Snake hangs out in his helicopter on pics from Kojima’s MGSV: The Phantom Pain checking sessions

Kojima continues checking Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. On January 29 he posted a picture on his Twitter showing Snake taking a break in the helicopter along with his canine buddy, DD. It looks like this is DD’s spot, on the floor next to the seats reserved for human buddies.


“Standing by with DD over Africa.”

Here is a picture he posted the day before, on January 28, but there’s not much new to see there.


After that, Kojima was in Taiwan to attend to Taipei Game Show 2015, but now he’s back to checking the game. On February 4thย he posted another picture, once again showing Snake in the chopper, carrying a rifle.


“Waiting in the helicopter up in the sky.”

Also notice the emblem on Snake’s prosthetic arm, it looks like some kind of variation on the Outer Heaven logo, but with electricity sparks. It may be indicative of this arm’s specific function (this yellow arm has a stun capability). So differentย arms could have different emblems.

Another picture from February 5th:


“Injured my right hand.”

February 6:


“In order to increase the accuracy of sound direction, I am putting headphones onto myself.”

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    He certainly loves spending time in that helicopter.

    • Probably Kojima’s way to minimize spoilers. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • ThreeMadFrogs

        No doubt about that. Also, it is a very pretty helicopter.

        • Shalashaska

          People could spend their honeymoons in that beautiful helicopter ๐Ÿ˜€
          My guess is that he is playing through the story mode of TPP.. taking his own sweet time to check everything..

          Either way, @nyxus Hadnt the checking already been done ? In yongyea’s video about the porto potty.. his translator says it’s been done :/

          • Shalashaska

            Aww man .. hoping it is done soon :/ By the way, What makes their word so accurate though ? Dont know much about junkerHq other than that they’ve done alot of coverage of TPP.. are they in collaboration with Kojipro or something?

          • Not sure but they do seem very well informed on what Kojima has said, also in Japanese media.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            plus their own financial report shows a FY 2016 Q3 release

          • The Q3 is likely referring to the past releases, TPP is set for 2015, no other details yet.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            yes but it could also be a troll attempt by Kojima..put in past Q3 releases and at the bottom put the Phantom Pain; most of the past MG releases were Q3 or close to it, so I’d say Kojima is trolling us once again and he’s gonna announce a November release soon.

          • Not sure they would troll in a financial report, it’s meant to keep investors happy. ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            indeed; meant to make investors happy while also making fans happy that the game even gets mentioned. let’s hope for more at the PlayStation event February 13.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            Then they’ll be at GDC

          • Hopefully!

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            he wouldn’t be Kojima if he missed out ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • JaimeDiaz

            lol it’s me ๐Ÿ˜› I bet by the GDC too

        • Theo Cevallos

          I wonder why they changed it from the automatic doors from MSF’s choppers to this sliding doors. To prevent young girls from jumping off? lol

          • Shalashaska

            This way, they can show more people entering it from one side at one time which i think is better ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Kol Leqejza

            helicopter will be upgradable. you start from scratch in TPP. which means R&D Teams efficiancy will be (at the beginning) at a minimum.

    • Alex

      It really could be a giant open world, with long helicopter flights between countries and Mother Base (that you can probably skip). That would make the map comparisons make a lot of sense.

      • Selfish_ocelot

        I’m praying to every God and deity for this to happen

  • Andrea Feletti

    Enough is enough, Kojima! Release the game already…

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Enough is enough! I’ve had it with these motherf*ing Snakes, on these motherf*ing choppers! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Had to, sorry. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Andrea Feletti

        Ahahahaha I’m tired as the voice of Big boss when he says “ocelot raising hounds…..fine” in DD english trailer XD

  • MrVux007

    i love how some people still think this is an rail gun ^^

    • gerber

      anyway I’m sure there will be a railgun. Btw does anybody else remember this?

      I want more of this stuff in TPP ๐Ÿ˜€

      • What the… Never seen that before.

        • Golgari

          Nyx… WTF? It was a fun weapon in PW. You can look here how it works and other stuff too. Btw, I totally expect 90% of exotic weapons from PW to TPP. Maybe not slingshot cause it is totally insane for TPP. xD

          • ObsessedGeorge

            Hahahaha! Bullseye! I salute you sir!!! That’s very funny! He’s actually serious when he says this, lol!

