Sure, Konami may have fired Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, but no one really doubted for a minute that meant they were going to abandon the franchise.
Today the games company announced its first Kojima-less Metal Gear game, Metal Gear Survive, which certainly seems to take the series in a new direction.
A four-player co-op stealth game, Survive is set after Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, but in an alternate universe (clever way not to mess with the Kojima timeline, I guess). The first thing you’ll notice when watching the trailer is this new Metal Gear contains about 100% more zombies.
Here’s the press release:
“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 Mother Base 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 4-player online cooperative play. New weaponry will also be introduced to combat charging creatures and lethal environments as well.”
Survive will be released next year on PS4, PC and Xbox One.