Classic Snake Coming to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on PS4

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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Metal Gear Solid V Déjà Vu Mission

During Sony’s All Access: Greatness Awaits PlayStation 4 launch event, Hideo Kojima graciously stopped by to drop a brand-new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. This wasn’t just any trailer, however, as Kojima noted it has now been 15 years since players first saw Snake enter Shadow Moses Island in Metal Gear Solid. To celebrate, it has been revealed that Sony consoles will get an exclusive “Déjà Vu” mission featuring Snake just as he looked back in 1998, blocky polygon model, low-resolution textures, and all. This is more than cosmetic, though, as homages to events on Shadow Moses are also shown.

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Beyond the big reveal, we got to see several more gameplay sequences and previews of the game’s minimalist interface in a few different environments. Of course, in traditional Metal Gear Solid fashion, there promises to be very explosive cutscenes. Check out the trailer below to get a preview of what’s in store.

Ground Zeroes is the first half of Metal Gear Solid V. The other half goes by the name The Phantom Pain and is scheduled for release some time after Ground Zeroes. Both games have been confirmed for release on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, though whether any of these consoles outside the PS4 will get this DLC remains to be seen. [According to the official Ground Zeroes website’s “Special” section, “Déjà Vu” is a “Sony-exclusive mission on PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4.”—Ed.]

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  • Xx_Kares_xX

    Wait Ground Zero and Phantom Pain are actually seperate GAMES and not two halves of a whole? (Like the Tanker/Big Shell of MGS2). Way to rip us off Kojima. I LOVE the metal gear games but my god as if they weren’t short ENOUGH on gameplay.

    • Terry Torres

      Yeahhhh… while it was nice to finally see some actual bits of gameplay, even doing things like going on Spike TV seems a bit like a “cast the widest net” scenario.

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      Actually the more I think about it the more this ‘theory’ makes sense. He decided to suddenly make an ‘open world game’ because that’s what’s popular. He is known for his post-release tricks so he is mimicking them, he is also banking on nostalgia and ‘console loyalty’. This entire game very well could be trying to point out the idiocy of the audience as well as the current status of the gaming market as a whole

    • Thanatos2k

      If you haven’t noticed, Metal Gear is one of the most milked series of all time. There’s over half a dozen “spin off” games trying to cash in on the name, and over a dozen remakes and ports.

      Pulling a Starcraft 2 and expecting you to buy the same game in multiple parts is just the next greedy step.

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      I disagree highly with this… when I think of milking a franchise I think of series that there is no longer any effort put into. As far as Metal Gear Spin-off games go, there is VR Missions (Only the 4th game in the series, and only the second to be widely known, not exactly milking) Portable Ops and Portable Ops+ (Originally canon games that were made non-canon AFTER the fact, also not milking the franchise) AC!D 1 and 2, games with completely different gameplay and canon made purposefully because at the time they did not think a fully fledged Metal Gear game was possible on the PSP)Metal Gear Solid GBC which was released at about the same time as the first MGS, when the series still wasn’t known well) and last but not least is the IOS MGSIV shooting gallery game which.. okay can’t defend that one. But one out of all of the ‘spin-offs’ made is far from milking. As far as ports and ‘remakes’ There has been one remake in the entirety of the series, which was Twin Snakes for the gamecube, and aside from that there has been the HD Package for ps3 which comes with MGS2,3 and Peace Walker all for $40 new, as well as making Peace Walker an even more enjoyable experience, once again, seems like a pretty solid deal for me, especially for those that haven’t already played the series. Your arguement seems either misinformed or invalid to me… you may take your pick, it’s not as if the MGS series is the only series that has ever had ports to other consoles.

    • Thanatos2k

      And Substance, and Subsistence, and multiple releases of MGS3…..

      You can claim you like the games, but their quest for extracting cash is undeniable.

    • Xx_Kares_xX

      Substance which arguably was a cash grab, and subsistence which was pretty much required to make MGS3 a playable game because the original camera was awful.