Up until recently we haven’t really seen or heard much from Kojima’s upcoming title which is his first since leaving Konami. All we have really heard and seen was the trailer at E3 which featured Norman Reedus on a beach but still gave off that eerie Kojima feel. However, now there may have been some development in the gameplay department!
It was revealed today in Tokyo by Kojima that Death Stranding will be an action game with an open world. The game will still follow a story however like most of his games do. The open world aspect leaves many questions to be unanswered such as how it will play its part? Where it will be set? What else will be thrown into the mix? Endless questions.
Kojima also said that the game will have online elements too it. However, he did not real to what extent that will be but, by such descriptions such far its looking to fit nicely in modern gaming.
What Kojima did reveal about the game works was that in most games you will go at each other like aggressors, in Death Stranding you will create links (strands) between players. There will still be the action element no doubt and will probably have some form of combat.
It seems Mr. Kojima has some very interesting ideas by breaking away from standard gaming techniques of fighting each other. What was also revealed was a picture of four chibi-like sprites holding hands with the exterior two holding a rope. Three of the four can be identified as Kojima, Reedus and director Guillermo del Toro who has been said to be working with Kojima on this project. The fourth I am not too sure about.
If it’s anything like other Kojima titles, then Death Stranding is one to look out for!
A co-op survival game set in an alternate universe is what Konami have in store for the popular Metal Gear game series. This will be the first installment since creator Hideo Kojima was fired by the company. Kojima has his new game ‘Death Stranding‘ in the works, but what does Konami have hidden stealthily up their sleeves?
The Metal Gear: Survive trailer which was released at Gamescom looks to take a different approach and style to traditional Metal Gear Solid games (which isn’t surprising) and states that to progress through this game and get home, then you will have to work in a team.
This could be a separate timeline altogether but is said to follow Metal Gear Solid 5: Grounding Zeros. The sky appears to be full of wormholes that destroy the supposed main character’s Motherbase. You as the player and your soldier counterparts will have to survive in a harsh terrain that happens to be full of deadly creatures. This is sounding very Resident Evil.
These soldiers who are part of the mercenary corporation: Military Sans Frontières will have to work together and there’s no doubt that there will be some form of stealth included…I mean it is a Metal Gear game after-all isn’t it? Stealth will most likely include these creatures and avoiding them. The area is full of structures which are not properly formed and contains many biological threats.
The trailer includes but guns, bows and melee weaponry with one arrow looking to be an explosive propeller. The zombie-like creatures which look like they’re out of other game series’ (Resident Evil, Call Of Duty) appear to have a crystal on their head. Maybe this is something the player will have to harvest.
It looks to be a fresh start for Konami and Metal Gear Solid and trying new elements such as a co-op focused game could go either way with devoted MGS fans. There’s trying something new, and there’s detaching yourself massively from a series that it is unclear whether it could be part of the same series.
The game will be released in 2017 on Xbox One, Ps4 and PC via Steam.
Sony’s conference was music to my ears, literally, they had an orchestra playing the music of every game live. There’s no doubt that Sony’s conference has been the best yet, straightforward game previews and little to no tomfoolery. With only one more conference left, Nintendo, it’s going to be hard to beat what the Playstation 4 has to offer. What went down?
First off we were revealed that Kratos is back, this time in Norse mythology as there is a reboot to the God of War series. It shows Kratos teaching his son to hunt with the hunting knife given to him by his deceased mother. The son has much to learn at the beginning due to being impatient and misfiring. Kratos isn’t ready to give up and the two go to find the dear but come under trouble from enemies and a troll. Here Kratos’ gameplay is revealed with the use of an electric bow and spartan rage to attack enemies. There’s plenty of fighting in store that’s for sure. Following this, Kratos and his son find the dear and the boy shoots it (oh he also shoots his father and not the troll as well). To finish off he needs to end the deer’s life with the knife and the two do it together with Kratos uttering: “now you are ready.” Like farther, like son, the two will have plenty in store in this new open world title.
Next came a new zombie title that mashes up Sons of Anarchy and The Last of Us. Days Gone showcases another zombie title but this time with a lot more raw emotion. The main character’s wife is deceased and there are hoards of zombies to be fought against. The gameplay revealed fast motorbikes in a world stripped of human resources, bunkers, wolves and horrifying creatures. The protagonist is seen parkouring through a bunker area shooting zombies with multiple weapons before being cornered on a tall metal canister with zombies at the foot of a bridge. This looks like to be a respectable zombie title which you can really get stuck into.
