Piggyback MGSV The Phantom Pain guides get new images

Amazon Germany has posted a few images of the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain guide by Piggyback. This guide will be available in two versions: a paperback and a hardcover collector’s edition. The latter one will also come with a lithograph featuring a Shinkawa artwork, which can be partially seen on the image below.

Collector’s Edition

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Paperback edition

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Examples of pages
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Metal-Gear-Solid-V-The-Phantom-Pain-Piggyback-Guide-Contents-2Metal-Gear-Solid-V-The-Phantom-Pain-Piggyback-Guide-Contents-3

For more information on both guides, go here. Both guides can also be purchased at Amazon US:

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Complete Official Guide

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Complete Official Guide Collector’s Edition

Source: Amazon Germany, via metalgearsolid.be

  • Mr. Sir Shpee

    Articles on back to back days? Kreygasm

    That’s pretty neat though. I might pick that up sometime. Probably not until I finish the story, though, since it seems to contain a walkthrough.

    • i will order the guide for christmas. those guides are excellent to complete the game but if you have them when you discover the game , you will want to find everything on your first playthrough. i will play it without stress for the first time, then , i’ll find everything with the guide.

      • Connor Nelson

        Im borrowing this idea

        • Rob Machado

          same

  • MichaelPayneV

    Nice.

    PS: Was that “leak” real or fake?

    • looks fake

    • NakedSnake85

      What leak?

  • Solidus Türk

    I’m going crazy the waiting is killing me.

    • ShariganShinobi

      Same brother! Same!

    • SholidOnline

      IT’S OVER 9000!!!

  • Does this come with the CE?

    • No, this is something separate.

  • Scubaru

    At first I was like “AWESOME!” then I was like “THE HELL IS A PHANTOM GLIDER?!?!”

    • WrongDirectionZ

      Phantom limbs. Phantom Glieder is german

  • GUN®

    I’ve heard bad things about Piggyback guides.

    • Gatsu

      I’ve heard some saying they are pretty good, but I haven’t bought much guides so I dunno.

    • J.Wayne

      I’ve bought both the Original Metal Gear Solid Guide (I believe it was Piggyback), MGS3 and MGS4 guides back in the day and they tend to be pretty decent. They normally give a brief outline for the story, the characters and weapons…etc.

      In terms of the guide itself, pretty bare-bones in my opinion. Occasionally you will find some new information you may have missed after completing the game.

      I look at them more as a collector’s item as they are well put together in terms of the artwork and pictures so I already pre-ordered the Collectors edition !

  • gerber

    Hey guys, I need some help. I live in Europe but chances are I’m going to buy TPP from US PS Store (buying in my currency makes it 33% more expensive than 50$…). Does any of you know, is TPP online or FOB multiplayer going to be limited to continent? Peace Walker had global multiplayer, but was any of it confirmed for TPP?

    • GUN®

      I don’t think it’s been confirmed by anyone yet.

      In my opinion though I can’t see it being region locked.

  • Gatsu

    Soon…this will be mine :D.

    Btw this was finally dispatched to me from UK 🙂
    “Golden Joystick Presents: Metal Gear Solid Hardback Edition”
    https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/gaming-guides-and-specials/golden-joystick-presents-metal-gear-solid-hardback-edition/

    • glitchbomb

      I’m waiting for mine too. I’ve seen thier other books and was not impressed but I am holding out hope!

  • Rob Machado

    That lithograph tho!!!!

  • bigboss92110

    OMGGGG

    I ll check this in the morning but it says here that MGSV street date is broken

    http://www.gamepur.com/news/19950-mgs-v-phantom-pain-ps4-copy-leaked-two-weeks-ahead-its-release-uae-retailer.html

    • thetrooper1989

      Oh please be fake…please be fake.

      • bigboss92110

        Its Most likely to be fake 🙂

        • Tariq Abati

          ofcuz not guys, this was going to happen like the other big releases !
          but still so tempting

    • GUN®

      Fake or not, games should be delayed by 2 weeks in the UAE to make it fair on the rest of us.

      • bigboss92110

        Dude ill die if the game is delayed 4 2 weeksXD

        • GUN®

          Yeah but it’d leak 2 weeks early for you anyway so we can all get it at the same time.

