Metal Gear alumni David Hayter has reprised his role as Solid Snake for a brief teaser that serves as both a celebration of the game's 31st anniversary, and an update about the Metal Gear movie from filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Konami revealed the first gameplay footage of Metal Gear Survive today at Tokyo Game Show.
As you can see in the following footage, this four-player co-op spin-off looks a lot like Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The graphics and setting appear almost identical, only now there's co-op and zombies.
There's still a fair bit of stealth though as players can slither through the grass and use fulton balloons on wildlife to bait the undead. Sometimes things get more action-focused, such as a section where the players set up a beacon and have to defend it from an onslaught of zombies.
UPDATE 30/8/16 10.45am Konami has now officially confirmed the previously-spotted Metal Gear Solid 5 Definitive Edition.
Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter may have been replaced by Kiefer Sutherland, but the classic Metal Gear Solid actor is sure getting a lot of mileage out of the role as he just reprised his most well known character in a Ford commercial.
Last month the Metal Gear Solid fan remake, Shadow Moses Project, was unceremoniously shut down, ostensibly due to legal pressure from Konami. But now the folks behind that, the Fan Legacy Team, have started a new MGS-related project with another person spurned by Konami: the original Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter.
Hideo Kojima surprised many when he announced that he'd recast the voice of Metal Gear Solid protagonist Snake with Kiefer Sutherland in MGS5 after nearly two decades of David Hayter providing the role.
UPDATE 4th November 2015: Konami has confirmed it's closed its LA studio responsible for Metal Gear Online.
It's no secret that Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is a fan of John Carpenter's 1981 Kurt Russell vehicle Escape From New York. I mean, the main character in his beloved stealth series is even named after New York's gruff anti-hero and they even share the same mullet, eyepatch, five o'clock shadow and gruff voice. There's yet another reference to Kurt Russell's character in Metal Gear Solid 2 wherein Snake goes by the alias "Iroquois Plissken". The similarities were so close that the company who owns the rights to the film, CanalPlus, wanted to sue Kojima over it.
A diehard Metal Gear Solid fan is remaking the original 1987 Metal Gear in Unreal Engine 4.
Telltale's The Walking Dead Season One and tear-jerking World War 1 puzzle adventure Valiant Hearts are both free on Xbox One during October.
UPDATE 4/8/15 10.30am: Konami has now detailed the PC specifications that you'll need to play Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
Microsoft has announced August's Xbox Live Games with Gold titles.
Konami has removed all mention of Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima from the cover of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
PlayStation Plus' June Instant Game Collection, i.e. free games for subscribers, includes Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes on PS4.
UPDATE 08/05/2015: Konami has unveiled its Metal Gear Solid 1984 collection of clothes via the Insert Coin website.
There are a raft of £22 T-shirts and £40 jumpers and other bits and bobs based on the Metal Gear Solid franchise and, specifically, the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5. There's a lot of Shadow Moses, Foxhound and Snake gubbins going. The £55 Diamond Dogs 84 jacket, right, looks nice.
Here's a gallery of images. Tempted?
The PlayStation Store Easter Sale is upon us, running from today (25th March) until 15th April. Some sale dates vary so pay attention to avoid missing out.
Rockstar did it with Grand Theft Auto 5. Now a modder has done it with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes' PC requirements have been revealed ahead of its 18th December launch on Steam.
Konami has finally lowered the somewhat controversial price of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes to £19.99 / €19.99 across all consoles.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is coming to PC via Steam on 18th December, Konami has announced.
The publisher confirmed it will be 4K compatible, so its improved resolution will produce fancy effects like a greater number of light sources.
"The very best thing about Ground Zeroes is how the series has cast away so many of its cinematic pretensions and fallen in love with being a video game all over again," wrote Martin Robinson in his MGS5: Ground Zeroes review. "As a precursor to Phantom Pain, it suggests that greatness awaits, but even on its own terms Ground Zeroes is something special."
A fan project to remake the original Metal Gear will no longer go ahead following discussions with franchise publisher Konami.
Microsoft has slashed the price of Titanfall by 50 per cent this week - from £54.99 to a far more manageable £27.50.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes are coming to Steam.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes sold three times as many copies on PS4 than it did on Xbox One, Konami has revealed.
