Those wondering what the Metal Gear franchise looks like without creator Hideo Kojima at the helm can get their first glimpse today at Metal Gear Survive.
Announced at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, early Wednesday morning, the title is described as a co-op survival game. It takes place in an alternate universe within the Metal Gear timeline, after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. You are stranded in this place alongside the Militaires Sans Frontières from MGSV, who were not killed after all. Instead they have been transported to an alternate dimension via mysterious wormholes, and they have company in the form of biologically altered zombies out for blood.
The game will accommodate up to four players and will feature brand new weaponry, according to game developer Konami.
The Metal Gear fanbase was not immediately impressed.
The master computer in Konami's basement howls, "MAKE A METAL GEAR ZOMBIE GAME, REUSE ASSETS FOR EASY CASH."— Zorak (@Sazorak) August 17, 2016
"After Metal Gear Solid 5, an alternate timeline is caused by unexplained wormholes forming in the sky"— Delivery the Pizza!! (@JomasterII) August 17, 2016
WHERE IS KOJIMA, WE NEED HIM NOW
Metal Gear Survive will be released in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.