Read This: An Excerpt From Project Itoh's "Metal Gear Solid" Novel

The novelization of the final-ish chapter in Solid Snake's story is hitting U.S. shelves next week from publisher VIZ Media through their Haikasoru imprint and we've got got a 14-page excerpt for you to enjoy below the jump.

Guns of the Patriots is the work of the late author Keikaku (Project) Itoh, the award-winning novelist and short story writer to whom the game Metal Gear Solid 4 was dedicated. The writer was friends with Hideo Kojima who provides an essay dedicated to his friend at beginning of the English translation of the novel.

Here's the full synopsis:

METAL GEAR SOLID: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS delivers the latest bullet-ridden adventures of Solid Snake, a crack soldier who is part of a worldwide nanotechnology network known as the Sons of the Patriots. Time is running out for Snake though, as he will soon succumb to the FOXDIE virus, but not before spreading the disease to nearly everyone he encounters, in essence becoming a walking biological weapon. Snake will need every advantage he can get, as the SOP network is about to be hacked by his old enemy Liquid Ocelot, and whoever controls SOP controls the world.

Check out the excerpt below:

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Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots will be available on June 19th for MSRP $15.99 in print as well as through all of the major eBook services.

C 2012 Konami Digital Entertainment

C Project ITOH 2008, 2010

First published in Japan in 2010 by KADOKAWA SHOTEN Co., Ltd., Tokyo.

English translation rights arranged with KADOKAWA SHOTEN Co., Ltd., Tokyo.

English translation C 2012 VIZ Media, LLC All rights reserved.

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