Metal Gear Survive Gets a Release Date

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Konami has announced a release date for Metal Gear Survive, as well as info on its pre-order bonus that comes with a variety of in-game items, such as gold plated weapons, gestures, gear, and more. Metal Gear Survive will releases in North America on February 20th, Japan on February 21st, and Europe on February 22nd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Those that pre-order the game will receive the Survival Pack, which includes 4 gold plated weapons, 2 additional gestures, 4 metallic Survival Scarves, Kabuki face paint for your character, a Boxman [The Orange] accessory, as well as a Mother Base nameplate. There will also be a Digital Deluxe edition, which will include a soundtrack, Cyborg Ninja accessory, gesture, and seven-day premium boost.

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Square Enix Unveils Left Alive

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Square Enix had quite a lot of fantastic announcements during Sony’s Tokyo Game Show conference, with another surprising addition being the announcement of a new IP. The game, titled Left Alive, tasks Yoji Shinkawa of Metal Gear fame with designing the characters, Shinji Hashimoto of Square Enix is producing, and Toshifumi Nabeshima of Armored Cored V is directing.

Quite a dream team for fans of highly detailed mecha games. Left Alive is set to release in Japan next year.

Happy Birthday, Metal Gear

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Konami released the first Metal Gear title on July 13, 1987 for the MSX2 computer. Created by Hideo Kojima, the stealth game was released to little fanfare, but found a solid base after its release on the Nintendo Entertainment System. After releasing a sequel on the PlayStation, Metal Gear Solid, the franchise has since achieved mega-cult status for fans.

Happy Anniversary, Metal Gear!

Metal Gear Survive Delayed

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Normally, I wouldn’t really post about this, as this game is a complete cash-grab and mockery of all that makes this series so memorable. But, it’s pretty damn hilarious. Konami has stated to Polygon that Metal Gear Survive has been “pushed back a few months” to allow for more polish on the game.

Metal Gear Survive was announced in 2016, and will have a mysterious single player mode, as well as multiplayer that will pit teams of players against zombie-like enemies. The game is set an alternate universe after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prequel to Phantom Pain.