      • Gatsu

        All these who run the retail shops should learn to live in the same days as the rest of us.

        I know all fans want to get it early…but this is just wrong.

        • GUN®

          I don’t understand why they are allowed to get away with this? Why doesn’t this happen where I live?

          • Gatsu

            Yeah…this always happen somewhere in the East (and maybe elsewhere) at least a week before many games release. There is a reason we have release dates! God…it just makes me mad :/, especially with heavy story related games like TPP.

            We should set up some ion cannons to the space, like in Command & Conquer games, so they destroy every shop around the world that try release them early.

          • WrongDirectionZ

            but why would retailers in UAE sell the german version? Thats why i think its a fake.

          • Gatsu

            Maybe is, but early leaks still happen a lot in the East. According to past game releases.

          • WrongDirectionZ

            I know and i just hate leaks like that. But normally thats not the case in germany.

            Retailers are very precise when it comes to release dates. At least here ^^

          • FrankWhite

            even the receipt is in german…I dont understand how this landed in the east. The voucher looks pretty real though.

          • Gatsu

            I know it is as I understand German. But I just said usually it happens over there and I don’t think I’m wrong. Of course sometimes in other areas too. Finnish shops follow release dates very precisely and I just wish it would be like that everywhere :).

          • FrankWhite

            Hmm. I don’t blame since many people are struggling in the East.

          • bigboss92110

            yh thats what bothered me
            I never got a german version of any game which makes me believe that this is fake

      • NameUndecided

        I wonder how UAE specifically gains a reputation for such a thing. Is there like a large, primary, retail chain over there that does this? Or is this like a really specific cultural thing where lots of shop owners within the region carry an oddly unified “we don’t give a shit about media release dates” mindset?

        • GUN®

          I think it’s that the laws in the Middle East are more relaxed when it comes to stuff like this and the UAE is one of the wealthiest areas in that region so when you mix both of these elements together you see people in the UAE getting their hands on AAA titles early.

          • NameUndecided

            That does make more than enough sense. And it slipped my mind that there might be legitimate laws on the side of publishers in many areas for release dates and that, and not just retailers acting on good faith because they don’t want to get on the supplier’s bad side.

    • bigboss92110

      UPDATE: http://imgur.com/a/QGHOh
      this site shows the person that took the image. I doubt the leak is in UAE cause most of the covers we get are either in English or Arabic. I ll contact the retailers in the morning

      • WrongDirectionZ

        Thats the german version!!
        seems accurate

        • bigboss92110

          And also see the date, it was 1 week ago! I dont think i have seen any german version in UAE of any other game

          • WrongDirectionZ

            Plus if you watched the last image you´ll reacodnize (?) that his computer runs on russian software.

      • GUN®

        Why can’t he prove it by taking a screenshot of the title on the PS4’s main menu?

        • bigboss92110

          maybe bcz its fake

          • GUN®

            That’s my point.

      • Kawaii Monster

        you know whats strange the top half of the cover is always covered lol, i seen a other picture of a guy showing a disc,,,

      • AeroGre

        I wont believe these until there is a pic of the guy playing TPP controller in one hand and dick in the other

    • JJBYACH

      It begins…

    • JJBYACH

      Pretty sure the leak is not real. The guy posted these picks on Imagur a week ago and is most likely a display cover as he failed to show the a disk. http://m.imgur.com/a/QGHOh#

  • NakedSnake85

    My fellow d dogs please answer to me those 2 simple questions. From what can u remember is there any significant prisoner (from the importans ones) that doesnt speak at all? An d the second one.. the cassete tape when skullface talks about his origin . Where it can be found or who gives it to u? (The one that speaks about the oil, the weapons, , etc while torturing a prisoner.)

    • GUN®

      That doesn’t speak? You mean like when you are carrying them, they don’t say stuff like “I need to get to a phone” “I owe you my life” etc?

      • NakedSnake85

        Yes : /

        • GUN®

          Mmmm, I don’t remember any of them being silent, are you thinking one of them was Quiet or something?

