Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Coming September 1



Konami has officially announced that the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released later this year on September 1 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on September 15.

In addition, the Collector’s Edition of the game has been revealed (via IGN) and includes the following physical and digital goods:

  • Half-scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm
  • Collectible SteelBook
  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary and Trailers Blu-Ray Disc
  • A Map
  • Exclusive Packaging
  • Weapon and Shield Pack (Windurger S333 Comba Special Weapon, Adam-ska Special Weapon, Maschinen aktische Pistole 5 Weiss Special Weapon, Rasp Short-Barreled Shotgun Gold Special Weapon, and a Personal Ballistic Shield in Olive Drab, Silver, White, and Gold)
  • Cardboard Box (Rocky Terrain, All-Purpose Dryland, and Wetland)
  • Snake Costume (Fatigues in Black Ocelot, Gray Urban, Blue Urban, and All-Purpose Dryland)
  • “Venom Snake” Emblem
  • Metal Gear Online XP Boost
  • MGO Items (Metal Gear Rex Helmet, Golden AM MRS-4, and Golden WU S.PISTOL)

You can check out two videos for the title, one featuring series creator Hideo Kojima discussing the title and another breaking down the secrets of the Metal Gear Online trailer, below.

Picking up ten years after the previously-released Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the game takes place in the Russian occupied territories of Afghanistan in the 1980s. The player assumes the role of Snake (aka Big Boss) who is newly-equipped with a robotic arm and rides the landscape of the Middle East.