Konami have announced the release window for the prologue to Metal Gear Solid V – MGS: Ground Zeroes.
Konami Announce Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes release window
Konami this week announced a release window for their prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has been marked down for a Spring 2014 release date.
This will be a standalone release and will serve as an introduction to some of the new mechanics expected to take centre stage in the ambitious looking main game.
Ground Zeroes will focus on a mission set in a Cuban prison – where of course infiltration is the basis of the gameplay. The level was first shown at this year’s Tokyo Game show and will feature “a large open environment, and missions where time of day and weather have a dynamic effect on the game and its missions.”.
Prologues Aim To Bridge Gap To Metal Gear Solid V
Metal Gear Solid V will bring many new gameplay elements and features to the series – not least the fact that it will essentially be the first open-world Metal Gear Solid release.
The amount of new changes has led to Konami’s decision to introduce the gamers slowly and this will be one of the aims of this release. It also of course will aim to bridge the gap from a narrative perspective to the world of Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain.
In a statement Kojima said , “The advanced capabilities of the FOX Engine have allowed me to tell the new story in a new way.
“There will be a significant difference in what Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain brings to the series, so we want to ease players into the new open world environment and its potential.
“As such, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has been designed to introduce key elements, allowing them to fully benefit from all that the new game will offer.”
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Coming To A Console Near You
Like the main game Ground Zeroes is coming to both current generation consoles in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 along with their next gen iterations the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Boxed versions of the PS3 and 360 versions will retail for $29.99 with the digital versions retailing for $19.99.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digital versions will be retailing for $29.99.
It is worth noting the games release will also give Konami a chance to cash in on their fan-favourite series twice in one year. Could the game have been released as part of the main game as a simple intro? Or are you guys looking forward to getting a feel for the new Metal Gear Solid gameplay features months before the main release?