First photo of the (Japanese) Special Edition for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Konami announced the Japan-only Special Edition for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain a while ago (including promotional and placeholder images), but now they have provided a tantalizing first look at the contents through the official Japanese Metal Gear Twitter account.

MGSV-Special-Edition-Contents

It comes with an extra case, containing the making of, decorated with the Pablo Uchida artwork. Underneath you can see the art book that is included in this version, and the map.

Here is the updated promotional image:

MGSV-Special-Edition-Contents-Japan

Source: Metal Gear Official Twitter Japan

  • Andrea Feletti

    First comment 🙂

  • Javier

    What happens if this means we have to wait snake to heal unless… we use microtransactions to heal faster?

    • Tong Ninja

      Don’t think so haha, it would be like Peace Walker where upgrading your Medic Unit (eg. fultoning medics) will improve the speed of healing. 🙂

      • Javier Cho

        😛 maybe

        • Tong Ninja

          I think we better shut up about it haha, before Konami finds out and implements it into the game.

    • Mr.Pony

      Also we’ll have to use micro-transactions in order to buy a prosthetic arm in the first place, plus micro-transaction to buy fuel for the chopper and pay the water bill to have water on MB showers

      • WhatTheJuicay

        Ugh these micro transaction jokes are getting a bit tired and irritating. You guys are starting to sound like the GTAV fans. CASH CERDS!!

        Microtransactions are not ruining the game and taking over every aspect.

        • Mr.Pony

          Yes because embracing it arms open will do so well for the future of players

          • WhatTheJuicay

            Not acknowledging it at all isn’t the same as embracing it. Just enjoy the game and ignore the business. Your fears are not going to come true. The game is not about micro transactions.

          • cardboardbox engineer

            you are one of those people who want to get married and later on feeling horrible about it because you love the intercourse but cannot keep up with the nagging, ……
            when business and game as you put it are tied together then it will come between your satisfaction of the product,

          • Amrit

            …Yep, well said. Totally the same situation.

            *thumbs up*

          • WhatTheJuicay

            You’re right about me being that type of person. Still don’t see the connection with how I feel about people making up the same tired jokes about micro transactions that are so untrue. The way it’s implemented in gtav and how they presume it’s implemented in mgsv is in no way how the fans make it out to be. People who complain should just boycott the game like they were planning to and stop crying.

          • Mr.Pony

            No game will ever be all about micro-transaction (people would rather stop playing at all). It’s not about a single game it’s about a business. model. Picture this:

            A company introduces micro-transactions in a franchise with a bare minimum of backlash (10-15% of gamers). Since this aspect is both profitable and well seen by player, this company pushes this transactions on other franchises, (also other companies do it too, that is about where we are now). But since this backlash is so low micro-transactions strart to be a more and more important aspect of the game, no game will never use this a core element but it is there and at this point it’s rather harmless. until one company pushes it into a medium size aspect of a game and again since the backlash is low more and more companies adopt such policy. It may or may not evolve into a “snowball effect” and affect more important core aspects of a game or it will go something about the lines “Micro-transaction only available after DLC purchase”.

            If micro-transactions are not seen as a bad thing, if they receive minimum importance it will be pushed and pushed further into games just like the DLC model where in order to experience the full/understandable game you have to make investment repeatdly

      • Mini gear

        microtransactions to remove every single bullet shot at you or youre base in any way 🙂

    • Javier Cho

      my guess.. is just a mini cutscene while you wait to get back to mother base , just show you snake healing himself before getting back to the action .

      • solideater

        Isn’t the game have health regeneration? How he can be that much hurt.

        • Javier Cho

          uhm , not sure ,but i think snake can get hurt in battle and you have to press triangle button to fix yourself or something like that, also the blood stay until you take a shower or something like that.

    • Theo Heisenberg Constantine

      kojima said snake can take a shower to clean the blood away. showers are free.

      • Javier

        I’m talking about the blood transfusion. Look the arm.

    • Gatsu

      Not sure but I ain’t gonna try even if would be possible. I will gladly wait and just admire this beautiful chopper. CHOPPER FTW :D!! With almost 3 years of exciting (and painful) waiting to play TPP, I will take my time with everything.
      http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1755/1073/original.jpg

      • Amrit

        That ‘helecopter’ spelling gets me every time.

    • Jake Barnes

      Microtransfusions.

      • Plissken

        “micromachines”

    • ThreeMadFrogs

      Why no blood on his eyepatch…

  • Boldizar

    No “A Hideo Kojima Game” :/

    • Javier Cho

      Ugh… dont worry you will see his name everywhere every time you start/finish a mission. so be happy you can see his name 100-150 times …

      • Boldizar

        Ugh… I don’t necessarily mind as much as every hastagger, but this is the first official look a at a real game case and that his name is for sure off the cover art.

