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Kojima Responds To Metal Gear Survive: ‘Where Do Zombies Fit In With That?’

Konami is releasing its first post-Kojima Metal Gear game, titled Metal Gear: Survive. The four player co-op game is a stark departure from the series, where you and your teammates fight against hordes of biologically infected zombies. At Tokyo Game Show, Kojima gave his thoughts on Konami's new take on the series.

According to IGN, Kojima made several comments during his stage presentation for Kojima Productions' Death Stranding. When someone asked him about Metal Gear: Survive, Kojima was quick to say, "That's nothing to do with me!"

He went on to say that he doesn't feel like Metal Gear Survive tonally fits the rest of the series. "The Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage," he explained. "Where do zombies fit in with that?"

Yoji Shinkawa, former character and mechanical designer of the Metal Gear series, also gave his opinion, in a joking manner.  “If I had worked on that game, it would have mechs in it.”

At TGS, Konami revealed a first look at gameplay for Metal Gear: Survive, which you can watch here. Metal Gear: Survive releases in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: IGN]

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Watch 15 Minutes Of Metal Gear Survive Gameplay

At the Tokyo Game Show yesterday, Konami unveiled the first gameplay footage of Metal Gear Survive, a four player co-op game that pits you and your teammates against zombies.

Originally announced at Gamescom, Metal Gear Survive takes place directly after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, but before Phantom Pain. When Mother Base was destroyed, it was assumed that the MSF soldiers were left to die. According to Metal Gear Survive, however, those soldiers were actually pulled through a wormhole that took them to an alternate universe. This new setting is a barren desert landscape similar to Phantom Pain.

The gameplay below demonstrates an infiltration mission, as well as a defense mission where the team protects a transmitter from enemy attacks. In the clip, we find out that you can still Fulton items and enemies, but this time you use wormholes for extraction. In the demo, a player Fultons a sheep, trapping it in the air to lure zombies near it. As a group gathers, the player takes the opportunity to throw a molotov cocktail at them. 

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Note: The above clip is in Japanese, but you can activate subtitles by clicking the closed captions option. 

You'll also be able to gather materials and resources so that you can build barricades and weapons at a crafting table. These crafted materials can be transported instantly to you during missions via wormholes.

At Gamescom, Konami told us that while the reveal trailer for Metal Gear Survive focused on action, stealth would remain a significant tactic. For more about the upcoming game, watch the trailer from Gamescom. Metal Gear Survive releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience Confirmed, Coming In October

A product page for the rumored Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience has just appeared on Konami's website. This edition will include both Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

The edition of the game will also include DLC for both The Phantom Pain and its multiplayer mode, Metal Gear Online. You can find a list of all the DLC included here.

The Definitive Experience is set to be released on October 11, 2016. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version will cost $ 49.99. The publisher says it will announce the Steam price at a later date.

Be sure to read our review of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

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Of course this was coming. Not that bad of a deal if you somehow haven't played either MGS V title by now though.

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Five Solid Ideas For Where Metal Gear Can Go Next

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain served as Hideo Kojima’s swan song for the beloved franchise he created. There was a great deal of controversy surrounding the game, including production troubles during the buildup to release, culminating in Kojima parting ways with Konami to pursue new ideas at his own studio. However, before The Phantom Pain released, a statement from Konami said the company would be making new Metal Gear games even after Kojima was done with the series.

Earlier this summer, the trailer surfaced for a pachinko game based on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Die-hard Metal Gear fans reacted negatively to the trailer, expressing that this was not the future they wanted to see for the franchise. A Konami employee took to Reddit after the backlash over the pachinko game to assure fans that Metal Gear would be properly supported on consoles moving forward. We were recently given our first glimpse of the post-Kojima Metal Gear world with the trailer for Metal Gear Survive. While zombie survival may not be the way many expected a new Metal Gear to look, there are still a number of great ideas for a proper spin-off. Here are just a few directions a new Metal Gear game could take the series in.

The Joy
Metal Gear Solid 3’s pachinko treatment has fans particularly upset because it teased a revamped version of what some consider the best entry in the series. While the updated graphics and cinematics for the game are exclusive to the machine, there is no reason certain aspects of the story can’t be revisited in a future Metal Gear game. The most intriguing story that can spin out of Metal Gear Solid 3 would explore the history of The Boss (also known as The Joy). Her actions in Snake Eater set the entire Metal Gear Solid storyline into action, but it is her exploits in World War II that made her a legend on the battlefield.

