The first Metal Gear project without the guidance of series creator Hideo Kojima finally has an official release date. Konami's Twitter account made the announcement and revealed the list of pre-order bonuses players can receive should they buy before release.
Metal Gear Survive shifts the focus of the series from single-player stealth to four player co-op. Taking place in the aftermath of Ground Zeroes, the followers of Big Boss are sucked into a dimensional portal to a new world inhabited by zombies. Four of the survivors of this incident fight to scrabble out a living and perhaps find a way home.
Survive is different, to be sure. The departure from the series roots following the unamicable split between Hideo Kojima and Konami led to an outcry from fans deriding the title. However, what has been shown of the title shows promise - not necessarily strong stealth gameplay, but perhaps still as a solidly constructed, respectable game.
The pre-order bonuses consist of the following:
- 4 gold plated weapons: Bat, Sledgehammer, Survival Machete and Survival Spear
- 4 metallic colored survival scarves: Green, Blue, Pink and Silver
- The thumbs up and happy gestures
- Mother Base nameplate
- The BOXMAN [THE ORANGE] accessory
- Kabuki face paint
Metal Gear Survive releases on February 20 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.