  • Tong Ninja

    I want Yoji Shinkawa’s artwork of Big Boss on the game cover! 😀

  • umbralex

    This will be the cover i’ll use for my game…i’m still don’t like the official one

    https://twitter.com/umbralex0216/status/609222356150693888

    • No Place For Hayter

      When I make my cover for the game, the game logo will only be the “The Phantom Pain – Tactical Espionage Operations” portion, I feel that Kojima is really trying to pull away from the MGS series as it is his phantom pain, and it always fades away in the trailers so I’m going to have the MGS faded away in my cover.

      • cool, might copy your idea when i make mine hehe, though i’m on the fence about making a regular cool loking cover or make a whole grindhouse mess

  • Batzi

    Give me the regular.
    Give me the day one.
    Give me the special.
    Give me the collector’s.
    Give me the Premium.
    I want everything. I want it now.

    • ObsessedGeorge

      You have to pull in money, accounts, just to pre-order everything. Rubbing your nose in bloody art book sketches. All by Shinkawa. 😀

    • Gatsu

      Oh darn so do I. I’m still thinking if I should preorder the Day One edition, that includes the awesome Shinkawa cover. Already got CE, but I really want that cover lol even though I’m ok with the official too >_<.

    • J_muse72

      Already pre-ordered all of them except the digital one,as soon as I get more money I will pre-load that game and play it at midnight!

    • glitchbomb

      You want a feast?
      You want a bean feast?
      With fruit cakes and donuts so good you could go nuts?

  • JoJo

    Yeah, still just not a fan of that official cover art. The disc looks nice though!

  • hunner

    The official box art is so lame. Is it weird that it annoys me??

    • No Place For Hayter

      Nope it makes perfect sense that it annoys you. Where is Shinkawa cover when you need one?

  • I already have my cover ready for printing…
    I will use my own cover instead…

    • Javier

      Your bigboss is a little stretched.

      • Amrit

        That’s what… she said..?

  • Ground Zeroes at 5 USD/Euros in Steam during 24 hours.
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/311340/

    Have a nice day 🙂

    • umbralex

      PC comes later (Sept 15) i suppose that’s the reason

      • Well, more than that, is the fact that Steam users will get digital version, no all that packet collection. So i guess is for that mostly.

        Have a nice day 🙂

  • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

    Still think that artwork should’ve been the default box art. But, hey, I’ll take a special case. Hope the same comes in the collector’s edition.

  • Gatsu

    Do you guys think this will be in CE after all?
    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/MGSV-TPP-Steelbook-Shinkawa.jpg
    If not then I want to buy it too :3… I mean look at that cover, wow so cool. But not sure how fast it arrive from UK…I need to play my TPP asap on the release date, got no time to wait for it to be shipped, lol.

    • muaddib

      [OFF] look at that gun in big boss’ hand: could this be the (fictional version of the) USP Socom used in mgs1, mgs2 and barely mgs4? is just a random choice by shinkawa or the classic handgun will appear in mgsv?

      • Gatsu

        Hmm not sure, but it does look like the Socom imo now that you mentioned.

    • Mini gear

      oh its almost here brothers! only a short time till release!, id love this artworksteelbook if the CE came with it, whered this one come from again?

  • No Place For Hayter

    Just tell me when and where I can get both the full soundtrack and full artbook in North America.

    I wonder though is the 2 disc soundtrack the full soundtrack? GZ has a ton of music and it is tiny, if both parts of MGSV are combined how large is the soundtrack, lol, don’t get me wrong a large two disc soundtrack is an amazing thing we no longer see anymore but I’m just curios if it is the full thing.

    • Boldizar

      http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/GFCA-398

      CD Japan, the best place for importanting– assuming they have what you want.

      • umbralex

        @Boldizar:disqus CD japan charge you when you make the purchase order? or they charge you until the release date?

        • Boldizar

          They charged me when I ordered.

  • flying_fox

    Is that a confirmation that neither “A Hideo Kojima Game” nor the Koji Pro logo will appear on the box?

  • Record for most views in a day has been broken again.

    • Gatsu

      Really ? That’s awesome 😀 !

    • No Place For Hayter

      Again? wow, lol.

      • Yeah, previous record didn’t take long to be broken. But the one before that had been there for quite a while, so that’s saying something.

        • glitchbomb

          I have a question I have been thinking about lately regarding the future of this site. You will more than cover all the details and news coming out regarding MG after TPP releases but what happens to our home away from home AFTER that dies down? Will you just continue to cover the metal gear news/games that Konami releases?