Players encounter The Boss through the eyes of Naked Snake in Metal Gear Solid 3. By this time, she has served as a mentor and role model to the young soldier for a number of years. Players are told how adept The Boss is in battle, and see it demonstrated through CQC takedowns and her expert tactics. During World War II, The Boss led the Cobra Unit the beaches of Normandy under the codename; a game that follows these events could offer a grounded look at war for the Metal Gear series, and tell an intimate and personal story that explores how this talented leader became one of the most important characters in the entire series.


Diamond Dogs
War is ever-present in the Metal Gear series, and some of the best explorations of the consequences of war in games have come in the form of first-person shooters. A hypothetical first-person shooter spin-off could run parallel to the most recent entry, The Phantom Pain. During the story of that game, players built and managed a private army of soldiers known as the Diamond Dogs. They took part in missions, collected resources, and maintained the conditions of Mother Base. A game focusing on the lives of the Diamond Dogs would offer a gritty, realistic vision of war set in the typically over-the-top world of Metal Gear.

Tweaking the objectives and missions from Metal Gear Online, this kind of game could focus on squad-based missions and cooperation, in addition to standard multiplayer gameplay modes. Ideally, these missions would feel like Grand Theft Auto Online heists or Destiny’s raids, emphasizing coordination and communication between a team. The dramatic setting of the Metal Gear universe could benefit by granting players control of regular soldiers in the world of nanomachines and giant mechs.

Check out our ideas for strategy, adventure, and action games on the next page!


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Five Solid Ideas For Where Metal Gear Can Go Next

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain served as Hideo Kojima’s swan song for the beloved franchise he created. There was a great deal of controversy surrounding the game, including production troubles during the buildup to release, culminating in Kojima parting ways with Konami to pursue new ideas at his own studio. However, before The Phantom Pain released, a statement from Konami said the company would be making new Metal Gear games even after Kojima was done with the series.

Earlier this summer, the trailer surfaced for a pachinko game based on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Die-hard Metal Gear fans reacted negatively to the trailer, expressing that this was not the future they wanted to see for the franchise. A Konami employee took to Reddit after the backlash over the pachinko game to assure fans that Metal Gear would be properly supported on consoles moving forward. We were recently given our first glimpse of the post-Kojima Metal Gear world with the trailer for Metal Gear Survive. While zombie survival may not be the way many expected a new Metal Gear to look, there are still a number of great ideas for a proper spin-off. Here are just a few directions a new Metal Gear game could take the series in.

The Joy
Metal Gear Solid 3’s pachinko treatment has fans particularly upset because it teased a revamped version of what some consider the best entry in the series. While the updated graphics and cinematics for the game are exclusive to the machine, there is no reason certain aspects of the story can’t be revisited in a future Metal Gear game. The most intriguing story that can spin out of Metal Gear Solid 3 would explore the history of The Boss (also known as The Joy). Her actions in Snake Eater set the entire Metal Gear Solid storyline into action, but it is her exploits in World War II that made her a legend on the battlefield.

Players encounter The Boss through the eyes of Naked Snake in Metal Gear Solid 3. By this time, she has served as a mentor and role model to the young soldier for a number of years. Players are told how adept The Boss is in battle, and see it demonstrated through CQC takedowns and her expert tactics. During World War II, The Boss led the Cobra Unit the beaches of Normandy under the codename; a game that follows these events could offer a grounded look at war for the Metal Gear series, and tell an intimate and personal story that explores how this talented leader became one of the most important characters in the entire series.


Diamond Dogs
War is ever-present in the Metal Gear series, and some of the best explorations of the consequences of war in games have come in the form of first-person shooters. A hypothetical first-person shooter spin-off could run parallel to the most recent entry, The Phantom Pain. During the story of that game, players built and managed a private army of soldiers known as the Diamond Dogs. They took part in missions, collected resources, and maintained the conditions of Mother Base. A game focusing on the lives of the Diamond Dogs would offer a gritty, realistic vision of war set in the typically over-the-top world of Metal Gear.

Tweaking the objectives and missions from Metal Gear Online, this kind of game could focus on squad-based missions and cooperation, in addition to standard multiplayer gameplay modes. Ideally, these missions would feel like Grand Theft Auto Online heists or Destiny’s raids, emphasizing coordination and communication between a team. The dramatic setting of the Metal Gear universe could benefit by granting players control of regular soldiers in the world of nanomachines and giant mechs.

