Konami’s weird and wonderful (and possibly disturbing for some) Metal Gear marketing has train accident victim James Young get transformed with the aid of a £70,000 prosthetic arm modelled from the Metal Gear universe. BBC Three presents a short documentary which follows James’ transformation. Check out part 1 now.
James tragically lost an arm and a leg when he was dragged on to the tracks between two carriages of the London DLR as it was pulling in. Despite his loss, James refuses to let it interrupt his life and love of travel and video games.
In a bizarre twist of fate, James receives a bionic arm from Konami, thematically modelled on lead character Snake from our Metal Gear Solid series.
This moving story is told in a first person perspective including gaming footage and the use of innovative filming techniques with a new type of camera called a ‘dji osmo’.