Six Minute Metal Gear Survive Trailer Does Its Best Kojima Impression

Metal Gear Survive talks the talk, but can it walk the walk?

News by Matt Kim, .

Whoever directed this new six minute gameplay trailer for the upcoming Metal Gear Survive really tried hard to nail down that Kojima style. The opening minute of the new trailer is sort of like a direct-to-video sequel of Metal Gear Solid V, complete with somber music, mysterious monologues, and that Paul Greengrass style of handheld camera angles.

The weird doppelganger effect is compounded by the fact that it seems like the game re-uses assets from Metal Gear Solid V. The alternate zombie dimension, and platform where soldiers are performing a mass burial at sea, are all from Kojima's last Metal Gear game before departing the studio.

Once the deja vu wears off, we're left with a new trailer that's still the best look at the upcoming Metal Gear spin-off until its February release. We now have a glimpse at some of the weird mechanics that look to make Metal Gear Survive more than just a simple zombie game, including a survivor rescue system.

Metal Gear Survive is out on February 20 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There's also a console beta scheduled from January 18 to 21.

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  • Avatar for Monkey-Tamer #1 Monkey-Tamer 3 months ago
    Despite the stigma of being a post Kojima Metal Gear the gameplay looks interesting. Too bad it tries to carry the banner of a dead series instead of striking out on its own, but I understand why that decision was made.
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  • Avatar for Drachmalius #2 Drachmalius 3 months ago
    The more I see of this game, the more I want it. I love Kojima and hated the idea of this game when it was first announced, but it looks rad as hell. The Fox engine is awesome, so I just want more gameplay that uses it even if the story is bland.
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  • Avatar for TheSensationalSean #3 TheSensationalSean 3 months ago
    That doesn't look terrible, I'm curious and would certainly consider a purchase. It sucks that Kojima isn't involved, but hopefully it'll still contain a glimmer of his genius.
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  • Avatar for AstroDemon #4 AstroDemon 3 months ago
    I don't know the whole story behind Kojima leaving and taking KP elsewhere, but I have to imagine there are still some talented people at Konami. Kojima was a director, but he was surrounded by an insanely talented team as well. Even though this game doesn't look like my cup of tea, it could end up being surprisingly good. MGO and MGS5O was neat in concept, but I didn't spend a ton of time with either of them.
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  • Avatar for jandar #5 jandar 2 months ago
    Just see the face of the zomb with a red pebble that serves as a head, it gives no desire. Already a Metal Gear without Snake it does not work, so a Metal Gear without Kojima is worse. This game is a shame, it is an insult to fans and a disrespect to Kojima! It's not a Metal Gear, it will never have a place in the series!

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    Edited January 2018 by jandar
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