Close Up: Metal Gear Solid Premium Package

Over the years, Premium Packages, limited edition versions containing several extras, have released alongside nearly every Metal Gear game. The first game in the series to receive such a special edition was Metal Gear Solid for the original PlayStation.

The Metal Gear Solid Premium Package came out in Japan on September 3rd, 1998. This is the only Premium Package that was also released outside of Japan – or to be exact: a somewhat different version was available in the PAL region, with some of the contents being the same and others different.

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One more thing to note that there is actually another version of this Premium Package: the stock holder version, which came in a gold colored box. Needless to say that that one is significantly rarer and more expensive. The contents are exactly the same, though the artbook has a different cover.

But back to the normal Premium Package. It comes in a large paper box with a shiny, metallic look. On the top is only the game’s logo and the text ‘Premium Package’. Fold away this lid and the contents are revealed.

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First thing you’ll see when you open it is a t-shirt. It has a simple design: white with the game’s name on the front, for some reason they used a different font than the actual logo. The logo is printed on the label though.

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The next thing is a surprisingly big book called Metal Gear Solid Classified. It doesn’t have too many pages but they are impressively large and the prints are of high quality, with some fold out sections, shiny silver pages and even a few see through sheets that give a nice effect overlaying the page beneath it.

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It contains information on the development of the game such as production notes and comments from those who worked on it. Of course, it’s all in Japanese. The last few pages are all artwork, mostly by Shinkawa, but not solely.

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The book itself has this cool metallic effect, it looks like it has been made of brushed steel.

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Now we get to the discs. First of all, the game, in this case of course the Japanese version. It comes with a demo for Suikoden, another Konami published game.

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You also get a sheet with stickers that you can use to decorate your PlayStation memory cards. It features different blueprints of Metal Gear REX.

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Furthermore, a soundtrack cd. It may surprise you to hear this disc doesn’t contain any music from the game itself, rather it consists of music from earlier Kojima games: the first two Metal Gears, and some tracks from Snatcher and Policenauts.

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Lastly, a collectable dog tag is also included, tucked away in a space below the game case’s.

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On the card it says there are 35000 of these things, not sure if that means there are 35000 Premium Packages, but it seems likely. Quite a lot though.

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The exact number is imprinted into the metal, this particular dog tag carries the number 16017.

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There’s one last thing to show: a set of postcards featuring Shinkawa artworks of several characters from the game. Apparently, these cards were special pre-order bonuses, so they’re not actually part of the contents. This is the silver set, there also exists a gold set. The characters portrayed are the six members of FOXHOUND: Psycho Mantis, Decoy Octopus, Sniper Wolf, Vulcan Raven, Revolver Ocelot and Liquid Snake.

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In conclusion, a nice bundle. The contents aren’t exceptionally creative compared to later Premium Packages, but you have to remember this is the first one. Besides, the book is actually really nice. This Premium Package is one of the more expensive ones if you want to buy it right now, and usually displays a degree of wear and tear. You’ll either find one that is clearly used, or one that is in mint condition, but the latter one is of course very expensive. Either way, an interesting item for the Metal Gear collector, if not just for its contents at least for its history.

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  • no_fox

    Some beautiful day i’ll get this!

  • Vegas

    Might I ask, Nyx, if these are pics of your Premium Package or just a random one? If the former, what others do you got?

  • AbdElRahmanSnake

    Waiting for tpp premium pack close up

    • Would love to get that one but it’s so expensive…

      • AbdElRahmanSnake

        I may buy the ps4 if i couldn’ti qould buy a normal ps4 + the collector edition

      • glitchbomb

        Wish I could loan you the one I ordered for review purposes! Haha
        God…i remember finding out how much shipping a GZ poster to you would have been, an actual boxset would be crazy.

        • MichaelPayneV

          Wait, you are a Reviewer? What’s your YouTube Chanel?

          • glitchbomb

            Oh no no. I meant loan to him to review/break down. Sorry for the confusion.

          • MichaelPayneV

            No worries.

      • Boldizar

        I’m hoping the hand comes out in the other regions.

  • George Sears

    It’s beautiful. Love all these close ups you’re doing.

  • FoxTamerMGO

    This is so COOL *___*

  • FoxTamerMGO

    Btw, just got my Snake Leather Jacket :’D It’s bigger than i imagined tho DX

  • FoxTamerMGO

    Btw, just got my Snake Leather Jacket. It’s bigger than i imagined tho DX

    • MichaelPayneV

      Well, it doesn’t look like is too big for your bone structure, so a little workout should fix this, especially since Venom Snake is pretty buff in TPP, so you don’t have to worry about it, your problem is fixable!

      • FoxTamerMGO

        XD thanks for the encouragement man <3 ;D

        • MichaelPayneV

          I can also recommend you a Youtube channel that will help you, is called “Six Pack shortcuts”, but for a Start you can, Start with this “Beginner’s Home Muscle Building And Cardio Workout” Video.
          @Nyxus:disqus I know this is probably off-topic, but hey, i’m trying to help this guy to get in a good enough shape to wear Venom Snake’s Jacket, so is all for Metal Gear!
          https://youtu.be/Boe4TrKXi6I

          • FoxTamerMGO

            Thanks man XD I already registered in a gym.

