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MGSV Ground Zeroes coming in Spring

MGSV Ground Zeroes coming in Spring

Konami has announced that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be released in Spring 2014 with both boxed and digital versions for PS3 and Xbox 360 while PS4 and Xbox One owners will only be able to download it. The title is a prologue to the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain that will release later.




METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES BREAKS COVER IN SPRING 2014
New METAL GEAR SOLID title to link directly into events of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN


Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has revealed the unique link between its eagerly-awaited METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES title and METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN.

Both new additions to the METAL GEAR SOLID canon, Kojima Productions has created METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES as an entry experience and prologue to the events of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. It will serve to introduce key gameplay components that will be fully realised in the fifth, full METAL GEAR SOLID epic, and act as a bridge between the linearity of existing titles and the full open-world environments of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN.

Explaining the relationship between the two titles, Hideo Kojima – Creator of the METAL GEAR SOLID series and Head of Kojima Productions – commented: “The advanced capabilities of the FOX Engine have allowed me to tell the new story in a new way. There will be a significant difference in what METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN brings to the series, so we want to ease players into the new open world environment and its potential. As such, METAL GEAR SOLID: GROUND ZEROES has been designed to introduce key elements, allowing them to fully benefit from all that the new game will offer.”

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES charts a rescue mission as users infiltrate a Cuban prison camp, and sets in motion a series of events that culminate in the stunning plotlines of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. The prelude showcases key advances to the series made possible by its use of Kojima Productions’ FOX Engine, with a large open environment, and missions where time of day and weather have a dynamic effect on the game and its missions. These elements will play a vital part in the story set up in METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES, while familiarising users with the possibilities they offer ahead of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN.

Both titles will be released for PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, highlighting the groundbreaking capabilities that the FOX Engine brings to current and next generation consoles.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES will be released for PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360® and Xbox One® in Spring 2014. The boxed PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360 versions will retail at £29.99, while the digital versions will retail for £19.99. The PlayStation®4 and XboxOne digital versions will retail for £29.99.

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Commented on 2013-11-04 16:57:18
Whoa, this is happening way sooner than expected. I'm definitely going for the digital release for the PS4 this spring. I'm definitely is looking forward to this one!
Commented on 2013-11-04 17:11:17
Am I the only one not excited at all about another MGS? I probably am... but the previews have been super interesting
Commented on 2013-11-04 17:35:05
whocares about this, what we wanna know is what resolution will it run at for X1 and PS4!!! TELL US NOOOOOOOOOOOW
Commented on 2013-11-04 17:35:27
digital only release for next gen? that's not gonna go down well..although as it'll be the same on ps4 maybe it'll go down fine. What does take the piss though is that the next gen digital release is a tenner more expensive!

This is the one they showed at E3 right? or was that phantom?
Commented on 2013-11-04 17:49:19
they can fuck right off...£10 price hike for a digital version of a fucking prologue?..."next gen tax" gone mad. guess i'll just play the main game when that comes out.
Commented on 2013-11-04 17:53:36 In reply to scoobs0688
Posted by scoobs0688
Am I the only one not excited at all about another MGS? I probably am... but the previews have been super interesting
I could care less myself as well. This franchise has never really appealed to me, I've tried playing these games but never had much fun at all. I doubt this will change much of that experience.
Commented on 2013-11-04 18:04:33
So Phantom Pain is the longer more proper MGS than Ground Zeroes?
Commented on 2013-11-04 18:07:14
If you expect to fook me up the donkey KONAMI at least do me the honour of anouncing it nearer the time. This is far from great news when I eat out I dont expect to be offered only a starter at the price of a full course. I think i will wait for the special edition of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
which is bound to have this prologue in physical form for next gen.
Commented on 2013-11-04 18:26:35 In reply to scoobs0688
Posted by scoobs0688
Am I the only one not excited at all about another MGS? I probably am... but the previews have been super interesting
Whoops I meant uninteresting... my post probably didn't make sense
Posted by GangStarr
whocares about this, what we wanna know is what resolution will it run at for X1 and PS4!!! TELL US NOOOOOOOOOOOW
Man, this gen is gonna be tough for you.
Posted by Sath
So Phantom Pain is the longer more proper MGS than Ground Zeroes?
Who the hell knows, its all way too confusing
Commented on 2013-11-04 18:34:40 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
they can fuck right off...£10 price hike for a digital version of a fucking prologue?..."next gen tax" gone mad. guess i'll just play the main game when that comes out.
C'mon man, aren't the next-gen graphics worth that? :p


