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The Next Metal Gear? Introducing Ground Zeroes

We finally know what Kojima Productions has been doing with Fox Engine.

A shot from a previous technical demonstration of what's possible with Fox Engine.

As part of a Metal Gear 25th anniversary celebration in Japan, series creator Hideo Kojima finally stopped teasing what's happening with Kojima Production's brand-new Fox Engine.

Hello, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

Our friends at 8-4 were attending the event, which was not broadcast on the Internet, and apparently Konami attempted to suppress conversation on Twitter about the reveal.

Good luck?

"Demo of "Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes", started w cutscene (all realtime), went into gameplay, open world, night, raining, base," said Mark MacDonald on Twitter. "AMAZING."

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

Um, sounds awesome? And this is coming from someone who didn't think Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was much to write home about, unless we're only talking about how completely ridiculous it was. This...I like.

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Posted by patrickklepek
A shot from a previous technical demonstration of what's possible with Fox Engine.

As part of a Metal Gear 25th anniversary celebration in Japan, series creator Hideo Kojima finally stopped teasing what's happening with Kojima Production's brand-new Fox Engine.

Hello, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

Our friends at 8-4 were attending the event, which was not broadcast on the Internet, and apparently Konami attempted to suppress conversation on Twitter about the reveal.

Good luck?

"Demo of "Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes", started w cutscene (all realtime), went into gameplay, open world, night, raining, base," said Mark MacDonald on Twitter. "AMAZING."

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

Um, sounds awesome? And this is coming from someone who didn't think Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was much to write home about, unless we're only talking about how completely ridiculous it was. This...I like.

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Posted by mlarrabee

Ground Zeroes sounds like they're literally grinding up WWII Japanese Zeroes.

Posted by M_Shini

Didn't think it would be a snake adventure cool either way

Posted by EpicSteve

Is this demo going to be shown publicly anytime soon?

Posted by DizzyMedal

I still need to play MG4, but some of these quotes sound promising. Hope we hear more soon.

Edited by MrKlorox

Isn't it past your bedtime?
 
edit: Despite rumors, I have a feeling this won't be as open world as it's being touted.

Posted by Delta_Ass

Revengeance... Ground Zeroes...

I hate what Kojima's doing to the English language.

Posted by Milkman

LATE NIGHT SCOOPS

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Posted by Ghostiet
@Delta_Ass said:

Revengeance... Ground Zeroes...

I hate what Kojima's doing to the English language.

I love it. Revengeance sounds like a nu-metal guitar riff.
Posted by Barrock

I wish they would make the game based on that tech demo. Looks awesome.

Posted by Swick

Kudos to Patrick for breaking the Japan time-space continuum.

Posted by Shayera
Posted by evanbower

Tricky is burning the midnight oil!

Posted by Draxyle

Ground Zeroes is a highly loaded and risky to use phrase. Not sure what to make of it.

I just hope it's something different, and not just dragging Snake out for "one more adventure". Hopefully they'll MGS2-style surprise us.

Posted by dOm_CaTz

@M_Shini: I wonder which snake we will get.

Posted by MEATBALL

MGS4 had the most enjoyable gameplay of the series.

Edited by SomeJerk

That's Big Boss and aw shit, bring on the next generation of consoles and may they handle this at 60 fps in 720p!
 
 
e: Maybe not; "the demo was on a PC based on PS3/360 hardware specs"

Posted by avidwriter

@Shayera said:

Metal Gear : Splinter Cell?

When does this game take place? Snake and Big Boss and just about everyone but Raiden are dead aren't they?

Posted by metalgearstl

I hope 'zeroes' is just bad translation or something. A new proper Metal Gear game has me excited though. I wouldn't be surprised a bit if its held off for next gen. If I was Microsoft, I'd swoop that up and save it to be the next Xbox's system seller.

Posted by Dizzyhippos

ground zeroes sounds like there planning on setting off hella nukes in this game. I still keep wanting to call the fox engine the fucks engine

Posted by familyphotoshoot

You misspelled Fucks Engine, Patrick.

Posted by Crunchman

Dafuq? Why is there an embargo on this and not on any of the other stuff? My favorite quote about the movie from the NeoGAF thread: "He finally did it. One long cutscene." - DennisK4

Posted by Humanity

I hope it's just a clone story.

Posted by TheHT

@Shayera said:

holy fucknuggets! look at that sick lens flare!

