Last year at Gamescom, Konami gave us a video tease for a game called Metal Gear Survive. Yes, these are the same guys that make Metal Gear Solid. Metal Gear Survive is the very first game that Konami has made without Hideo Kojima since he left the company.
Metal Gear Survive is unlike any other MGS game you’ve played before that can be pretty much guaranteed because its ZOMBIES!
“Metal Gear Survive is a survival action-adventure game set in an open world environment and played from a third-person perspective. It also features cooperative multiplayer mode, in which the player can be joined by up to three other players to explore the game’s world and to complete missions. It can also be played solo, in which the player will be accompanied by three AI teammates, which the player can give orders to.
Following the evacuation of Big Boss and Kazuhira Miller from the besieged Mother Base, a wormhole opens in the sky and absorbs the offshore plant as well as the remaining Militaires Sans Frontières soldiers. The soldiers are transported to an alternate reality along with the remains of Mother Base, to find the world full of hostile, crystalline zombie-like entities known as “creatures”. Their goal is to find materials and do anything they can to go back to their own world.”
When you pre-order the game, everyone gets a Survival Pack. This comes with four gold-plated weapons (bat, sledgehammer, survival machete, and survival spear), two gestures (happy and thumbs-up), four survival scarves (green, blue, pink, and silver), and Kabuki face paint. Additionally, the Survival Pack includes the Mother Base nameplate and the Boxman [The Orange] accessory.
The world of Metal Gear Survive is set in an alternate universe of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and while we might think this is something that sounds interesting, Kojima is completely weirded out by this idea.
In fact, he made a comment stating that:
“The Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage,” he explained. “Where do zombies fit in with that?” “If I had worked on that game, it would have mechs in it,” he said.
He does have a point though. The MGS series has always been about sneak attacks, sniping your enemies – most of which were drug cartels, gangs, or other underworld individuals and now suddenly the series is having a zombie game?!
Well, I guess they decided to take a different route since Kojima is no longer on the team. You can check out videos and images below of the new game coming out. I actually think it looks pretty cool.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One spinoff will launch on February 20 in the US and February 22 in Europe. This was confirmed in a tweet today.