Finally, after so much fan anticipation a new Hideo Kojima developed Metal Gear Solid was shown today at Konami’s Metal Gear 25th Anniversary event in Tokyo, Japan. This is the big game everyone will be talking about, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. It’s running on the, till now unseen, FOX ENGINE. Is this Metal Gear Solid 5? No official word yet, but read on for details…
Kojima is waging war on the gaming world, not only with his game but with the Fox Engine tech saying, “This announcement is a challenge from Kojima Productions to the world.”
The event prohibited photography and video but various impressions from Twitter and other news sites describe an incredible real time demo of Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes. The footage showed off how the engine handles various effects including rain, clothing animation, highly detailed lighting and more. Viewers have described the gameplay as an “open word” Metal Gear Solid game with great enthusiasm. Konami says that the game is running on current gen PC hardware with thought put towards PS3 and Xbox 360 compatibility.
Kojima Productions describes the gameplay as “Game without Game Over”. Basically, what this means is that in previous games, when you got caught, the game ended and you presumably died. In this new MGS game it will now begin the next phase of gameplay which is to escape. This will prove to be an interesting twist to to stealth espionage genre which Kojima pioneered. In the demo, Snake crawls, sneaking past search lights. He then kills an enemy and gets on a jeep and calls a helicopter for evac. The demo reportedly ended with Snake on a helicopter while the music “Ride of the Valkyries” plays harkening back to Full Metal Jacket.
It features the same image as above but it says in a reversed image: From “FOX” two phantoms were born.