Hey everyone, it’s T.K. back again on PlayStation.Blog. I’ve had the pleasure of being able to peek in time-to-time to talk about the latest and greatest titles from Konami on PlayStation platforms, but today by far outranks them all. I am incredibly proud to announce the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PS4 and PS3, available today on disc and via PlayStation Store.
Metal Gear Solid, for those uninitiated, is the decade-spanning, globe-trotting, epic spy saga about the consequences of war, nuclear détente, and occasionally cardboard boxes. The latest entry, The Phantom Pain, takes place 9 years after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (also available on PS4/PS3) as the legendary soldier Big Boss wakes from his long coma since the events of Ground Zeroes.
With the fire of revenge burning in his heart, he sets out to rebuild his former mercenary legion with allies new and old, and swears vengeance upon Skullface and the mysterious XOF organization.
Lucky for Boss, he has a big, beautiful playground to work with. Boasting a map bigger than all previous games combined, you will plan, execute, and command the battlefield. And when you finally fight your way to the end of the conclusion to this secret chapter of Metal Gear history, the war rages on in our online Forward Operating Base mode, which pits you in a 1-on-1 match to attack (or defend) critical materials from fellow players around the world! If squad vs. squad is more your tune, we have our full-blown multiplayer coming October 6th, which gives you plenty of time to tackle the massive single-player mode.
Need more field support while you are tackling tough missions? Grab The Phantom Pain companion App for in-depth second screen functionality and tactical support, also available starting today for iOS and Android devices.
So, to recap, amazing story, massive gameplay, and great multiplayer all in one package. What are you waiting for? We hope you’ll enjoy Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.