Yes, a new Metal Gear is coming…but it might not be what you expect.

During the 25th anniversary celebration of the famed franchise, MGS creator Hideo Kojima officially unveiled Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes (or perhaps just Metal Gear Ground Zeroes ), which will boast the new Fox Engine and has targeted "current generation specifications." So will it be soon…?

Unfortunately, details are few and far between right now, but it's feasible that Ground Zeroes will be an open-world sandbox title, which would represent a significant departure for both Kojima and the Metal Gear franchise. We'll have to wait for extra info but the news didn't stop there. Also at the event, it was revealed that a feature film is in the works; they've got producer Avi Arad, the former Marvel CEO who helped bring you the Spider-Man and X-Men movies.

But as is the case with the game, no more details were revealed. So we have no idea who will play Snake, nor do we know when it'll be in theaters. That being said, given Hollywood's reputation for turning games into movies, we're far more interested in Ground Zeroes .

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes

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Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
8 years ago

I cannot tell you how RELIEVED I am that it is not set after MGS4. That was always the fear for me and now that I know it is set before hand I can relax.

I am hoping this will take the conflict between Zero & Big Boss into the foreground. Also, I hope that it finally progresses the story from MGS3 – P.O. & P.W. both felt like massive diversions to me. Rather than progressing the over all plot they focuses on their own little side story's – I'd almost call them spin offs. I expect this title to seal the gap between MGS3 & MG1 once and for all.

As for the open world aspect, if it follows the similar gameplay structure of MGS already I wont mind it. However I don't want it to turn into GTA where you go to a certain point and activate missions. I hope there is always an objective hanging over the player so it stays focused.

Apparently the gameplay demonstration was 20 minutes, now I really, REALLY want to see this. rumours state it'll be shown at PAX tomorrow… we'll have to wait and see.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
8 years ago

…I am…tooooo excited. To be honest I couldn't care which console it comes out for…PS3 or XBOX 360 – I really couldn't care…because in the end I know the PS3 version would just be the absolute best.

With a title like : Ground Zero…you're totally right. It has to be about Big Boss creating OH! And with a sand-box style – that's just the absolute perfect way to do so.

What really interests me…is the suit which Big Boss is wearing. …If this is after Peace Walker…he got the suit back from Portable Ops…which is…just..well interesting I guess.

Wish to see gameplay tomorrow!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Somebody has to reign in this weirdo naming trend that has begun, what's a Ground Zeroes?

It will be interesting to see if they drop the "Solid" because it will be on 360.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

Maybe we won't see another Solid title until PS4.

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

From what I understand the full title was Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zero or Zeroes. But you play as Big Boss so I don't really know if the Solid aspect was an accident.

This was what I got from twitter.

I guess a Ground Zeroes is …. there isn't just one Ground Zero there are many….? Who cares though we all know Hideo likes to make fun words for his games.


Last edited by xenris on 8/30/2012 11:18:17 AM

Fox hounder
Fox hounder
8 years ago

If i were to guess, i'd say "Ground Zeroes' is just a code name. When KP unveiled MGS 3D it was code named "The Naked Sample".

By next year i expect it will be MGS5.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

Ugh, I hate that these games aren't exclusive anymore. Hopefully since its now multiplat well see a Wii U version. I imagine a lot can be done with a second screen after having played Snake Eater 3DS.

That said, naysayers of future MGS games be damned. After playing through, and watching the cutscenes unfold in MGS4 again, there is plenty that can be done to expand on this universe. Sunny being saved by Raiden, Eva and Ocelet retrieving Big Boss' body, an adult Sunny etc. No need for these games to end anytime soon. Kojima truly built an amazing franchise that he can expand upon for at least two more generations.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

It's funny how when you're a real game hobbyist the platform can make all the difference. I just couldn't play Shenmue 2 on Xbox so I had to acquire a modded Dreamcast copy. Doesn't seem right anywhere else.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

Indeed. Xbox to me is the ultimate icon of generic gaming.

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

I only had an Xbox to play that game. I loved the crap out of it. The ending however, has haunted my dreams ever since.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Shh, I haven't finished it.

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

Lucky you 😉

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

Wow… I expected a more enthusiastic article than this, I must admit. 😀

This game is called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes everywhere else, and reportedly looks *amazing*, no less. It features old Snake, and is still based on stealth, avoiding searchlights and all that – but all in a more open world game environment.

Personally, from what I read elsewhere I think it all sounds *fantastic*.


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/30/2012 11:07:02 AM

slugga_status
slugga_status
8 years ago

Where did you read that it features Old Snake? In the pic you can see the band for the eye patch under the NVG..seems like Big Boss

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

Old Snake? Don't you mean Naked Snake/Big Boss? That promotional image is of Big Boss. Not Solid Snake. Solid Snake/Old Snake is from MGS4 and is the same Snake from Metal Gear 1, 2. MGS1 and 2.


Last edited by Jawknee on 8/30/2012 11:50:39 AM

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

It was from some tweets during the event. But I now read others say it was Big Boss, so it was probably a mistake.
… But is "Naked Snake" and "Old Snake" two different persons? I would not know, sorry. 🙂

Anyway, here's the tweets:

"Snake crawled @ avoiding searchlights, killed guard, rode jeep, called in heli for evac. Sounds like MG, but the scale & atmosphere… Wow."

"Ground Zeroes on Fox Engine – rich detail, open world, and Old Snake is back!"


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/30/2012 11:53:38 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

Naked Snake is Big Boss. His code name during Snake Eater was Naked Snake. After killing the Boss he was renamed Big Boss. Big Boss was the main antagonist from the Metal Gear games on NES. He is also the protagonist in Peace Walker and looks to be the protagonist in this new game.