          • NakedSnake85

            No. I just listened to skullface talking about his village the factory that burned down and the oil while torturing a prisoner that doesnt speak. A male prisoner.. and I started thinking wtf? Are the cassetes canon or not? Cause if they were big boss would recognize his voice.. also if its a prisoner we resqued that means that he saw skull face and he s the only one from msf and d dogs who did so. If big boss didnt see skullface he cannot halucinate him either. There is only one who could..

          • GUN®

            Didn’t that prisoner die?

          • NakedSnake85

            No I dont think so. Skullface spared him

          • GUN®

            I thought he wanted him to survive like he did, but the soldier failed.

            “Show me I’m the only one, that you too can return to this world for revenge…don’t die…DON’T DIE…aww”

            That last “aww” was a sound of disappointment, the prisoner did die.

          • GUN®

            EDIT: “Show me I’m NOT the only one”

          • NakedSnake85

            Maybe im over thinking this. Butmaybe the prisoner passed out or something. Idk. And “the aw” bit sounded to me like sarcasm like he was ttrying to emulate what the nurse told about him all those years ago. But despite all of these.. are the tapes canon? Did big boss hear all these things? Or not? Cause if he did then he must knew about skullface even before GZ

          • GUN®

            Nah I think it’s definitely implied that the soldier died, Skull Face would have been happy with him if he survived, he was genuinely wanting him to live so he could be like him.

            I believe this is why he will set aside his hate for Big Boss and work with him in TPP, because Big Boss survives death and comes back, he’s a phantom too.

            As for whether or not it is canon, the events that happen on the tape are canon, does Big Boss hear them? Impossible to know, but even if he did listen to the tape he still wouldn’t ‘know’ skullface, just be aware that a sadist was at Camp Omega, which doesn’t really have anything to do with his mission.

        • GUN®

          Oh and to find the Agent Recording Audio tape play the “Classified Intel Acquisition” Side Op mission and search the control tower overlooking the Admin Building..

          • NakedSnake85

            Yeah I know. I found em all. 100% gz. I do not remember though

    • The Reaver

      If I remember correctly, the Skull Face tape is from the Intel Acquisition mission. The tape from the informant located in the watchtower doesn’t work, but if you interrogate a specific-looking bald soldier (I think he’s normally around the row of buildings on the west end of the camp) he’ll give you the real tape. What’s supposed to happen is that once you find out that the first tape doesn’t work, you go back to interrogate the informant again and he will tell you that a bald guy is carrying a tape, but you can skip straight to the bald guy and end the mission early.

      • NakedSnake85

        Yeah I know ! I have 100% gz. But I couldnt remember if its a prisoner yhat give us the tape or we find it somewhere

  • BurntFM

    I can’t wait to get my hands on my copy and see the great Shinkawa-San’s artwork. I’ll be dancing like…..

    https://youtu.be/vTIIMJ9tUc8?t=1m54s

  • NameUndecided

    Neat! I have the hardcover (um, the English one) preordered on Amazon. I don’t have any prior experience with print guides but I wanted to spend a little extra on this in lieu of the collector’s edition of the game because I don’t have much use for collectible statues and steel boxes n stuff.

    I hope there’s a fair enough amount of additional content to look at and read outside of the main guide. I admit that I’m just slightly, barely, torn about having this guide because I don’t want to be compelled to use it as a read and play-along kind of thing. I may be terrible at these games (I am), but I kind of want to take my time with it and not feel rushed through the main story.

    ^ I think there was a discussion worthy comment in here, somewhere. I’m just thinking out loud.

    • Gatsu

      I was planning to use mine maybe on the 2nd playthrough :), but on first I will take it slow too and enjoy everything without any guide. Last guide I bought was maybe one for WoW, about 8 years ago lol ;D. Not a huge collector of these…

      • glitchbomb

        Last one i got was for Fallout New Vegas. The game books i collect the most are “THE ART OF..” books. I was pretty bummed out with The Art Of The Evil Within though. :/

    • Steven Michael Brown

      I am in the same place. I am not super good and I don’t really have the time to do five playthroughs. Maybe 2 and one a couple years later, so a guide is fun to get the best out of the game but I don’t have the excitement of discovery that way

    • glitchbomb

      Same here man. Just keep it sealed until after your first playthrough like I do. Or your second.

