Konami is set to release “Metal Gear Survive” in 2017, and it is going to be very different from previous installments as it would introduce zombies into the fictional action-packed world.
The inclusion of zombie hordes in the game, however, seems to not sit well with former vice president of Konami Digital Entertainment Hideo Kojima and former “Metal Gear” series character and mechanical designer Yoji Shinkawa. The latter even joked that if he had been involved in developing “Metal Gear Survive,” he would have added mechs instead of zombies, as per IGN.
When a fan asked Kojima if the idea behind “Metal Gear Survive” was originally his, Shinkawa gave his two cents, saying: “I never heard anything about that from [Kojima]. Personally, I consider ‘Metal’ to be bipedal weapons. I wonder if they’ll appear. A ‘Metal Gear’ without a metal gear? That’s the Famicom version lol.”
Kojima also answered the question, and he insisted that he never thought of the idea behind Konami’s upcoming zombie-ridden action-adventure. “This is incorrect. I’m not involved at all, and I don’t know anything about it. Personally speaking, ‘Metal Gear Solid’ is espionage to me, political fiction. I don’t think zombies would appear in such a world,” he said, according to Gaming Bolt.
While both Kojima and Shinkawa are distancing themselves from the spin-off of the “Metal Gear” series they once were part of when they were still under Konami, both are currently focused on developing Kojima Productions’ “Death Stranding” that features “The Walking Dead” actor Norman Reedus as lead character, GameRant reports.
Not much is known about the upcoming mysterious game that Kojima is working on except for its possible 2019 or 2020 release date, its new co-op gameplay and its connection to another world. There are also rumors claiming that “Hannibal” actor Mads Mikkelsen and “The Strain” actor Kevin Durand will be featured in the game, alongside Reedus.