Old Snake is Solid Snake, a clone of Naked Snake/Big Boss and is the protagonist from Metal Gear 1 and 2 sent to defeat Big Boss. He's also the protagonist in MGS1, 2 and 4. He was renamed Old Snake in MGS4 due to his rapid aging caused by the way his body was engineered when he was cloned. Who ever called Big Boss Old Snake got it wrong.


Last edited by Jawknee on 8/30/2012 12:06:03 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

The name's Plissken 🙂

Anywho, it'd be nice to take a gander at that trailer.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

That's a pretty funny goof Kojima stole from Ecsape from New York. Kurt Russell's character was Snake Plisken. That's where Kojima got the Snake from. In MGS2 Solid Snake was trying to hide from the Pariots so when he met up with Raiden for the first time he told him his name was Iroquois Plisken. Pretty funny.


Last edited by Jawknee on 8/30/2012 12:37:14 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

haha, yeah I remember him saying he ganked some of that character. I loved Escape from New York, it's kinda too bad they let Russel get too old to do a third movie.

Though with Arnold and Sylvester doing movies at 65 and 66 maybe it's not impossible.

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

Thanks alot for the summary, Jawk! I've missed out on much, I see. 🙂

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

Beam-

Alot more than you can imagine! 😉

I just got caught up on MGS series before MGS4 was released. It was overwhelming to say the least. It still is actually. That makes the games oh so sweet!

slugga_status
slugga_status
8 years ago

The kind of news I like to start my day. I wonder where in the MGS story they're going to place this one. Looks like it's likely after PW..I just hope the movie doesn't screw over the story many have spent time to dig into..

bebestorm
bebestorm
8 years ago

Awesome! Im happy Kojima is branching out.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Maybe this one with its open worldy approach can get me into the series. I've followed it for a long time but never got into any of the games very far. Just one of those things you'd like to like.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 8/30/2012 12:29:52 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

I don't get. I can understand not liking MGS2 but the rest of the games in the franchise are stellar.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

I don't dispute the quality, it just never grabbed me. Like recently I just sold off Arkham Asylum without finishing it, it's obviously a top quality game I just felt no fire in my thumbs to keep going. Same with MGS.

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

Wow – that's crazy. It's the *exact* same with me, with both games (and you can add Arkham City to that list too)! I don't deny their qualities, but there was no "fire in my thumbs" either.

And especially with Arkham City that puzzles me to no end, cause by definition I should *love* it.


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/30/2012 1:30:26 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

yeah it happens.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

That's why I never bought the batman games. I absolutely know they are quality titles, but nothing about them makes me excited. Oh well.

bebestorm
bebestorm
8 years ago

Nothing wrong with not being a fan of MGS.. Im not into Uncharted and God Of War. You shouldn't force yourself.

Jawknee
Jawknee
8 years ago

All this Snake and Plisken talk makes me want to go watch Escape from New York again. Haven't seen that movie in years.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Such a classic, may Ernest Borgnine "Cabby" rest in peace.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
8 years ago

Great news! Cannot wait to learn more.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
8 years ago

WOOT! Outta time. Maybe more later, but I'm excited!!!

556pineapple
556pineapple
8 years ago

I'm not expecting the movie to be good, but I'll still watch it, of course. If it's as least as good as Silent Hill, I'll call it a relative success. The game sounds really interesting, though. I really want to hear more about it. The whole "Game without a Game Over" idea is intriguing, and if anyone can pull it off, it's Kojima Pro.

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
8 years ago

Just checked in.
This is all coming very fast. Maybe it's a good thing there aren't anymore details. It would be too overwhelming at the current moment. Looks like the Metal Gear title lives on via Kojima.
A movie could be monumental, but there is a solid 95% chance one of the greatest entities in video game history could get donkey jacked via Hollywood.

One can only wonder where the story will take place this time around.

SoulController
SoulController
8 years ago

This is just what I needed to hear to put an end to my bad day. I know its wishful thinking but fingers crossed for PS3 exclusive. Or am so too late?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Fox engine makes me think it'll be multiplat.

Fox hounder
Fox hounder
8 years ago

I've read that the demo for Ground Zeroes was on a high end PC, using a 360 controller.

My guess, PS3, 360, Vita, & PC.

SoulController
SoulController
8 years ago

360 Controller huh?…….

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Nariko is confirmed along with Sir Daniel for Sony All Stars, dang now I hafta get interested.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

At least someone realizes Nariko is an "all-star"!

YashaZz
YashaZz
8 years ago

I adore Mr. Fortescue! My childhood hero!

KiLLa TeQuILa23
KiLLa TeQuILa23
8 years ago

I just hope hideo Kojima will be only on ps3 for life. mgs has been with sony for a long time let just hope they dont end the bond

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

Sam Fisher?

Heartless Angel
Heartless Angel
8 years ago

Am I the only one who noticed this about the picture. If this is Big Boss why is the eye patch positioned the wrong way? Look at the strap just above the NVG, clearly it's a left eye patch. Bib Boss is blind on the right eye.

YashaZz
YashaZz
8 years ago

Did you guys notice the MSF symbol? So this means the game takes off straight after Peacewalker. The missing bandana adds to that as well.

I'm really intrigued.

___________
___________
8 years ago

wow, a open world MGS game!?
well paint me yellow and call me charlie!
totally did not see that coming!
definetly a next gen title though, it was running on a high end PC so i seriously doubt will be seeing this for current systems especially announcing it this late.
unless its going to be out soon, but then if it was why wait so long?

SS4
SS4
8 years ago

I,d love an HD remake of the first 2 MG game on the MSX that happened right before MGS in the timeline. This way wed get the whole story:

MGS3 -> MG -> MG2 -> MGS -> MGS2 -> MGS4

This way we can get the 6 games in a collection package or something and be able to play the whole saga in order.