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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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 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 December 10, 2013
Konami has released two new videos from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The first showcases night mission gameplay, which allows for greater stealth than its ‘day mission’ counterpart. Now, Big Boss avoids the gun battle of the previous video and sneaks into Camp Omega under the cover of darkness. The other video features Xbox-exclusive content, the Jamais Vu mission. In a(n awesome) callback to Snatcher, the bioroid Snatchers storm Camp Omega to steal identities but are instead met by Raiden. Aside: what in the world? Snatcher? Looks like someone got my letter.
Posted on November 15, 2013
Konami has followed up their first round of images of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes with two new videos: a trailer for the Déjà Vu throwback mission, as well as a new 12-minute extended gameplay video. The video above is the trailer for Déjà Vu, which is an exclusive mission for PS3 and PS4 that features a low-polygon Solid Snake operating in a high-definition environment. The extended gameplay footage, posted below, was captured from the PS4 version and features a Side Ops day mission in which Big Boss must retrieve intelligence from a double agent.
Posted on November 4, 2013
Konami has revealed more about their Voltron-esque plans for Metal Gear Solid V. The full release will actually be comprised of two separate titles, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Ground Zeroes, announced for a spring 2014 release, will function as a prologue to The Phantom Pain. In addition to setting the narrative tone and pace, Ground Zeroes is also being used as an introductory tool to prepare gamers for the new mechanics introduced in the V line, with missions “designed to ease players into the new control and gameplay advances that will be an integral part” of The Phantom Pain.
Posted on June 11, 2013
A new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain premiered at E3 earlier today. The next installment in the long-running franchise will be available for 360, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, but the footage is from a next-gen version. The nine-minute-plus video posted is the red-band director’s cut, which includes additional material and graphical content. The trailer gives a glimpse at what Kojima Productions has in store for fans of the series: an open world, real-time weather, large environments, realistic passage of time, and horses. Some very brave horses. Ten new screens have also been posted.