Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain announced

Trailer Aaron Birch
28 Mar 2013 - 08:32

The mystery is over, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been officially revealed at GDC...

Okay, the gaming community was partly correct. After weeks of speculation that the mysterious Phantom Pain demoed earlier this year was actually a Metal Gear game, it's been revealed that Metal Gear Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are, in fact, Metal Gear Solid V (which, to be fair, was also speculated by some).

The announcement was made my Hideo Kojima at this year's GDC, where he was showing off the the new Fox Engine that powered the game. The announcement came with a cinematic trailer, and a 6 minute long gameplay demonstration, which you can find below (via GameHQMEdia).

The trailer mixes elements of the previous Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid Zeroes trailers, clearly showing that Mr Kojima was, once again, attempting to fool the gaming community, and ends with Snake, now part of a group called Diamond Dogs, getting ready to ride off on a motorcycle.

The gameplay video shows Snake waking up after a nine year coma during an attack on the hospital he's recovering in. Aided by a stranger known only as Ishmael, he has to crawl his way out of trouble (literally), along the way witnessing some supernatural goings on.

The trailer also confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, even though the GDC demo was running on PC.

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