Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Brings Open-World Approach to Stealth Genre

Metal Gear Ground Zero Screenshot_thumb3Konami and Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima announced the next Metal Gear Solid title: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. The tile brings an open world structure to the series, though we’re not sure when it takes place.

The idea of a Metal Gear Solid movie doesn’t sound that awesome, though an open world Metal Gear solid game does

Konami and Hideo Kojima have announced the next entry in the Metal Gear Solid franchise — Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. We’re not sure when the game takes place, though Snake is looking younger, and references to the PSP’s Peace Walker are made; media got a chance to view the game. Firstly, GameSpot got impressions of the game. Kojima showed off the traditional sneaky-sneaky gameplay, along with going prone, and an aiming mode to go into third person. GameSpot described the demo as having an open-world sandbox vibe.

The military base where the gameplay took place was described as expansive, and helicopters can be summoned to travel along with a keep. There is no game over screen when seen. Konami is targeting PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for Ground Zeroes, however the new Fox Engine does work on next-generation consoles. Reference to Metal Gar Solid: Peace Walker were mode: from Mother Base to Chico and Pax, and a voice actor Tomokazu Sugita — an actor for Peace Walker – was heard. So at this stage a sequel to the game seems the best bet, though that’s strictly conjecture.

Kojima To Reinvent Stealth?

Number media impressions came in over Twitter, with the open-world approach and new engine attracting attention. Multiple weather and daylight environments were shown, and cutscenes are in realtime, and players control Old Snake. We don’t know how the game plays in terms of non-stealth action, or how the mission structure is laid out.

It would be exciting to play a Metal Gear solid game where there is a single end-game goal though it’s down to me to get there. The calling in vehicles ability makes the world sound huge, because we’re used to walking between points. The announcement was made as part of a celebration for the Metal Gear Solid 25th anniversary. Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops was announced for Facebook. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has no confirmed release date or platforms.

Published: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 Last Modified: August 30, 2012

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