          I just have a feeling that right now….this is not only a special time for mgs fans but this site as well.

          • Probably cover Metal Gear news as well as whatever Kojima is doing next. But we have to see what happens first.

          • J_muse72

            Change to Kojimainformer lol

          • glitchbomb

            Hah

          • Takezo

            We’ll be too busy playing tpp for a while, i guess we could share experiences here..

    • Raymondius

      Again, these are GOOD TIMES for us fans… Dark times are coming, we all know, but let’s live this golden age till we play the hell out of TPP.

    • Jush

      May I suggest that you make an article about the gameplay demo being released to the public at 5AM PT/8AM ET. Just so people know and don’t miss the big unveiling ^^

  • well it will be my printers work to bring back shinkawa´s glory to that case

  • Raymondius

    If it’s not David Bowie himself, then Zero’s voice actor is Jason Isaacs. What do you guys think?

  • Gatsu

    Poor Kaz…he is getting played like a damn fiddle even in E3 :D.
    https://twitter.com/konamieu/status/611243042763354112

    • Diego Guedes

      Huaheuahuaehhuaehuhaeuaheuhaeuhueahuaehuheauaeuhuaeh awesome

    • Wilda

      Make Cash Now 70$ daily@metalgearinformer

  • Jake Barnes

    Not to get off topic, but can we get some more polls up in here?
    Something like: “What’s your favorite moment from the trailer?” or “Who’s more badass, Solid Snake or Big Boss?” or “What’s the best Metal Gear (Ray, Rex, etc)”

    More polls would make this site even more fun.

    • Gatsu

      There has been pretty many in the past if I remember right, but hard to come up with some good ones IMO ;D. But one about that trailer could be nice, although I have a hard time to decide my favorite moment of it. It is so amazing O_O…

      I’m sure Nyxus is up for any suggestions so please share if get more ideas too in future :).

  • glitchbomb

    Damn….do you think any of that will be included in the Japanese. Edition that came with the arm?

  • Gatsu

    What do you brothers think that giant robotic arm is in the trailer? Holding Big Boss upside down.
    http://i.imgur.com/ebrWEkv.jpg
    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Metal-Gear-Solid-V-The-Phantom-Pain-E3-2015-Screen-Big-Boss-Skull-Face.jpg
    P.S. I was wondering the hell is going on in the scene, until someone in youtube mentioned it. Been too amazed by the trailer to miss that lol XD.

    • Mr.Pony

      It’s definitely some kind of scrap metal arm but on the frames after that shot it’s seems it is just a closed fist or holding like an iron bar of sorts

      • Mr.Pony

        Also, at first i tought it was part of something really big (whale thing) and you can see something on a window of the helicopter but i think it’s something now (super-soldier maybe)

        • Mr.Pony

          forgot the image in question

        • Gatsu

          Yes it’s one of the super-dudes imo when i stopped at the scene.

        • MichaelPayneV

          I saw that as well, he looks like a Huge “Metal Gear Size” “Fatman”

      • Gatsu

        Hmm yeah seems something like that.

        Big Boss gonna face some tough enemies in TPP, can’t wait to see =)!

        • Mr.Pony

          Best of all it seems that beating the bosses does not mean the death of them, making it harder for BB. Instead of fighting is way through, he just trie to survive and escape the bosses, it is more believable i think (at least i would run from a fire unicorn rider)

    • No Place For Hayter

      Might just be a bunch of junk thrown together by Psycho Mantis kid, a preview person mentioned this scene and it included Psycho Mantis kid and Skull Face.

      • Mr.Pony

        there are all those soldiers acting up like zombies (Meryl in MGS1 or the one in MGS4 where you had the dolls) so it might be the Psychomantis redhead guy

        • No Place For Hayter

          There is something up with that arm, lol, foggy mystery. The arm looks like a complete functioning arm of something larger, but it looks old and made of stone, and the fog hides anything that could be attached to it so the arm kind of looks like it isn’t attached to anything.

          • Mr.Pony

            I thought of stone too, maybe a hidden boss either but the scene seems to take place where Quiet and BB crash the helicopter and with all the zombies (an ambush?) so there plenty of metal to go around

          • scarecrow

            Perhaps i’m hallucinating with all the hype that affected my body but if you ask me, it looks like a giant version of BB prosthetic arm :/

    • Tong Ninja

      From some deduction, this might be the scene where Big Boss is hanging upside down and then Skull Face meets him face to face. 🙂

    • Venom_Snake_BB

      A Giant hand below Metal Gear maybe a part of it?

      • WhatTheJuicay

        What, a jeep?

