The Early Details of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

PAX 2012: We bring you a full demo of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and all the early details from Kojima’s presentation here at the show.

Snake is back, and he's at PAX. At this year's convention, Metal Gear series director Hideo Kojima gave a talk about the series' origins, its characters, and what the future holds in store. Of course, what fans were most excited to see was the extended demonstration of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes running on Kojima's new Fox engine.

While this was only a taste of what is to come in the Metal Gear universe, Kojima did offer some interesting details during the demonstration. As mentioned, the game will be open-world, and players will be able to pilot a helicopter to different parts of the world--perhaps to the different ground zero locations. Players can also summon their helicopter "at any time" by deploying a special signal flare. The helicopter will swoop in blasting "Ride of the Valkyries" (or whichever custom song you choose) and lay down suppressive fire for Snake.

Helicopters were mentioned a third time when Kojima noted that players can now hijack vehicles. As seen in the demo, Snake swiped a jeep and took it for a quick spin. Between stealing military vehicles and calling down death from above, it's unclear when Snake is going to find time to get any real sneaking done, but there's still plenty we don't know about this game.

One thing we do know is that Kojima did not want to brand Ground Zeroes as Metal Gear Solid 5. Instead, he referred to it as a "prologue" to MGS5. We'll be sure to keep you updated with more details about the game as they become available. Until then, you can check out the game's official trailer below:

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chris120379
chris120379

just take my money kojima please, id pay 300$ for this game.

JOJJ
JOJJ

Just Discovered a Link With the Title. "Ground Zeroes". Cipher=Zero. Major Zero. EPIC STORY.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

snake under cardboard box (25th anniversary symbol),brings back a lot of memory from the previous games.

 

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

stealing vehicles?i thought this was a stealth based game.but still it would be awesome when you slowly stop an enemy truck ,take down the driver and enter the enemy base with this vehicle.or or it will do for an awesome escape.

InasahLJ
InasahLJ

the kid is Solidus ! lol jk

MOBS
MOBS

AWESOME.   Sucks that it's not a PS3 exclusive , but whatever. Hopefully the 360 version will be on 4 discs so we PS3 players wont be cheated out of the high end textures Bluray allows.  I guess we wont have any more of those weird HD commercials that used to load inbetween chapters in MGS4. 

ulgk
ulgk

God damn it, I don't own a ps3 anymore.

incubus25
incubus25

It's all speculation, but I don't think it's Solid Snake after using Foxdie to reverse the aging process. The face doesn't look like Snake's. But then again the helicopters and gadgets do look futuristic. So who knows

killip
killip

They've basically taken the Peace Walker concept and blown it up to an epic level. It's a fairly predictable comment but I'm going to say it anyway, can't fucking wait!

Falcon084
Falcon084

"One thing we do know is that Kojima did not want to brand Ground Zeroes as Metal Gear Solid 5. Instead, he referred to it as a "prologue" to MGS5." Is it just me or did Kojima just announce another MGS Game!

mag145
mag145

This obviously will be on next gen consoles if anyone says other wise there dead wrong, there is no chance they would release this for pc and current gen consoles but not for next-gen because this will be coming out late 2013-early 2014 when next gen consoles are on the market

juno21
juno21

Gunna pick this up for the pc as soon as it comes out!

LuceSpark
LuceSpark

I'm a little confused.. so this is Big Boss? I mean, I thought he died at the end of MGS4 @_@; So confused. And he says it's a prologue to MGS5, so I assume this takes place somewhere after 2013-14?

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

 @MOBS what do you mean by "Sucks that it's not a PS3 exclusive"?many pc and Xbox gamers have been dying to play MGS4, sadly they couldn't play it unless they owned a PS3.So i guess it frustrates you that you can no longer tease people who don't have a PS3.

ziggysawdust
ziggysawdust

 @incubus25 definitley bigg boss and technology  is no way to gauge time in MGS universe the fear had stealth camo circa 1964

chris120379
chris120379

@Falcon084 nah its not just u, kojima did just announced MGS5, with snakes great grand children as playable characters.

