Konami Announced today that Metal Gear Survive which they announced last year will release on February 20, 2018. Check the official announcement below.
— Konami (@Konami) October 25, 2017
The game will have special preorder bonuses as follows:
- 4 gold plated weapons: Bat, Sledgehammer, Survival Machete and Survival Spear
- 4 metallic coloured survival scarves: Green, Blue, Pink and Silver
- 2 gestures: “Thumbs Up” and “Happy”
- Mother Base Nameplate
- “BOXMAN [THE ORANGE]” Accessory
- “Kabuki” Face Paint
Metal Gear Survive story is set right after the events of Metal Gear Solid Grounds Zero, where most of Big Boss defeated army gets teleported through a wormhole to another dimension, and they have to cooperate and work together to survive a zombie like apocalypse in that dimension.
Last E3 2017, we visited Konami media section, and we had a behind doors session where we tested an early 4 player coop demo of the game. The demo started with giving us instructions about game mechanics and controls, and once we were ready, the actual demo mission started. Our mission objective was to fortify a run down house against an imminent attack of zombie waves. We were placing mines and steep fences along with gun sentries to help Survive the zombies attacks. The demo finished after we successfully fended few waves.
The wave cooperation has been recently used in other successful games such as Uncharted, Gears of War, and even Call of Duty, as part of their multiplayer modes, and now it’s coming to Metal Gear Survive as main gameplay mode. In my opinion the demo was fun to play, but depends heavily on your team members cooperation to succeed.
Metal Gear Survive will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One and Steam. You can preorder it soon from here. So come February, we will find out if the Metal Gear franchise can survive without its legendary creator and director Hideo Kojima. I myself hope it does succeed, and Konami continue supporting this pivotal masterpiece in the gaming industry, and hopefully release modern remakes or remasters for the older games in the franchise like the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid 1 onwards. Let us know what you think in the comments below.