  • GUN®

    I have a MGS2 related question that’s bugged me for a while.

    So during the Big Shell incident was that really Rose the whole time? Was the AI mimicing her at certain points? Was that her talking to Raiden in a condescending manner towards the end or the AI?

    • NakedSnake85

      The way i see it!Real rose up until the point the colonel said “we have rosemary” rose ai till the end.. real rose that meets raiden in federal hall

      • GUN®

        Thank you.

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      tfw I’m watching an MGS2 let’s play to catch up on the series and I read a vague thing about Rose
      GOTTA GO FAST
      http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzcs4rDR7s1roxnapo5_250.gif

      • GUN®

        Lol, sorry dude, in my defense that game is 14 years old.

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          Not your fault, either. I should know better than to not expect spoilers on a site dedicated to the series.

    • No Place For Hayter

      I’m pretty sure it was always the AI mimicking Her, I didn’t see any indication that the Rose we talked to was the real Rose, a better question is does Rose even exist? We are told the Colonel, has always been an AI, and it is obvious to us considering how he acts because we know the guy, but the game does not mention whether Rose is or not, she seems real, but at the end she turns into an AI just like the colonel, I also don’t remember Rose talking to you over codec when GW was being infected and acting all wonky. Rose is one huge mystery, is she an AI? does she exist? why does she show up at the end? Was it ever really her over the codec? Does she even have the nanomachines to use the codec for the mission? I understand the nature of MGS2 and the Memes theme, and how a lot of it could not be real, etc, but I would still like to create a line of logic for myself to follow, but due to how MGS2 is told it doesn’t inform you directly of a lot of information. The mysterious Rose that shows up at the end reacts like half of what you said to her in the game you really said to her. I actually wonder if there is a logical timeline and reasons of Rose as a person at all due to the nature of MGS2, lol.

      I feel like I have no idea what I’m talking about, lol, I just finished MGS2 so you would think I knew better, lol.

      • AeroGre

        Both the colonel and Rose exist since we see them both physically but in MGS2 it was all AI, the patriots made Raiden believe foxhound still existed and had an AI Cambell as support the whole time.

      • glitchbomb

        That all was a possibility…until mgs came out.

        • No Place For Hayter

          Oh yeah sorry, I was ignoring MGS4 in my comment, I hold MGS2 alone by itself, lol, I didn’t want to bring in a sequel to the game for anything simply because Kojima designed MGS2 for it to have no sequel.

    • SNKtheStampede

      That’s a tough one. I think she could even be real until she tries to confess she is pregnant, then she gets replaced by AI. So she would be a la li lu le…

  • Arestras

    http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/641/298/448.jpg

    That being said…

    Off-topic: So I’ve got a PS4 now and I’m really excited now about playing TPP. I tell you this because I don’t know that much about PS4 games so I wanted to ask you to recommend some good titles to buy (I currently have inFAMOUS second son and it’s awesome but I think I’m getting close to the end now :C)

    • Gatsu

      Bloodborne. 🙂

      • GUN®

        Great game, made it as far as Rom and took a break, but then other games started coming out and now I’m afraid of being too rusty to go back. But I will go back one day.

        • Gatsu

          Rom was quite annoying first. I’m sure your skills come back quickly ;), but yeah maybe you’ll go back to it after TPP :D.

      • Arestras

        Is it challenging?

        • Gatsu

          Well yeah it was in my opinion :D. I died a lot in bosses haha, but some get through easily.

          Its like with Dark Souls, have patience and get through everything. Dodge a lot etc.

          Beautiful game 😀 and bloody cool.

    • GUN®

      Rocket League is love, Rocket League is life. (Until TPP.)

    • Ol’ Jack Burton

      If you liked Second Sun, getting First Light is pretty much essential. It’s doesn’t really do anything different, but it’s just more of the (solid) same. Bloodborne’s the first excellent PS4 exclusive that springs to mind, but beyond that, the exclusive front on the PS4 is honestly pretty barren at the moment. If you use your PS4 for multiplats, it doesn’t really matter, but if you’re after exclusives, you might be waiting a while. That said, there’s some potentially very good stuff (Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian, a new Star Ocean) due next year.

