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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain  



Ground Zeroes prequel to Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain


12:30 PM on 03.28.2013
Kojima used confusionGround Zeroes prequel to Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain photo



During the yesterday’s Metal Gear Solid V reveal (find the fabulous gameplay demo and trailer here) I was sort of sure I knew what was going on. To my understanding, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain were actually the same game, forming a subtitle-free Metal Gear Solid V. However, more than a few people got the idea that the announcement was for a Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain that is separate to Ground Zeroes. Still following?

In an effort to clear things up -- that would be a first -- Kojima issued this tweet, calling Ground Zeroes the prologue of Metal Gear Solid V, stating that the “main game,” The Phantom Pain, takes place nine years later. Kojima’s tweet, in short, seemed to have confirmed my initial theory: that the two parts made up the whole of Metal Gear Solid V. One game.

Except Konami confirmed to Joystiq that Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain are in fact separate games. So…that clears things up, maybe? At the least we understand the temporal relationship between the two, though I imagine Konami’s confirmation of two games should take precedent over a Kojima tweet that isn’t explicit in its statement. Anyway, I’m left with more questions than answers.

Like, when did the series nomenclature divert toward Roman numerals? Also, where can I get that song that played in the trailer? It’s kind of great.





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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain



8:23 AM on 03.04.2015
Metal Gear Solid V launch details confirmed, Collector's Edition unveiled

After a leak involving the release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami has confirmed the date this morning -- September 1, 2015 (September 15 for Steam), with a few other details in tow. Metal Gear Onli...more



11:45 AM on 03.03.2015
Let's take September off to play Metal Gear Solid V

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will release worldwide on September 1, 2015. The news is attached to an IGN video that was supposed to go up tomorrow, but NeoGAF found a working URL for the it earlier today. NeoGAF sees ...more



11:30 AM on 01.12.2015
Here's a closer look at the Metal Gear Solid V chicken hat

Konami announced recently that Metal Gear Solid V will have a special item when it launches later this year (?) -- the chicken hat. It will appear after multiple deaths, and if you pick it up, it makes the game easier. T...more



7:00 PM on 01.02.2015
Metal Gear Solid V will have a chicken hat that makes the game easier

In a recent three hour stream of Metal Gear Solid V, there was one particular tidbit that might have passed some people over -- the Chicken Hat. Apparently when Phantom Pain drops there will be a special hat that allows...more



8:30 PM on 11.26.2014
MGSV: The Phantom Pain's online mode will debut at The Game Awards

Next week is looking to be a pretty exciting time for gaming. With The Game Awards showing off world premieres of upcoming titles, and the PlayStation Experience doing the same, it's definitely going to be a busy and eventful...more



11:30 AM on 09.26.2014
Diamond in the ruff: MGSV: Phantom Pain in English

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's E3 showing stirred a deep love from within my belly. More games like this, I thought, stuffed with a wealth of deep and idiosyncratic mechanics. I missed the TGS Phantom Pain showi...more



7:00 PM on 09.24.2014
A closer look at Metal Gear Solid V's eyepatch-wearing dog companion

Oh, how I love Diamond Dog. He's my BFF. Following that 20 minutes of Metal Gear Solid V footage out of Tokyo Game Show, here are some related screenshots featuring the pup, Quiet, and Snake's robot hand doing its thing. So, so glad The Phantom Pain is coming to PC as well as consoles.more



9:00 PM on 09.23.2014
The ghost from P.T. is in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, players will be able to use Lisa, the apparition from P.T., as a decoy. It's times like these that remind me why I adore videogames. The little touches, y'know? The weirder, the bette...more



11:45 PM on 09.19.2014
Adopt a wolf cub in Metal Gear Solid V and he'll grow up to be badass

I was blown away by the extended Metal Gear Solid V gameplay demo from TGS. I knew the game would be huge and comprehensive, but it just keeps surprising me with how much content there seems to be. And we've only seen the tip...more



4:30 PM on 09.18.2014
Horseback riding and takedowns abound in this 21-minute MGSV demo

Previously we had a glimpse of Quiet's escapades with the full version of the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain teaser posted earlier this week. Now feast your eyes on this 21-minute gameplay demo straight from TGS 2014. ...more




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10:30 AM on 02.01.2015
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Notorious videogame journalizer and all around nice fella Geoff Keighley just tweeted a tweet that's sure to put a frown on the face of many Metal Gear fans. Keighley has reportedly spoken to Ken Imaizumi of Kojima Production...more



5:30 PM on 01.31.2015
Metal Gear Rising 2 might be a thing that's happening

This image appeared for a split second in a Sony sizzle reel aired during a Twitch broadcast out of the Taipei Game Show. Sure does look like the typeface from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Nothing is confirmed, of cou...more



6:00 PM on 01.28.2015
Already done everything in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes? Try rolling everywhere

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a short game. After you have a good feel for what you're doing, you can run it over and over, experimenting all the way. Eventually, you'll know it like the back of your hand (assumi...more



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