Following this we were treated to a short cinematic trailer of The Last Guardian from Team Tri. It is a game that has been in the works for a long time and one I have anticipating for quite some time. You play as a boy with a an animal which combines many species and the two develop a connection in which the boy uses Trico through speaking to it. Like other Tri games, this one looks set to be emotional with footage showing fighting against enemies and other huge beasts like Trico and ends with the boy asking the creature if his wings are broken. Oh yeah, we finally have a confirmed release date. October 25th is the date you cannot miss.
One of the most exiting and interesting games for 2017 was up next with Horizon Zero Dawn. The title appears to be a fantasy adventure type which instead of animals has creatures that are robotics. In a post-apocalyptic world the player can harness electricity from these creatures to benefit from and use as weapons. These creatures can be manipulated into being ridden like a bull-type creature (a broadhead) the female protagonist rides on and they can also be ‘corrupted’. This means the creatures are seen to be red and attack villages and other creatures. The player can identify the weakness of the creature such as fire and then use that against them. There are tons of weapons and traps to choose from and players can use grapples to tie down enemy creatures before finishing them off.
Carrying on with technology, the next title shown was ‘Detroit: Become Human‘ which continues with a similar theme I am seeing in other games where you can change the way you play and repeat moments. This has been seen in South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Dishonored 2. You play as an android called Connor who in the game is in a conference building after people have been murdered by a woman’s mad husband who also appears to be an android. This crime game lets you choose the fate and build your own stories. You face the consequences of your actions and reoccur through the same scenes. Targets could die, live or kill more (even you). One of the interesting elements was that these androids who are supposed to serve and seem to have emotions also have blue blood.
Playstation have been working on a new VR headset which is looking to be a big player in this ever expanding virtual reality scene. The next list of games were said to be compatible with the headset and they’re not just small indie titles, oh no, these are some huge names.
The first started with a very eerie house and a man receiving a phone call telling him to get out or ‘they’ will kill him. The man slowly walks through the darkened house before having multiple flashbacks of how he got there and horrifying events occurring. It looked terrifying to watch at half 2 in the morning but all we know is that we have the seventh Resident Evil title set to release January 24 2017.
The headset will sell at $399, very pricey. Next keep a small preview at a rock/dust world in space which looked like one of the screenshots from Mass Effect: Andromeda. However, it wasn’t. It was a title called ‘Farpoint’ which had huge tarantula-like creatures and two protagonists called Eva and Grant. More information will come about as it happens.
Next we found out that Star Wars: Battlefront and Final Fantasy XV will be VR compatible. The trailer showed characters wearing the headset and also riding on well-rendered Chocobo’s. Adorable. Adding to the VR roster, it was announced that a Batman Arkham title would be coming October this year and you can finally see through the eyes of the bat and say “I’m Batman.”
Finally on the VR list was an interesting space title which had space vehicle battles and the infiltration of an enemy base which included opening hatches to send people flying and plenty of gun fire. There also appeared to be anti-gravity games to use on enemies which seemed highly beneficial. What is this game I hear you ask? It was Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The footage shows there might be hope for the series, especially with the sneak peak at the remaster of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Then the news everyone has been wishing for a decade, and finally no more teasers, Crash Bandicoot, 2 and Warped are getting remasters. Crash will also be coming to the next Skylanders instalment: Imaginators.
The fun didn’t stop there because a new trailer for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens was revealed and the title will be releasing at the end of this month. It is typical Lego humour with plenty of cuts from the movie and lots to make fun of Kylo Ren a lot. Perfect.
Mr Kojima walked out and fans went wild. The former worker at Konami and creator of Meta Gear Solid revealed that he had a new title in the works. And no it is not a new Metal game sadly.
Death Stranding was as spooky as a typical Konami Silent Hill title with tons of dead fish and crabs. Normal Reedus is the star of the show and appears to be holding a recently birthed child on this grey beach. The child disappears and Norman’s hands are covered in black and black hand prints appear on his legs and walks up the beach. Norman stands up and looks up at five mysterious figures in the sky. This looks very exciting indeed and with a great ambient soundtrack from Low Roar.
Finally, Insomniac games revealed that they are releasing a new Spiderman title which is separate from the series. I really hope this title is good and will like any typical Spiderman game with plenty of fighting and swinging. I really hope this is a throwback to good 90’s PS1 Spiderman titles. Fingers crossed.
Well Sony didn’t need much description and just got on with the show and really that is all you need. There are so many great titles coming our way and the show was just shock after shock. I think I know which console most of you will be playing this year.