          • MichaelPayneV

            You’re Welcome!

    • glitchbomb

      He’ll yeah! That’s what I’ve been waiting for. Pix of how it looks on fans.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Didn’t you mean “pics”?

        Just sayin’

        • glitchbomb

          Didn’t you mean “saying”?

          • MichaelPayneV

            As a matter of fact, no, i intentionally said sayin’ to make it sound like it was said with an Australian Accent, but thanks for the correction anyway, all tough you seem salty about me correcting you, but i forgive you.

        • glitchbomb

          Or was my comment the only one in this entire thread you had yet to comment on, and you couldn’t think or anything constructive to say so you decided to point out my spelling? :p

          • MichaelPayneV

            Why are you being sooo, defensive, and rude? Jesus, all i did was correct you in a joking way, and this is how you react?

            Here, take this GMP and buy some sense of humor, you need a lot, or better yet, fulton an entire container full of humor, Kojima Humor, it will help you.

          • glitchbomb

            :O
            I thought my just saiyin’ was enough to show you I was jus super playin’. Its all good Brother!!

          • MichaelPayneV

            As i said in the “EDIT” Portion, the Image was not showing for me.

      • Takezo

        Dont have that cool diamond dog logo, but i did pay some $400 less ;p

        • MichaelPayneV

          Like like this is the one it was based on!

        • What’s the name and brand of this jacket? I must obtain one.

          • Takezo

            I got it relatively soon after that first trailer where the boss is wearing it. I believe mines a knockoff, as it doesnt have any labels on it, but its leather, and I dont plan on selling it so I’m happy. Got it on ebay. Search Lewis Leathers Monza Jacket. A little light on armor if you plan on riding with it, but it aint as bulky either.

        • Raymondius

          Yes, man, tell us!

    • Takezo

      you just need a cigar now

      • MichaelPayneV

        and an eye patch

    • ddmaster

      Another DD Brother yaaaay!!! Looks good. ^o^ I’ve already posted my pic so I won’t overdo it.

  • TykoG

    Nyx, thanks for all these great “Close up” posts. It’s awesome to see that you do all this extra stuff for us to enjoy Metal Gear even more:)
    Good night guys !

    • glitchbomb

      Bwahaha. I just noticed your avatar.

  • Alexandre Saccol

    You can see the stockholder version in the room in the last level of Mystery Mode in MGS VR missions! hahah

  • BurntFM

    That’s pretty sweet. I specially love the booklet with “The Best is Yet to Come” lyrics.

  • MichaelPayneV

    I can’t stress enough seeing people say that Skull Face appears out of nowhere, so i made this gif to show you how you are being tricked in to thinking that he appears out of nowhere!

    http://share.gifyoutube.com/Kr00k8.gif

    And If you are a Metal Gear Fan, you should know that the eight at which they are here, is a lot above the feets of the Metal Gear, and you should also know especially if you fought any Metal Gear, you should know that there is a freakin ladder that you have to climb to reach the point at which Snake and his Army and Skull face are here!

    • No Place For Hayter

      He definitely appeared out of no where, if he didn’t why would Kojima design the camera pan and angle in such a way to imply such a thing? Also why would Skull Face hide behind Big Boss? Or only put on his hat when Big Boss looks at him? And most importantly Skull Face disappears when Big Boss looks forward again, we see Big Boss tilt to the left a decent amount which reveals where Skull Face was standing just a second before but he is gone just as suddenly as he appeared, Skull Face didn’t jump down the ladder and he certainly didn’t shift his body the exact same way as Big Boss to simply hide himself from the camera. Also wouldn’t Skull Face climbing up attract some attention? the only person that looks is Big Boss while everyone else does not even acknowledge his sudden appearance let alone look his way.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Well, then looks like Skull Face was looking at something on the Ground, or HELL, maybe he has the Skulls Powers as well, maybe he is 10 times more powerful than his Skulls, and he got invisible!

      • glitchbomb

        Yeah…seems to be appearing out of nowhere…almost as if only seen by snake. Guess I’m not a metal gear fan. 🙁

    • Tong Ninja

      Obviously he went down to tie his shoe laces, then got back up to salute Big Boss! XD haha

      • Or when he bent over his hat fell off. 😛

    • Still atleast some of the soldiers would turn their heads towards him don’t you think

    • Boldizar

      It may be a ladder but as soon as the shot pans back he is instantly gone.

    • Gatsu

      If he would really be there, I think the others would pay some attention to him. Instead they just stare at the Metal Gear, unless they’re all friendly suddenly. But I don’t think so.

  • MichaelPayneV

    Hmm, doesn’t “The Skulls” Power remind you of “The Pain”, i mean being able to get out a Sub-machine Gun from their Left Hand, that is sooooooooo MGS3!

    • No Place For Hayter

      Yeah, First thing I thought of was The Pain summoning his Tommy gun or his grenades, lol.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Exactly.

  • MichaelPayneV

    Has anyone else notice that Snake in TPP compared to GZ instead of “Lye Down!” he says now “Get Down!”
    Now, if only he would say THIS before fultoning people, my life would be complete!
    http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Arnold-Schwarzenegger-Saying-Come-With-Me-If-You-Want-to-Live-Terminator-2.gif

    • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

      Yeah dude, it makes sense though. He’s more pissed off now so I think his manners have gone out the window in TPP. Good spot though. You must be like me, watching the E3 gameplay trailers multiple times a day. I can’t wait. Hope to see you…… On The Battlefield!

