Today, Konami shared new details on their upcoming title Metal Gear Survive, including a release date of February 2018. In addition, the official website has been updated to provide some more in-depth information on the different modes, mechanics and enemies that can be found in the game. As previously announced, Metal Gear Survive will have both a single player and (online) co-op mode, but they are not entirely separate, as progress carries over between both modes.
Metal Gear x Survival
Introducing a new style of Metal Gear, where teamwork and strategy will be the key to your fate.
Metal Gear Survive is a spin-off of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain that integrates MGSV:TPP’s intense gameplay elements into a survival action format. This is Metal Gear as you’ve never seen it before. The tension of stealth gameplay, tactics of base defense and the grueling reality of survival.
Set in a dangerous, ruined world filled with creatures and hazardous mist. Success relies on your ability to read the evolving situation and make strategic choices – placing defensive units, predicting enemy behavior and designing attack patterns.
Metal Gear Survive is composed of two main modes: Single Player and Co-op.
Single Player takes you through the story of Metal Gear Survive while learning fundamental gameplay elements. These skills will be put to the test in online Co-op mode.
Progress and rewards obtained in both Single Player and Co-op mode carry over and apply to your character across both modes.
Co-op mode lets you team up with friends and players from around the world to take on various missions.
The object of these missions is to set up a Wormhole Extractor in a designated location and harvest energy.Large hordes of creatures that are drawn towards the machine will attack in several waves. Coordinate with your teammates to fend off the enemies. Between each wave, there will be a short period where you can reinforce your defenses or go on side missions to obtain crucial items.The mission is successful if you protect the Wormhole Digger for the duration of the attacks. The mission fails if the machine is destroyed.
In Single Player mode you explore a strange ruined world as you seek answers and a way to return home.
The greatest obstacle in this mission are hunger and thirst. You must keep a close eye on your health, gathering and consuming food and water as needed.
Wounds inflicted by creatures and illnesses contracted from contaminated food must be treated quickly to ensure your survival
The Mist World
The vast majority of the Single Player world is enshrouded in a mist of unidentified origin. This mist is extremely hazardous and you will need to pay careful attention to how much oxygen you have left in your air tank while within it.
This world is ruled over by the creatures dwelling within the mist. Your oxygen level continues to deplete during battle, so it is important to understand each situation and sometimes it will be better to avoid combat.
The mist world is one of many perils, but there are pockets of civilization within that may hide precious materials or valuable pieces of information. Repeated expeditions will be needed to unravel the secrets concealed in the world of mist.
Base camp is the central hub of your Single Player activity and where you will use the resources scavenged to upgrade your weapons and accessories, as well as expand the base itself. You will also be able to assign tasks to your crew of fellow survivors.
The extent of your base developments and the fruits of your crew’s labours will have a major impact on your ability to craft equipment and the self-sufficiency of your camp. Build your own one-of-a-kind base using things recovered during your exploration.
Basics of Crafting
To survive in this hostile world, you’ll have to master basic and advanced crafting skills. Crafting items from weapons to equipment and gathering and cooking food and water sources will be key.
Collecting resources and rewards during Single Player and Co-op mode will allow you to craft all sorts of items to use in both modes.
In addition to collecting resources, you’ll have to find recipes in order to create specific items. Recipes can be found while exploring in Single Player mode or obtained as a reward for successfully completing co-op missions.
A creature that you will frequently encounter while exploring the mist.Wanderers are not highly intelligent and are weak at recognizing nearby enemies, making it easier to square them off one by one.However, they can become distinctly tough to beat when you encounter them as a horde.
A creature that appears to have an abnormally swollen head and is considered to be a sort of subspecies of the Wanderer.These creatures have a tendency to violently explode upon their death so you must be careful about how you deliver the final blow.Some reports have cited cases where they did not explode, however, the reason behind these cases remains unknown.
A creature with strangely mutated legs. Thought to be a subspecies of the Wanderer.Their distinctive legs gives them the ability to move around rapidly and jump over barricades with ease, meaning you cannot solely relying on your defenses to fend them off.Trackers have a tendency to relentlessly target their attack towards an enemy that has been detected, so extra precautions must be taken when you are out on your own.
Pre-order copies will come with a ‘specially developed Survival Bonus Pack that includes a variety of extra bonus content available only with the pre-order’, as described by Konami. These bonus items are:
4 gold plated weapons: Bat, Sledgehammer, Survival Machete and Survival Spear
4 metallic coloured survival scarves: Green, Blue, Pink and Silver
2 gestures: “Thumbs Up” and “Happy”
Mother Base nameplate
“BOXMAN [THE ORANGE]” accessory
“Kabuki” face paint
Japan actually has some different pre-order bonuses, depending on what edition you pick. There’s a different gesture, a Gray Fox helmet, a 7-day boost, a PlayStation theme and a digital soundtrack.