Now seriously, you can expect anything from Konami. They basically force you to buy Mirror of Fate in order to play freaking demo of LoS2.

I think will wait for some MGS compilation and then will get both.
Commented on 2013-11-04 18:46:45 In reply to scoobs0688
why? because my IQ drops whenever i read posts about next gen by users?
Commented on 2013-11-04 19:00:18
Its coming sooner than i expected. Day one buy.
Commented on 2013-11-04 19:02:39 In reply to scoobs0688
Posted by scoobs0688
Who the hell knows, its all way too confusing
Indeed, i think even konami is confused :p
Commented on 2013-11-04 19:11:55 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
why? because my IQ drops whenever i read posts about next gen by users?
Maybe by the end of it your IQ will be as low as the Xbones...
Commented on 2013-11-04 19:46:25
Konami distinctively pointed out it's 1080p 60 fps on both next gen consoles.


At this point, I'm interested in seeing what the PC versions of MGR and MGSV will have, knowing that they're being handled separately. I could do with a little bit of full DX11 support.
Commented on 2013-11-04 20:26:20 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
whocares about this, what we wanna know is what resolution will it run at for X1 and PS4!!! TELL US NOOOOOOOOOOOW
Think the live demos they showed a couple of weeks back showed both PS4 and Xbone versions running at 1080p/60fps.
Commented on 2013-11-04 20:37:52
The only game I would buy PS4 for immediately.
Commented on 2013-11-04 20:44:06
What about the poo sprinkles on his beard ? Nobody noticed ?
Maybe I should tone down sharpness of my display a bit... ?
Other than that it looks delicious though.
Commented on 2013-11-04 21:34:55 In reply to scoobs0688
Posted by scoobs0688
Am I the only one not excited at all about another MGS? I probably am... but the previews have been super interesting
No you're not, now go away. Or do you go inside a church to scream: I don not believe(or visa versa).
Commented on 2013-11-04 21:36:21
Hmm i don't know about this, better be a long prologue.I will wait for reviews and info on how many hours it takes to finish,weird move kojima.
Commented on 2013-11-04 21:44:53 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
whocares about this, what we wanna know is what resolution will it run at for X1 and PS4!!! TELL US NOOOOOOOOOOOW
I think alot of people reading that comment wont understand the "hint" of sarcasm ;)

As a huge MGS fan Im getting this one, Im too curious how it plays. its like testing the water to see how people react to the sudden shift in gameplay mechanic in mgs for a more "western" feel then before. So many people so angry over spelt milk (NOT POINTING FINGER IN THIS COMMUNITY just things I've read else where).

Im more curious about the story, people are complaining about the "misogyny" in a metal gear solid game but forget the bold claims from Kojima about this game tackling racism and torture. Or the fact that this game could possibly "jump the shark" when it comes to being too self aware. Metal Gear has always walked the line of being over the top corny and cheesy while having one foot in reality. We'll have to wait and see...
Commented on 2013-11-04 21:46:11 In reply to hotkirby
Posted by hotkirby
No you're not, now go away. Or do you go inside a church to scream: I don not believe(or visa versa).
What on earth?
Commented on 2013-11-04 21:48:31 In reply to scoobs0688
Posted by scoobs0688
What on earth?
You're confused...welcome to metal gear solid.
Commented on 2013-11-04 21:49:04 In reply to Punkster
Posted by Punkster
Think the live demos they showed a couple of weeks back showed both PS4 and Xbone versions running at 1080p/60fps.
you know i was being sarcastic right
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