After going radio silent for a year, Konami has announced the release date for its controversial Metal Gear Solid spin-off - Metal Gear Survive. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Metal Gear Survive will be launching on February 20th, 2018, in the US, and February 22nd in Europe. News on the PC version of MGS had gone AWOL but Konami has just updated us with confirmation of a Steam release on February 22nd priced at £34.99.
Just in case you missed the tidal wave of apathy that surrounded Metal Gear Survive's announcement last year, it’s a co-op survival action-adventure set in an open-world where up to four players can work together to complete missions. The remaining Militaires Sans Frontières soldiers from MGSV: The Phantom Pain are sucked into a wormhole and appear in an alternate reality full of zombie-like creatures. In true survival form, you’ll be harvesting resources, crafting gear and defences, in order to fend off the advancing hordes.
It’s, uh, not exactly the Metal Gear game we were hoping for but who knows, it may end up decent. Konami hasn’t exactly got a decent foothold in gaming at the moment, hinging its entire success of Metal Gear Survive and PES.
If you’re brave (or foolish) enough to consider a pre-order, Konami is, of course, offering up a raft of goodies for you. You’ll get the exclusive Day 1 Survival Pack which includes gold-plated weapons, a couple of emotes, four exclusive scarf colours, a Kabuki face paint, a cardboard box to wear on your head and a Mother Base gameplay. That all sounds a bit trashy so you’re not missing out on much by waiting for reviews first.