Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes gameplay demo - Gematsu
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes gameplay demo
posted on 09.01.12 at 06:02 PM EST by (@salromano)
Confirmed: Ground Zeroes a prologue to Metal Gear Solid 5.

Konami and Kojima Productions have unveiled the first real-time gameplay footage of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

Studio boss Hideo Kojima confirmed during the game’s Penny Arcade Expo panel today that it is a “prologue” to Metal Gear Solid 5. It was shown running once again on PC, but was confirmed to be a current generation console project.

“This is exactly what it should look like on PlayStation and Xbox 360. But we’re working on next-gen hardware as well,” said Kojima.

Kojima hopes that the game will give players the feeling of the first Metal Gear Solid, thus the name Ground Zeroes.

“One thing I want to make clear is that Ground Zeroes is something I’m making myself,” Kojima said, adding that he’s putting all of his energy into the title. “I want to make it clear that Snake is back, but I’m also back.”

Find the 11-minute demo below. (Note: controller-based gameplay starts 9 minutes in.)

Update 8:00 p.m.: IGN has posted an extended gameplay demo, containing about three minutes of additional footage. Watch it below.

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  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Yes!!! it looked awesome.

  • Welcome back Kojima.

  • bebestorm117

    Awesome graphics are amazing…. Im all hyped

  • Fantasytales

    epic just epic… so im guessing ground zeroes is going to be on current gen and 5 will be on the next gen. 

  • xMCXx

    Absolutely breathtaking!
    Also do we know “Scarface” or is he new? He’s voiced by Kakuzu. That made him awesome at first sight! xD

  • DarthBrian


    Most impressive.

  • InternatlGamer3


  • Aldridge517


  • just one word: breathtaking.

  • PrinceHeir


    the fact that they manage the transition from cutscene to gameplay at ease is wow!!!

    also the animations are much more fluid, snake can now go to crawl mode instantly without having to stop in one stop.

    Aklo Ohtsuka!!!!!!

    damn so this is a sequel to Peace Walker!!!!!!!


    * for those who have watch Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd GiG. the man with the burned faced and a fedora reminds me alot of Gouda Kazundo!!!

    plus he’s CIA!!!!!!!

    that man could be Zero for all we know O_______O

    the child is probably Solid Snake!!!!!!!!!!

    Big Boss is looking alot like he’s MGS4 version

    DAAAAAAAAMNNNNNN im sooo hyped about this!!!!!

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      4 had just as seamless transitions 

      • PrinceHeir

        i agree, but sometimes solid snake seems so slow(well he is old though)

        plus it’s 30FPS, here it looks like 60FPS O___O

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          True but this is on pc,and I doubt it will look this good on console(despite what he says)

          • PrinceHeir

            either way im excited on this!!!!!

            same as you as well huh King???

            i will have your throne!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

              Im not so optimistic anymore….after seeing the hologram thing….

    • xMCXx

      That guy is probably Gray Fox/Frank Jäger/Null, I guess?

    • PrinceHeir

      here some screens of Gouda Kazunodo :P 

      he definitely looks like the one in the trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • rockman29

        That is EXACTLY who I was thinking of the entire time. More GITS for ya in MGS.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Wtf is with the hologram -_-

    • Kobracon

      I’m not sure I see the problem -_-

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        9:09 he has some stupid hologram thing,which doesnt match the tech of that time for mgs

        • Yeah, that’s the only point I don’t like. But overall still awesome.

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            …yeah Im worried that it will overdo or change things like Peace walker,but Im still excited

            • Kobracon

              Isn’t this a sequel to Peace Walker? The one with the AI controlled tanks that sing a song while you fight it? I never expected realism from the MGS series. Just pure awesomeness ^_^

  • Kurai Warrior

    This game is beautiful. My god. Kojima never disappoints.

  • syaznifaiq

    WOW, that’s Fox Engine for ya ..and  i’m really glad i already playing MGS3, Portable Ops and Peace Walker. I know that’s the journey of Big Boss is not over yet  

    Good decision by Kojima for not brand this game as MGS5 .

  • PrinceHeir

    also i want more Portable Ops references please!!!!!!

    guys leak gameplay showing snake driving a jeep, going to a jet and more!!!!!!

    watch it before it get’s take down

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      No no no,we want less PO,it tried to ruin grey fox!