    • Javier

      Get down 00 53

      • BurntFM

        Yup, I’ve also heard him say a combination of the 2 in the same mission.

      • MichaelPayneV

        In that case, i was wrong.

  • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

    Off topic here, I’m only a week old to this site, but whats happening with the forums. When I click on the forum tab there is only one comment and no discussions?

    • MichaelPayneV

      Could you please be more detailed?

    • No Place For Hayter

      That Forums tab provides a link to the forums, what you are seeing is the gateway link to the forums, click on the big MGS-X picture to go to the forums.

  • MichaelPayneV

    I think Quiet is “The Weapon to Surpass Metal Gear” Why, you may ask?

    She has the powers from 3 MGS3 bosses, she has the vanishing invisibility and bone flexibility of “The Fear”, the Sniping Skills of “The End”, and the C.Q.C of “The Joy”

    • No Place For Hayter

      That is possible 🙂

      Though I don’t think The Fear had invisibility (I could be remembering wrong) and when did Quiet show bone flexibility? what the fear had was double joints. We also haven’t see a whole lot of Quiet fighting in close quarters so it is unfair to say she is a master in CQC like The Boss was. Though in addition to these you forgot to mention her insane Skull abilities such as super speed super jumping etc, those really show how much of a special weapon she is.

      • MichaelPayneV

        1. During the Boss fight, The Fear was like The Predator, invisible, had to use the Thermal Goggles to find him!
        2. In the Handcuffs scene at Mother Base!
        http://i.ytimg.com/vi/HywkFVKGgbQ/maxresdefault.jpg

        • glitchbomb

          Interesting.I was under the impression that the handcuff removal had to do with her dissapearing reappearing ability for some reason.

        • No Place For Hayter

          Though the handcuff scene shows the handcuffs just dropping from her hands as those parts of her arms disappear, that is most likely tied to her powers and not her bone structure, her hands never change in size or shape when she takes the cuffs off so it doesn’t have to do with anything her physical bone structure. If it had to do with any sort of bone flexibility her powers would not have activated on her hands and arms as she was removing them.

    • Ninja_Se7eN

      Except Quiet is a secondary character that is completely optional and you may play the game without ever encountering her :O.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Sadly, wish Hideo made her the Obligatory Buddy instead of the D-Horse, and made D-Horse as a Vehicle instead!

        • Ninja_Se7eN

          I don’t know, I’m sure there’s still some awesome unannounced buddies :).
          I think they made it that way for the player to create a connection with D-Horse rather than just seeing it as a means of transportation. I could be wrong though.

  • Plissken

    That boss fight against Decoy Octopus though…

    • J_muse72

      That was quite the challenge

  • PrinceHeir
    • An eBay shop.

    • Gatsu

      Amazing photo =).

  • MichaelPayneV

    I have a feeling that Skull face is the first “Skull” and that he has the powers of his Skulls, and that he is at least 10 times stronger than his creations, but he doesn’t show it as he is a lot smarter, and can still talk, unlike the Skulls!

    • ominonarepus

      I have another crazy theory… that maybe Skull Face is Ocelot in disguise… that “cowboy style”, double or even triple agent at the same time, Skull Face says that knows BB for a long time… sounds crazy but, weirder things we saw before xDD

      • Melyssa

        I don’t think they’re the same, but I do think that they know each other. If Ocelot is still under The Patriot’s “orders” (secretly still working for with BB and EVA of course, as explained in MGS4) and since Skullface works for them too, there’s a high possibility for them to have met at least once.

        Maybe they even attended the same Torture 101 class?
        “Remember Skully, the teacher said to push the bamboo stick just two inches into the nail, not further!”

        • No Place For Hayter

          Lets not also forget that Kaz was working with Cipher prior to to TPP.

          • Melyssa

            But wasn’t that more of a financial deal, rather than a subordination? It was just business, like he said, I seriously doubt that Zero would have shared his operatives’ identities or whatnot with Kaz.

        • Ol’ Jack Burton

          Plus it’d all seem a bit strange for Zero to have two modern day cowboys under his command that aren’t aware of each other.

          • Melyssa

            Although Skullface doesn’t have such a strong cowboy vibe like Ocelot, he’s more of an old-style suit or something. In my personal opinion, of course.

            I wonder if there was some sort of rivalry between them? Can you imagine them playing “Who gets the info first”? XDDD

      • WhatTheJuicay

        Ocelot and skullface are in the same scene together.. Someone posted a .gif up above where skullface appears being snake. Ocelot is in the same frame

        • ominonarepus

          xD

          • No Place For Hayter

            Don’t forget about clones and nano-machines, lol, god I live MGS, rofl.

        • ominonarepus

          Tyler Durden appears in the same scenes with “Jack” on Fight Club.

          Reznov appears in the same scenes with Alex Mason on CoD: Black Ops.

          And those are just the first examples that comes to my mind.

          Anyway, everything is possible. That’s the Kojima’s magic!!

          • WhatTheJuicay

            Well your 2 examples have nothing to do with a person impersonating a figment of someone’s imagination.. That’s unheard of and pointless.

