'Metal Gear Survive' Trailer Proves Pachinko Was Only The Start Of Konami's Franchise Butchery

Metal Gear Survive
Metal Gear Survive Photo: Konami

Remember that scene at the end of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the one where Big Boss & Co. ride off in a helicopter while Mother Base meets its fiery end? In the months since it’s debut, have you ever caught yourself wondering, “What would it have been like if weird worm holes just shipped that fiery wreckage to another dimension”? Oh, you haven’t?

Well, that’s too bad. Konami is apparently going to tell that (tremendously stupid) story anyway in a new co-op survival game called Metal Gear Survive . And no, this is not just a really bad joke.

Konami announced its latest foray into the Metal Gear franchise on the first day of gamescom, the annual video game convention in Cologne, Germany that began on Wednesday morning. A new press release published alongside the game’s first trailer describes Metal Gear Survive as a “brand new co-op, Stealth game that takes a divergent look at familiar Metal Gear themes and pursues a fresh spirit of exploration in unique gameplay mechanics.” Players will fill the shoes of soldiers from Mother Base, trapped in whatever weird dimension the aforementioned wormholes dropped them, and must use a combination of teamwork and survival skills to get back to Earth. And there are weird crystal zombies for some reason. Unfortunately, we don't currently have any context for that addition. Konami is hoping to release Metal Gear Survive on PS4, Xbox One and PC sometime next year.

As we said before, the game picks up at the end of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes; however, the events of Metal Gear Survive will apparently transpire on a separate timeline from the main MGSV narrative. You know, just in case Konami realizes what a terrible mistake this is in a few years and doesn’t want to have to explain why they dropped the weird wormhole sub-plot in the inevitable Metal Gear Solid V 4K Remaster for Project Scorpio and PlayStation Neo.

For a closer look at Metal Gear Survive, take a couple of minutes to watch the trailer published on Wednesday morning. Then head down to the comments section and let us know what you think of Konami’s decision to release a new Metal Gear title for current-gen consoles.

Metal Gear Survive is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game is expected to debut 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 in the months after launch.

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