Well, folks. The first post-Kojima Metal Gear entry has emerged from the shadows. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce to you Metal Gear Survive.
You Aren’t A Lone Snake Anymore
I suppose it’s fitting that Metal Gear Survive appears to share very little with its ancestors of which it shares its name. The Metal Gear series looks as though it has left the solo survival genre and now has embraced full survival-horror co-op.
Konami ‘s European President, Tomotada Tashiro, issues a press release earlier today:
“We are delighted to announce another exciting addition to the Metal Gear franchise. Metal Gear Survive will offer a fresh take on the series’ famed stealth elements but within a unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multi-player experience.”
The press release then goes on to explain exactly where Metal Gear Survive fits in the now post-Kojima time-line:
“Metal Gear Survive picks up from the ending of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, to an alternate timeline caused by unexplained wormholes forming in the sky. Players find themselves on distorted desert landscapes full of massive half-formed structures, living biological threats, and the remains of a once strong military force now litter the landscape. In a struggle to stay alive on this harsh terrain filled with deadly creatures, soldiers who were previously on Motherbase now must work cooperatively in order to survive. Metal Gear Survive continues the pedigree of Metal Gear Solid V‘s highly praised gameplay design, with a unique blend of stealth and co-op play mechanics. Players can strategically manage massive threats with the help of four-player online cooperative play. New weaponry will also be introduced to combat charging creatures and lethal environments as well.”
That’s all we really know at this point. New details will likely emerge as Gamescom 2016 continues. Until then, feast your eyes on the fresh new trailer and be sure to stay through the end for a special cameo from the series’ namesake. Metal Gear Survive is planned to hit Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2017.