Konami removes all Kojima branding from MGSV: Phantom Pain cover

Shock horror what a surprise

In the latest of a long line of hideously public oh-my-God-will-this-ever-fecking-end-I-love-Mummy-and-Daddy-equally-why-won’t-they-stop-fighting spats since Hideo Kojima parted ways with Konami, the publisher has now removed all Kojima Productions branding from the cover of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

The new cover, spotted by NeoGAF, was uploaded by Konami yesterday. Here, compare ’em yourself. This was the original cover:

And here’s the new one:

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is scheduled to release on PlayStation 3 and 4, and Xbox 360 and One, on September 1. The PC release follows a little later on September 15.

Unless Konami decides to pull the plug on it beforehand. Who knows what it’ll do next.

I’ve played the opening six or so hours of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and thought it was great. Steve did too, although that might just be because of the pooping horse.

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Vikki Blake