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Ground Zeroes Release Date: The Prologue Set For Spring

It's interesting how Kojima and Co. are approaching the next MGS, isn't it?

Konami has announced that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prologue to The Phantom Pain, will be available in spring 2014 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It'll be distributed in both digital and physical formats; the next-gen iterations will cost you $30, while the PS3 and 360 versions will only cost $20. Makes sense, right?

Kojima has said in the past that Ground Zeroes is designed to introduce long-time franchise fans to the new open-world theme. There are new gameplay elements as well, so it'll be nice to get our feet wet. The prologue also utilizes the much-hyped Fox Engine, which gives the game a day/night cycle and dynamic weather conditions. As for the story, Big Boss must infiltrate a Cuban prison camp on a rescue mission, and we'll enjoy "explosive plot lines." Well, that's not surprising.

The Phantom Pain will arrive later and pick up where Ground Zeroes leaves off. No word on when that will release but as I said...it's an interesting approach to offering one cohesive experience.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Tags: metal gear solid v ground zeroes, mgsv ground zeroes, ground zeroes release date

11/4/2013 11:02:55 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

PC_Max
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 11:31:09 AM
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Not a fan myself. I put it up there with my feelings about Resident Evil games. BUT hopefully its what the fans want or would like to see.

Fingers crossed!

Keep playing!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 11:35:45 AM
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Yay let's slice up Metal Gear Solid and serve it up in pieces to get more money!

*Facepalm*

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Solid Fantasy
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 11:53:47 AM

Maybe I'm just a Metal Gear fan, I say worth every penny!
Finished Guns of the Patriots yet?

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infamousgodV2_0
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 12:05:45 PM

@ WorldEndsWithMe
Only reason this game is sliced up is because its on the xbox 360. we all know this.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 12:49:14 PM

Actually I've never managed to finish any of them so there goes my credibility, but I know I wouldn't be happy about that decision for any of my popular favorites, worth it or not.

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telly
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 12:56:50 PM

I see your point but I for one think the prologue sounds awesome. I'm stoked I won't have to wait until god knows how long for the rest of the game. And by all accounts, this isn't just a demo -- it's an actual section of the game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 1:12:53 PM

Right, so why isn't it a part of a single game instead of being an extra chunk? Why would you release two parts of the same game months apart?

The game itself is kind of irrelevant it's the practice that is messed up.

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telly
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 2:23:20 PM

Well, it's part of the serialized approach to game-making that Kojima (and others) have expressed interest in. Instead of only having one giant release at one time, release a prologue that gives everyone who is interested an idea of what the full game is going to be. A really cool demo to generate hype, in other words, but when the full game comes out later, you'll just pick up at the end of the prologue you already played through. I'm intrigued!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 7:24:01 PM

You're being fleeced my friend.

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Jalex
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 11:59:41 AM
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Really excited for this. Wish it was a launch title, but I'd rather wait than have them rush it.

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infamousgodV2_0
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 12:07:48 PM
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Ben i just read on another site that the next gen versions are digital only. im so confused right now

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 12:21:35 PM
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Are you sure on them prices? I read elsewhere it would be 30 pounds (not dollars) for a physical copy... which got me very angry earlier because its nearly equal to the standard retail price of a full game. I don't see why I should have to pay double for a game that is in half.

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DarthNemesis
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 1:41:42 PM
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The more I hear the more I am not interested.This will be the first MGS that I buy second hand.I still wish he would let go of BBs story and create new characters as he said he would.What's the point in BB when we already know his fate? This game is just a cash in now like COD.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 2:03:13 PM

That's the biggest danger with Prequels. So far MGS has avoided that fate even with some BIG prequels but it's still a danger.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 2:04:09 PM

I have to disagree, the story is not over filling the gap between MGS3 & MG1 has been vital. The problem being that they have taken far to long doing it already Portable Ops & Peace Walker brought far more baggage than they did good to the series and to be honest the story hasn't progressed much at all. We're all waiting to see Big Boss grow and mean streak and it looks like this title will finally deliver that.

I'm very excited in what the game has to offer. But I feel it is cheeky for them to split the game into two and as near full retail for both too. No doubt there will be a special edition later on that combines them anyway...

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shadowpal2
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 2:27:39 PM
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I just kept getting confused. KONAMI states that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are one game, while Kojima stated a while back that it would remain two separate backs and how Ground Zeroes would be like the "The Virtuous Mission" to Snake Eater.

But I guess this confirms that Kojima was the one to listen to.

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Oxvial
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 5:51:53 PM
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WHAT! Awful! sorry Kojima but this sucks not gonna buy it. Wish Metal Gear Rising gets a sequel I'm tired of Big Boss, yes the Raiden and Bladewolf pair are awesome.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 @ 5:16:30 AM
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yea i really need see this game before i think about getting it

happy gaming =)

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