While it didn't go into exact sales figures, Konami's latest financial report noted that its software sales for the quarter ending on 30th June consisted of 12 per cent PS4 software, whereas Xbox One software only made up four per cent. Look closely, however, and you'll see that Ground Zeroes is Konami's only game on these platforms, so it's clear what this is referring to.
Of course, Ground Zeroes launched in mid-March, a couple of weeks before the last quarter ended. Looking at this launch window, Ground Zeroes on PS4 made up eight per cent of Konami's software sales for the year ending 31st March 2014, whereas its Xbox One counterpart made up three per cent of such sales.
Russia Today has been spotted using a screenshot from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain in a political commentary report on African child soldiers.
Sony has begun discussions with director Jordan Vogt-Roberts to helm its Metal Gear Solid movie, a new report suggests.
UPDATE: The platform exclusive content for Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will be made available to all players for free on 1st May, Konami has announced.
That's for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
ORIGINAL STORY 25/04/2014: The platform exclusive content for Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will be made available to all players soon for free, Konami has announced.
The identity of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain's mysterious character Ishmael - who has so far only appeared with his face covered in bandages - has been hinted at by an eagle-eyed fan.
PS4-exclusive inFamous: Second Son has stormed to the top of the UK all-format chart. It's the second biggest launch for any PS4 game, behind launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is a fantastic game. Martin Robinson's recently-published review explains why.
Many have taken issue with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes's steep price of £19.99 - £29.99, but Sony is sweetening the pot by allowing PSN pre-orders of the game to come with Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD.
Ever wondered why Solid Snake is called Solid Snake? Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has taken to Twitter to explain why (it wasn't a reference to Escape from New York's S.D. Bob "Snake" Plissken, apparently).
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima said that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be "over 200 times bigger than Ground Zeroes" in a recent group interview attended by Eurogamer in Japan.
Konami has made the next-gen versions of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes cheaper.
Konami has released a video comparing the various versions of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes.
Konami has confirmed the resolutions and frame-rates for all versions of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes - and PlayStation 4 comes out on top.
UPDATE 06/02/2014 2.20AM: Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has responded to GameInformer's report that Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is less than two hours long. The enigmatic developer took to Twitter to explain that Ground Zeroes' non-linear design means it contains a lot more depth than its more structured forebears and simply making a beeline for the credits is missing much of what makes Ground Zeroes special.
Warning: possible spoilers follow.
UPDATE: Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes launches in Europe on 20th March 2014, Konami has announced.
The prequel to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be sold in shops on current generation systems for £29.99 or as a download for £19.99. Digital versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One cost £29.99.
ORIGINAL STORY: The PlayStation versions of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes have exclusive content. Now, so do the Xbox versions.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is set to have "exclusive Xbox content," according to a new trailer for the Xbox One.
It's unclear what this new content will entail or if it's for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, or just the Xbox One. We've requested comment on this from Microsoft and are currently awaiting reply.
Chances are it won't be anything too substantial, give that the game's tease for a PlayStation-exclusive ended up being the "Deja Vu Mission" in which you can play as a lo-fi version of Solid Snake based on his avatar from the original PlayStation One Metal Gear Solid. Any guesses what the Microsoft equivalent of this will be? Perhaps a Raiden skin based on his MGS2 appearance?
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima announced the PlayStation-exclusive "Deja Vu Mission" for Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes at Sony's PS4 launch event.
This PlayStation-exclusive bonus allows players to play as Classic Snake, a lo-fi avatar of Solid Snake based on his appearance in the first MGS from 1998. That game's DARPA chief, Donald Anderson, is also briefly shown in a similarly low-polygon model.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is due next spring on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has inadvertently teased PlayStation-exclusive content for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, the prologue to MGS5: The Phantom Pain.
In Kojima's tweet of the game's poster one can barely make out a plaque in the corner detailing some of the prologue's selling points (larger version available here, via NeoGAF). These include: "Multiple missions with central story and side-ops missions," that the game "takes place in 1975 after Peacewalker and nine years before The Phantom Pain," and most excitingly, it contains "exclusive content for PlayStation platform."
Unfortunately there's no telling exactly what this content will be. We've requested comment from Konami, but given how this info came out, we're not holding our breath on much clarification. Last time a multi-platform MGS game received PlayStation-exclusive content, it involved Snake hunting the Ape Escape simians in a separate challenge mode in Metal Gear Solid 3 - granted that game was exclusive to PS2 when it launched. It was only the later 3DS version of the game that added Yoshi toys to the campaign.