you're as ardent a fan as I am.

Edited by RoyCampbell

Oh snap Snake was using a FAMAS, Ray's on top of the tanker, the tanker's blowing up, and from another video I saw of MGS2 Snake was running from a celing-high tidal wave of seawater; obviously this is an early version of MGS2 but there's so much stuff in here!