With last year’s release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Konami and Kojima Productions gave the world a small taste of what’s to come in the next main Metal Gear game. Today, details of The Phantom Pain‘s release were announced, namely the release date and details on various editions of the game.
The first bit of news shared was in regards to the game’s release date. On September 1, the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One versions of The Phantom Pain will be released worldwide; meanwhile, the PC version will be released via Steam on September 15. For those who pre-order the game (or snag a copy during the launch window), a “Day One Edition” will be available, and will include a physical map of the game world, an XP boost for Metal Gear Online, and several in-game items, including a special gun, ballistic shield, cardboard box, and camo. The Day One Edition will be priced at $59.99, the same price as the standard edition.
For those wanting to shell out a bit more money on Metal Gear goodies, Konami’s revealed that a collector’s edition of the game will be available at launch. This edition includes all of the items from the Day One Edition, as well as a collectible steelbook, a Blu-ray disc containing game trailers and a behind-the-scenes documentary, and even more DLC: additional weapons, cardboard boxes, camos, and shields with varying designs, a special Metal Gear Online emblem, and a helmet for the multiplayer mode designed after the infamous Metal Gear REX. Possibly the most stand-out part of the package, however, is a half-scale replica of the bionic arm that Snake possesses in the game. The Collector’s Edition will release at $99.99 in the US.
It’s been nearly five years since the last main Metal Gear Solid game was released (Aside from last year’s bite-sized Ground Zeroes), but the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight for fans of the series. Do you plan to play the next tale in the beloved tactical stealth series at launch? Let us know in the comments section.
Source: PlayStation Blog
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