Tokyo Game Show concludes with new Shinkawa character art and info

On the final day of Tokyo Game Show 2014, a couple of new details were shared during the last stage events. Some additional information is taken from Kojima’s interview with Dengeki Online.

  • Both the horse and the dog (DD) can die. This goes for AI buddies in general, so even Quiet can meet this fate.
  • Once your buddies are dead, they’re dead for good. This won’t affect the main plot though.
  • As said before, you can beat the game without meeting Quiet at all, and the same goes for the dog. But meeting them opens up whole sub-plots.
  • During the missions you can bring more than one buddy. There are four seats on the chopper aside the one for Snake.
  • Ocelot was a buddy at some point, but at the moment he isn’t. He may or may not become a buddy.
  • Kojima: “What Snake and his men go through in TPP is painful. Very painful.”
  • “The concept behind Quiet was nudity. A naked sniper.” Kojima also reiterated the reason behind the way she looks will surprise us. But no, she isn’t Chico, as Kojima confirmed.
  • Characters in the game question Quiet’s appearance, but there’s a reason for it.
  • Missions in The Phantom Pain will take several hours to complete, with some even taking as long as 6 hours.

During the Virtue Stage event, character artwork by Yoji Shinkawa was shown as well, including some new stuff.

MGSV-TGS-2014-Art-CharactersMGSV-TGS-2014-Art-Snake MGSV-TGS-2014-Art-Quiet MGSV-TGS-2014-Art-Ocelot MGSV-TGS-2014-Art-Kaz

Shinkawa stated that it’s always difficult to design an entirely new character, such as Quiet. He also said he tried to make Kaz a dignified character.

And this last stage event concludes Metal Gear’s presence at Tokyo Game Show 2014.

MGSV-TGS-2014-Virtue

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Source: JunkerHQ, TGS 2014 Virtue Stage, MGS.be

  • Venom Snake

    “Ocelot was a buddy at some point, but at the moment he isn’t. He may or may not become a buddy.”

    Don’t you dare make him DLC, Kojima, you either put make him Buddy at Release, or you don’t!

    EDIT: “Once your buddies are dead, they’re dead for good. This won’t affect the main plot though.”

    So this is why he isn’t a Buddy, O.K. keep it that way.

    • If he ends up being a buddy they will probably make it so that he can’t die. Since that would cause a time paradox within the storyline.

      • Venom Snake

        That’s why now i don’t want him as Buddy at all, i don’t want only some buddies being able to Die, it should be either all or none.

        • Jason Mounce

          If you could bring Ocelot on the field, he’d probably be the most OP. He’d go Rambo-mode on a whole village and eliminate everyone while having orgasms when he reloads his revolvers.

      • CrazyGuy207

        He’ll use a prototype anti-bullet thing like in MGS2.

    • Cartmangus

      It’s kinda hard picturing Ocelot sneaking around doing grunt work, so I think I’d actually prefer him not to be a buddy in the game. He’s the master manipulator getting everyone else to do his work for him without them even knowing it.

      • Venom Snake

        True.

    • decoyF0XX

      We should always be able to go back to a checkpoint if a buddy gets killed right? Unless their deaths are going to be based on your decisions, cause it’s no way I’m letting either Quiet or DD get killed X( I’m already attached to these characters dammit.

      • Mack Ayash

        If they want their deaths to be permanent I don’t think checkpoints are going to help you. Play the game like its the last day of [their] lives ;). I know I’ll be careful as hell if there’s a chance that dog will die during a mission which will make it even better.

  • MrVux007

    Just hope their will be some dialogue options with the buddies(human ones like Quite) and ofcourse that they have a proper storyline/background….

    • Nikola Butch Jandric

      You can’t have a dialog with Quiet dude.

      • Venom Snake

        Dialog isn’t just referring to Words, communicating trough Gesture is also a considered Dialog!

        • Nikola Butch Jandric

          Didn’t know that 😛

      • MrVux007

        I ment for BB to talk with her with body communication or communication through some gestures like *Venom Snake* mentioned……i didnt ment for full scale dialogs

        • Nikola Butch Jandric

          That will certainly happen 🙂

    • Mack Ayash

      Something akin to Joel and Ellie in TLOU…I think that’d be sweet. Although these guy will constantly be in battle zones, so it wont be the same in that sense since its always high intensity situations.

  • LukesAlike

    Huh, so maybe Quiet isn’t integral to the story at all, then.

