Snake and Quiet are covered in blood on this Metal Gear Solid V poster

Check out the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain poster that will be on display in Japanese stores from August. It features a very bloody Snake and Quiet, both very much in need of a shower.

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New & final visual poster for limited stores, will be displayed from Aug.”Stained In Blood, The Aftermath Of Revenge”

According to Ken Imaizumi, some stores refused to display the poster, due to its graphic nature most likely. He also said that it might used for promotion outside of Japanย as well.

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“This one was testing in blood visual few months ago, exaggerated version like a horror movie.”

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Source: Hideo Kojima Twitterย (2), Ken Imaizumi Twitter

  • SamOp

    Wow!

  • XIFF-5

    Awesome poster! By the way, confirmed 25 GB MGSV on PS4 and 11 GB for PS3

    • stocchinet .

      25gb on the hard drive?

    • MichaelPayneV

      Only 25?

    • Big Boss

      Confirmed?

  • Nemis94

    is it me or is Snake’s ponytail missing in the poster?

    • Batzi

      It is missing! His face looks like the GZ model.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Nah, is TPP face, look at the scars.

      • ObsessedGeorge

        Confusion! GZ’s head model but with TPP’s scars.

        • MichaelPayneV

          Neither, is TPP Face and head, but with Mullet aka GZ haircut.

          • ObsessedGeorge

            Now that l think of it, l might be completely wrong. Take a look at the pic of the “Playstation TPP file sizes” article. We don’t see the ponytail, but nobody said anything about the mullet. Snake’s hair is a bit messy even with the ponytail.

      • kointyu
        • MichaelPayneV

          Wish i was MOD Now, so i could fukk you up.

          • Flag it as i did. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • No Place For Hayter

            Oh ummmm, Duh, I use that so rarely I forgot about it, lol.

          • No Place For Hayter

            Lol yeah.

        • Le Guy who drowned quiet

          Fuck U this has no relation to the phantom cigar

    • Tong Ninja

      I thinks it’s the TPP face model, but with the mullet instead of the ponytail.

      • No Place For Hayter

        Yeah we have already seen this in the most recent gameplay demo.

    • Ozzman

      They tried create a good looking poster, snake with ponytail didn’t use here, And one more thing: it’s realistic, he in a real world might open his ponytail before shower!!!!!! And it’s a free hair Snake

  • XIFF-5

    Am I the only one who sees the gamescom article on the top of other articles?
    I barely noticed that there are new articles :/

    • Nemis94

      me too, maybe Nyxus pinned it down so it stays at the top

    • MichaelPayneV

      You’re not alone, i guess is because that has the most comments, aka featured article.

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Yeah, now l understand what that * means on the right side of the article. Pinned article like on forums. Right?

      • Tong Ninja

        Correct! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Gatsu

      Yes it is still at the top. I didn’t mention it yesterday to Nyx, because thought Nyx left it like that on purpose ;).

    • kointyu
  • My_FutureDream

    Quiet’s left breast is exposed in that poster but I really don’t understand why lol. Well we never fully understood Kojima anyway but we all still love him xD!

    We’re so close to a game that in my opinion will be the best mgs game ever!!!! The dream is real! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • MichaelPayneV

      Didn’t notice that…is she the “Real” Surrogate Mother of Liquid and Solid, have the Twin Sankes actually been born in 1984?

      • Meumels

        Solid’s surrogogate mother was already revealed in one of the previous games. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hokieporter

    That poster is awesome and in regards to the ponytail, I think it is still there just not seen at this angle. I can not wait for this game to come out!

    • MichaelPayneV

      Hmmm, no, in this picture is now, look at the hair on sides, that’s the mullet.

  • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

    this is such a dumb poster. blood and breasts is the selling point here. and Quiet is supposed to be optional to the story and her scantily clad dress is supposed to have significance… but all I’m seeing here is “buy this game it has blood and boobies and bloody boobies”. Well, appealing to and targeting the lowest common denominator is sure to increase sales, at least.

    • No Place For Hayter

      Are… are you serious?

      • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

        That there chest isn’t “front and center” on accident.

        And, no, not literally front and center, duh, it’s a figure of speech. Quiet’s chest is a clear focal point of the poster. The empty space to the right and lack of empty space to the left and the diagonal lines created by Snake’s and Quiet’s placement draws the eyes to her chest. Purposefully.

