‘Metal Gear Survive’ Gameplay Shown During TGS 2016 And Doesn’t Look Terrible

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The first fifteen minutes of Metal Gear Survive gameplay footage to leave Konami HQ are now online, following a presentation at the 2016 Tokyo Game Show. And as surprising as this may sound -- and we’re quite aware of how ridiculous it sounds -- it looks like the first co-op zombie survival game in Metal Gear history might not be terrible. The project still has it’s fair share of detractors, though, including franchise creator Hideo Kojima.

The new Metal Gear Survive footage shows a team of four working together, first in teams of two and then together as a unit, to infiltrate a small compound that’s home to several of the crystal zombies from last month’s big reveal. Later, the team must defend a transmitter placed inside the same cluster of buildings. All of the action should look pretty familiar to those who spent any significant time with either Metal Gear Solid V release, but the footage does at least give us an early look at the DIY weaponry at the team’s disposal.

Even the franchise’s creator got in on the mud-slinging, asking rather pointedly what zombies have to do with the “espionage [and] political fiction” (and crazy anime bullshit*) that used to be hallmarks of the Metal Gear series.  Kojima also shot down any suggestion that he might have helped create Metal Gear Survive before departing Konami. And one YouTube user noticed enough similarities between landmarks in the Metal Gear Survive demonstration and locations in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to suggest Konami is re-using portions of the Afghanistan map from MSGV.

For a better look at Metal Gear Survive , take some time to check out the full gameplay demo from Konami’s TGS 2016 presentation. Then head down to the comments section and let us know if the video had any impact on your early impressions of Metal Gear Survive.

Metal Gear Survive is in development for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game is expected to debut sometime in 2017.

Be sure to check back with iDigitalTimes.com and follow Scott on Twitter for more Metal Gear Survive news throughout 2016 and however long Konami supports Metal Gear Survive after launch.

*Our words on this one, not Kojima’s.

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