    • ObsessedGeorge

      So much for the game’s main heroine…

      • LukesAlike

        Yeah…

      • James Raskalov

        I always assumed he meant it in the same way as Ocelot meant when calling Fortune “the main heroine”.

  • Venom Snake

    Ground Zeroes PC Release Date Prediction:

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Released in February 19 2013 on Consoles and less then 11 month later on PC, January 9 2014.

    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Released in March 18 on Consoles, so if it follows the Same line, Ground Zeroes should come on PC around February 2015, and if Phantom Pain comes in March and not June, it would be 1 month before Phantom Pain.

    Conclusion: If you are a PC Gamer (Like me) don’t expect Ground Zeroes to hit Steam this year!

    • Nekkedsnake

      it’s very interesting. side note: not needing a ‘console’ per se to even play GZ and TPP is kinda cool to me. like if you couldn’t afford to get a PS3/PS4 to wanna play those two games you won’t need to. you’ll just need a PC with enough specs and then some to run them. it’s pretty neat.

      • Venom Snake

        Hmmm, that’s pretty obvious since they are both coming to PC as well.

        • Nekkedsnake

          that’s my point. it’s cool not having to get anything except the games. for me, i have a PS3 so i’ll definitely get the disc for TPP. i have a macbook with a ton of Steam games but i think GZ and TPP will only make it to PC and not be available for both. if they DID ever become available for mac i’ll go NUTS! haha

          • Venom Snake

            That would be cool.

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  • Big_Boss88

    “During the missions you can bring more than one buddy. There are four seats on the chopper aside the one for Snake.”
    I’m gonna gather my gang and go play in da jungle! None shall die for me >:(…

    Kojima: “What Snake and his men go through in TPP is painful. Very painful.”
    Emotional and memorable stuff incoming :D.

    • Venom Snake

      Wonder if you can get 4 Snakes (Coop Players) in missions and have a Bloody Party!

      • Big_Boss88

        o_O that would be pretty good :D!

        • Hanna-Mari

          Its like 5 chuck norris in same place 😀 awesome! who’s with me?!

          • Venom Snake

            5 Chuck Norris, with You Included!

            EDIT: And i’m with you.

          • Fraaancis

            No, Big Boss is 1.25 Chuck Norrises because he’s pretty good.

          • Venom Snake

            Big Boss is the only Imaginary Character that has beat Chuck Norris in Real Life!

          • Big_Boss88

            HELL YEAH, count me in!
            http://i.imgur.com/MWtLc6l.jpg?1

          • Janeo

            Is chuck Norris even cool anymore, I just feel like Liam neeson has taken his place

          • Hanna-Mari

            Liam Neeson is also cool, like Sty, Willis, Schwar, or Statham etc. But Norris is just legend, thats it 🙂 Just like BB

          • Le Guy who drowned quiet

            remember expendables 2 norris appearance

          • Big_Boss88

            If they make Expendables 4, they need to include Big Boss in it and added by using Fox Engine >:D! It will look so realistic, that audience don’t know it’s a game character lol.

          • Budgiecat

            Expendables still missing Kurt Russell, moar Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan, tony Jaa, Donnie Yen, Cynthia Rothrock, Gina Carano, the Rock, Vin Diesel, Michael Jai White and….damnit Scott Adkins was used already? ugh…

          • Janeo

            Good point but for me neeson is the ultimate action guy, Norris is a legend thought so I can’t argue with that

          • Budgiecat

            Liam Neeson can’t do a flying side kick into a car window coming at him

      • Nekkedsnake
  • Nekkedsnake

    “four seats on the chopper”… SWEET! It’ll be Me (Boss), Mr Ed my horse, DD my dog, BB my sheep Baba, and one of those coyotes we saw at the GamesCom demo, which I’ll call CC. Mr Ed will be my transportation, DD will scout the area, BB will forage for diamonds (and food/items), and CC will take point. THIS WILL BE EPIC!

    • Venom Snake

      It will be me and 4 other Venom Snake’s (4 other Online Players)

      • Nekkedsnake

        me and my animal comrades will raid your Mother Base! hahaha XD

        • Venom Snake

          Always Off-line till i finish the Campaign.

          Good luck on getting my Stuff in the first 2 weeks…after that i’m fukked!

          • Nekkedsnake

            yea i’ll leave you a message from my sheep BB saying “SORRY BRO, TOO BABAAAAAAAAAAAD!!!”

  • Will

    Man this artworks are awesome, Yoji Shinkawa is very talented.
    Quiet’s masquera kinda look like a butterfly wing pattern.

