Along with a trailer, Konami and Hideo Kojima have announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. The game will be a prologue and will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The series creator Hideo Kojima however is still not ready or likely to call the game Metal Gear Solid 5.
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Trailer with English subtitles.
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From en.wikipedia.org: “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is an upcoming stealth action video game developed by Kojima Productions and produced by Konami.It will be the ninth entry in the Metal Gear series, and will be the first to have an open world gameplay structure.Director Hideo Kojima confirmed that Naked Snake will return as the game’s protagonist in a story that will serve as a prologue to Metal Gear Solid 5.”
“The game was announced at a private function celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Metal Gear series, and made its public debut two days later at the 2012 Penny Arcade Expo.It will be the first game to utilise the Fox game engine developed by Kojima Productions.”
The game has also been shown running on a PC so it will likely be released for that platform as well.
I am glad a new Metal Gear Solid game is being released on both current generation consoles. Of course the series was made popular on the orignal PlayStation but times have changed and there is no need or place in gaming for console snobbery. Also it means Konami and Kojima Productions can guarantee that they will get their money back at least.
Its good to see Hideo Kojima back once again like the renegade master that he is.
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