Konami reveals first nonKojima Metal Gear Solid game

first_imgAt Gamescom today Konami shocked the world by revealing a brand new Metal Gear game that looks like it has more in common with Left 4 Dead than anything previous.A four-player co-op experience, Metal Gear Survive is set immediately after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, but it strays from the concept pretty heavily. Here we find out that all the surviving heroes from the finale get sucked through a number of wormholes that lands them in an alternate universe. This wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the fact that this alternate universe is full of zombies with crystals lodged in their heads.As the end of the trailer seems to hint, there might be some kind of Metal Gear to face as well… a giant zombie version, perhaps?(Spoilers for the end of Metal Gear Solid V are to be found here, so watch at your own risk.)As was made very publicly clear, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojjima has parted ways with Konami and hasn’t been involved in this, so fan reaction has already been mixed to say the least. Besides this teaser trailer there are no (ahem) solid details on the game just yet, except for the fact that Survive is meant to be a co-op experience.We can infer a few things from the trailer, however, such as how it will most likely feature some sort of base-building aspect to it. After all, we see Mother Base being pulled into the wormholes and dropped on the planet, and it seems to become your new safe haven for keeping out the zombie creatures. There also seems to be a reliance on physical, up-close weapons, but we’ll see how that plays out.Expect Metal Gear Survive to hit sometime in 2017. Hey, at least it beats a Metal Gear pachinko game?Here’s some additional speculation as to what this game is courtesy of IGN:last_img read more