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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain now has an official release date

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be releasing in September this year Metal Gear fans will be happy to know that the upcoming Metal Gear S ...

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be releasing in September this year

Metal Gear fans will be happy to know that the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain now has an official release date. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will be arriving on September 1st, for $60, while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will be priced at $50. The game will also be available on the Windows PC(via Steam) on September 15th.

NeoGAF user, Nibel, has managed to leak an IGN video of an interview with series creator, Hideo Kojima, which also revealed the games release date. You can find the mirror link to the video here. The developers were supposed to announce an official release date tomorrow, but were eventually forced to announce the release date today.

As for the game, Metal Gear Solid V will be an open-world title that will offer more choices to players than any of the previous Metal Gear entries. In fact, Kojima now feels that too much freedom in the game might just cause some incoherencies and he is looking to correct that. The map for the game is rumoured to be two-hundred times larger than the map of Ground Zeroes. Players will be able to traverse the wide map, unlike with previous Metal Gear titles.

The Phantom Pain storyline will have an episodic structure, where the games story will unfold as players progress through the game. Protagonist Snake is not going to be an active narrator throughout the game, though he will speak occasionally. Kojima has also revealed that this will be the last Metal Gear title in the existing saga, though this is unlikely to be the end of the Metal Gear franchise as a whole.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on September 1st, 2015.

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