Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 

 

Ground Zeroes prequel to Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain

2013-03-28 12:30:00·  2 minute read   ·  Steven Hansen@poverotti
0

I need scissors! 61! Also, clarification!

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.


You are logged out. Login | Sign up
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Steven HansenFeatures Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts3378Posts90Blogs 7Following22Followers122

Steven watches anime & sports, buys meat out of trucks, dates a Muppet, and is only good at cooking. He stands before you bereft of solace and well on the road to perdition. ('^ω^) more


 



On Destructoid: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain   (232)   From our game database:

  • Konami clarifies cut mission from Metal Gear Solid V, says it's not in development - Chris Carter
  • Konami's 'Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man' documentary is available now - Vikki Blake
  • PSN sale offers a week of cheap Metal Gear Solid - Steven Hansen
  • 'I've got no particular love for Kojima' says original voice of Solid Snake - Jed Whitaker
  • Play as Quiet in Metal Gear Online in two weeks - Steven Hansen
  • Quiet will be playable in Metal Gear Online - Jordan Devore
  • Metal Gear Solid V, a Hideo Kojima game, ships over six million - Chris Carter
  • $32 Metal Gear Solid V Steam copies added to GMG Winter Sale - Dealzon
  • Konami gives Hideo Kojima an entire hour of outdoor time (Fauxclusive) - CJ Andriessen
  • More related stories
    #Destructoid Originals #Fake News #Hideo Kojima #Konami #Metal Gear Solid #Satire #video game awards
     
     


    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

    Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
    to view and post comments.



     Login with Twitter

     Login with Dtoid

    Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

    Sorry for the extra step!

    spacer
     
  •