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.

Kotaku reports the following:

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! Continue reading