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Published on Thursday, 30 August 2012 22:10
Written by uLtI
Kojima Productions has offered a first look into its latest Metal Gear title at a special one-off event in Tokyo. The game, called Metal Gear Sold: Ground Zeroes, is said to feature real-time cut-scenes and open world gameplay. It will run on Team Kojima's new Fox Engine. Although details are light, the series creator confirmed the game will be open-world and feature real-time cut-scenes. It was revealed on stage by the Kojima studio during the Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary event. However, new information on the project is scarce because Konami has imposed certain restrictions on reporting on the game.
But the demonstration itself appears to have impressed those in attendance who later went on Twitter to eulogise the new project.
Two new images featuring Snake have appeared online, take a look at them below.
Another pre-Shadow Moses entry showing the Militaires Sans Frontières logo on Snake's sneaking suit it's a safe bet to assume this is Big Boss (Naked Snake)
GameSpot Associator Editor Jonathan Toyad described what they saw during the 20 minute demo.
"The scene starts in a remote military base with heavy rain. The camera is following a shadowy figure in a business suit and hat accompanied by a number of well-armed soldiers and guard dogs as he converses with a little boy in a cage. He throws a portable music player after some dialogue and the boy proceeded to use it. The rest of the scene was playing "Here's To You" from the film "Sacco e Vanzetti" (also on Metal Gear Solid 4) as the man in a coat rides off to an airfield before taking off on a helicopter to an undisclosed location. Before erasing the "XOF" emblem off of the helicopter, he took out his hat and speaks about what transpired in very vague words. His face and head was all burned-up and scarred with no hair; at this point in time, we have no idea who he is. He proceeded to toss away all a stash of mini "XOF" emblems as he flew off with the rest of the soldiers.
Yeah, that's all we can show off at the moment.
After that, out comes a spy climbing from a cliffside near the base followed by the subtitles "From FOX, two phantoms were born". As he flips up his visors, we saw the trademark eyepatch and gruff face with the facial hair: Solid Snake seems to be back at a glance. He's referred to as Snake; no, not Solid Snake, Old Snake or Naked Snake, just Snake at the moment, so there's a chance that he could be some clone or someone posing as Solid Snake. Whatever the case, he definitely looks much younger than Old Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4. Old-school fans yearning for the days of a nimbler stealth action hero can sigh with relief at this revelation.
Series creator Hideo Kojima then took centrestage and showed off the title's gameplay for a few minutes. We see Snake do what he does best: go in a prone state and sneak around (no Octocam this time; just old-fashioned crawling and hiding), as well as going into aiming mode in third person shooting a nearby guard at a security post. We should also mention that the demo gave out a sandbox open-world vibe; the military base itself felt expansive and huge, and Snake can summon a helicopter to bring him around as well as drive a jeep to go from point A to B."
Kojima also debuted Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops, a social game inspired by Portable Ops and Peace Walker developed smartphones.
The last of the big announcements was a Metal Gear Solid movie from X-Men and Spider-Man producer Avi Arad.
No release date has been announced for this upcoming entry in the Metal Gear series.