It’s a bitter-sweet moment for “Metal Gear” fans, the long-running franchises releases the final installment to the series in just a few days, and the trailer is prepping them to say goodbye.
Konami released the launch trailer for “Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain” earlier this morning, just a few days before the official September 1, 2015 console and PC launch.
Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain pre-orders are available now via Steam, which will include a copy of its prologue , METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES, absolutely free. Console customers can pre-order the game as well, for free goodies, through authorized retailers like amazon.com. All Steam customers will receive a collector’s video which reveals behind the scenes footage and a unique documentary, in addition to DLC in the form of a ‘Venom Snake’ emblem and Mother Base Staff.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be a “dramatic advance for the multi-million-selling franchise,” according to the publisher. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN sets a new standard in stealth-action, with the series’ famed sneaking elements greatly expanded and host of new characters – both good and bad – driving a tale of revenge. The game follows series hero Big Boss’ as he enters a series of battlefields following the deaths of his colleagues. Central to the game is a hideously disfigured adversary known as Skull Face, while the ongoing conflict also introduces the new, iconic characters, such as the mysterious Quiet – a female sniper with incredible abilities.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is 200x the size of its prologue and the expansive locations allow players to adapt their tactics to match the demands of the varied environment, creating an intuitive and utterly non-linear gameplay experience. Likewise, a host of acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID tropes return in hugely advanced forms, including expanded CQC (Close-Quarter Combat) skills, and vastly improved enemy AI.
To complement its solo infiltration missions, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN also features a fully-integrated base management system where players strengthen their private army, Diamond Dogs, by expanding and customizing their Mother Base. Players can then take the battle online by infiltrating and stealing resources and personnel from each other’s Forward Operating Bases (FOBs), as they vie for worldwide supremacy.
Finally, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN also features the dedicated squad-based competitive multiplayer component, METAL GEAR ONLINE. Newly redesigned with the familiar gameplay and aesthetic styling of the acclaimed series, METAL GEAR ONLINE introduces Tactical Team Operations and features a ‘class system’ that more uniquely defines the strengths and abilities of player characters on the battlefield.
You can find more info on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions on Amazon.com.