Konami was teasing a Metal Gear Survive announcement, and now we know exactly when the third-person action game will release. It’ll come out on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 20, 2018 in North America, with a European release happening two days later. The publisher also revealed that players that pre-order the game will get the Survival Pack as a bonus. This includes four gold plated weapons, two additional gestures, four metallic survival scarves (gotta be fashionable!), “Kabuki” face paint, “Boxman” accessory, and a Mother Base nameplate.
View the official Metal Gear Survive pre-order bonuses announcement below:
— Konami (@Konami) October 25, 2017
For more on the upcoming third-person action game, check out our Metal Gear Survive preview from E3 2017. Here’s a snippet of what I had to say after going hands-on with it.
While I only got to check out the cooperative multiplayer portion of Metal Gear Survive, there is a fully fledged single-player component. All of the rewards that players receive from the co-op sessions will feed back into the solo campaign, so players can then craft new weapons and gear. Konami wasn’t ready to detail the solo mode, but the solid multiplayer has me excited to learn more.
Some may want to dismiss Metal Gear Survive as a sort of cash grab by Konami, but it’s clear that a lot of effort has gone into making this a worthwhile spin-off. It certainly helps to have the Metal Gear Solid Vgameplay as an incredible base to start off with, but this new cooperative riff on that is a fresh experience. It’s coming along very nicely as its early 2018 release nears, and I can’t wait to see what the full game offers.
Metal Gear Survive is set to release February 20, 2018.