Metal Gear Survive is a very different type of Metal Gear game. Gone is the “Tactical Espionage Action” gameplay style ushered in by series creator Hideo Kojima. Instead, this game is a cooperative action-adventure game where players team up to fight a horde of zombies…

Check The first look at METAL GEAR SURVIVE’s single player mode w/commentary from the game’s producer below

While the game isn’t part of the Metal Gear Solid series, it does take place between the events of Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. The trailer opens with the assault on Mother Base that put Big Boss in a coma. Those who don’t die in the Mother Base attack travel through a wormhole to an alternate dimension where the survivors must fight off weird crystalline zombies (“living biological threats,” according to Konami). Yes, that’s a sentence I just wrote.

The game features four-player online co-op, although the game won’t stray too far from the series’ traditional stealth gameplay. New weaponry will also be introduced to combat creatures and lethal environments as well. Spears and crossbows will be two such weapons.

Unsurprisingly, perhaps, Metal Gear Survive doesn’t exactly have the seal of approval from its creator. What impact that’ll have on its popularity remains to be seen; that Survive appears to lack Kojima’s trademark oddness – and, yes, Shinkawa’s giant mechs – may prove to be a bigger turn-off for the series’ legion fans.

“The Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage,” Kojima observed. “Where do zombies fit in with that?”

Yoji Shinkawa, the artist and designer who gave the Metal Gear games their distinctive look, added, “If I had worked on that game, it would have mechs in it.”


Konami has confirmed  a release date for Metal Gear Survive, The survival game spinoff of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, will be released in North America on Feb. 20, 2018, Konami announced today. The game will come to Europe two days later.

Konami originally planned to release MGS in 2017, but delayed the title to 2018 to give the development team more time to polish the game.On Twitter, Konami listed a handful of incentives that will be offered to those who pre-order the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

These include four gold-plated weapons, two emote gestures (“happy” and “thumbs up”), four metallic survival scarves, kabuki-style face paint, a Mother Base nameplate and an accessory called “Boxman” — a throwback to Metal Gear Solid’s “The Orange” cardboard box.


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