Metal Gear!? No, not that kind of Metal Gear, this is Metal Gear Survive, the latest entry in the series from Konami. The five minute gameplay trailer from IGN shows what we can expect to be doing in this new spin on the Metal Gear Universe. The beta starts next week January 18 and the game releases February 20, so if you haven't decided if your going to pick it up, you will have your chance to try it for yourself. To prepare you for next week, here is some fresh gameplay down below.
The game looks like it is going for a survival (hence the title) and resource management playstyle. It will feature the same “infected” enemies that were seen in some moments during Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain and the trailer shows off some new bloated enemies as well. It seems like the dead resurrect into zombie-like wanderers which are hellbent on attacking anything that moves. There also seems to be an abundant of fresh weapons, including melee, that will accompany players on their fight for survival. Using tools such as placeable chain linked fence and barbed wire barricades will give players the freedom to travel on foot and defend themselves at any time. Clearly Konami took some notes from The Walking Dead because that scene in the Metal Gear trailer when the player uses his spear to stab the wanderers through the chain linked fence gave me some major flashbacks of the Prison in season 3. The game seems to be adding a lot more features to the existing Phantom Pain gameplay and tailoring it to have more of a survival feel.
Base building and resource farming seem like a huge mechanic in the game. Watching the trailer reminded me of Fortnite’s Coop mode, where you need to build and improve your own base and prepare for incoming zombie hordes. It’s interesting to see that the game will feature full length cutscenes, implying that there will be some type of plot to the single player experience. It will be a miracle if Konami can explain what the hell is going on in the Metal Gear Universe and have it make any type of sense.
For those of you who don’t know, series Creator/Director Hideo Kojima had left Konami in 2015. Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain was Kojima’s final game in the series. That being said, Konami is continuing the franchise without Kojima and plan on making more Metal Gear games, starting with Metal Gear Survive. It is clearly a vastly different take on the series than we have ever seen before under Kojima’s direction, but is that a good thing? Do you like this new direction the series is going toward? I personally think the game looks like it will be fun but I’m not expecting a true Metal gear experience.
Whether you agree or disagree, let us know in the comments what you think about this new addition to the Metal Gear franchise