          • ominonarepus

            Because we didn’t seen pointless things before like a ghost, a men that spit out bees, an emo girl who dodge bullets or the erotic vampire…

            Have you play the game? Then you and I have the same chance of being wrong.

            I’m just theorizing for the LOL and you’re like “NO, ’cause your theory is pointless”

            Just 61 days to be stunned.

          • WhatTheJuicay

            Not sure what you’re getting at.. You can’t make up a theory that skullface is ocelot in disguise and then argue that skullface is a figment of big boss’ imagination after I tell you ocelot can’t be impersonating him when we see him on screen with skullface. I didn’t say your theory is pointless unless your theory is exactly that–ocelot impersonating a figment of big boss’ imagination.

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      Skull face was in the funeral scene with Huey and ocelot while kaz was talking to big boss.i think the scene where bb is wearing the battle dress with the metal gear s after the funeral

      • MichaelPayneV

        I guess during the funeral is when he shows up, and tells his men not to shoot, to show Snake that he is coming with “Peace”, more exactly with a Modified Peace Walker, as a Homage to the Diamond Dogs and MSF Soldiers that Died, to show Snake respect, and that since they have a common enemy, Cipher, there is no need to fight, and that they should let the past behind, and focus on finding Cipher!

  • MichaelPayneV

    Also, i just noticed that Skull Face has a huge burn exactly where Big Boss has his horn, and he also seems to have a huge scar on his right eye, just like Big Boss!
    http://www.gamerheadlines.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/rsz_screen_shot_2014-12-29_at_172322-720×405.jpg

    • Korbin Bacon

      Nice catch. I probably won’t have noticed if you hadn’t pointed it out. But in my defense, Skull face almost always has that mask thing on in the trailers.

    • glitchbomb

      Weird. Don’t remember that scene.
      Gotta play GZ again before september! Thankfully I got a copy via ps+ for the ps4 so this next playthrough should at least be nicer to look at than my ps3 copy.

    • Franky

      I just watched some “medic” theories again. It’s all so crazy and awesome…

    • Gatsu

      This image gives me nightmares.

      • MichaelPayneV

        That was the idea, mwahahahahahahhaaa!

    • Mini gear

      yep, noticed that when modding started happening

    • No Place For Hayter

      Yeah, it raises a bunch of questions. But do note that Skull Face, got those scars and marks decades before Big Boss hurt his eye or got his horn. They similarities are most likely thematic and symbolic but have no tangible meaning or greater literal direct relation between Big Boss and Skull Face.

    • Shalashaska

      Just further hinting that Somehow Skullface could be Big Boss’s demon side. Perhaps its not a 100% like that but surely has some truth to it.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Nah, Skull Face is real, exactly how Joker is real!

    • Isaiah

      Don’t even start with the theories! Next thing we know someones gonna say that Skull Face is actually David Hayter….

      • MichaelPayneV

        And David Hayter is Hideo Kojima in disguise!

  • MichaelPayneV

    LMAO, just stumbled upon this wile browsing MGS Forums!
    https://youtu.be/tDC9LFqsVlg

    • glitchbomb

      Lol@ the re appearing chico.haaah.

    • Andrea Feletti

      Ahahahahahaha im dying XD

  • Joaquin Romero Victorica

    Any anime fan here ? I just made this pic. Kiritsugu sad history reminds me Mgsv

    • J_muse72

      Sugoi!!

    • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

      Which anime is this? Is it worth a watch? I’ve just finished Black Lagoon and Ninja Scroll. Attack on Titan is next, but I’m always on the lookout for good anime to watch.

      • Joaquin Romero Victorica

        Is one of the best animes that i ever seen . Fate / zero .
        Is seinen = Blood + Dark story + epic characters + epic music
        One hell of a ride and really atached to some feelings about mgs v

        • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

          You had me at Dark story. I’ll start watching it. Thanks for the tip.

          • Joaquin Romero Victorica

            Fate / Zero first. Then unlimited works. Hope you like it dude!

        • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

          Should I watch Fate/Stay Night first?

      • Joaquin Romero Victorica

        Kiritsugu Quotes :

        “Even if I am to carry all the evils of this world, it won’t matter. If that can save the world, then I’d gladly accept it.”

        “They call certain methods of fighting good and others evil, acting as if there were some nobility to the battlefield. Such illusions, perpetrated by heroes throughout history, have led countless young men to their bloody deaths, all for the sake of this valor and glory”

        “the world as it is, the human nature as always, it is impossible to eliminate battles. In the end, killing is necessarily evil. If so, it is best to end them in the maximum efficiency and at the least cost, least time. If you want to slander that as foul and demean that as nasty, then do as you wish. Justice can not save the world. I have no interest with things like that”.

      • Gatsu

        Black Lagoon is awesome =), i should watch it again some time.

        • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

          I loved Black Lagoon. Nazi U Boats, Spetznaz and Revy. Whats there not to love about it?

      • Janeo

        An anime I would recommend is kenichi the mightiest desciple, it’s about a kid who gets bullied learning martial arts from five really strong masters, it’s not dark or anything but it had great hand to hand action and a pretty interesting story. If you are looking for darker anime I would recommend monster, it has one of the greatest villains I have seen, a serial killer who can convince others to kill for him as well. Anyway I don’t watch a lot of anime and not sure if you have seen these or not but may as well tell you about them anyway just in case.

