Konami Announces Metal Gear Survive

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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Metal Gear Survive | oprainfall

Earlier today, Konami announced a brand new Metal Gear game, though reactions have not gone well from some fans online; just look at the massive dislike ratio for the trailer below. Metal Gear Survive aims to be a four-player co-op stealth game against crystal zombies. Seems weird, though there is an explanation in the story. This particular game is set in an alternate dimension after Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes,  “where the surviving Militaires San Frontieres soldiers are sucked through a wormhole into an alternate dimension where they’re drawn into battle with zombies that Konami refer to as ‘biological threats’ and a giant Metal Gear mech(s).” Not much of the cast has been seen in the trailer, though one can find a glimpse of Big Boss helping someone to escape some destruction early on. From then on, the focus is shifted to the possible new main stars of this game, or stand-ins for a possible character creator, similar to the online mode in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information that can be confirmed. Other details currently not confirmed are that the game will release for $33, as opposed to the normal $60, and with Hideo Kojima no longer working for Konami, the team working on this new game is unknown, as well. Some speculate Yuji Korekado, veteran programmer/designer of the MGS series, may be involved as he has not left Konami.

Previously, Konami had announced that they were stepping away from making AAA games, choosing to focus more on things such as pachinko. Notable titles released as pachinko machines were Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. This only earned more ire from fans, however, and each trailer is filled with massive amounts of dislikes on YouTube.

The trailer itself only hints at the mech, however, and very little stealth, as well, though it’s all clearly not in-game footage. You can watch it in full down below. Metal Gear Survive is set to release in 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.


About Jonathan Falu

I am currently a college student at Temple University as a MSP major in Emergent Media, and wish to one day be a paid video game critic. I currently do video reviews on the channel The Smartest Moron on Youtube over here: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSmartestMoronReviews

  • Mr0303

    So all the NPCs that died in the MGS series go into a special crystal zombie hell and need to survive? Wow.

    This looks to be another one of those survival F2P games and given Konami’s recent track record this is bound to be a disaster.

  • braneman

    It’s a shame they self publish stuff. If they had to go through somebody else to publish their games, none of them would come out because nobody would take the bad press of being associated with them anymore.
    Then they could slink away to a hell where they could be re-purposed as a pachinko machine for all eternity.

  • Umbrella corps did so well, here’s a metal gear version of it

  • As a Metal Gear fan I’m totally stoked for this game…

    …nah, I’m just kidding.

    This franchise is dead to me, now.

  • Panpopo

    Well shit

  • Paychi

    You know, they did good with Metal Gear Rising, but this is NOT how you start off with the franchise in serious trouble after you rip it out of the creator’s hands and throw him to the gutter. This kind of trash is only going to make Kojima’s new studio stronger. You’re already dead, Konami.

  • DigiGuineaPig

    It’s popular to hate on Konami. I don’t want to give the impression that I am just jumping to that conclusion with this comment. But, yeesh, I just don’t get it. I don’t get the story conveyed in this trailer. I don’t get why they are doing zombos. I just don’t get it. This is not Metal Gear. I’m disappointed.

    • Lord Ackercocke

      It’s not popular to hate on Konami. They have proven to us all that company is a shadow of it’s former self. After what they pulled on Kojima the hate is deserved.

  • MonsterGogo

    Zombie hordes are truly the most tactical of espionage actions, I say.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    We all know this will suck. Onward to some real gaming news.