Metal Gear Survive has co-op and zombies

Konami Digital Entertainment today announced a new addition to Metal Gear Solid V. It’s called Metal Gear Survive.

Metal Gear Survive
Notice the larger V in Survive. It’s a reference to being part of MGS V, but also something else. Clever!

Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam in 2017, Metal Gear Survive brings a co-op stealth-based experience to the legendary MGS franchise. The game takes a divergent look at familiar Metal Gear themes and pursues a fresh spirit of exploration in “unique gameplay mechanics”, says the release.

Judging by the two-minute teaser, it looks like an MGS take on Call of Duty‘s Zombies.

Metal Gear Survive will offer a fresh take on the series’ famed stealth elements but within a unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multiplayer experience,” says Tomotada Tashiro, European President for Konami Digital Entertainment.

The game picks up from the ending of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (precursor to the Phantom Pain) with an alternate timeline caused by unexplained wormholes forming in the sky. Players find themselves on distorted desert landscapes full of massive half-formed structures, living biological threats, and the remains of a once strong military force now littering the landscape.

Yes, those living biological threats are indeed zombies.

In a struggle to stay alive on this harsh terrain filled with deadly creatures, soldiers who were previously on Motherbase now must work together in order to survive.

Survive continues the pedigree of MGS V‘s highly praised gameplay design, with what Konami promises to be “a unique blend of stealth and co-op play mechanics”. Players can strategically manage massive threats with the help of four-player online co-op. New weaponry will also be introduced to combat charging creatures and lethal environments as well.

You can learn more about the game here. Or have a read of our guide to the Phantom Pain.