  • Theo Heisenberg Constantine

    if people think chico is quiet after this then they are literally grasping at something thats not there.

    • Venom Snake

      Yeah, same for people who still think that Red Hood is The Arkham Knight, even tough Red Hood is part of the Campaign.

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        Wait Red Hood isn’t just DLC, he’s actually IN the campaign’s story?

        • Venom Snake

          He is DLC, but like Catwoman in Arkham City, his Story Pack will take place during Arkham Knight, so he can’t be Arkham Knight.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            Ah ok. Sounds good to me. Also I believe The Phantom Pain is coming out I’m June alongside Arkham Knight. All the evidence is there.

    • Automata Snake

      I wonder if Chico and Dr. Strangelove or Amanda will be in TPP?

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        Still don’t see how some people thought Quiet could be Chico, that’s just weird.

      • Eric Otness

        Don’t know about Chico, but I can definitely say with confidence that Amanda won’t be among the Diamond Dogs, since she’s probably going to have to worry about the FSLN either maintaining power or otherwise going against the supposed ideals they had and becoming more like Somoza.
        And a podcast and tweet from Strangelove’s Seiyuu all but confirms that Strangelove will have a role in the game, likely a major role thanks to their bleeping the details out in the former source.

  • No Place For Hayter

    Shinkawa, by far my favorite artist, who does the art for my favorite series, lol.

    I like the idea of people dying permanently and having character sub plots, I want to see what it will play like.

    • decoyF0XX

      Kojima sure knows how to trick us into replaying these games doesn’t he

  • PrinceHeir

    They really went out with a bang in this one 🙂

    “Once your buddies are dead, they’re dead for good. This won’t affect the main plot though.”

    It’s a shame he didn’t expand this. Since i remember him saying taking some notes from Deus Ex Human Revolution’s Social Interactions. Still even if the main plot doesn’t change, we know Quiet will really die or disappear since she doesn’t appear in the MSX Games(Of course Kojima is gonna rewrite that)

    Thanks Nyxus for putting the main artwork there 🙂

    Glad the whole cast is here. Shame Inoue Kikuko(Chico), Yumi Kikuchi(Strangelove) is not there T__T

    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MGSV-TGS-2014-Virtue.jpg

    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Kojima-Productions-TGS-2014-End.jpg

  • PrinceHeir

    Also Akio Otsuka doing Phantom Cigar like Big Boss at TGS 2014!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=778601678869206

  • skull face

    This will be the best game ever

    • im a dot

      I agree

    • Big_Boss88

      I agree also :). There’s no other game in the world, that I’ve been this excited for. Who knows how many times I have watched the trailers and gameplay demos etc… Only Metal Gear Solid V do that to me.

  • John

    Wait… Its over? No release date? No new trailer revealing major plot points from the game like Sutherlands video claimed? WTF.

    • Venom Snake

      The Trailer will arrive September 28 on 1080p

      • Mack Ayash

        What trailer? I figured they just meant the cutscene by “trailer”.

        • Yes, they did. Technically I believe they did not even call it a trailer in their schedule, but that’s how it was translated.

          • PrinceHeir

            They mostly call it PV which is just trailer

        • Romain Robin

          They where no trailer announced ever. It just got lost in translation. they talked about a “video”, not a “P.V”. People got hyped for nothing.

          • Venom Snake

            Kiefer said “Trailer”

          • Romain Robin

            a Trailer is just a portion of video. it’s not like a “teaser trailer” 🙂 . Anyway there is no debate here. On the official kojima prod schedule, the word “trailer” or “PV” never appeared. Stop expecting a new trailer, it won’t happen. We already had 3 beautifully crafted trailers. We will just have a last one for promotion purposes, when the game is ready to launch.

          • Venom Snake

            Then why Kiefer said “a Trailer and an Exclusive Gameplay”?

          • Hanna-Mari

            Maybe he doesn’t know anything either? “I’m just Bauer, I’m not even talkin’ in MGSV. What the hell I’m even doing there? :|” I’m sorry, I loved him in 24, but I was disappointed while playing GZ. Meh, I need proof that he is serious with his role as a Big Boss.

      • Romain Robin

        btw, any words on the English version of the TGS Cutscene ? I need to hear those lines of big boss in Sutherland’s voice.

        • Eric Otness

          Apparently they are coming out soon, at least according to kill distroy on GameFAQs. Whether they have anything to do with the upcoming Kojima Station episodes or not I do not know.

