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Metal Gear Solid V release date, multiplayer & special editions confirmed

Jonathan Lester
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Metal Gear Solid V release date, multiplayer & special editions confirmed

Following yesterday's leak, Konami have confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will indeed launch on September 1st, bringing the Metal Gear saga to a close as far as Hideo Kojima is concerned. However, they've also revealed some new details about gameplay features and special editions, which we've rounded up for you below.

Metal Gear Solid plans to shake up the core gameplay of the series with more accessible action, as demoed by Ground Zeroes, but it's just the tip of the iceberg.

"Tactical elements are also added to the game via METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN’s new Mother Base system. Players begin with a small-scale off-shore rig, which can be customized and expanded using liberated items and personnel. Players use an enhanced version of the innovative Fulton system pioneered in METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER to airlift guards, vehicles, weapons, raw materials and kit to their base, where the staff will use these resources to develop the base to the user’s specifications.

An accompanying iDROID app will allow players to manage their Mother Base and its development, using staff to develop new weapons, carry out missions and implement defense systems. The latter becomes vital as the Mother Base is focal to the multiplayer online elements of the game’s campaign, where players can raid each others’ Mother Bases to wreak havoc and steal essential items."

Konami also confirmed new details about Metal Gear Solid Online, which will go live simultaneously with Metal Gear Solid V. "The online element represents the third iteration of the popular multiplayer game, newly redesigned with the familiar gameplay and aesthetic styling of its companion single-player campaign. METAL GEAR ONLINE features a “class system” that more uniquely defines the strengths and abilities of player characters on the battlefield. Key characters from the series including Venom Snake and Ocelot will also make appearances in the anticipated multiplayer feature."

And, of course, there'll be some special editions to separate fans from their money.

Metal Gear Solid V release date, multiplayer & special editions confirmed

Day 1 Edition Content:

·       MAP (Physical Version Only)

DLC items

·       Adam-ska Special Handgun

·       Personal Ballistic Shield (Silver)

·       Cardboard Box (Wetland)

·       Fatigues (Blue Urban Snake Costume)


*Steam version will include the above DLC content at launch

‘Collector’s Edition’ Content:

·       Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm

·       Collectible SteelBook

·       Behind the Scenes Documentary & Trailers Blu-ray Disc

·       MAP

·       Exclusive Packaging

DLC items


·       Windurger S333 Combat Special Revolver

·       Adam-ska Special Handgun

·       Maschinen aktische Pistole 5 Weiss Special Handgun

·       Rasp Short-Barreled Shotgun Gold

·       Personal Ballistic Shield (Olive Drab)

·       Personal Ballistic Shield (Silver)

·       Personal Ballistic Shield (White)

·       Personal Ballistic Shield (Gold)


·       Cardboard Box (Rocky Terrain)

·       Cardboard Box (All-Purpose Dryland)

·       Cardboard Box (Wetland)


·       Fatigues (Black Ocelot)

·       Fatigues (Gray Urban)

·       Fatigues (Blue Urban)

·       Fatigues (All-Purpose Dryland)


·       ‘VENOM SNAKE’ Emblem



MGO Items

·       Metal Gear Rex Helmet

·       AM MRS-4 GOLD Assault Rifle


Are you ready for Snake's next

Add a comment3 comments
stevenjameshyde  Mar. 4, 2015 at 15:55

Hmm, was expecting Ground Zeroes to be included with the CE in some capacity

JonLester  Mar. 4, 2015 at 15:58

Yeah, but you do get a handy extra with the CE. It's not 'armless. You might want to get hands-on and make a decent fist of it.

Late  Mar. 4, 2015 at 16:33


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