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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date, features, gameplay: PC edition will now launch on the same day as consoles

Lewis Painter | Aug. 7, 2015
What can we expect from the highly-anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain? We bring you the latest news about the upcoming game.

Say, for example, you intercept Russian transmissions on your comms. Of course, Snake can't speak Russian so you'll have to find a Russian speaking operative to hijack and join your army. The game is very intricately designed and small decisions like finding a translator can have a huge affect on gameplay.

It's believed that a big focus of the game will be rebuilding the base that was destroyed previously, although the main storyline is being kept hush-hush, even with gameplay videos appearing on YouTube.

You'll be able to speed up the new, more realistic passage of time using the e-cigarette (formerly cigarette). Who remembers the Box, one of the most iconic parts of the Metal Gear Solid series? Its back in Metal Gear Solid V, but with a new set of features - you can now use the Box as a decoy, to take out a target or dive for cover. Ah, nostalgia.

Metal Gear Solid V: Metal Gear Online

Although the release date of the PC variation of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was brought forward, Metal Gear Online, originally coined to be available from day 1, has been delayed. For console users, Metal Gear Online won't be available until 6 October 2015, just over a month after its launch - but if you thought that was a long time to wait, PC gamers have to wait even longer. How much longer? Four months longer apparently, as the PC variation of Metal Gear Online isn't due for release until January 2016. Ouch.

Metal Gear Online first made an appearance in Metal Gear Solid 4 (and appeared as a standalone in Japan), and looks to be making a return for the latest game. Metal Gear Online allows friends to co-operatively complete objectives working as a team.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain pre-order

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is currently available to pre-order from a number of retailers, including Amazon which is stocking the Day 1 Edition of the game for £41 on PS4/Xbox One, and £35 on PS3/Xbox 360. It's also available at Game for the same price.


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