It’s hard to believe, but it’s been twenty-five years since Japanese game manufacturer Konami first rolled out the first installment of the Metal Gear gaming franchise on an unsuspecting public. Debuting first in Japan before being released internationally, Metal Gear has spawned numerous sequels across practically all gaming platforms since 1987.
Never one to disappoint the gaming public, Konami is now rolling the Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection to celebrate 25 years of the series. In addition, they’ve partnered with Japanese clothing design company Uniqlo to release a series of Metal Gear t-shirts to coincide with the game’s release. The shirts became available in Japan in April and are due for release in 11 other international markets in May of this year.
There are ten designs in total, all inspired by the game and its characters. One design of note includes a gray shirt with black graphics that replicates the armor worn by characters in the game. Others feature the characters themselves, drawn in a highly detailed graphic novel style. The shirts are available in red, gray, blue, black, white and tan, so there’s something available to fit in with any gamers’ wardrobe. The collection will be available online and in stores on May 12. Until then, you can see previews of some of the designs on Uniqlo’s website.