Upcoming Metal Gear Survive Event Summons Pyramid Head

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Pyramid Head is the long-running scary sexual terror monster from the Silent Hill franchise. Metal Gear Survive is a zombie game created from the bones of the Metal Gear universe. What better way to unite these two titan franchises than by putting Pyramid Head in Metal Gear Survive?

The Metal Gear Survive developers have announced that an event running from October 23 to November 6, called "The Researcher's Story (Special Edition)," will have some unique unlocks available for industrious Survive players.

The most significant of these is the addition of an item that will allow players to live out their nightmares of plopping Pyramid Head's... pyramid... onto their head while they're trucking around playing Metal Gear Survive.

Image: Konami

As those familiar with the Silent Hill franchise know, Pyramid Head is a nightmare creature that is often associated with sexual violence and vicious murder. Stacie Ponder called the monster "pure sexual terror." It fits right into the world of the Silent Hill games, which is all about delving into the most awful parts of human psychology and then creating creatures out of that sludge.

In that context, making Pyramid Head into a hat feels a little bit odd.

The Metal Gear Survive event will also allow players to unlock some cassette tapes of music from the Silent Hill and Castlevania series, which means that you can craft a pretty good spooky tune experience.

You'll need to have cleared the main story of Survive to participate in this event.


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    Ooof those are some mighty deep scrapes in the bottom of the barrel.

    Is anybody, anywhere still actually playing this?

    I feel like this just spits on the Silent Hills that never was.
    That series Kojima worked on, the installment without him, meeting that series he was going to work on.

    Instead of giving us a new silent hill, Konami are happy making cynical little grabs for cash at the expense of a great series, and their customers’ intelligence.
    Bravo dickheads.

    Last edited 21/10/18 2:32 pm

    What surprises me most is people are still playing this. It was dead on arrival.

    I don't know which is worse: MGS x Silent Hill or the ridiculous amount of ads pushing down the comments section of Kotaku articles. Seriously, just when I see the comment box it gets pushed down by the same ads loading in.

    Oh cool.

    The 5 people still playing this game will enjoy it.

    You can literally see how many PC players are online right now at steamdb (along with other wonderful stats). Currently it's 43 online with a 24hr peak of 73. Absolute humiliation for Konami, love it.

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