By Jonathan Falu / August 17th, 2016
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.
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