Metal Gear Survive, the first game in the series that wasn’t made with the help of Hideo Kojima, has failed to garner much interest from customers in general, Metal Gear Solid fans or not. However, Konami is still invested in supporting their game, which is shambling along eight months after its initial release. A new Halloween event that starts today, The Researcher’s Story, acts as a crossover with Castlevania and Silent Hill, two more of Konami’s more popular franchises.
Running from today until November 6, The Researcher’s Story is an event where players earn Battle Points by “digging the base camp, and unlock items and gears.” Among these items are Cassettes that play music from the Castlevania games (including Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood) and a costume that lets players dress up as Pyramid Head, the iconic monster from Silent Hill 2. Now you can have a piece of headgear that’s heavy from not only being iron but from the fact that Silent Hills will never release! The big catch for this event is that all of these items are post-game items, so players will have to have beaten the main story before they can start earning these items.
Metal Gear Survive didn’t really do much to convince fans of Hideo Kojima that the series could run well without him. Turning a series of stealth-based video games known for their stories of modern political/military intrigue into a survival game was a pretty poor decision. Throwing Silent Hill, another semi-dead Konami franchise, into Metal Gear Survive just seems like rubbing salt into a bullet wound.
While this doesn’t pertain to all fans of Konami games, it would seem based on reaction that they would be much more interested in an actual Silent Hill game. Even if they just released P.T. again, I’m sure that would be a Halloween treat that fans would truly appreciate.