METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN Release Date and Playstation 4 bundle Revealed!

Konami Digital Entertainment Limited is proud to announce that “METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN” (MGSV:TPP), the latest title directed by METAL GEAR series creator Hideo Kojima, will be released on PlayStation 4 on September 2 in Japan and Asia!

But wait… before you Metal Gear fans go all snake-@#$% crazy, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia(SCEJA)announced that a special PlayStation 4 (PS4) console and DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for Asia region will be released as part of PS4 software METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN limited bundle.

The PS4™ console that comes with the bundle is colored the same way as Snake’s red prosthetic left arm (Bionic Arm). In addition, the golden connector part of the artificial arm has also been reimagined in meticulous detail, giving the console a sense of sturdiness. The DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller sports the color of Snake’s right-hand gun, which is embellished with Snake’s unit logo.


METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is the latest installment to the METAL GEAR franchise that started in 1987. The game will feature BIGBOSS (Naked Snake) as the main character, who served as the end villain in the first Metal Gear game, and it is going to unveil the biggest mystery of the series: “Why did BIGBOSS choose the path of evil?”

Not only is the game the largest in the series, it will also feature open world mechanics such as changing time of day and dynamic weather effects. The game has made its transition to a “sneaking simulator” with no scripted gameplay and has more or less become the holy grail for stealth game enthusiasts.

Players can expect a more immersive and thrilling gameplay than ever before, as MGSV:TPP utilizes the next-generation FOX ENGINE game engine (developed by KONAMI studio and Kojima Productions) to render graphics so detailed and photorealistic that characters and environments are almost indistinguishable from the real thing. MGSV:TPP also includes “METAL GEAR ONLINE”, a mode that features online multiplayer versus gameplay.

It doesn’t quite matter if you’re a Metal Gear Solid fan or not. This is one of the best looking Playstation 4 sets we’ve seen!

Detailed product information on product name, release date, SRP and bundled software will be announced at a later date.