Konami releases final Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain boxarts

Konami has shared images of the final versions of the boxart for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. One thing fans will immediately notice is that the line ‘A Hideo Kojima Game’ has also been removed from the North American boxes, as well as the Kojima Productions logo. Additionally, the box now features the mature rating by the ESRB instead of the placeholder ‘rating pending’ logo.

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The old box and the new box, respectively

It remains to be seen whether the Kojima Productions logo will appear in the game itself. Though it did in the E3 demo, apparently that could still change.

Source: Konami Official Website

  • Venom_Sina

    The old one looks better!!!
    Welcome back,Boss.We missed you.

  • Antonino Truisi

    Well, prepare the printers

    • Tong Ninja

      haha great idea! Find a good screenshot of the game cover art with Kojima’s name on the internet, print it out and replace it as the new cover. XD

      • Antonino Truisi

        Don’t worry, when the game comes out I’m sure that soon will be available the cover scan modified with the logo and name in high resolution … and if not comes out, I’ll make it.

        • Solid PhoeniX

          Already printed this out and waiting for my Copy now. Oh and Guys, Here is a Petition to add Kojima’s name back. Please Sign and Support Kojima
          https://www.change.org/p/konami-give-hideo-kojima-credit-for-the-phantom-pain

          • No Place For Hayter

            I like the idea but that kind of petition is as pointless as you can get, it is so small a thing to Konami they would never change it, also whatever made them change it is pretty large considering the act itself so again they won’t change it, we are also pretty close to release so changing it might not be possible.

          • MeLand127

            Dat Kojima Picture though

        • kointyu
          • No Place For Hayter

            @Gatsu88:disqus Wow a virus spreads quickly, this guy is everywhere (and I think for only about an hour, lol) we need a cure for this spammer real quick

          • Flameeater

            Wait, I was gonna order a bunch of weed and painkillers from this company. Just lemme get that number….

      • glitchbomb

        There are already covers made. You don’t have to go through all that trouble.

  • Boldizar

    It did appear, but without the logo text in the E3 trailer.

    • Venom_Sina

      But in the E3’15 gameplay demo,Kojima Productions logo was there in all its glory!!!

  • Ralexion

    This was to be expected. Still sad, anyway.

  • Gatsu

    Not sure if I will take the time to print own cover, if I can do it well then maybe yeah lol. Sad that it’s removed as the name deserve to be kept there. Already got the original TPP cover image (left one) with Kojima’s name decorating my PS4.

    Anyway we’ll see Kojima’s name all over the places in TPP, so I’m glad for that :).

  • Ninja_Se7eN
  • Bartolomeo OP Snake Eater

    Konami can suck a bag of dicks. …. AFTER I get my copy of TPP

  • silentspeed13

    Im not using this cover anyway, I will print out the Shinkawa cover thats on the front of the limited edition PS4 box art. This cover is boring and reminds me of the MGS4 cover.

  • Andrea Feletti

    Welcome back boss! 😉

  • Edward Wokhands

    I thought that said “Metal Gear Solid boxershorts” for a second. This is much better news! I’m still SO excited for this.

    edit: Ugh, just read it properly, no Kojima STILL? What’s going on? This will be my last Konami game.

  • Edward Wokhands

    You know what we should do? Nyx, you should start a “make your own cover” post, we all submit designs with Kojima’s name on them and the best one can be voted on. Then whichever one wins can be the “real official fan boxart” for us to all print out as a message to Konami.

    Then we can all tweet “loving Kojima’s MGS5!” with pics of us posing with our games with the REAL cover on them to Konami and Kojima. You know, as a pro Kojima/anti Konami message.

    Konami has become a JOKE. It’s like it’s being ran by someone’s drunk cat.

    • No Place For Hayter

      I just need some more good quality shinkawa art and I can make covers, as I am unsure of what piece of art to use as the cover, lol.

  • Neil Kapit

    The last true MGS game, and it has uninspired box art like the rest. They couldn’t even get the side of Big Boss’ face with the eyepatch and horn, the one that truly shows the “demon” theme! That’s “You Had One Job” level of fail.

    • Boldizar

      I bet the inside is reversed and we see the other side. It makes sense with the whole duality thing.

      • korruption

        I thought the same thing. Hell, maybe there’d be a well-hidden Kojima Productions logo on that side too… but one can hope.

    • Big Boss

      I agree with it being the last true MGS, but you can’t say you wouldn’t buy new MGS games without Kojima that will have Solid Snake or even Big Boss too.

      • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

        I actually would not be interested in a mgs game that had no Kojima involvement. It’s his story, anything else wouldn’t be true canon. Just how I fee.

        • Big Boss

          Thats basically what Kojima said in an interview, “To me this is the last MGS”

    • PsychoMantis18

      Wha? Minus the lack of Kojima credit it’s a sweet box. Why is the horn and patch necessary? The big red V kinda signifies the revenge and demon theme abit no?

  • ddmaster

    Knew it was coming but still sucks.

  • PsychoMantis18

    Konami must be destroyed

  • Jon Tron

    No no no that’s fine. His team only made the whole fucking game while having to deal with Konami’s bullshit. That’s a real nice idea by removing the creators name off the box …..idiots.

  • Arestras

    Okay, the “Hideo Kojima Game”… thing I was expecting that. But also removing Kojima Productions logo? Dick move, Konami.

  • SiodogRehane

    why have that cover and no the ocelot+BB one like GZ with BB+kaz (just kaz wasnt there in the img out of japan 🙁 )

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