Gorgeous footage from the recently announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has been released by Konami. Keep your eyes open for the brief second of gameplay towards the end.

This trailer is a fantastic piece of CGI and the transition from cutscene to gameplay is wonderfully smooth. I also like that the cinematic seems to be placed at the beginning of the game instead of in the midst of gameplay. That being said: 9 minutes? Really? As someone who has not played any of the MGS games aside from the demo for the first MGS on the PlayStation, hearing about Kojima’s tendency towards long, ridiculous cinematic is exactly the type of thing that keeps me away.

But those are merely personal preferences. For any MGS fans out there, what has got you excited about the upcoming game?

The word is that the game will be coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but no release date has been given.