Konami have announced a brand new addition to the Metal Gear franchise in the form of a new spin-off game, 'Metal Gear Survive'. The new game, set in what is being described as an alternate timeline that branches off from the events of Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes, is a four player co-op stealth survival game.
The trailer shows the divergent continuity beginning when wormholes appear in the sky above Mother Base following the attack at the end of Ground Zeroes, where a handful of soldiers are sucked onto a desolate and barren world full of broken structures and military style ruins.
The game will see a group of four survivors of the attack on Mother Base teaming up to fight against rampaging hordes of infected enemies.
Konami's European president Tomotada Tashiro released a statement to say, 'We are delighted to announce another exciting addition to the Metal Gear franchise. Metal Gear Survive will offer a fresh take on the series' famed stealth elements but with a unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multiplayer experience.'
Whilst the trailer has already appeared to have divided fans of the series just hours after release Metal Gear Survive looks like it could be a fresh and interesting new part of the Metal Gear universe that takes elements from both Metal Gear and Left 4 Dead, two great series. Plus, let's be honest, are wormholes, other worlds and crystalline zombies really the weirdest thing in the Metal Gear series?