Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Coming 1st September, Awesome Collector's Edition Revealed


UPDATE: I’ve been asked by many of where you can pre-order the collector’s edition, and the answer is I don’t know at the moment. I’m investigating, so as soon as I hear something official I will update the post and our Twitter account. Also, added IGN’s Q&A with Hideo Kojima aka God. 😉


ORIGINAL: It was leaked yesterday, but Konami has today officially revealed that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released worldwide on 1st September 2015. The Steam version will be released on 15th September.

In addition to announcing the release date Konami revealed further details about the game, including the announcement of a rather awesome collector’s edition. Seriously, it’s awesome. The full text from the press release we were sent can be seen below.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is the series’ largest and most ambitious edition to date, expanding upon themes and content seen in its predecessor: METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. Set within huge open-world environments, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is brought to vivid life with realistic weather patterns and day/night cycles. Thus, players can adapt their tactics to match the changing environment, creating an intuitive and non-linear gameplay experience. Similarly, a host of acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID troops return in hugely advanced forms, including expanded CQC (Close-Quarter Combat) skills, vastly improved enemy AI, online elements that complement the single player campaign, and an all-new version of METAL GEAR ONLINE, a competitive multiplayer mode, included within the main game.

Hideo Kojima’s groundbreaking title sets a new standard in stealth-action, with the series’ famed sneaking elements greatly expanded within the sprawling play area. A host of new characters – both allies and enemies – tell a story driven by revenge, as franchise protagonist Big Boss enters a series of battlefields following the deaths of his colleagues. Central to the game is a hideously disfigured adversary known as Skull Face, while the ongoing conflict also introduces the new, iconic characters, such as the mysterious Quiet – a mute female warrior with incredible abilities.

Tactical elements are also added to the game via METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN’s new Mother Base system. Players begin with a small-scale off-shore rig, which can be customized and expanded using liberated items and personnel. Players use an enhanced version of the innovative Fulton system pioneered in METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER to airlift guards, vehicles, weapons, raw materials and kit to their base, where the staff will use these resources to develop the base to the user’s specifications. An accompanying iDROID app will allow players to manage their Mother Base and its development, using staff to develop new weapons, carry out missions and implement defense systems. The latter becomes vital as the Mother Base is focal to the multiplayer online elements of the game’s campaign, where players can raid each others’ Mother Bases to wreak havoc and steal essential items.

Additionally, METAL GEAR ONLINE – the game’s dedicated competitive multiplayer mode – will go live at the launch of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. The online element represents the third iteration of the popular multiplayer game, newly redesigned with the familiar gameplay and aesthetic styling of its companion single-player campaign. METAL GEAR ONLINE features a “class system” that more uniquely defines the strengths and abilities of player characters on the battlefield. Key characters from the series including Venom Snake and Ocelot will also make appearances in the anticipated multiplayer feature.

See, told you, lots of details. Some of which we already knew, but still. Anyway, the collector’s edition… It’s awesome. Take a look at it below. Oh and there’s also a day 1 edition, but if you’re a real fan you’ll be getting the collector’s edition!

‘Day 1 Edition’ Content:

  • MAP (Physical Version Only)

 DLC items

  • Adam-ska Special Handgun
  • Personal Ballistic Shield (Silver)
  • Cardboard Box (Wetland)
  • Fatigues (Blue Urban Snake Costume)

*Steam version will include the above DLC content at launch

‘Collector’s Edition’ Content:

  • Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm
  • Collectible SteelBook
  • Behind the Scenes Documentary & Trailers Blu-ray Disc
  • MAP
  • Exclusive Packaging

DLC items


  • Windurger S333 Combat Special Revolver
  • Adam-ska Special Handgun
  • Maschinen aktische Pistole 5 Weiss Special Handgun
  • Rasp Short-Barreled Shotgun Gold
  • Personal Ballistic Shield?(Olive Drab)
  • Personal Ballistic Shield?(Silver)
  • Personal Ballistic Shield?(White)
  • Personal Ballistic Shield?(Gold)


  • Cardboard Box (Rocky Terrain)
  • Cardboard Box (All-Purpose Dryland)
  • Cardboard Box (Wetland)


  • Fatigues (Black Ocelot)
  • Fatigues (Gray Urban)
  • Fatigues (Blue Urban)
  • Fatigues (All-Purpose Dryland)


  • ‘VENOM SNAKE’ Emblem



MGO Items

  • Metal Gear Rex Helmet
  • AM MRS-4 GOLD Assault Rifle

Konami also detailed the pricing around both editions, with the collector’s edition being a bit pricier as expected. Still, just look at what you get. Details around the pricing can be seen below.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN including METAL GEAR ONLINE, will retail with an SRP of £59.99 for the PlayStation¼4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Steam; and £49.99 for the PlayStation¼3 computer entertainment system, and Xbox 360. SRP of ‘Collector’s Edition’ will be £99.99 for the PlayStation¼4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Steam version of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be released on September 15th, 2015.  

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