Metal Gear Artist Working On Left Alive, A New Square Enix Game

Metal Gear character artist Yoji Shinkawa is joined by a number of big Japanese developers.

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Now Playing: Left Alive - TGS 2017 Teaser Trailer

Square Enix has announced a new game called Left Alive, and it has some big-name talent behind it. Revealed during the PlayStation Tokyo Game Show briefing, Left Alive is...well, it's hard to know right now. But while details on the game are a mystery, we do know that Metal Gear veteran Yoji Shinkawa is working on the project. His artwork can be seen in the teaser above and is also featured below.

Shinji Hashimoto, who has worked on the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts franchises, is producing Left Alive, while Toshifumi Nabeshima, director of the Armored Core series, and Takayuki Yanase, mech designer on Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, and Xenoblade Chronicles X are also involved.

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Based on a teaser trailer, it looks like Left Alive takes place in a world ravaged by some horrible catastrophe. The game is due out in 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PC. We'll report back with more details as they're made available.

Other news from TGS 2017 is that Earth Defense Force 5 has a release date in Japan and Final Fantasy IX is coming to PlayStation 4. We also learned that Konami's classic Zone of the Enders is getting a virtual reality version.

Keep checking back with GameSpot for more from Sony's TGS briefing and the show overall in the days ahead.

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Shinkawa San, I will hate you if this is a zombie game.

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Wtf, that poster looks like an MGS design, rip off merchants.

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@Pacer8888: Yoji Shinkawa was the character designer of MGS. He can use his drawings whenever he wants. They're his. If anyone's ripping anyone off, it's Konami, sullying MGS's name.

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@proceeder: Hook, line and....

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If I didn't know better, at 0:33 i was almost expecting the camera to turn and hear "kept you waiting, huh?"

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Always liked this guy's art. Looks like those air lifts were carrying mechs from Front Mission maybe?

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-"Metal Gear Artist Working On Left Alive, A New Square Enix Game-"

Hey, what can I say. Guy's gotta find work somewhere, right?


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@videogameninja: He is one of the members of the current Kojima Productions. Unless something happened.

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@vanquishre: Probably allowed to do two jobs or outsourced.


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@gamingdevil800: People aren't Kojima's slaves! They should be able to work on any project they want.

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A Square Enix mech game? Kinda doubt it's a tactical game or they would just make a new Front Mission. Very interested though.

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Nice carpet hahah. Well to me it seems that it will be a tactical game since it is square enix we are talking about. Also, If you look the environment of the city it is not 3d model created and it will be used for background map in the horizon. I really wish that it is not a tactical game.

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no hideo koshima... no good game

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@mari3k: Hideo Koshima is my favourite developer my favourite game from Koshima is Knack 2.

Not to be confused with Hideo Kojima

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@gamingdevil800: I am going to print out this comment and hang it on my wall

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@mari3k: Who's Hideo Koshima? Not necessarily true. Give this game a chance dude.

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@jlenoconel: This "Koshima" guy new?!