        Advertisements aren’t thrown together haphazardly, afterall. This was chosen to basically say “hey look boobies, buy our game”. Cause, yeah, sex still sells. Doesn’t mean I gotta like it! And it doesn’t make sense to have just Quiet so prominent on ad material when she’s supposedly optional. She’s no doubt chosen to be there for the sex appeal. And the blood makes it seem all edgy.

        This ad is just throwing out signals of “sex! violence!” with not much subtlety. Plus it’s a very boring ad. Look at it, they’re just sorta standing there. It’s almost as bad as the final box art with just Snake’s head. Who do they put in charge of this stuff? That one poster created by that artist featured on this site a while back is amazing, why couldn’t that have been the final boxart for the game? I dunno, I feel they missed the mark there. And I feel they’re being too obvious with “sex and violence” in this promotion.

        • No Place For Hayter

          I think otherwise of the poster, Quiets chest in completetly covered in blood and thus it blends into the background as it is a single warm colour, where as their faces stand out the most because it is a jarring match of colours with the blood on their face but not completetly soaked like Quiets breasts are. If it was for sex and violence I think it has done a poor job because I did not even notice quiets breasts until I looked at the poster for the forth time and actually examined it.

          I think you are seeing to much of the poster through a rose tinted glass, her breasts are not coloured jarringly and thus don’t stick out, they are also off to the side of the poster to the point where they are almost off the poster, the poster itself stick no point of attention near the breasts to get you to look at them, and the poster itself sets up two main focal points, the faces of the two characters and those are the only brightly coloured skin portions of the poster, those are the only things in the poster that draw your attention. The poster in no way tries to draw your attention to the breasts on the side.

          But that is just me, other people could just end up looking at the poster differently than me. I see only the blood as a stand for the violence in the game, I see nothing sexual about this poster, it is not like they stuck Quiet in a skimpy outfit specifically for this poster, that is what she always wears.

          • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

            It definitely does. The faces are the focal points, sure, but there are a few leading lines that draw your eyes across the poster. As Quiet is higher up than Snake she is the main focal point and there are two leading lines that draw your attention. One is from her eyes to Snake’s eyes, aided by his eye patch, then down the words in the middle. Another leading line is from Quiet’s eyes down to her breasts through the use of the angle she’s standing, the trails of bloods down her neck to her chest, and the use of negative space.

            Those breasts are in clear view for a reason. And that reason is to say this game has a woman with nearly exposed breasts. Otherwise there would be no reason to pair a non-plot important (on the whole, as far as we’ve been told) character with the main character. Why didn’t they choose Ocelot, an arguably more important character? Or some other buddy like DD? Or even other characters like Hal? If this was a set of Snake posing with different buddies that’d be a little better theme-wise, but this is a standalone poster. And the marketing team chose to use a female and her cleavage which is, come on, you can’t argue they’re “off to the side”, they’re right there clear as day “front and center”.

            You’re right, that’s what she wears, which is also calculated. But Kojima promises this bit of fan service has a purpose and I’m eager to learn why she’s in provocative clothing. I mean, I fully support women and the topless movement. It’s asinine women’s bodies are deemed indecent when the same body parts on men are deemed acceptable to be exposed in public. But that’s getting into political and societal stuff that we don’t need to get into here. But, realistically, this is a video game. A product. With a woman with minimal clothing. Presented in an industry that is male dominated (as far as marketing goes… remember the whole to do Naughty Dog had to go through just to get Ellie on the cover of Last of Us? Or Capcom and Dontnod’s Remember Me? Digress, digress…).

            I majored in Mass Communications and minored in marketing and have a certificate in advertising so, like, I dunno, I probably do see more in ads and promotional material than most people. Cause I know all that goes into getting these sorts of things to print and all the hurdles and revisions and calculated reasons for everything that goes into something like this. So, yeah, you’re right there. But, man! I’m kidding myself if I thought MGS would be above something like sex and violence promotion. You’d think I’d never played one before, thinking like that! lol

          • No Place For Hayter

            “I majored in Mass Communications and minored in marketing and have a certificate in advertising” ok yeah than you would look more into it than I would, lol, I see what you mean. As far as Quiet being the one on the cover, my best guess is that she is on it because her and her story is quite bloody and important despite being optional, and she seems to build a really important relationship with Big Boss. With that being said nobody has official even talked about Quiets role and story so it does not matter the “real” reason or any good story reasons as to why she is on the poster because we have not yet been given any information so using Quiet on the poster simply gives people the impression that she is there for boobs and sex appeal, and rightfully so because we do not know anything, they should not assume that people would think otherwise because they do not know otherwise. From our point of view the only reason to add Quiet is for such reasons, as we have not been given any other reason as to why she should be on the poster. But I’m sure I’m looking to far into this I think the choice and everyone’s reactions are simply “OMG look Quiet, SO COOL” but not many people look into the poster to ask why Quiet is the one on the cover and not someone else.

          • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

            Truth!

    • MichaelPayneV

      I agree with 1 thing only, Quiet should not be optional, and for that we have the whiners to blame, i bet in 2013 Red Band she was not optional, but due to backlash, she is now, and modified the story to make it work without her as well.

      Kinda like X-Men: Days of the Future Past Original Release Vs Rouge Cut.

      • No Place For Hayter

        The difference between on optional and a none optional character are HUGE, Kojima would literally have to re-write and make up a whole other story. Even the thought that Kojima changed his story due to some backlash it ridiculous. Kojima knows he is doing some dark and controversial things with TPP, so any backlash would have the opposite effect, it would show him he is doing it right, not that he needs to change it, lets not assume we know what Kojima would do, let alone to such a small portion of back-lash, I never saw any “backlash” due to the redband trailer, what makes you think Kojima saw and and panicked so hard he literally changed his game. I find the notion a bit absurd.

        • MichaelPayneV

          Now that you brought that up, maybe Hideo wanted his name Removed, to distance himself as much as possible from the Controversial “Taboo” Topics he tackles in TPP, now that i think about, and remember Hideo said that depending on the result from the public, after TPP he may even leave the Gaming industry.

          Damn, now it all makes sense.

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      BTW SHE CAN WEAR FUCKING FATIGUES BUT KOJIMA WILL NEVER CHANGE BUT IM NOT FUCKIN HAYTER SO I WONT TELL HIM NOTHING

      • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

        Oh yeah! She can change clothes. So, like, why choose to have Quiet in her string bikini top in this promo and not fatigues? Uh, well, sex and violence sells, baby.

        • Le Guy who drowned quiet

          KOJIMA NEVER FUCKIN CHANGES HES LIKE TARANTINO BOOBS AND AMPUTATIONS ARE HIS FUCKIN FETISH!

          • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

            Lol not far from the truth. Though this ad was definitely not his decision. He DID provide the material in making Quiet as she is, but someone else/another group of people in charge of promotions and advertising at Konami decided this blood soaked breast Quiet was the thing to sell this video game.

    • Steven Michael Brown

      Exactly

    • Darby Crash

      You’re right, they should have covered her with Raiden’s white blood. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      WHITE BLOOD ehehehehe

  • Gatsu

    Awesome poster! I love that bloody mess ;).

    • MichaelPayneV

      Wish this was the Official Cover, looks much better then Snake’s Profile.

  • Tong Ninja

    Big Boss looks like a grizzly bear! XD
    His beard looks a bit longer as well.

    • MichaelPayneV

      “I’m afraid its been, 9 years” of hair and beard growth!

    • Gatsu

      I see the similarity ;D.
      http://i.imgur.com/erka6vs.jpg

      • No Place For Hayter

        Best ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Gatsu

          Had to show off my epic paint skills.

          • ObsessedGeorge

            Another artist! Man, makes me want to share my fucked up sketches! Oh don’t make me… ๐Ÿ™

          • Gatsu

            Thanks! I might show some even more incredible artworks on the weekend XD!
            Hehe >:), share them epic sketches or else… >:D

      • ddmaster

        “Kaz, I’m already a bear”

      • angeliquedevive

        Oh wait akakabuto ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

        • Gatsu

          XD

      • Mini gear

        i award you the title: big bear

      • Moises Ramos

        Tried

        • Jason Mounce

          Here you go, I can’t use Photoshop, but here’s my effort.

      • JablokoMoloko86
    • Ishmael

      and his hair good cut.

  • Bigger Boss

    I know its probably lighting or poster artist fault…but his eye looks GREEN, not blue…theorist will have a field day with it…

    • No Place For Hayter

      Don’t tell python.

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      FUCK THE FOX ENGINE!

    • ObsessedGeorge

      I think l see blue…

    • Daburcor

      Here is a quick comparison of their eye colors. Quiet’s eyes are totally green, Venom’s eyes are a bluish green (though still definitely green) and Big Boss’ eyes are blue. In Ground Zeroes, Big Boss’ eyes are THAT unmistakable blue in every lighting setup baring one; When you’re standing directly on the flare grenade. In that lighting, everything takes on a very yellowed hue.