      • No Place For Hayter

        Always wanted to see that used, I played the whole game solo so I never saw the co-op weapons used lol.

      • DanielGearSolid

        Excuse me while I sit her in shock

      • Shalashaska

        Man the sad thing is that he didnt make anything that was SP..all that cool stuff was MP only and i had no one to play it on the psp with ๐Ÿ™

      • MrVux007

        yea i enjoyed this one …hopefully there will be loads of these kind of missions in TPP

  • Liquid25

    I can’t stand it anymore. F*** it,i’m gonna infiltrate his office to play the game ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Punished Fox

    I’m starting to get sick of these twitter pictures, the man certainly enjoys torturing his audience.

  • Zlatan

    Oh DD <3

    I tell you… if someone hurts my little buddy here… the whole world will feel my phantom pain!

  • Golgari

    If I’m not mistaken, on Thursday we should get some info from Konami’s shareholders meeting. Maybe even release date window and some other info about KojiPro development studio. Who knows.

    About these helicopters. I look at them and damn… Kojima is trying to hide as much as possible because he knows that this will be his best work.
    Kojima, we need 5th or 9th minute juicy trailer. I want to be super excited even though I’m getting MGSV no matter what happens.

    • Big_Boss88

      I’m sure we get one last epic trailer ;D. And it will blow our minds once again.

  • ObsessedGeorge

    I think l see a skull with an eyepatch emitting electricity, and is that a tail or am l mistaken?

  • Ilja Y.

    Looks like Snake holds a FAMAS rifle

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Yeah, with a fully upgraded extended magazine! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mini gear

    kojima just give the game already ima tired of waiting every day

    • kirra light

      Can’t wait for the best game of all time

  • RagingWolf2124

    I’m excited for this game, but not hearing about a release date and not playing the game itself is driving me crazy! I love Metal Gear so much. Let’s all hope that it was worth the wait of 5 years. (Correct me if I’m wrong about 5 years.)

    • MGSV was first revealed in August of 2012.

      • RagingWolf2124

        Thanks. So 3 years. After seeing a lot that we have been shown, I hope it was worth the wait of 3 years. Funny thing is that Code Talker is a buddy, yet they have not shown gameplay with him. (Again, I don’t know if that’s right.)

  • Miguel Pereira

    That gun looks like a FAMAS.

    • IrionDaRonin
      • Shalashaska

        Exactly what I thought ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Tibor

        It’s probably FAMAS though because it’s being developed since 1978, but I like TAR’s design more

      • Ravenous

        The TAR-21 is an awsome gun for some reason I can’t wrap my head around, but The TAR-21 entered service in the mid-90’s IIRC.
        KP has said that they are making their own weapons to avoid licensing issues and such, so it’s impossible to say for sure if this weapon is based on the TAR-21 or Famas G2…or any other bullpup really :/

        • IrionDaRonin

          I know it, but hey, it’s just a video game, where big mechas, top notch technology and people with power up exists, so… ๐Ÿ˜›

          Have a nice day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • umbralex

    at this point every MGS fan (me included) are getting tired of this kind of stuff, you know kojima putting pictures and all , it’s not like the 90’s when the only way to know about your favorite game was on magazines and the hype lives on until the release.

  • EkSt

    In the last photo bigboss wear the same outfit as snake in 1998 mgs?

    • ObsessedGeorge

      No, but this Sneaking Suit took inspiration from the suit Snake wore in MGS (1998). I think KJP mentioned it in a gameplay video.

  • Mini gear

    There over sponsering preorder :p

    • Theo Cevallos

      That’s actually great news!

    • Ravenous

      Anyone want to speculate about the time displayed has meaning, like 10=meaningless 19=days and 12=hours untill they give the release window? XD
      Actually could fit with the start of the Feb24 event now that I think avout it Oo

      • Shalashaska

        That 10 could simply mean 10 years ๐Ÿ˜› .. surely feels like that, no? :/

    • Big_Boss88

      Nice, thanks Mini :D!

    • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

      I find it odd we can’t order on pc. I know its not unordinary, but I just don’t get why they need to wait for steam to do business. GMG,DL gamer, we need preorders! Lol.