Mokap365
Mokap365

 @mag145

 i heard the next playstation won't be able to play previously owned gamesand will cost between $400 and $800 if that happens im converting to strickly pc gaming

killip
killip

 @mag145 

 

What are you talking about? Next gen is miles off. This game has proper in-game footage, with realy mechanics, etc. It's all there in plain sight. This is a PS3 game. It's about bloody time the PS3 got pushed to the limit n'all.

ziggysawdust
ziggysawdust

 @mag145 are you serious? next gen is 3rd quarter 2015 at the earliest, you know the drill from the first official announcement  which probably won't be till next year your looking at 2 years minimum until release

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

 @juno21 here's to you Kojima for being generous to PC gamers unlike the one sided bastards from Microsoft studios and Sony.

solidus2_1
solidus2_1

 @LuceSpark

 No this is a prequal to metal gear and a sequal to Peace walker, by the sounds of it I assume by the trailer it takes place with in a few years after peace walker which took place in 1972 I'd say no later than 75???? 

rann89
rann89

 @gamefreak215jd  @MOBS Has nothing to do with teasing them. But Bluray obviously works better for games. Us PS3 players are hoping there aren't any compromises made in order to make it playable for 360 players.

ulgk
ulgk

 @kohle36 I gave the PS3 as a gift to my nephew.

BestJinjo
BestJinjo

 @killip  No, next generation is just 12 months away. Well first of all Wii U is the first next generation console and then Xbox next and PS4 are 12-15 months away. That's not miles off, it's next year!

BestJinjo
BestJinjo

 @ziggysawdust  @mag145 Are you serious, Q3 2015 at the earliest??Keep dreaming. PS4 and Xbox720 will launch from September 2013 to April 2014. 

Thomasdeleo
Thomasdeleo

 @ziggysawdust  @mag145 I think it will come out on this gens hardware because he said it was running on current gen hardware. And second, the next xbox and ps4 will most likely be out way before 2015, probably late 2013 or early 2014.

kohle36
kohle36

 @ulgk Uncle/aunt of the year award! But now you gotta go get a new one

BestJinjo
BestJinjo

 @killip This game may come out on 360/PS3 but next generation consoles are definitely launching between September 2013 and April 2014. We can bet a game on Steam if you want :). My bet is September 2013 or April 2014 at least 1 of PS4 / Xbox720 will be launched!MS and Sony haven't announced anything yet because they don't want to kill sales of PS3/360. Did you see that PS3 is still selling for $250 and Xbox360 250GB Kinect bundle is going for $350-400 at BestBuy? Both Sony and MS do not want to reveal plans in public to kill the sales of current generation hardware.Xbox720 hardware is already in production (albeit with some problems):http://semiaccurate.com/2012/09/04/microsoft-xbox-next-delay-rumors-abound/Internal launch date for the next Xbox is Holiday Season 2013. 

killip
killip

 @BestJinjo 

 

I'd bet you - excluding the WII U - that them consoles do NOT come out next year. They haven't even long been out with the press. Making consoles takes time and I've watched almost every console get a delay or two before release. This game is for current gen.

ziggysawdust
ziggysawdust

 @BestJinjo  @mag145 keep dreaming? yeah that makes sense you really think  your getting a ps4 within a year of its official announcment? and if these really are next gen graphics i'd be more than a little annoyed there good but not good enough to justify an upgraded console 

alsatian86
alsatian86

 @solidus2_1  @gamefreak215jd  @Falcon084  @LuceSpark Actually his games just keep getting better IMO, unlike many of the RE games and so forth. I have come to like Big Boss and his story line even more than Solid Snake, and Peace Walker, a prequel, was one of the best games I have played, prob the best in the series so far. P.W. was set in 1974, so I'm guessing this game takes place anywhere between then and pre 1980. 

solidus2_1
solidus2_1

 @gamefreak215jd  @Falcon084  @LuceSpark Ya IDK anymore I'm not likeing the sound of this, he's trying to make Metal Gear into the next Resident Evil or Devil May Cry a bunch of sequals prequals prologues and spin offs that only end up hurting the franchise in general.