Check out our ideas for strategy, adventure, and action games on the next page!


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GI Show – “Metroid”, Metal Gear Survive, Interns’ Favorite Games

This week on The Game Informer Show, we tackle the reaction to internet over-reactions head on. It's a fun show this week as host Ben Hanson is joined by Kyle Hilliard, Brian Shea, and Dan Tack. We debate the merits of a spin-off experiences with Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Elder Scrolls Legends, Metal Gear Survive, and Final Fantasy XV's movie Kingsglaive. We know that's a lot of ground to cover, but we also throw in our impressions of Bound, 8-Bit Horde, and Grow Up. On top of that, Dan Tack has a bone to pick with No Man's Sky. After some great Emails from the community, in the back half of the show we say goodbye to our wonderful batch of interns by talking about Leo Vader, AJ Moser, Haley MacLean, and Blake Hester's favorite games this year and of all time.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 312 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to [email protected] for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below…

5:30 – Destiny's private matches
7:17 – Metroid Prime: Federation Force
21:23 – No Man's Sky's criticism
32:00 – Elder Scrolls Legends
35:15 – Bound
40:10 – 8-Bit Horde
42:50 – Grow Up
43:35 – Metal Gear Survive
53:28 – Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
1:04:40 – Community emails
1:38:40 – Interns Leo Vader, AJ Moser, Haley MacLean, Blake Hester 

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Konami’s Not Saying Much About Metal Gear: Survive

Konami surprised fans yesterday with an announcement trailer for Metar Gear: Survive, a four player co-op game that pits you and your teammates against biologically-infected zombies in an alternate universe. Attacking mindless zombies is a radically different direction for the series, and this is the first post-Kojima Metal Gear title from Konami since his departure. Unfortunately, Konami remains cagey with details, unable to provide much even as we pressed them during a presentation at Gamescom.

Set directly after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes where Mother Base was destroyed, it was believed that the stranded MSF soldiers were left to die. However, according to Metal Gear: Survive, a handful of those men survived when an unexplained wormhole opened up in the sky, sucking them all in and transporting them to an alternate universe. Along with them, debris of the Mother Base was dragged through the portal too. The new setting, a sandy desert wasteland similar to the world of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, is where you and your team must fight these mindless beings in order to survive.

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“The environment itself is treacherous, everything seems dangerous and trying to kill you,” says Konami brand manager Richard Jones. “Half-formed structures and components of Mother Base have been falling through these portals and are stuck here in the sand, and these places will act as shelter for you.”

Because Konami has so far been stingy with details, it’s unclear whether there will be classes, or whether any returning favorites from franchise exist in this world. What we do know, is that while the announcement trailer focused on action, stealth will remain a significant mechanic. “You need to work together in co-op, as well as utilizing stealth mechanics, which pertain to the series, in order to survive. You work together, sneaking around enemies, making distractions.”

“You will also master new weaponry,” continues Jones. Unfortunately, Konami was unable to confirm what these weapons will be, but the trailer showed the team using an explosive, spinning bow and arrow, a shotgun, and a spear. Even for questions as simple as, "why zombies?" were left unanswered. Without any further information to give us a clearer picture on what to expect, Konami promised that more details will be divulged at a later date.

Metal Gear: Survive is set to release in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Metal Gear Meets Zombie Apocalypse In Metal Gear Survive

Konami has announced its first post-Kojima Metal Gear game, and it's a bit off the beaten path. Metal Gear Survive takes place right after the end of Ground Zeroes, with members of the destroyed Mother Base ripped out of our reality and dropped into one much bleaker.

In Metal Gear Survive, up to four players team up to fight off "biological threats" that seem to look and function like mindless zombies. The trailer (via IGN)  even features a scene similar to one seen in The Walking Dead as former Mother Base soldiers clear the monsters from a fence.

While the cinematic trailer seems action-focused, Konami says the game is sealth-based. Metal Gear Solid Survive will be out in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Reader Discussion: What Do You Think Of The Metal Gear Survive Announcement?

So Metal Gear Survive, a co-op game that takes place at the end of Ground Zeroes, is uh a thing that's happening. There are improvised spears, cool looking arrows, and weird crystalized zombie monster things.

To be honest, we're not quite sure what to make of it. But hey, it's not a Pachinko machine!

How do you feel about this spin-off, readers? Does it infuriate you? Vex you? Maybe you think it'll be the Metal Gear game that finally teaches us that the real nanomachines were the friends we made along the way.

Sound off in the comments below!

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