  • I don’t know if has been posted yet, but…

    DD in action!
    https://instagram.com/p/4Cr3wKvYri/

    That electric knife brings good memories back, LOL

  • PrinceHeir

    This is the edition i preordered so i can’t wait for this 🙂

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    Anyone else think Paz may have been cloned?

    • thetrooper1989

      😉

    • No Place For Hayter

      My first thought, only one that makes complete sense, the only other choice is a hallucination, but if she was one she would be WAY different and haunting, so she’s a clone 🙂

      • yeah it could be a clone… but since the trailer i’ve been wondering about that and other posibilities, the only problem i find is that a clone wouldn’t have the same cut on the belly with stitches all over it /:

        • No Place For Hayter

          That cut looks like tricky editing, is that really her stomach? and if it is then someone put it there for the specific purpose of having the same scar as before.

          • yeah it could be a tricky cut, the only thing i’m sure of is that from a technical point of view it is the same scar, if you compare it to the one from GZ even the blood drips on the same spots, i guess that the team wouldn’t use the same assets on other bodies… but anyway, it might even be an hallucination XD (i’ve been using that word so much lately that i feel it will become the new “nanomachines” after TPP XD)

          • No Place For Hayter

            Yeah but at least hallucinations play into the story and its themes, and adds mystery and metaphorical aspects to everything, where as nano-machines was simply an excuse to do certain things with no greater need or meaning than for things that did not not excuses.

          • i completely agree man, i meant that more in the way that it reminds me of all the nanomachines memes that came over the years

        • SpiderJerusalem

          I was thinking the same thing, my theory is that they clone her to learn the location of Zero.

    • gerber

      But why? A clone will not know what Paz knew. I guess it’s possible, but I don’t see the point. Unless it’s for Chico if he survived

    • Ravenous

      Yes…and I’m also starting to wonder if Paz was a clone of someone too, Kaz is talking to Zero in PW, and lets us know that Les Infants Terible was a success, but what’s going to stop Kojima from making Paz an earlier clone of The Boss for instance?

      I know it doesn’t make that much sense, but it’s the only reason I could think of for Zero to make a clone of Paz Oo

      The V-shaped scar doesn’t make sense to me though, unless it’s a flashback-y hallucination for BB

      So many questions XD

      • cklambo

        the person with the scar is not paz, it just looks like they are the same person because it cuts to paz right after showing it, its just a corpse I think

      • MichaelPayneV

        The V Shaped scar is not shown on the same person we see that looks like paz, the shoot is cut between those 2, so is tricky camerawork!

    • MichaelPayneV

      I don’t think that is is a Paz Clone, but a Boss/Joy Clone made the same way Solid &Liquid are Big Boss clones.

      Hell, maybe Meryl is this clone!

  • vic boss

    I don’t know if this has already been shared or not. But the demo will be live tomorrow. 🙂 I heard is 40 min long, but I’m not sure.
    https://twitter.com/metalgear_en/status/611370776365694976

  • Batzi

    @Nyxus:disqus Gamersyde has the trailer up (uncompressed 1080p60fps): http://www.gamersyde.com/news_e3_mgs5_tpp_trailer-16686_en.html

    • Tong Ninja

      Thanks! 🙂

  • MetalFear23

    Holy Crap! Just when I thought that amazing trailer was it, now there is a 40 MINUTE demo coming tomorrow!

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/18/40-minutes-of-metal-gear-solid-5-incoming

    • Tong Ninja

      Sweet, the gameplay demo can be seen in 6.5 hours! 😀

  • oselot14
  • thetrooper1989

    Serious question. What is left for us Metal Gear fan after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is released and Hideo Kojima moves on? I know i’m going to put hundreds of hours into TPP but it’s kinda bittersweet knowing it will be the last true MGS in the Kojima universe.

    • Aleezy

      Shouldn’t worry, it’ll hurt your experience if you keep thinking like that. You’ll be a changed person after you put in those hundreds of hours. I’m sure we’ll all know the answer when the time comes after we complete the game.

    • MrVux007

      Probably remakes of MG1 n MG2…I certainly will play them if they are good,even if Kojima didn’t made them

  • LegendarySnake51

    New MGSV: TPP video gameplay demo from E3 2015 here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAQ0_wF0reo

    • Shporet

      Aahhahaha why would a dog bite someone’s neck when it could slit his throat with a knife. 😀

  • MichaelPayneV

    Guys, 1 hour left till IGN gives us 40 min of MGSV Gameplay!

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/18/40-minutes-of-metal-gear-solid-5-incoming

    • Mr.Pony

      All aboard the Hype Chopper to Mother Base

      • MichaelPayneV

        Too bad in around 45 minutes i will have to go to work!

  • Gordon Freeman

    first pics of the Premium Package, posted by Kojima

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