        • Big_Boss88

          I need to hear Kiefer voice that scene too 😀 !

  • andy

    Shinkawa art NOT coming to a Phantaom Pain boxart near you soon.

  • moto hellogoto

    im so glad she isnt chico

  • V47

    More than likely I’ll have two play-through’s at the least. My “first experience” one. I’ll recruit who I can and try to use ’em wisely. If they die then the story in a whole will have an even bigger impact. Imagine, a comrade who you really like is no more…you will surely feel loss and anger…Next time you tackle a mission you’ll become more brutal, perhaps, either by gaining more focus in your anger or completely raging and massacring all who crosses your path. I’ll try to step deeper into his (BB) shows and make calls he would…

    My second one, well, it’ll be more perfect and for trophies, %100, all collectibles, etc.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Damn my sister was using the freaking TV to play stupid Saints Row The Third so I missed this last panel and that ending with everyone on stage. So Quiet will only be a side character? Would’ve been nice if she were actually involved in the MAIN plot but I’m still hyped for her inclusion in the game. You always have a reason Hideo Kojima so blow us away harder than before. Show me you still got it in you Kojima-san and hit me at my emotional core.

    • Janeo

      I like the idea of having sub plots, it seemed like quiet was a major character but I like the idea of her having her own sub plot I’m really looking forward to seeing how these sub plots work.

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        I actually don’t mind the sub plots but I wish every character you met was actually part of the story line so instead of being shadows, they can live on past the game like Big Boss will since he’s the main character. From what had been shown from earlier trailers it looked as if she WAS gonna be in the main story line but because someone who was fired from Konami LA leaked I bunch of info that was most likely 100% fact, which I read btw, they had to delay the game and alter some things and not upset fans who may have read it and were complaining about some of it, so instead of Quiet being in the main story line, she’s stuck in a sub plot so now players will be able to decide whether she lives or dies during a mission or the story instead of the story doing it for you, hence why instead of announcing a late 2014 date like the source said they would, they’ve delayed it to alter some details on the game and beat the source at its own game. I say well played for Kojima, but that just means we’ll have to wait longer, and hopefully for a better game in the end. You just watch: June will be the month we get the game. June 10 or the week of June 10 will be when it releases. Bet on it.

    • Venom Snake

      1. Saints Row The Third is a Damn Fun Game, Best in The Series, most Balanced out of the all 4.
      2. You can watch the streams on YouTube starting…now.

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        I’ve seen both my sisters play that game..some of the stuff they did in that game was funny, but it’s just not for me. I’d probably be more inclined to something GTA V. And yeah once I have the time, I’ll check them out. The Phantom Pain can’t come soon enough. Can’t believe Kojima didn’t give a release date. He probably omitted it because the game is gonna release in June 2015 like MGS4 and Peace Walker did but didn’t want people to know how long the wait would be. So he’s probably gonna wait til GDC 15 to make the announcement for the June release date then since letting fans know too far in advance would just piss them off.

  • Maik O’Bannon

    It’s so good that Chico isn’t Quiet ’cause I want to explore the whole world of TPP just to meet and kill (or torture if possible) that little bastard.
    And if he was Quiet that would have been too easy,maybe.

  • Zlatan

    stefanie <3

  • Omid Darakeh

    P.T.’s Lisa in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    • Big_Boss88

      I need this Lisa decoy right now :D.

  • PrinceHeir

    Looks like there will be another Kojima Station event on October.

    October 9 Episode 25

    October 23 Episode 26

    Can’t wait to see some more footage!!

    • Big_Boss88

      Good to know, arigatou Prince =) !

  • Eric Otness

    “Once your buddies are dead, they’re dead for good. This won’t affect the main plot though.”
    I really hope it doesn’t, because if Ocelot is killed, that basically butchers continuity quite a bit. I’d say the same for Miller, but fortunately, he’s unlikely to be a combat buddy thanks to not having adequate prosthetics (which reminds me, why is it that Big Boss got a prosthetic Hellboy-esque arm with variants while Miller is lacking even a prosthetic arm, much less an actual cybernetic leg and not what is presumably a pegleg?)

    • Big_Boss88

      I don’t know, could be just designed that way for the story that Miller don’t get prosthetics.
      Or then he can’t use them for some reason.

      • Venom Snake

        Maybe is because Snake only needed a part of his arm replaced, he has lost his arm a bit under the Elbow, so is basically just his hand…or Maybe Kaz is just against Technology.

        • Big_Boss88

          Yeah good point. Anyway, maybe there is a good reason for it that we discover when play the story ^-^.

