MGSV: The Phantom Pain art book in the works for the western market

As you may know the Japanese Special Edition and Premium Package for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will come with an art book, unlike the Collector’s Edition for the western markets. However, it looks like Kojima Productions is planning to release a full size art book in the west as well.

On Twitter, Kenichiro Imaizumi, senior producer at Kojima Productions, responded to a fan asking for the art book in the collector’s edition, saying: “Sorry no plan. It will cost more. However we’re working with art book project with other partner in western market. Stay tune.” This won’t be like the Japanese art book: “Japanese one is small art book. About same size as DVD case. I am talking about real art book for licensing product.”


The art book included in the Japanese Special Edition and Premium Package

For previous Metal Gear games large art books were released separately as well, though usually they’re only sold in Japan. But to get an idea of the kind of art book we probably can expect, check out the MGS4 Master Art Works and the MGS Peace Walker Official Art Works.

Source: Ken Imaizumi Twitter

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    I’d be very interested in this. In other news, I preordered my Collector’s Edition yesterday! 😀

    • kojimaworldorder

      Me too! Gibe art book and that sweet PS4!

  • MrVux007
  • KojimaKaminaDesu

    It’d be wonderful if we could get some of the other artbooks as well.

  • XIFF-5

    Anyone Pre ordered CE from I have a query…

    • Bramdeman

      I did. Package is to heavy for shipment. I cancelled it.

      • XIFF-5

        in authentication page when i enter the code, a page appears says request URI too large, any idea whats happening? Didn’t get an email from them confirming the payment or the order.

        Don’t know what to do… :/

        • Bramdeman

          Dunno. It’s one messed up site. Do you live in the UK? Otherwise it’s not possible to ship it. Can’t help you with the URI, sorry.

          • XIFF-5

            Ok. How did you cancel it after pre ordering it?
            I don’t live in UK, you?

          • Bramdeman

            Neither do I. They told me that normally if a package is to heavy you cannot proceed to payment. This one didn’t give that warning.

            I went to the contact page on the site and I sent them a mail by filling in the mail list (don’t use your regular mail. It doesn’t work). I told them to cancel my order.

            My state of euphoria was only brief. Now I have to wait for, the biggest dutch online store, to get it. The’re service is splendid so I have no worries.

            Excuse me for my grammar.

  • César H. Sandoval

    So great, I will buy it!

  • Big_Boss88

    Excellent :D!!! I can’t wait to find out more details about this <3. Also gratz 3MadFrogs and everyone else for your CE 😉 !

    • ThreeMadFrogs

      Would be even better if his hand was bionic with the Seiko watch.

      • Big_Boss88

        Yeah, but still pretty cool BB-Scarface ;). I think now I know what the white powder was, that he was rubbing his face with in Nuclear trailer lol.

        • Mr.Pony

          Lay off the donuts BB!

      • Ricardo Oe

        You guys are Metal Gear fans to spend all this money.
        I prefer to keep the money in my pocket , and spend on expansions and play the game …

        • Big_Boss88

          I rarely buy any extra merchandise etc with games, but MGS is special so I will try spend some more :). Keeping money in pockets is a wise thing to do.

  • MrVux007

    in other news…….ahh well atleast MGSV has one less GOTY contender to worry about…. still,this is *kinda* sad 🙁

    • Big_Boss88

      Yeah it’s kinda sad :(… but still good too that ND take their time with it. TPP will definitely be GOTY or GOAT ;).

      • MrVux007

        and also never forget these words of wisdom !

        • Will

          Someone needs to show this image to Ubisoft.

      • PrinceHeir

        Sad indeed, but i can play MGSV all day till the end of the year 🙂

  • No Place For Hayter

    OMG YES, an actual MGS artbook that I will be able to get as a stand alone artbook!!!!

    Time to wait and hope 🙂

  • Vonkronberg

    I don´t know about you guys, but I´m insanely fucking waiting for the E3 2015 fucking trailer.

    • Big_Boss88

      Me too! We will see many games in E3, but to be honest only thing that I’m super interested to see there is TPP ;D … Gonna be legendary.

      • Vonkronberg

        It´s gonna be Legen… wait for it… (wait ´till Jun/15) dary!!!!

  • Sly Hyena

    hope they’ll release a strategy guide with some extra artwork as well.

  • I hope they will release all artbooks as digital releases for most platforms (not just itunes, since I don’t like apple) I got most of the books released so far (minus MGS1/2 but japanese HD collection book has those 2 complete and all the MGS3 plus unreleased pre-production artworks unlke US edition) but I want digital editions to have with me all of the time

  • Eric Otness

    Yeah… the Peace Walker artbook reminds me: Did anyone manage to do any translations of that particular artbook? I know some Japanese, but not enough to save my life, certainly not to translate the entire thing.

    Good thing we actually ARE getting a Western artbook for once.

    EDIT: Just so we’re clear, I mean that someone via their own copy managed to translate it.

  • PrinceHeir

    Yeah Special Edition is the one i preordered and i’ll post the art here once i got it 🙂

    But i want a dedicate artbook like the Peace Walker Artbook or MGS4 Art one.

    They’ll probably release by the end of the year and include some boss designs and all.

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    I would rather have the full scale arm replica :P.

  • James

    I would LOVE to see the Shinkawa artwork for the “Those Who Don’t Exist” cyborg monster things.

    • Big_Boss88

      Yeah that would be awesome to see :).

  • cardboardbox engineer

    Thanks for those references to your old articles, that artwork booklet for mgs 4 is very interesting, I hope I can find it or a pdf version of it…

  • Javier Sosa

    The art book in the legacy collection is not good. The only good pictures are the gz pictures.

    And I keep thinking that the gz art should have been this one.

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