    • Gatsu

      I loooove anime and manga :), but I have never watched this. Thanks for the suggestion <3!

    • Gatsu

      One story that I’ve been a long time fan of and greatly reminds of MGSV too is Berserk. Has much similarities after a certain episode/volume that will give the reader to want revenge and feel “phantom pain”. The original anime falls quite short around 24 episodes but the manga is one of the best ever imo and it goes much further. Still ongoing…but it might never finish though when a new chapter hasn’t been released for over a year :(…

      Anyway, I recommend it if like medieval stuff, epic story, amazing characters, lots of blood and monsters.

      They made quite recently a movie trilogy of it too and will do maybe more later. They got great animations etc, but the movies skip some great story parts which is why the 90’s Berserk anime is better imo <3.

    • Gay

      Weeaboo faggot kill yourself

  • Kol Leqejza

    i like DAT shirt!

  • Niko

    Congrats on 1000 likes on FB Nyxus. You’ve done a great job bro. Respect 😉

  • WrongDirectionZ

    ##Off##

    Wow, now this is the 80´s

    Is it just me or does he look like Solid Snake???

    • WhatTheJuicay

      For a second there I thought this was that David Hasselhoff music video. Equally B-adass.

      • Gatsu

        😀

        • WhatTheJuicay

          Lol yea identical opening action scenes with the skateboard. Must be some sort of template.

          Oh wait… Just realized the video is made for the movie lol.

          • Gatsu

            Yeah it also starts at the ending credits if I remember correctly :).

          • WhatTheJuicay

            I hope they cast Hasselhoff in the sequel if they make it..

    • WhatTheJuicay

      To answer your question, yes, solid snake is the epitome of 80s bad action movie hero. The guy who remade mgs1 made sure he’d love up to his deep raspy voice worthy of a bad action movie with cheap thrills.

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    Very nice premium package indeed!
    Can’t wait for my TPP CE 😀 !

  • Javier

    I have free time

    • Andrea Feletti

      tiny difference: boss’eye moves

      • Javier

        And I did a little zoom in tpp menu

    • RJRO

      He does look older for sure.

    • stocchinet .

      For me the fact that they used the same animation (among other details) confirms that GZ was not planned and originally was just a portion of Tpp

      • Ninja_Se7eN

        I agree, it seems that development was taking too long and a money hungry Konami pushed for a separate release.
        Ground Zeroes feels like the Virtuous Mission of MGS3, the prologue that makes you really want to complete the main mission.

    • MichaelPayneV

      Well, the Graphics are vastly improved in TPP compared to GZ, which i didn’t thought was possible, as my brain could not imagine better Graphics than GZ in this scene!

      • Javier

        I captured the video in 720 but the original source is 2560×1440 and settings in very high. Except the blur thing in high.

        • MichaelPayneV

          I see improvements, in TPP it looks more realistic, the skin doesn’t look as “Baby Oil” shiny as in GZ, it looks a lot like Red Dead Redemption, also the clothes look like sheet, and not like Plastic.

    • Isaiah

      He’s looking up a little higher on TPP. Maybe because he carries a little more pride on this one? ;]

      • MichaelPayneV

        Or maybe that’s how the camera was left when exiting the came, and came back to play it, to trick us at first in to thinking that TPP Menu is identical to GZ, then we got The Twist (Revealed by Hideo with Chopper pictures, btw) you can move the camera!

        • Isaiah

          Or maybe Big Boss tweaked his neck that morning because of his pride and is only using his eye balls. ;]

          • MichaelPayneV

            *Eye Ball, he has just 1!

    • NightShadow

      ME TOO

      • Ninja_Se7eN

        That video must piss off a lot of people at Konami xD.

      • Javier

        I was thinking in doing that, thanks.

  • PsychoMantis18

    Good job as always. Never knew it was released on my b’day!!! I’ll assume it was made as a personal gift to me. Was always glad that the normal Premium version was the ‘Metal’ silver version and the stockholder’s was gold

  • Tong Ninja

    🙂

  • Boldizar

    I just bought mine a few weeks ago. Great price. I got it for the CD, the only way to get Metal Gear’s music.

  • Gatsu

    Wow this is amazing O_O… Nyxus you are above even Collectors. I hereby award you the title of Big Collector.

    Btw I found my original PS1 MGS1 during weekend 😀 after doing some cleaning lol, it was well hidden. I thought I had lost it :). Got almost all games physical now and neatly put in safe place :3… but I would LOVE to get these sexy Premium Packages too :D.

  • Gatsu

    Got this today :), had to buy it just for the MGSV 16 preview we read before lol.
    http://i.imgur.com/9CTzsX6.jpg?1

    Reading the text about the prologue again makes me so hyped for it…well been already almost 3 years hyped but even more when read this.

    “Is there a better beginning in all of videogames? For almost an hour Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain stakes a claim for a place in the history books. And I can honestly say I’ve never played a more captivating opening gambit.
    You’ve already seen glimpses of it in the original TPP teaser from way back in 2012. It sees Big Boss fresh from waking up at the end of a nine year coma, crawling under hospital beds and hiding around corners as soldiers systematically execute everybody in sight.

