The Metal Gear spinoff releases next month
Konami’s Metal Gear Survive is soon to approach its release date. Though Hideo Kojima himself might be disinterested, its standing as a multiplayer Metal Gear might be enough to draw some fans. But as the new video reveals, the game won’t be just for online modes; there looks to be a robust single-player as well.
For those unfamiliar, the premise of Metal Gear Survive is an alternate reality take on the after-events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. After a wormhole destroys most of Mother Base, the sole survivor (one’s character) is tasked with exploring the other dimension. Recruited by a shadowy organization, the player is to gather survivors and supplies and work to defeat the new ‘zombie’ menace.
What exactly the zombies are is yet a mystery, though they seem driven by the crystal in their heads. Moreover, the video suggests that there may be more to them than what we have seen so far. A new type seen is one with an arm launcher; there is as well the brief suggestion of a zombie that is particularly giant.
Whether or not it deserves a chance is up to Metal Gear’s fans. It isn’t a Kojima title, but it looks to be a game that has had a lot of attention put into it regardless.
A beta of Metal Gear Survive begins this month, on January 18, for PS4 and Xbox One. The full game itself releases on February 20, for PS4, Xbox One and PC.