Watch the First Hour of Metal Gear Survive Gameplay

Metal Gear Survive is out on February 20, 2018, and now we’ve got a great look at the early portions of the latest game from Konami. The entire first hour of gameplay footage has been uploaded to YouTube. Anyone interested in the story will want to give it a watch.

It’s also worth noting that Konami will be holding a second Metal Gear Survive beta before their survival action game releases later this month. The second (and final) beta will take place next weekend from February 16 through 18. Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the beta will allow players to play three cooperative missions across two of the game’s maps. There’ll also be special daily missions to partake in, and those that participate in the beta will get an in-game bonus for the full game.

Check out the first hour of Metal Gear Survive gameplay below:

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 V gameplay 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.