    If it sounds like you’ve played this before in another games, you really haven’t. Kojima’s direction and unflinching commitment to challenging expectations and conventions make it the most tense experience ever. Essays will be written about it. Essays need to be written about it. Part of me desperately wants to spend all 16 pages talking about nothing but the prologue. But not yet. In one part feels closer in tone to the dearly departed Silent Hills teaser PT – and could very well go down as Kojima’s finest directional hour from any Metal Gear. Try your hardest not to spoil the madness for yourself.”

    Will be SO amazing O__O…I loved PT and for the game’s beginning to feel similar, omg yes. Lets not get spoiled for it brothers :). Also I wonder if we get a flashback later in TPP to that chopper scene after GZ ending, where Big Boss is bloody&shocked.

  • FoxTamerMGO

    It has so much content compared to MGSV premium package.. the good old days..

    • No Place For Hayter

      Yeah, special editions have been on a sharp decline for a while, it really sucks.

  • Chem

    Hey guys!, here it is the first part of the “fan fiction” journal that i’m writing in which i’ll tell the story of MGS from the point of view of a soldier that was in the San Jeronimo incident, then in the events of Peace Walker, Ground Zeroes and finally The Phantom Pain. I put the quotation marks in “fan fiction” because i’m planning to tell the story based in my playthroughs of this games, and since in each of this game you can play as any of the Big Boss allies, what if we could see the story through the eyes of an anonymous soldier? a comrade of Big Boss who saw the transformation of him from men to demon?

    here is the link of the first chapter, i hope you’ll enjoy it:

    http://theartofheaven.tumblr.com/post/122779744755/journal-of-a-soldier-without

  • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

    Hey Guys, this is off topic (I can feel Gatsu’s death stare as I write this).

    Has anyone got any tips on how to get 100% on Ground Zeroes. It really bugs me that Im currently on 37%. Do completing missions on both normal and hard count towards the 100%?

    • Shalashaska

      37 ? dude.. ok.. S rank in all normal difficulty mission.. then s rank in all hard difficulty missions and then all the cassettes and those XOF patches that u get in the main mission
      I think that is that.. also… if you have updated your game and got both the console exclusive missions.. then you gotta do more and S rank that too both in normal and hard

      • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

        Hahaha I could sense that you really pity my existance. Thanks for the help dude.

    • Mauricio Acosta

      Collect all tapes, get S rank in all missions on both difficulties, collect all XOF badges, complete all challenges. I think that’s about it.

      • No Place For Hayter

        ^ Yes this, but you only have to unlock all the challenges you don’t have to complete them all, but you do have to complete a few to unlock the rest.

    • Ol’ Jack Burton

      What these guys have said, but also worth mentioning is that if you’re planning on transferring your GZ save to TPP, don’t forget to extract the JCS mole and the bald Patriots agent in the Classified Intel Op. Since they don’t count towards your completion ratio, lots of people tend to forget about them.

      • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

        JCS Mole & Bald Patriots Agent? Elaborate please, where can I find them and what mission are they active on?

        • Mr.Pony

          In the “Classified Intel Op” you should extract the informer that tells you where the tape is. Besides him you should look for a bald soldiers (who has the real tape and will give it to you if you interrogate him) and extract him too

    • Raven_Sorrow

      Glad you posted this so mine can be on topic 🙂 Guys, i just set up my brand new ps4 and i just finished my first round on GZ with a perfect run on it XD I’m soo happy 😀 just had to share 🙂 11% completion down XD Oh and @letthelegendcomebacktolife:disqus, be sure to perfect your prone-rolls, they’ll come in handy 😉

  • Shalashaska

    It feels like ages since i was last on this site.. Been having a tough time with my woman. Long thing short, she Tells me she is in love with someone else after 6 years of us being together. I thought we’d be married some day and have kids but Apparently over the last 6 months she has fell in love with another person. Yea.. the first love of my life wants to break every bit of me for another person after being with me for the past 6 years of my life.

    This may sound corny as hell but man this game is going to help go through one of the toughest time in my life. Thanks to Kojima Productions, Ive always had a game to just pass away the hardest times of my life submerged in beautiful gaming.

    Cant bloody damn wait for September 1st anymore.

    • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

      I feel for you dude, and I knew exactly how you feel, but I promise you that it will get better and you will find someone else or maybe even rekindle your love with this woman who has hurt you. She might just need space and time away, it could be during this time that she realises that you are what she needs. MGS HD Collection helped me through a really difficult part of my life. Just being able to escape into the Metal Gear Universe was a great help to me. Even now when I’m having a tough day, I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve muttered “Metal Gear Solid 5”

    • Raymondius

      I absolutely understand you. Really tough times for me too, just different reasons, but little distracionts and entertainments help A LOT. But don’t create a whole virtual world you won’t be able to escape, do not forget you need people in your life, feel the real world, do other hobbies and most of all, let your inner self grow. It’s really tough to think that love doesn’t matter so much and it should be a little part in our lives when you live with a person for so much time that she/he then becomes so important to you. Don’t let one single aspect of life destroy you. Love yourself and love the other ones that surround you, my man. 😉

    • No Place For Hayter

      Dude, that is horrible 🙁 but it sounds like a good dark revenge driven plot surrounded by deep immersive game-play is exactly what you need 🙂 I kind of wish you could get TPP earlier. But here we are waiting for nothing but the game, lol.