    • Connor Nelson

      Do yourself a favor and get the metro redux combo pack. 2 goty worthy games if they came out in the bio shock era of fps games completley redone for ps4 in one 30 dollar package (maybe more, still worth every cent) all the dlc is included

      • glitchbomb

        Yes to this! I actually loved the stealth in this game.

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      I don’t own a PS4, but I hear good things about Bloodborne and The Last of Us Remastered quite a bit.

      • GUN®

        I’d like to second TLoU:R

        It’s one of the all time classics.

        • Daburcor

          And *I* would like to third it. The Last of Us is fantastic!

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          It’s one of the very few games that would make me want a PS4, but frankly I don’t know that one or two games justify a $400 purchase.

          • GUN®

            I’m not trying to make a sale, I mean I like it because I play all multiplats on it too so it’s not just exclusives plus I personally believe that Sony has the best first party studios that output the most varied types of games, it may take a while but those games do come, until then I just play masterpieces like TPP.

            (Oh, almost forgot that I’m also pretty excited for Until Dawn, wish it wasn’t launching so close to TPP though).

          • Braden Gunn

            I’m kind of happy that Until Dawn is coming out so close to TPP, it’s a game I would have preordered, but because I’ll be too busy with MGSV I can wait and read the reviews for Until Dawn and see whether it’s worth picking up at full price.

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            I see where you’re coming from, I’d just rather play my multiplats on PC so I really have no use for consoles other than exclusives, like Smash and Mario Kart 8 on Wii U or Mario and Luigi: Dream Team/Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on 3DS.

        • Arestras

          I’ve already played tlou (ps3 version) and it’s great but I want to get titles that I haven’t played yet, but thanks 🙂

    • NameUndecided

      I keep forgetting that I have The Last of Us on my PS4 because it came with the system and I don’t have the physical copy reminding me on my shelf. I only play games about two hours or so a week (will increase with TPP, I’m sure). But someday… somedaaaay… And then I’ll regret having put it off for so long.

      • glitchbomb

        Same here. I got it when I had a ps3 and beat it. Its worth playing on ps4 but it came with the ps4 like yours and i keep forgetting I own it.

      • Braden Gunn

        I’ll just say this, next time you get a chance boot up The Last of Us and play through the first twenty minutes. Easily one of my favourite game openings ever.

        Although from what I’ve read/heard the opening of Phantom Pain puts most game openings to shame.

    • glitchbomb

      Do yourself a favor and get The Last Of Us.

    • Sockerfri

      I just bought Tomb Raider Definitive Edition from the summer sale. If you have played it before or not, its still a great experience. Great game, and it looks great!

    • Braden Gunn

      In regards to exclusives PS4 has some great game, the two inFAMOUS games are pretty fun, The Last of Us Remastered is amazing, Bloodborne is also a really good game although rather difficult which may put some people off, there’s also Rocket League on the PSN, and Until Dawn and Tearaway releasing in the coming weeks.

      I know a lot of people will disagree with me but I’d also strongly recommend The Order: 1886 if you can find it for £10/$20, it’s a short game but I’d say it’s worth a playthrough, it’s also one of the best games at showing off the graphical power of the PS4.

  • VenomSnake123

    Hey guys, seems like there might be a physical PC version for The Phantom Pain! The Dutch site bol.com has it listed on their site. Take a look!

    http://www.bol.com/nl/p/metal-gear-solid-v-the-phantom-pain-day-one-edition/9200000047446218/

  • Tariq Abati

    there is no reason that the leaked purchase is fake, i mean come on think guys such a big game and official release of almost 3 weeks, this was expected to happen, and It pains me to know that this basterd is enjoying right now !

    • Gatsu

      Didn’t Witcher 3 and Ground Zeroes leak also about 2 weeks before?

      • Tariq Abati

        i dont know about the witcher 3, but i do know about the mgs gz on the ps3 cuz I played it mysel on my cfw ps3 10 days before the official release. i will play the tpp also earlier mostlikely on the ps3 because of my cfw ps3. anyways i already ordered my ps4 collectors edition and when it arrives i will play it from the start on the ps4 ^^ till that time i hope i can taste tpp earlier cuz its too painfull to wait these 2weeks

        • Gatsu

          Yeah sure is painful to wait >_<.

