Sony has hired screenwriter Derek Connolly to pen the latest draft of Metal Gear Solid, a movie adaptation of the hit video game series created by Hideo Kojima.
The games follow Solid Snake, a special ops agent who’s particularly skilled in stealth, infiltration, and espionage. Snake is often tasked with destroying giant bipedal tanks, called Metal Gears, which carry nuclear weapons.
Konami has released an announce trailer for the next game in the Metal Gear series, and it’s a bit different than fans are used to. The game is the first in the franchise without creator Hideo Kojima, who parted ways with Konami after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was released, involved.
As you’ll see in the trailer, the game, which is titled Metal Gear Survive, looks…well it looks pretty strange. Much different from the usual Metal Gear game. At first no one had a clue what was going on in the trailer, but thankfully some information on what the game actually is has since been revealed.
Continue below to learn more and watch the trailer.
E3 2014 was jam-packed with video game previews, as was expected, but one game not spotlighted much—at least not publicly—was Hideo Kojima‘s upcoming sequel Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. A new cinematic trailer for the game was released during E3, but the good stuff, the gameplay footage, was shown only behind closed doors.
Now, a week or so later, Kojima took part in a livestream in which the 30-minute gameplay demo shown at E3 was shared with the rest of the world. You can check it out below.
A Metal Gear Solid movie has been in what seems to be a perpetual gestation with no solid news on production in sight. The complex history of the game makes it nearly impossible to envision as a film, but Sony hasn’t given up, and has now taken the first step to making the adaptation.
Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is in talks to direct a movie based on the hit video game franchise that has lasted nearly three decades. Hit the jump for more info.
Microsoft opened up this year’s E3 with a bang by showing off the next game in a franchise that’s always been associated with Sony, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, complete with an appearance by the living legend himself, Hideo Kojima.