      • Shalashaska

        I KNOW ! Don’t want to sound crazy but man am I gonna kill a lot of people in this game without absolute disregard of anything moral-like. 😀 no more “no kills” for me, just lethal stabs or headshots. I need this game!
        I feel like this:
        http://images.gamenguide.com/data/images/full/12723/metal-gear-solid-5-the-phantom-pain-big-boss.png?w=720

        • MichaelPayneV

          So looks like your Mother Base will go bankrupt!

          • No Place For Hayter

            Killing is a very rewarding business 🙂

          • MichaelPayneV

            Not if is “A Hideo Kojima Game”

          • Mini gear

            Konami will try to stop that :p

          • MichaelPayneV

            And we will make sure they fail.

        • Bigbossmsf1974

          Wow Shalashaska!?………..you sound!?………….pretty upset!?.

    • Bro, you aren’t alone. Different reasons too but what else could we do. Times aren’t always great. Stay strong young grasshopper.

      • Shalashaska

        Thanks fox. I’ll do my best. (Y)

        • Bitches bro

        • Ninja_Se7eN

          I know it’s a hell of a lot easier to say this than it is to do it but try not to think to much about it. Girls rarely say what they mean and you’ve got to know how to interpret it.
          The harsh truth is that girls have different buttons to push than guys but for those who know how to push them can have them eating out of their hand just as guys tend to do over some cleavage.

          I know you’ll be able to overcome this ;).

    • MichaelPayneV

      You are acting just like Big Boss, get over it, and try to find a new girlfriend.

      If you are the Shy kind of person, whenever you are starting to flirt with someone, say to yourself that you are Revolver Ocelot, and have confidence when talking to the ladies.

      6 years is nothing compared to at least 10 years between John and The Boss, so get over it, your girlfriend defected to the enemy, and from now on tell people to call you, Big Boss!

      Not exactly, but you get the point, don’t wait for TPP to fix your life or your current mental state, Video Games are a Hobby, not a Therapist!

      • Janeo

        It’s really not that easy, when you love a girl and they completely break your heart you can’t just move on right away and start flirting with other girls and you can’t just let her go right away either, you will continue to love her for a while even if you have no chance with her at all. I know a lot of guys just think guys are crazy when they get upset over a girl but it’s those guys that have never been in love, shalashaska will get over this but it will take time he can’t be expected to just move on right away and I’m glad he will have metal gear to help him through this tough time.

        • MichaelPayneV

          I have been through similar, i know is not easy, but again, my comment is meant to be motivational, to help him get over it quicker, so the best way is to convince someone that is easy, then it will be easier for him.

          Psychology my friend, psychology!

          • While you’re inspiring people why not throw in some 6 minute abs workout videos?

          • MichaelPayneV

            Haha, very funny, mothafuka (In Sam. Jackson’s Voice)

          • No Place For Hayter

            Exactly, lol, inspiration and motivation can not be brought about with a thick brush.

          • Jim Simpson

            FATALITY

          • No Place For Hayter

            Or we could try reverse psychology, lol, I know some people it works on lol.

        • Shalashaska

          Thanks bud. I’ll do my best 🙂 I’m still trying to mend things.. I just got tired so I came to the one place I know I got brothers 😀

          • MichaelPayneV

            You got more than brothers, “We are Diamond Dogs!”

          • No Place For Hayter

            Yeah, this is our MSF, a true outer heaven, here we can talk about what we love while avoiding all the unnecessary bullcrap of life and other stupid people, of course there are important things that effect us and what we love and those things get brought up and talked about because they are important to us, but we discuss it with other people whom do not want to bog down things with broken or stupid philosophies or ideas, here is where we are truly at peace, even though we are soldiers of our thoughts and words we always return home, to our heaven on earth to our outer heaven.

            Ok that sounded special but was really kind of over the top, lol, but I always love the peaceful outer heaven for the warriors of the battlefield idea, fighting is all they know and love, but they do also have a peaceful and important home to come back to, MSF was a PMC selling war to others for money and a way to live with what they know and love, but mother base itself was nothing short of a miracle of peace and true union and happiness, a true outer heaven, they all abandoned their cultures, ideologies and countries who abuse them in order to live their fulfilled life of purpose with true friends, friends and comrades of the battle field. Have I mentioned how much I love Peace Walker? lol.

      • Shalashaska

        HAHa but nothing else helps.. If i could get over her, i would have..

        Boy do I need a therapist though. Lol..

        • MichaelPayneV

          “If i could get over her, i would have..”
          https://youtu.be/nuHfVn_cfHU

          • No Place For Hayter

            I cringe every time I see this, lol.

    • Raven_Sorrow

      I cannot phantom the pain you are going through.. A little pun intended to cheer you up a little bit :p (no disrespect intended). And you don’t sound corny, MGS helped me cope with PTSD after a accident (it gave me some perspective and distraction). I cannot say i know how you feel as i never had a relationship longer than 6 months before my current one. But i can promise you that you will be ok, with time and friendships, hearts heal. And i dont know you nor your ex but if i may give you my humble opinion, if she fell for someone else she never truly loved you as you love her and so she doesn’t deserve you. This may sound corny as hell but you will find your true love 🙂

      • Shalashaska

        Haha thanks for trying buddy.. Wow.. Great to know its helped other people too. I hope.. I don’t know tbh.. Nothing helps get over her. I practically grew from a teenager to man with this woman by side..

