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Metal Gear Survive needs more polish and more time

Published: 12:48, 14 June 2017
Metal Gear Survive

Konami delayed their Metal Gear Survive into 2018. The stealthy survival game is the first Metal Gear title after Hideo Kojima, the creator of the series, left Konami.

Metal Gear Survive, you know the one with the weird looking zombies, has been pushed back into 2018. Konami representatives confirmed the news at E3. Even though the game has been "pushed back a few months", a playable version is available at E3 2017. 

Announced back in 2016, the game will be the first Metal Gear title to be released after the franchise creator, Hideo Kojima left the studio in 2015. Metal Gear Survive is set in an alternate universe and the events in the game take place after the events in Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes.

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Ground Zeroes itself was the prequel to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Metal Gear Survive is an action survival game if you haven't figured that one out from its title. The game will feature a "dense single player mode" and a co-op multiplayer mode.

It works like this: the MSF characters from Metal Gear Solid V were sucked into a portal that spits them out into a world crawling with zombies.

The single player mode will send the player on a mysterious adventure. While in the co-op multiplayer mode, the players will use weapons, stealth, and gear to fend off deadly, zombie-like creatures. You can also build bases and fortify them to increase your chances of, wait for it, survival.

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I say zombie-like because have you seen the things? The tops of their heads are missing and have been replaced by some red crystals. Fortunately, if you hit them over the head, I'm sorry, the crystal, you can stun them for a couple of seconds before dealing the final blow. 

Metal Gear Survive will come out for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One sometime in the early 2018. Until then, here's a gameplay video from September 2016 that shows some cooperative action:

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