  • GUN®

    I’ll be keeping an eye on the “Live from Playstation” section of my PS4 from now on to see if anyone is streaming MGSV (always happens with big games). I won’t watch them of course but once I see them I know it’s time to be extra careful online. I’d even be wary of coming here seeing as any troll could pop in and drop bombshells on us.

    • Gatsu

      Thx bro for tightening the security :), yea there’s the danger that someone stream it and then some who watch come here…

      • Connor Nelson

        Is there a chance people who play early will be banned?

        • Gatsu

          If you mean on/from twitch or PSLive streamings, I think so yes.

          • Connor Nelson

            I meant from the online of TPP, unless the servers reset at launch or don’t go up until launch they have a tremendous advantage

        • Reaper

          Why would people be banned for playing it early?

          • solideater

            On twitch they will be banned. Online don’t think so as servers for the online portion most probably would come online on Aug 30 or Sep 1

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        Tightening security. Going on alert.

        Yeah, I’m starting to get a bit paranoid about spoilers since review copies go out next week, or so I hear. All I’m gonna watch of MGSV on Twitch is MGO since PC won’t get it until January, of course.

  • DouglasPly
    • MichaelPayneV

      The spoilers are coming, the spoilers are coming!

    • MichaelPayneV

      So if I’m looking deep enough I can find the hospital scene. Thanks for the info buddy!

    • Joaquin Romero Victorica

      Well time to fly the fuck out of here . You guys are awesome . Enjoy the game and praise Kojima !! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2JbhDDWlkbY/Vb9nBgIthnI/AAAAAAAAgTo/bZh433r9jnU/s337-p/3.gif

    • No Place For Hayter

      Well, that happened.

    • FMercenary

      So, where’s the ‘FOX Engine’ logo on that box?

      • solideater

        It can be on the back. Usually there are some differences in the box art in the middle east than EU/NA versions…

    • bigboss92110

      Just checked with the retailer in UAE and they don’t have the game yet, so it’s probably fake

      • Ahmad Sahar

        So, is it leaked yet? I’m in the UAE and searching everywhere, but couldn’t find it.

    • G Yoh Aquino

      hope it’s fake; I don’t want any spoilers…………………..

    • 🙂

    • Pawelo

      It’s a fake. I saw this somewhere else and it’s a German preorder box with doc codes etc. that’s why the top of the box is covered up.

  • Gatsu

    Way off-topic, lol XD .

    But this is so funny, one of the best games ever made ;D …

    • solideater

      I used that have dreamcast once…Played Skies of Arcadia, Shenmue1 &2, Soul Calibur…Good TImes

      • BurntFM

        I had a dreamcast when I was very young so I barely remember. But the games I do remember were Soul Calibur and Chu-Chu Rocket. Best games IMO

    • glitchbomb

      Not a fan of that guy in particular but I actually enjoyed that game. Lol
      One of the few dream cast Gamez I still own!

    • Braden Gunn

      Not watched the AVGN in so long, love his Metal Gear episode.

      “Solid Snake?, they should have just called him Erect Cock”

      • Gatsu

        Haha ;), yeah love that episode. I’m glad Kojima chose the code name Solid Snake instead of that one, lol.

    • Ralexion

      Love AVGN and this episode was brutal, what a strange, creepy game.

  • Boldizar

    I cannot believe how much the prices dropped on these. I got them both at 50% off.

    • NameUndecided

      Rlllly? Can you say where? Mine is preordered on Amazon and it’s 36% off MSRP. About two dollars cheaper than it was a week ago, actually.

      • Boldizar

        Both on Amazon. I was wrong about the LE, it is the cheapest yet as of now, $22 and change. They had the standard at $12 and change for a time. I couldn’t believe it.

        • NameUndecided

          Ahh cool. I was happily surprised about the two dollar drop already. Would be neat (and bordering on baffling) if it went even lower, but I won’t complain if they don’t feel the need.

    • BurntFM

      Wow, I just checked my order on Amazon and they dropped the price to $22.23 for the CE. I’m glad they do that automatically.

      • glitchbomb

        I was worried about that too. Glad its automatic.

  • NegaScott128

    So I made a launch trailer for MGSV. What do you guys think?

