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Posted on March 1, 2016
Metal Gear V’s Quiet will be getting her time in the limelight later this month when her Metal Gear Online add-on goes live on March 15. The expansion will add three new maps—Azure Mountain, Coral Complex, and Rust Palace—as well as the popular support partner Quiet as a playable character. She will have a temporary cloak, a speed boost, and the ability to jump over high steps and ladders. Additionally, a new mode, Survival, will be added on April 7. Teams will compete to last the longest, with rewards improving the longer their win streak. The new maps will be playable in Survival for everyone, but there will be a limit of 10 tries per week, with the limit reset every Tuesday. Of course, players who buy the add-on will have unlimited access to them.
Posted on February 9, 2016
Metal Gear Online, the multiplayer component to The Phantom Pain, will be receiving a new campaign this March. The downloadable pack, Cloaked in Silence, will add three maps, a new character, and other, undefined extra content. The maps include Coral Complex, a Motherbase environment that is dominated by tall towers and cover-friendly storage containers; Rust Palace, a dilapidated multilevel building in Afghanistan; and Azure Mountain, a largely open plain located in Africa. The add-on will also unlock Quiet as a playable character. She will be able to jump over high steps, instead of using ladders, temporarily cloak, and engage a speed boost. Appeal Action character poses will also be on offer. All for-pay content will be supplemented with a free update that will add the new competitive mission Sabotage.
Posted on December 16, 2015
Sony has announced that they have signed an agreement with Hideo Kojima for a PS4 exclusive title from the newly reformed Kojima Productions. Following his departure from Konami, the subsidiary, known for the Metal Gear Solid series, was reestablished as an independent studio. The unnamed title will be the studio’s debut release.
Posted on August 25, 2015
A new Hideo Kojima-created launch trailer has gone live for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The video runs a little over five minutes and features cutescene clips as well as gameplay footage, along with sections from earlier titles, going back to the first Metal Gear Solid. A few additional details were also released about the Companion App. The PS4 and Xbox One download will connect with the game to act as a second screen to display a separate map as well as allow access to any map at any time, and it will play all collected records and music. The app will be available on September 1.
Posted on March 4, 2015
After some recent speculation, Konami has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be available on September 1 for console and September 15 for PC. It was also announced that the game will be available as a $59.99 Day 1 Edition or, for PS4 and Xbox One, a $99.99 Collector’s Edition. The Day 1 Edition will come with downloadable items, including a special cardboard box and a silver personal ballistic shield, while the Collector’s Edition will come packed with access to more DLC as well as a collectible steelbook, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray, and half-scale replica of Snake’s bionic arm. Extras for digital Day 1 Editions will be announced later. The full list of what’s included for both version is available below.
Posted on December 8, 2014
Konami has debuted gameplay from Metal Gear Online, the multiplayer component from the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The four-minute-long trailer was revealed at The Game Awards 2014. According to the announcement accompanying the video, Online will be available for free and transition into elements of the single-player mode. The game will feature graphical and mechanical updates in line with The Phantom Pain’s additions, a class-based system, and appearances by prominent characters, including Ocelot and Venom Snake.
Posted on June 20, 2014
Update! The livestream of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s E3 theater demo from Kojima Productions’ Twitch Channel that was previously here has been replaced with a Youtube video. Those who missed the streaming event can now check it out, and for those who tuned in, see it again in 720p. The demo playthrough runs at just over half an hour long.
Posted on March 18, 2014
Konami has released the prequel to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes. Available in stores and online for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, Ground Zeroes follows Big Boss as he tackles a rescue mission inside of a Cuban prison camp. The 1975 op sees him sneaking into Camp Omega, which will allow players to attempt the rescue through pure stealth, action, or a combination of the two. The assignment also allows players to exerpience many of the new features, including a day-and-night cycle, dynamic weather, and second-screen functionality with the iDroid App for Android, iOS, and Xbox SmartGlass devices. Additional side missions also extend the gameplay beyond the core mission.
Posted on February 25, 2014
Konami has revealed more info about Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain prequel Ground Zeroes. An early-bird bonus will be available for both games, with buyers of the first-run physical or launch-period online copies of Ground Zeroes receiving DLC for Phantom Pain. The pack will add more personnel for Mother Base. The two games will be further linked by the ability to bring over character skins as well as freed prisoners of war and rescued VIPs from Ground Zeroes to Phantom Pain, the latter also serving as staff in Mother Base. It was also announced that the PS4 and Xbox One will also be receiving physical and digital copies of Ground Zeroes for $29.99.
Posted on January 9, 2014
Konami and PlatinumGames’ Metal Gear action spin-off Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is now available for PC via Steam. This version includes all three of the DLC missions that were released for 360 and PS3 (Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions) as well as several body upgrades for Raiden, including Commando Armor, Cyborg Ninja, White Armor, and his outfit from MGS4.