Official MGSV site updated with story blurb for The Phantom Pain

Following the reveal of Metal Gear Online, the official website for Metal Gear Solid V has been updated with new information, including an introduction to The Phantom Pain’s story.

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has brought a new edge to the Cold War, and in 1984, a one-eyed man with a prosthetic arm appears in the country.
Those who know him call him Snake; the legendary mercenary who was once swept from the stage of history and left in a coma by American private intelligence network Cipher. Snake is accompanied by Ocelot, an old friend who saved him from attack when he finally awoke.

Now, Snake’s former partner Kazuhira Miller is being held by the Soviet forces in Afghanistan. Snake must undertake a solo mission to rescue Miller and prove to the world that the legendary mercenary is not dead and gone.
That first step will lead to a path of vengeance against the very Cipher that slaughtered so many of Snake’s men, and to a battle that will embroil the whole world…

What started in Ground Zeroes… must finish with “V”.


Source: MGSV Official Site, via Gameblog

  • 9Ocelot9

    Daaaamn, They just wanna drive us crazy with the wait lol

  • Ian McConnell

    Anyone find it weird that the blurb references Zero by “an American private intelligence network Cipher”?

    • Cipher refers to the organization (at least here), with Zero at its center. “A world of electronic intelligence built on codes. And at the centre of it all, a zero.”

  • César H. Sandoval

    Sound Badass, bring on V!

  • NCell

    Damn it that sounds epic!

  • moto hellogoto

    What will be the next metal gear story after V you think?

    • A game about The Boss! Hopefully.

      • moto hellogoto

        I’d buy that

    • omar garcia

      Hopefully another Rising. and The Boss would be Great!

    • Plissken

      A remake of Metal Gear. We’re almost at the 30th anniversary, so an announcement or release of it. A game about The Boss would be cool, but it just seems the series is going to come full circle. Then hopefully a Metal Gear 2 remake and that can be it.

    • MrVux007

      most probably a remakes of MG and MG 2 ….

    • Mr.Pony

      A game where you play as Ocelot

    • PrinceHeir

      Just the Remake of the MSX games.

      Perfect for 30th Anniversary in 2017.

    • AgitAngst

      Game about Gray Fox before he died.

  • Rikimaru

    After reading this, I went ahead and watched this:

    Yup, I’m on the hype train Kojima, I hate you lol.

    • jack_coban

      Freakin’ love this trailer. Especially the music at the very end.

      • Rikimaru

        Totally, it gives me the goosebumps everytime!

        • Jason Mounce

          My arms are covered in goosebumps D;

      • Le Guy who drowned quiet

        I don’t know why but I fell nostalgia along with a sense of deja vu when I hear the music at the end.

    • MarisBro

      Yeah. That ending is fantastic (in terms of music+atmosphere of revenge and total insanity). I hope that they will use something like this for the game’s launch trailer or in-game.

      • Rikimaru

        Its so well made, it actually puts you in Big Boss’s shoes to feel sorry and then the need for revenge.

    • Alex

      Cant wait to watch the camera pan out from Big Boss’s view, showing us his facial reactions to the news, in utter shock and pain. He can’t talk yet, as evident from the Doctor assuming he wants to know how long he’s been out.

    • Chris Redfield

      i need to know the name of this music seriously i have this trailer in my Xbox i always watch it soo damn awesome and i love this music i need to download it seriously

    • Hanna-Mari

      That day when I turn down my Batman vigilante shit is MGSV release day. Then I’ll kill everybody. Ofc you can play non-lethal but revenge isn’t non-lethal goddamnit

      • Rikimaru

        Oh definitely, since Big Boss is turning into a villain, I’m gonna start with non-lethal and as the game progresses I’ll go with lethal.

  • vic boss

    I think that with this new information, the reveal of the release date may be closer than we think.

    • Timothy Weaver

      I literally thought that was going to be another horrid fan-made trailer, but I am quite impressed.

  • MarcoRM82

    Total Hype, Damn

  • PrinceHeir

    Don’t worry Kaz, We will save you from those cipher bastards!

  • Alberto Sánchez

    So, I guess Snake and think Cypher is after the destruction of Mother Base and they want vengeance against them, but Cypher is not guilty for that…

    • Invader_skoodge

      One think to consider in my opinion is that Big Boss and Kaz Miller’s revenge might not be about Mother Base but what happened to them afterwards. SkullFace was responsible for MB going down. But I think Cypher raided the hospital where Big Boss was and the ones who captured and tortured Miller. That might have been a good reason for revenge.

      • Nacrois

        I don’t think so because all the events of the hospital wasn’t too strong to generate that feeling of revenge of Big Boss, besides he was barely aware of the situation. Kojima said somewhere that he wanted players to feel why Big Boss wanted that kind of revenge, to feel his losses and I don’t feel sorry for him (or empathy for what he will do later) in the events of the hospital scene.

        • Mr.Pony

          It makes sense that the strongest motive for revenge would be the destruction of the mother base since it represented the physical interpretation that Snake made of the Boss’s dream. Everything else that would happen after that would just be fuel to the fire in a sense.

      • decoyF0XX

        The hospital raid is definitely XOF, they have the same helmets and outfits.

    • Nacrois

      That’s one thing that came to my mind when I read the blurb… I haven’t played GZ but I think that Skull Face makes this whole set up of destroying mother base to start making believe Big Boss that Cipher was the one who destroyed mother base, because I think that Skull Face wants that Big Boss take revenge on Cipher (maybe because Skull Face wanted previously take down Cipher), that’s could be an explanation of seeing Big Boss and Skull Face in the same car with ZEKE behind in E3 2014 trailer. Just toughts, correct me if i’m wrong.

