Everyone pretty much new it was coming since December ’12. WHO CARES WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ’cause this right here is what you know now: Metal Gear Solid V. In the digital flesh and right straight into your peepers.
Official title? Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
What do we know about it? Kojima’s back, so endless soliloquies about the nature of war, some breast ogling, another pack of boss fights where the villains are all thematically named…but don’t read that list as a list of negatives. it wouldn’t be a Metal Gear Solid game without them.
The game was officially revealed with an amazing trailer running in realtime on the studio’s new FOX engine. The game was running on a PC build, Kojima said
, not saying which consoles this will be on. UPDATE: A press release about the game from the publisher Konami says the game is slated for PS3 and Xbox 360. No mention of next-gen platforms, which we’ve followed up and asked them about.
The trailer opens with what appears to be Snake, hero of the long-running third-person stealth-action series, falling into a coma. Doctors struggle to revive him. But then it switched to show what looked like an old Snake shooting people from a helicopter.
and then Hideo Kojima tweets:
“Ground Zeroes” is a prologue of “MGSV”. 9 years after that event will be “The Phantom Pain”. MGSV is constructed w/ prologue and main game “TPP”. The game play demo I presented today is the opening of “TPP” which is tutorial that starts from crawling.”
Hmmm. Kojima’s tweet makes me not want to play this game.
REGARDLESS. You can read the game’s press release after the jump. Parse it for secret clues!
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the next chapter in the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, will be released on the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. To reinforce the announcement and address all the questions fans have been asking all year, Kojima Productions unveiled a brand new trailer for the new title at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.
“We hope to expand and revolutionize the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise utilizing the FOX Engine, while providing fans the high-quality and immersive experience they have come to expect from Kojima Productions.”
“Following the success of METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS, we have extremely high expectations for METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We hope to expand and revolutionize the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise utilizing the FOX Engine, while providing fans the high-quality and immersive experience they have come to expect from Kojima Productions.”
First unveiled in METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER, the new METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN trailer shows the fall of Mother Base and provides visual hints that unveil the connection between METAL GEAR SOLID: GROUND ZEROES and METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. The trailer also showcases the FOX Engine’s exceptional level of visual quality with seamless integration of gameplay and cut scenes. For the newly released METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN trailer, please make sure to visit: http://www.metalgearsolid.com.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be released on the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
For more information on METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, please visit: http://www.konami.com.
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About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami’s titles include the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at http://www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.