    • Janeo

      Ocelot most likely won’t be a buddy though, you don’t actually think kojima would kill off ocelot do you because that would never happen. Kaz doesn’t need to go out in the field so I guess he doesn’t really need any major replacement limbs.

      • Eric Otness

        Maybe, but he did indicate there was still a chance that Ocelot will be a buddy, though. Besides, Kojima already indicated the game would be canon-breaking, so who knows.

        • James Raskalov

          He said there MAY BE minor inaccuracies, not one of the biggest characters in the series dying and fucking the canonology to hell.

  • Omid Darakeh

    All Chairs 😀

    • Eric Otness

      Okay, I get how D.D. and that horse are part of the buddy system, but when was it ever confirmed that that sheep/goat was one of your buddies?

  • Omid Darakeh

    All Chairs 😀

    • WhatTheJuicay

      I speak english and I don’t understand what that says..

  • Invader_skoodge

    I just had to leave this Pic right here. I don’t know what happened to Stefanie at TGS but she looked haggard as hell. She had a mixture of bad bed hair and after sex hair. It looked all kinds of wrong. Like she didn’t brush her hair in a week.

    • Zlatan

      yeah she just had another bukkake party with the whole fox team 😛

      • Venom Snake

        [ ! ]

    • moto hellogoto

      7.5/10

  • im a dot

    what’s the next event kojima will be at?

    • Venom Snake

      VGA 2014

  • Kan

    Kojima never said what 1984 meant?

  • Miłek Ja
    • Venom Snake

      Putin: Snake, Bring us some Vodka via your I Droid

      • Big_Boss88

        Haha that was good one ;D !

    • No Place For Hayter

      Best….thing…..EVER!!!!

    • Big_Boss88

      Awesome XD, but not sure if I’d want a buddy like him lol.

    • James Raskalov

      I swear to god, I want this in game.

  • Big_Boss88

    Fox Engine….so beautiful ^-^.
    http://www.vg247.com/2014/09/22/metal-gear-solid-5-tgs-high-resolution-screens/

    http://cdn.medialib.computerandvideogames.com/screens/dir_3046/image_304687_fit_940.jpg
    By the way I wonder how Big Boss gets all those scars around his face. Assuming they crash in early moments of TPP, sure I believe he could lose his arm etc but to get all those scars, I dunno. Especially that one cut, which almost blinded his left eye too. Just makes me think if he get them somehow else in TPP.
    I’ve never been in a helicopter crash, so not sure how rough it can be lol and maybe I’m just thinking too much of this :D.

    • WhatTheJuicay

      in one of the screens, you could also see that his right ear was nearly severed in half.

  • Venom Snake

    Am i the only one slightly annoyed that the Vegetation in Phantom Pain doesn’t have proper collision like MGS3: Snake Eater had on the PS2?

  • Venom Snake

    Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain Feedback, tell me if you agree with what i sent to Konami, and if you want you can add some of these ideas in your feedback if you ever send to Konami.

    1. Rappel from Helicopters would be a welcome addition, it would not always require the Helicopter to land when landing.
    2. The lack of Vegetation Collision, which makes it look like Snake is walking trough some Textures instead of Real Vegetation, at least that’s how it looked in the TGS 2014 Demos.
    3. Not necessary, but being able to use the Minigun from inside the Helicopters during Alert Status would be good.

    That’s all i have to say.

    • James Raskalov

      I want multiple playable characters. Being Skull Face would be the best thing ever for me.

      • Venom Snake

        That’s impossible, Skull Face is not a fighter, but if you really want this, then you will have it with mods.

        EDIT: Auto-upvote, really?

        • James Raskalov

          Just because we haven’t seen him in combat, doesn’t mean he doesn’t excel at it.
          Besides, we don’t know much about him.

          • Venom Snake

            Except we are both wrong, he may be, but we may also not be.

          • James Raskalov

            We can’t be right or wrong because there simply isn’t enough proof for either side.
            My thing was more or less wishful thinking (Again, I would REALLY love to get to know Skull Face on a more personal level via playing as him, similar to Blade Wolf and JetStream Sam’s DLC missions), but we really don’t know enough about him.

            All we know at the moment is that he’s Hungarian, he can’t feel pain, some form of amnesia, he hates Zero, somehow knew Big Boss on some level, and that he enjoyed raping Paz.

            All in all, we really just have to wait. Or we could do what we’ll inevitably do anyways and form theories.
            Either works.

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