New Metal Gear Solid 4 trailer hits

Want to see giant robots beating up squads of mujahedeen? Then check out our brand new trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, which showcases the insane skills of Solid Snake's most imposing enemies ever: the weirdly leggy robot assault drones.

We're still not sure if it's blood the drones leak, or just oil - or even which would be worse - but the sight of one of these monsters high-kicking a soldier dead is at once disturbing and thrilling (if not nearly as bizarre as seeing them triumphantly fart in unison). Go hit the Movies tab and see the carnage for yourself.

If you missed the previous clips - which we also have nestled in our MGS4video library - this trailer gives a stripped-down heads-up on the game's plot and Snake's new mission. Liquid Snake, the boss from the PS1 Metal Gear Solid, has gained control of a private army (as well as villain Revolver Ocelot's body) big enough to challenge America's own military might, and Snake must do everything he can to stop a new world war.

From previous trailers, and the epilogue of this one, the situation looks massively grim. Snake is aging, nurturing a hacking smoker's cough and seems to regularly need a vicious-looking injection just to stay on his battle-weary feet. And he's no match for the robots, needing his cloaking tech-suit to escape their awesome power. Expect more soon on what can only be the biggest game of 2007.

September 11, 2006

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.