Metal Gear Solid 4 trailer: Meet the beasts

The latest trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots reveals what looks to be the newest set of boss enemies for Solid Snake — The Beasts. Broken down soldiers who have been given new bodies, these villains look like the toughest bad guys yet … but wait a second … isn’t that? Yes it is. That’s frikkin’ FOXHOUND! Crying Wolf, Raging Raven, Screaming Mantis and yes … Laughing Octopus, the twisted, malformed re-imaginings of the bosses Snake killed in the original Metal Gear Solid. Oh God, I think I just came a little. In my pants.

While it didn’t take long for our own Dtoid community members to mock the resurrection of FOXHOUND, I couldn’t help but drop my jaw and freak the heck out to see, of all people, Psycho Bloody Mantis floating up in the sky — now Screaming Mantis. For those who don’t realise, Psycho Mantis was and is the man and possibly my favorite videogame character of all time. This is glorious for me. Glorious indeed. While it doesn’t seem likely that these are the actual FOXHOUND members, given the narration, seeing anything resembling The Mantis Man is enough to make me wig out.

Love it or loathe it, a new generation FOXHOUND is back, and it looks scary as hell. 

James Stephanie Sterling