      By this am I saying that Venom is definitely a different person? Not necessarily. I’m just saying that it can’t be completely ruled out.

    • Everyone get in here.

      I wouldn’t worry about eye color. I remember that first promo render of Rising-Raiden that had brown eyes instead of blue, and it turned out the person who made it just made a mistake and it was fixed up later.

    • Big Boss

      Here comes pythonselkan for another Gray Fox theory video.

  • Kawaii Monster

    That poster is bad ass, kinda like the bloody batman from arkham city, this will be my new phone wallpaper.

    • Big Boss

      If Batman was really “bloody”, AC would’ve been the first rated M Batman Arkham game,

  • Jack Raiden

    This poster would look better if one would see a bit less of Quiets chest.
    By the way, can I order somewhere the poster that was announced before this year’s E3?

    • Big Boss

      I don’t know why you don’t want to see Quiet’s cleavage. .

      • Jack Raiden

        You got me wrong. I have nothing against her cleavage, if there will be a poster of Quiet in a bikini I’ll buy it ๐Ÿ˜€

        But in this particular case less is more ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Big Boss

          More is better imo.

          • Gatsu

            Amen brother.

  • ObsessedGeorge

    OFF TOPIC:
    Well, l found out something today. As l was searching IMDB, l came across a movie called Human Centipede 3. I have seen the first and was super disgusted, but my rotten taste in Horror films (plus there wasn’t anything going on in the horror scene at the time) made me download the second film. I couldn’t stand it so l fast forwarded it just to see how far that sick movie could go… It seems pretty far. Anyway, l found out that there is a 3rd movie. Guess who appears in this movie: Jay Tavare. Yes. Code Talker is in there… Somewhere. Among these centipedes. Also, there is a character who is called “Bill Boss” in the film. So, what do you think? Should we watch it, will it hurt our Code Talker hype once we watch it? l don’t know, if anyone has seen it please elaborate.

    Oh and the director of this film, Tom Six is from the Netherlands. So Gats and Nyx, did you know about this?

    • Gatsu

      That’s interesting Georgie ๐Ÿ™‚ and no I didn’t know of this. I watched the first movie few years back and well…it was pretty messed up lol. I might watch this 3rd movie some day, maybe after my time with TPP if it’s worth my time. I love to watch many bad movies, as they’re often so funny and good because of that. But that Human Centipede…maan that movie’s just fcked up, even the idea of doing that lol. Jay Tavare getting his body stuck in a….well nevermind maybe he plays a different role.

    • Yeah, those movies are insane haha

  • Sovereign SnaKe

    ~I’m going to take a wild stab in the dark and assume this is another double entendre bitch slap reminder. “…Normally, he’s dead. But he’ll wake up when the time is right. And when he does.. it will be THE END for (Konami.)” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • glitchbomb

    Uhg…his face is covered in blood……all EXCEPT his facial hair?
    Still like the poster though.

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Yeah, just like the mirror scene. You would think that the facial hair not having blood is the Fox Engine’s weakness, but on the poster that could be inplemented, they didn’t apply blood on the facial fair. Strange.

      • Lewis

        Nothing strange. MGS could also use pre-rendered trailers and cutscenes to “fix” something, but it’s the easy way.

      • glitchbomb

        Exactly like that. Yes!

  • Paul Arpit

    Big Boss needs to go to a barber

    • stocchinet .

      A real man never shave

  • PsychoMantis18

    Hahahahahaha! Ohhhhh.. So awesome…

  • ๏ฝฑ๏พ๏พ‰๏ฝณ๏พใ‚ฝใƒซใ‚ธใƒฃใƒผ9865

    Does anyone have the image without the text on it?

  • Boldizar

    He looks like a freaking bear. Just use Shinkawa’s art damnit!

  • Nekkedsnake

    Oh Quiet, what a mess you’ve made…

    • Jack Raiden

      lol ๐Ÿ˜€

    • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

      Those damn Motherbase milkshake machines are on the fritz again. Huey! get your ass in gear.

  • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

    I was thinking to myself. Who’s Snake’s love interest in MGSV? Quiet(Chico)?, Eva? or maybe Kaz? *Shudders*. I know Snake is usually abstinent, with the exception of MGS3. The mission comes first and all that. Is Snake so pissed that he can’t find the time to rock the casbah?

  • PrinceHeir

    Bloody Good!

  • Tommy Dale White

    Where can I buy this?

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