      • rockman29

        No one touches Grey Fox, NO ONE!!!

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler


  • Acidicsam

    How is this even possible on current-gen systems?

    Darn, Fox Engine, darn.

  • Vampiric

    big boss is evil in this one

    its after peace walker

    • xMCXx

       “Evil” is relative.

      • Aldridge517

        We have a philosopher in our midst lol

        • xMCXx

           That’s what Metal Gear does to you. xD

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        I killed your dog,its a good thing.

  • rockman29


  • rockman29

    OMG that was RIDANKULOUZ!

    Multiplat for the lose!

    Go Big Boss! Kick those PMC asses!

    And prequel for MGS5? Holy shit MGS4 PS4 confirmed!!!!!!! WHATTTTTTTT! Epic!!!

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Yeah multiplat development is lame :

  • rockman29

    Damn why is this game not coming to PC! I’ll frigging buy it twice Konami! Put it on PC with PS3!

  • Zuhri69

    Oh my god, is this real? But the graphics. I don’t think it’ll be this great on consoles.

  • Absolutely beautiful… 

    Fox Engine and Luminous Engine show a bright future for next-gen

  • EspadaKiller

    Absolutely breathtaking. Kojima never disappoints!!


  • Malcolm Reynolds

    I think the PS3 version will certainly look this good.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Of course it will. Its the only console that can get close to PC.

      • Malcolm Reynolds


  • Kobracon

    SWEEEET. Go Big Boss! Goddamn its been a while since a new MGS game. WELCOME BACK, KOJIMA. My friggin IDOL! If I can be a game designer HALF as good as him I’d be happy! God I am SO hyped for this right now!

  • Fenrir

    Is the child, Solid Snake? There seems to be an obvious significance to him. Plus he kinda looks like Snake. at least to me :P

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      No,snake was raised by peopple,dotn know about liquid though

      • Fenrir

        I know, I just thought this would be some sort of revelation from his past. Now THAT would have been cool :D

        Grandia already pointed out that it’s Chico from Peacewalker. I’ve never played the game, BUT I’ll take your guys word on it. :D

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          yeah its most likely chico( I hate him) 

          But i think it would be better for snake to not have known him but instead to have liquid have known him.

    • Grandia

       The kid in the cell is Checo from Peace Walker , if u played Peace Walker you will understand the demo video story .

      • Fenrir

        Ah, I see. Yeah I kind of skipped Peace Walker. Kinda wish I hadn’t. Wow, now I REALLY want to get the HD collection.

        • Grandia

           You’re missing a unique game and experience, the game is really good and the story too some people who played it said it deserve to be titled MGS5 not Peace Walker .

        • Grandia

           You’re missing a unique game and experience, the game is really good and the story too some people who played it said it deserve to be titled MGS5 not Peace Walker .

  • Charlie

    My jaw dropped. That was breathtaking!

  • Any chance to get this in HQ?

    • You can watch both videos in at least 720p. The youtube video can be watched in 1080p.

      •  Thanks, didn’t know that. : I talked about native quality not streaming.

  • I finally watched both videos…

    Holy mother of god! I want this game right now! One of the best trailers I’ve ever seen, hands down.

    • rockman29

      I know seriously man…

      I haven’t been this excited for a game since like Uncharted 2… remember that E3 demo in the collapsing building?

      This is on a whole new level. You can tell the difference when the director is really in control. Soooooo excited for this, that was a balls-achingly good trailer.

      • I most definitely remember that E3 demo. Uncharted is one of my favorite series, I remember feeling the need to stand up and cheer when watching it for the first time.

        For some reason, really epic trailers make me want to do that. I felt the need to stand and cheer during this trailer as well, I loved the part when snake (climbing) enters the screen and the (Terminator 2 inspired?) music starts to play, all the way up till he removes the goggles and says – “Kept you waiting, huh?” That segment literally sent chills down my spine, it was just so awesome.

        The gameplay segment on the extended look was equally as impressive. I loved how he stole the car and almost drove right into the armored vehicle right away, hilarious!

  • rockman29

    Full video (extended 14 min) on Youtube, HD.

  • rockman29

    Whoops double post….

  • Andy Rendeng