Watch: At least Metal Gear Solid 3 is still really good

So, how about that Metal Gear: Survive, huh? Well look, no matter what happens, we still have the brilliant Metal Gear games of yore. Perhaps my favourite one is MGS3, because you got to fart around in the jungle and put lots of animals in your pockets to keep on hold as a handy snack. Despite having played and loved the earlier games in the series, Johnny had never played Snake Eater, and, at the risk of sounding like clickbait, the reason behind that may shock you. Exclamation mark.

Anyway, let’s all grab a bucket of freshly harvested anaconda guts and remember those golden, happier times, when Kojima and Konami were best mates and cutscenes seemed to last forever. Fair warning – Johnny and I sing in this one too.

There’s a new Metal Gear Solid game coming this autumn

Okay, let’s cut straight to it – of course there’s not an all-singing, all-dancing brand new Metal Gear Solid video game coming from Konami this year. After all, we’re still waiting for them to finish the last one.

But! , there is coming from the company that’s due in Japan this autumn, and it’s taking its cues from Snake Eater, perhaps the most revered of Hideo Kojima’s long-running series. A new trailer for the machine reveals some all-new cutscenes – or, at least, old ones reimagined in an all-new engine, with characters such as The Boss and The End getting a new lick of paint.

Hideo Kojima famously left Konami late last year after a turbulent time around the launch of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, and having established an all-new Kojima Productions he’s across the globe as he assembles his own team. Konami, meanwhile, recently , so still looks to be in the business of console gaming. As for a proper new Metal Gear, well that’ll likely have to wait. If you’re a pachinko fan, though, today must be a happy day.