In the 12-minute extended gameplay video, captured from the PlayStation®4 system, Mr. Kojima showcased a “Side Ops” day mission in which Big Boss must use stealth tactics and sophisticated cover techniques to retrieve key intelligence from a double agent. New gameplay mechanics, time of day, weather conditions, refined AI and pristine graphics showcase the innovative gameplay design and the power of the FOX Engine and the PlayStation®4 system.
PlayStation® system users will also be thrilled to discover Mr. Kojima announced METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES will feature an exclusive mission for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®4 system. The “throwback” mission titled “Déjà Vu,” recreates a mission originally featured in the original METAL GEAR SOLID game AND lets users play as Solid Snake (in all of his low-polygon, pixelated glory) in the high definition Ground Zeroes universe.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is the prologue and the first encounter in the METAL GEAR SOLID V Experience. The prologue primes gamers for the full story and experience in the complete fifth installment of the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, which will be released at a future date. Anchored in a deep story mode involving tyranny, espionage and deception, METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES also expands into numerous “Side Ops” missions that branch off the story campaign and allows players to tackle new objectives independent of the main story.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES will be released in Spring 2014 on PlayStation®3and PlayStation®4 systems, as well as the Xbox 360 and Xbox One systems. The game will be available in retail stores nationwide on current generation systems for the MSRP of $29.99 or via download for $19.99. For PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One, the game can be downloaded for $29.99 suggested retail price.