Metal Gear Franchise Gets Orchestra Concerts in Japan, N. America, Europe

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Nicholas Buc to arrange tracks, conduct orchestras; singer Donna Burke to perform

Konami Digital Entertainment announced on Friday that it is hosting a series of "Metal Gear in Concerts" orchestra concerts for its Metal Gear franchise. The first two performances will take place in Japan, but the concerts will then have a "world tour" that will have performances in North America and Europe.

Australian composer Nicholas Buc is handling the arrangement of the tracks, and he is also serving as the conductor. Donna Burke will sing during the performance.

The Japanese concerts will take place in Osaka and Tokyo. The Osaka Symphony Orchestra will perform the concert in Osaka at the Orix Theater on July 30. The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the concert in Tokyo at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A on August 2. The concerts will feature video projections of scenes from the game series.

As of March, the Metal Gear franchise has sold more than 51.3 million copies worldwide.

Series creator Hideo Kojima's last Metal Gear title with Konami, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, shipped for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC in September 2015. Konami sold more than six million copies of the game.

Metal Gear Survive is the first Metal Gear console game to be announced since Kojima's departure from Konami. The game is in development, and is slated for this year.

Source: Famitsu via Otakomu

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