After years of fan speculation, Konami and Metal Gear Solid series creator Hideo Kojima have finally confirmed the next chapter in the famed stealth franchise--Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.
The new game was announced at a Tokyo event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear series. While few official details have been released about the new title, it has been confirmed that it will run on the new Fox engine being built by Kojima Productions. Website Andriasang also reports that Ground Zeroes will be an open-world title, and is targeted at "current generation specifications."
As well as announcing the new Metal Gear game, the Metal Gear 25th Anniversary event confirmed that a movie based on the series is being made. Producing the film is Avi Arad, the former CEO of Marvel who is probably best known for being at the helm of Marvel's cinematic resurgence, with films like the original Spider-Man trilogy, the X-Men trilogy, and more. Columbia Pictures will be distributing the film. No further details--such as a release time frame, directors, or actors--were disclosed.
Kojima Productions also announced a new smartphone game in the works called Metal Gear: Social Ops. The game is a card-based action title that recaps the events from previous Metal Gear games. The title is also running on the Unity engine. Metal Gear: Social Ops will be out worldwide later this year and will also be playable at this year's Tokyo Games Show.
GameSpot will continue to update this story as more details are confirmed.