While Konami were planning a big reveal tomorrow (4th March) at 2pm UK time, complete with countdown on their official Metal Gear Solid webpage. Unfortunately for them they didn’t count on one particular NeoGaf user, who managed to blow the whole thing after discovering a number of interviews on IGN‘s server (videos which have rather quickly been pulled).
So what did they reveal?
For a start The Phantom Pain is going to be released world wide on September 1 of this year.
Secondly that this is totally, absolutely totally, no cross my heart, I’m telling the truth Kojima’s last Metal Gear Solid game. I mean sure he’s said that many, many times so far, but this time he totally means it.
I always say this will be my last Metal Gear, but the games in the series that I’ve personally produced – Metal on MSX, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, 3, 4 and Peace Walker – and now Metal Gear Solid 5 constitute a single Metal Gear saga. With Metal Gear Solid 5 I’m finally closing the loop on that saga. In that sense, this will be the final Metal Gear Solid. To me, this is the last Metal Gear