  • twelveshots

    That looks so darn comfy.

  • Vegas

    I feel like there is a reason for all that chopper pics… not sure what, tho.

  • Shalashaska

    We can agree that all of us are like that at the moment. damn it kojima.. release it already :'(

    • Shalashaska

      wow.. pretty sure i didnt post it two times.. man disqus needs to fix it’s stuff :/

  • stagueda

    Hey guys anyone notice that on Gamespot there is a release date of 31/03/2015?

    what do you guys think, is this legit, sometimes gamespot mistakes and puts up release dates earlier than it’s supposed to.

  • stagueda

    I was checking the web and saw this

    do any of you think the release date might be real?

  • Solidus

    I think the symbol on the stun arm actually shows up when you select it, I’ll have to watch the Africa gameplay again to be sure.

  • PrinceHeir

    The Diamond Dogs patch is much more visible compared to the older trailers.

    Can’t wait for more gameplay!

  • James

    Oh good… more pictures of Snake sitting in a helicopter. I was worried after the last 3,249,024,739 pictures of Snake sitting in a helicopter that we would not get anymore. I’ve seen so much of Snake sitting in a helicopter for The Phantom Pain that now all I have to do to feel like I am actually already playing The Phantom Pain is load up Ground Zeroes and just stare at the start-up screen of Snake sitting in a helicopter.

  • Sn4ke_911

    Well according to NeoGAF the game could come out somewhere between April – June 2015.

  • Mr.Pony

    MGS: Helicopter Simulator looks pretty good…

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    Everyone sing with me!

    So we keep on waitin (waitiiiiiin),
    waitin for a release date for TPP.

    • thetrooper1989

      Is that a John Mayer reference?

      • Ninja_Se7eN

        Yes, it’s supposed to be :P.

  • thetrooper1989

    Damn an estimated April-June release date? I’m actually okay with this, Man….i’m getting teary eyed knowing that the wait is almost over.

  • Altaim

    Find this

    • Big_Boss88

      Hmm I wonder is this true… Kinda hoping it isn’t because Q3 is far away lol.

      I think we might get official info of release in upcoming weeks.

  • Big_Boss88

    I love these pictures ;D…darn it Kojima gimme the game XD !

    That prosthetic arm in the upper pic looks really cool with that skull logo.

  • Is it been confirmed that Prosthetic arm is Zadornov’s or at least the same model as he wore in Peace Walker?

    They look too god damn similar to be a quiescence.

    • It can’t be the same because Zadornov’s prosthetic is his right arm while Big Boss’s is his left. But it’s obviously inspired by it.

      • Ah, I forgot that little detail.

        Then its got to be the same model, that means were gonna get to learn alittle about who built Zadornov’s arm and how pre-MGS4/MGRR Prosthetics work.

    • Shalashaska

      if you carefully compare zadarnovs with Bboss’s arm, you’ll realize that zardornovs was a bit more sticky.. like it was more robotic and wood-like.. as compared to Snake’s which moves like butter ๐Ÿ˜€ Ofcourse though, it’s surely inspired from that ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Well I’m think of the time it took to further advance the Prosthetic arm tech, Zadornov’s was probably the first of the line and Boss’s is the later model, more advanced.

  • Shalashaska

    Anyone seen the watch B.Boss is wearing in the picture on Feb 5th ? Right side, left hand, on the red prosthetic hand ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m guessing you can customize small stuff like that because that watch isnt there in other pics/videos of gameplay
    Also the scarf kinda thing around his neck, isnt that looking like that cloth he pulls over his face .. perhaps thats a gameplay element too, during sandstorms and rain, perhaps

    • MrVux007

      the watch was in MGO 3 trailer,the scarf is the same

      • Shalashaska

        Scarf is, no doubt.. I wish they dont forget to add a cool face covering animation when sandstorms are incoming ๐Ÿ˜€
        Aww man ! I didnt notice it.. I hope it isnt included in the camo, instead is something we can equip if and when we want ๐Ÿ™ it would be cool to see stuff like that ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Mini gear

          it looks like olive drab so you can probley use it on all since we’ve seen it on tigerstripe

          • Shalashaska

            yup, lets hope they dont forget that animation ๐Ÿ™

        • MrVux007

          i hope so to :3

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