Metal Gear Solid 4 may have seen the end of Solid Snake but that doesn’t mean that the iconic gaming franchise is done by any means. Now following the story of Punished “Venom” Snake (also known as Big Boss), the game takes place during the waning days of the Cold War and features the Afghan-Soviet War as its backdrop. You know what that means? Fan favorite Ocelot will be making a comeback (as a younger man, of course).
While the exact details of the game have yet to be revealed (that would spoil the fun, wouldn’t it?), we know that Venom Snake has woken up after a 9-year coma and goes off to Afghanistan in order to track down the individuals responsible for the destruction of “Militaires Sans Frontières”, Big Boss’s mercenary group. Along the way he unearths a plot by the Cipher organization to develop a weapon with the potential to surpass the eponymous Metal Gears. Expect lots of convoluted storylines, close quarters combat, and sneaking around in boxes when the game launches later on in September.