  • cardboardbox engineer

    “Snake is accompanied by Ocelot, an old friend who saved him from attack when he finally awoke”
    why do they feel this urgency to spoil the beginning of the game in every mgs installment, for gz we got the full intro and for this the only thing i personally wasn’t aware of is that ocelot comes to Big Boss’ aid at the hospital. oh well,i guess hype is back with these new informations 😉

    • Invader_skoodge

      The trailer with the Garbage song had the scene where Ocelot is shown riding a white horse and then another scene with big boss riding with ocelot getting chased. I thought everyone new about Ocelot at this point. So not much of a spoiler here at all.

      • cardboardbox engineer

        yeah , you’re right,,,,i forgot about that

  • Daburcor

    Aaaaaaand… NOW I’m nuclear.

  • MichaelPayneV

    Hey @Nyxus:disqus , Great News, Tomorrow a new episode of Kojima Station episode featuring a Live Demonstration of the PC Version of Metal Gear solid V: Ground Zeroes, and also talking about MGO3 and the PlayStation Experience.

    Yes, we are finally getting PC footage!

    • Mr.Pony

      All we need now is Snake Eater and MGS 4 on the PC

      • MichaelPayneV

        I’d rather have Peace Walker then MGS4, Peace Walker is necessary for MGSV!

        • Mr.Pony

          You can easily play Peace walker with an emulator not MGS 4, but yes Peace Walker and Snake Eater would make more sense in order to introduce the whole MGS world to the PC

          • MichaelPayneV

            You can also easily play Snake Eater with an Emulator as well, but i still want to play them with Mouse and Keyboard at 60fps without having to use an emulator. besides, these are the 2 Game Necessary before MGSV, when MGS4 is Solid Snake Saga!

  • Cobra

    Felt the lads here might find this interesting; Zavvi and “TheHut” have both got TPP listed with a release date of the 5th of June next year. Struck me as a little strange, since it’s not really as vague as most placeholder dates tend to be. It’s probably nothing, but I thought it might be worth bringing up.

    • MichaelPayneV

      So looks like the World Wide release date may after all be June 8th.

    • Mr.Pony

      If this was any other game i would believe it. But since it is a MGS,no way i’m trusting this unless i hear it from Kojima Sneaky-San

    • Max Colliander

      In march 2015 i think 😀 hell yeah,
      says 31 march and my local store Today get the date 29 march. Probably
      Kojima gonna announce this at christmasday on Kojima station 🙂

  • mgsfan17

    Please Kojima just give us release date already! The wait is killing me!

  • Big_Boss88

    Awesome info! I’m sooo hyped right now 😉 !

    “That first step will lead to a path of vengeance against the very Cipher that slaughtered so many of Snake’s men, and to a battle that will embroil the whole world…”

    This will be epic, I’m ready to take the battle to Cipher and to Skull Face = Have my revenge!

    The hospital part is also something I’ve really looked forward to ever since Moby Dick studios trailer. It just seems like out of some nightmare and to try escape with that weak body when being hunted by those soldiers…talk about a rude awakening ;(. I can’t wait to see how Big Boss reacts to stuff when he opens his eyes… losing his limb, to that head injury etc and when he hears what has happened during the long coma!

    • vic boss

      I feel that way too bro, what will be going through the mind of snake when he wakes up (losing his limb, the shrapnel in his forehead, all his soldiers dead, etc). I have to say that Kojima is doing a great work putting us in the shoes of big boss I mean all those hours building up motherbase in peace walker and just so someone could destroy it so easily. I felt powerless when I saw that at the end of ground zeroes. Also all the things that big boss will have to do just to escape the hospital and that if ishmael isn’t real, Big boss realizing that the very first person that helped him escape was just in his imagination, I don’t know it just makes me kinda sad. Let’s have the revenge big boss deserves.

      • Big_Boss88

        I always thought of Big Boss as a powerful man, but seeing him crawling on the floor like that makes me sad ;(. Yes lets have our revenge no matter what happens >;O!

        Also great video 😀 !

    • Mr.Pony

      Read somewhere that the guy with the bandages on is face might be an hallucination. it would make sense since he speaks with Sutherlands voice. Kojima said that Snake would have severe psychological scars, which would make sense

      • A lot of the stuff going on during the hospital scene seems to be because of hallucinations, so yes, it makes sense indeed.

        • Mr.Pony

          It would be nice if like the Boss Battles were like all in his head because of the trauma. It would also serve to justify why the Bosses are so freaky

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    must end with V? What does that mean? Victory? Venom snake being Vanquished? what does it lead to? NEED ANSWERS KOJIMA! Make him talk Nyxus!

    • Big_Boss88

      Yeah I wanna know too :O! Only Nyxus has the power to make Kojima talk >;) !

  • Javier Sosa

    At this point I don´t mind if they decide to release tpp in chapters. Two or tree.

  • Chris Redfield

    i have a theory now..maybe the “V” is not for “5” but for “Vengeance”…maybe is Metal Gear Solid Vengeance – The Phantom Pain

    • 123

      or venom.

  • Nekkedsnake

    i really hope we can recruit all types of soldiers. especially female ones as with Portable Ops and Peace Walker.

    • They once said that every soldier in the game is unique (maybe it was because of the 3D scanning).

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