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Posted by AlexW00d

I hope this isn't on the PS4, I really don't want to have to buy one.

Posted by Aelric

ground zeros? I am predicting it.s remakes of the first two Metal Gears, pre-MGS, post-MGS 3. I could be totally wrong, but how else justify a young snake, other than clones or another Big Boss story, which would be really wedging it into the timeline at this point.

Posted by Delta_Ass

@Aelric said:

ground zeros? I am predicting it.s remakes of the first two Metal Gears, pre-MGS, post-MGS 3. I could be totally wrong, but how else justify a young snake, other than clones or another Big Boss story, which would be really wedging it into the timeline at this point.

Nanomachines. It'll be because of nanomachines.

Posted by RandomInternetUser

Looking forward to this. I still need to beat MGS4.

Posted by TheHT

@Delta_Ass said:

@Aelric said:

ground zeros? I am predicting it.s remakes of the first two Metal Gears, pre-MGS, post-MGS 3. I could be totally wrong, but how else justify a young snake, other than clones or another Big Boss story, which would be really wedging it into the timeline at this point.

Nanomachines. It'll be because of nanomachines.

Nanomachines? But what could that have to do with... ~Metalgear~.

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Posted by sub_o

@Aelric said:

ground zeros? I am predicting it.s remakes of the first two Metal Gears, pre-MGS, post-MGS 3. I could be totally wrong, but how else justify a young snake, other than clones or another Big Boss story, which would be really wedging it into the timeline at this point.

Hmm, considering the insignia / logo on snake's arm, which seems to be Militaire's Sans Frontier logo. There's a high possibility this is about Big Boss' story.

Posted by probablytuna

I am excite.

Posted by Winternet

Metal Gear Solid: Generals: Ground Zero would be much better, but I'll take it.

Posted by adam1808

I don't want to play another game with Snake in, regardless of story justification. We need to move on from that dude. MGS4 was a proper sendoff. Leave him alone.

Posted by Aetheldod

This sounds as the Metal Gear that I wanted 4 to be ... open world? helll yeah!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Terramagi

Snake had a hard life.

Let Solid rest, god dammit.

Posted by Mayu_Zane

@Aetheldod: An open world Metal Gear Solid game would blow my mind!

Posted by MachoFantastico

I'm all for anything Metal Gear Solid so all for this.

Posted by GunsAreDrawn

I hope we don't have to play as Old ass Snake again because I hate the way he looks compared to MGS2/3

Posted by Nightriff

Can't wait, MGS all the way and with Kojima actually doing this one I'm now excited

Posted by konig_kei

You play as naked snake's cousins friends brother who is actually snakes son but snake doesn't know and his mother is that Lady that was a Russian spy but was really a Chinese spy and this is all shown in the last cutscene which goes for 2 hours and comes out of nowhere.

Posted by Brake

All well and good, but can I Transfar the experience onto a mobile platform?

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Posted by Soap

My guess is that the name "ground zeroes" is going to show us more of the relationship between Big Boss and Zero, maybe we'll even see the beginning of the Les Enfant Terribles program?

Please be on PS4, I really want that huge leap again that I haven't felt in years!

Edited by HyperionXR

Best news I could hear. It's time to get back to sneaking like a BIG BAWSSS! Also, guys, it's not Solid Snake. It's Big Boss. He's got Cold War era equipment, an eye patch, and an MSF Logo. LIKE A BAWSS!

Posted by Kung_Fu_Viking

I don't like the sound of "Open World".

Posted by scaramoosh

PC please, the consoles just aren't good enough for gaming any more, too dated.

Posted by BasketSnake

So there was this great anniversary event where they showed this footage...and we don't get to see it? Well fuck them...I'm not interested. I don't want to read Mark McDonald's IMPRESSIONS OF TEXT! Fuck this.

Posted by GunslingerPanda

I'm kinda bored of Big Boss. A prequel with Solid Snake would be rather great though.

Posted by smiddy

Meh.

Posted by biospank

@AlexW00d: But they did say they are targeting this gen that includes the PC. So I guess its confirmed for the 360, PS3 and PC.

Posted by simkas

@GunslingerPanda: Bored of Big Boss? Bored of a guy that we played as in only 1 main game and a few spin-offs, as opposed to someone we've played as in 3 main games?

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