    • MichaelPayneV

      Well, the first and only time Metal Gear changed me was around 2005/2006, and it was MGS3, the only time i felt every emotion of my video game character as if i was him (So Hideo is right, Snake was always an extension of ourselves, and of him most likely) and learned to not blindly believe anything, just because it seems that way, or because is part of official history!

      • Shalashaska

        True. I have never connected to any character more than Big Boss. Technically the guy has gone through hell but at some level I can always relate to him because the man is just an ordinary man that has gone through a lot.

        • MichaelPayneV

          The Boss is still my favorite character, but favorite Snake, it has to be John!

    • Mini gear

      I’m so sorry my brother, I feel for you, I do hope your life fixis itself up though, this series also keeps me going some days I can’t handle. Just never give up on aiming for the future, and we’ll be with you till the end for support

    • Gatsu

      Oh maaan :(…I’m sorry to hear shit like this happen. Can’t imagine what you’re really going through Shala :C. There can be lots of similar situations like this in life, but hopefully you get over this brother and find the true love. Stay strong! Shala you will always have a home here with us Diamond Dogs, who’ll give you support ;).

      Yes MGS has helped me too in certain tough times during life. One of the rare game sagas do that to me.

      Lets bury our griefs on September 1st and dive to the masterpiece of lifetime.

  • Solid O. #V

    NICE!
    MGS1…the best!
    Solid Snake on his prime : )

    • MichaelPayneV

      That’s, debatable.

      • Le Guy who drowned quiet

        Please don’t start a fight othewise

        • MichaelPayneV

          Nyxus is a “Snake Eater?

          • Le Guy who drowned quiet

            Nope he eats nano machines to manage the website.the answer is always nano machines son.oh wait I can’t call you son

          • MichaelPayneV

            And why exactly you can’t call me “son”, how old are you exactly?

          • Le Guy who drowned quiet

            23

          • MichaelPayneV

            I’m 21, “BROTHAAAAAA!”

  • NightShadow
    • Joaquin Romero Victorica

      FIDDLES C-C-C-Combo Breaker!!

    • Joaquin Romero Victorica

      Dude…. Did you see the difference in the nose ??

    • Joaquin Romero Victorica

      ..

  • Golgari

    So yeah. Quiet’s theme confirmed. Also, what’s interesting is that Midge Ure sings “The Man Who Sold The World” song.

    https://twitter.com/metalgear_jp/status/615767005971415040

  • Tong Ninja

    Metal Gear Solid Vocal Theme Tracks and Covers CD:
    http://www.konamistyle.jp/item/73131?cm_mmc=10_tw-_-nn-_-nn-_-2015063003

    Interesting to note that Quiet’s Theme is sang by STEFANIE JOOSTEN herself! 😀 The only words we will ever hear from Quiet! haha

    (To the person in the previous articles who guessed correctly that Stefanie sang the song, good job! 🙂 )

    Donna Burke will also sing a cover to Quiet’s theme which we have already heard in the 2013 E3 trailer. She will also cover the main theme songs from previous Metal Gear Solid games as well! 😀

  • Tong Ninja

    Metal Gear Solid Vocal Theme Tracks and Covers CD:

    Interesting to note that Quiet’s Theme is sang by STEFANIE JOOSTEN herself! 😀 The only words we will ever hear from Quiet! haha

    (To the person in the previous articles who guessed correctly that Stefanie sang the song, good job! 🙂 )

    Donna Burke will also sing a cover to Quiet’s theme which we have already heard a little bit of in the 2013 E3 trailer. She will also cover the main theme songs from previous Metal Gear Solid games as well! 😀

    • Gatsu

      WOOOAAAAH awesome …Stefanie is really singing it :O !
      Daaamn that list is so good.

  • Tong Ninja

    Watch from 31:12 to 34:40. 🙂

    Troy Baker talks about MGSV: TPP. Basically he talked about how honoured he was to be in the MGS franchise, had A LOT of praise for Hideo Kojima and enjoyed playing Ocelot. 😀

    He also emphasised (again) to reserve judgement for Kiefer Sutherland until you completed the game. He said he loves David Hayter, and David is Snake … but so is Kiefer haha. He also said Kiefer put in a lot of effort in the character and “knocked it out of the freaking park”.

    • MichaelPayneV

      Wait a minute, why is Troy Baker suddenly having the exact same haircut as Jared Leto?
      Is the DCCU Gonna have multiple Jokers, is Troy Baker playing a Younger version of Leto’s Joker?
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHnlIqgUMAA4Plx.jpg

    • Gatsu

      Amazing video, thanks for sharing Tong! I love when Troy always talk about MGSV lol. Kojima and MGSV deserve the praises :D.

      • Tong Ninja

        Troy talks A LOT in his interviews. One question, he takes like 5 minutes to answer in full detail. It just shows he is really passionate about voice acting and video games in general. 🙂

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