You can dress up as Pyramid Head in Metal Gear Survive's upcoming event.
Metal Gear spin-off Metal Gear Survive has flopped upon release in the UK.
From deep within the bowels of Konami, there comes a howl. It looks like developers of Metal Gear Survive, the first in the long-running series to come out from post-Kojima Konami, have left a message at the front of the game marking a moment of respect for those that went before.
Konami's Metal Gear Survive - the first in the Metal Gear series since creator Hideo Kojima's departure - is out in the UK today. It's an okay video game! But it also contains one of the more bizarre - and perhaps obnoxious - examples of microtransactions I've seen in a full price video game to date.
A new Metal Gear Survive beta begins next week. It runs from 16th to 18th February on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The beta includes three missions across two maps in co-op mode, which can be played by up to four players online.
Expect special daily missions during the beta. If you finish creating your character, you'll get a few bonuses for the full game: a Fox Hound name plate, a Metal Gear Rex head accessory and a bandana accessory. The beta will be the last chance to play Metal Gear Survive early, Konami stressed.
UPDATE: Konami has announced the PC version of Metal Gear Survive launches alongside the console versions on 22nd February 2018. All versions cost £34.99.
Konami is the not the Konami of old. The Japanese company has ditched Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and big-budget console video game development in general in favour of mobile games, casino machines and... gyms.
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.
A new Metal Gear game, the first since series auteur Hideo Kojima dramatically parted ways with publisher Konami last year, was announced today. It happened while I was in the midst of another, unrelated Gamescom presentation, so once free I had to crouch down in some deserted corridor of the Koelnmesse, to watch the trailer prior to my appointment with Konami later that afternoon.
Konami has announced the next Metal Gear game.