Konami announces new co-op-focused Metal Gear Survive

Konami is making good on its promise to continue making games set in the Metal Gear universe despite the fact that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has left the company. The first post-Kojima Metal Gear game is titled Metal Gear Survive and it certainly looks like it will retain the franchise’s mind-bending elements.

According to Konami, Metal Gear Survive is set after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (the game which served as a prologue to the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain) in an alternate timeline where soldiers who were left behind during the destruction of Mother Base are pulled through a wormhole and dumped into a nightmarish realm populated by terrifying zombie creatures. Players must stick together and use various weapons to fight off the creatures in four-player co-op gameplay.

"We are delighted to announce another exciting addition to the Metal Gear franchise,” said Tomotada Tashiro, European President for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.  "Metal Gear Survive will offer a fresh take on the series’ famed stealth elements but within a unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multi-player experience.”

Additional details such as pricing and release date are unknown at this time, but Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Survive won’t be a fully priced $60 game, and will instead likely be closer in price to Ground Zeroes (which cost $30 when it first launched). More details are expected to emerge during this week’s Gamescom event, but in the meantime, you can check out the game’s reveal trailer (courtesy of IGN).