    • NameUndecided

      I thought this was really well put together! You should be proud. 🙂

      It just so happens that I just finished watching a youtube playlist of the official trailers, maybe for the last time before the game comes out, and this was a nice punctuation to that.

      Cool stuff. R-E-S-P-E-T-C.

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        I’m sorry, but I can’t stop chuckling at R-E-S-P-E-T-C.

        • NameUndecided

          Hehe. I should note that it’s a very dated Ali G joke/reference.

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            Ah, OK I wasn’t aware.

    • Gatsu

      I really like it 😀 and the way it build up the sounds from quiet start. The music you picked is great.

  • AeroGre

    Although I dont really use guides for games, especially a metal gear game, I preordered this just for the art and lithograph

  • John Rhogan

    It’s a shame the strategy guide doesn’t cover Ground Zeroes. Would’ve been nice for a suggested route on each mission for GZ.

  • The collectors edition is going to make a nice addition to the collection.

  • GUN®

    @ Whoever makes the poll.

    Maybe it’d be cool to update them more frequently to help kill the wait? Or maybe even have multiple.

    • Robin Besch

      yup i’m gonna second that

    • No Place For Hayter

      That would be Nyxus 🙂

      Yeah, we could use one more before launch, and then one after launch.

    • Gatsu

      Surely Nyxus can put a new poll. We’re up to suggestions too if got any great ideas for a new one :).
      I’m bad at thinking for good one, lol.

  • Geara

    I plan on getting the collectors edition of this, but not using it at all for my first playthrough, I mainly want it for any behind the scenes kinda material about the game, the art, and that map.
    Also, I’m curious, anyone know what the bottom right of the second page images says? It kinda looks like an explanation of how the AI’s sight works.

  • ddmaster

    Can’t believe we’re just 2 weeks away. Can’t wait to say 2 minutes away.

  • kuaikukia

    This is how the soldiers feeling when Big Boss watched over them on mother base

    • MichaelPayneV

      HE LOOKED AT ME, I’M GOING TO OUTER HEAVEN!

  • No Place For Hayter

    Why aren’t the images large enough so I can read all the text on them? I want to try and get spoilers from it 🙁

    • Connor Nelson

      Do you speak German?

      • No Place For Hayter

        No but I’m sure someone else does, lol.

    • Danny Patten

      Yeah, I can’t read any word. Too blurry :/

    • Gatsu

      “I want to try and get spoilers from it :(”

      XD lol …

  • SholidOnline

    Finally got all S ranks in PW!!!… In single player. Dang insignias are only given when coop is done as well. I have no idea why that wasn’t thought of. Why Kojima? WHY!?

  • No Place For Hayter

    Here is a trial cover I have thrown together, what do you guys think? it is too crowded for me, but it is just a trial run at getting the right cover for me.

    http://i.imgur.com/hpHITLx.jpg

    • BurntFM

      I like it. Anything other than that CGI cover would do. If it’s a Shinkawa-San drawing, even better. Maybe I was thinking of something like this maybe?

      http://s24.postimg.org/z9w0nhpqd/coverbygentapo1b.jpg

      • No Place For Hayter

        Yeah, the Shinkawa art I used, is not the final one I will use, I’m hoping for a great piece of art that screams “THIS IS TPP” and sums up its themes. and that is the art piece I will use on a final cover I make. I also need a higher resolution art and a complete art, the one I’m using is half reconstructed by me, lol.

        • solideater

          Great Cover… Need to make The Phantom Pain more Pronounced..Currently it is hard to read from the background 🙂

          • No Place For Hayter

            Yeah, crowded in colour, need to fix that, thanks 🙂

      • 4energyplaylist .

        I want this cover.

      • Yeah I’d prefer that too

      • much better

      • Doktor_C_H_A_O_S

        I’ll pay money that cover! Is it possible for you to print it??

        • BurntFM

          I’m going to try to find a printable version, but I’m not sure I’ll find it.

          • Doktor_C_H_A_O_S

            I hope you do 🙂 but if you don’t, it most likely wont be the only custom cover out there. Still, it would be sweet!!

      • Braden Gunn

        That cover is near perfect, it just needs a bigger Kojima Productions logo and a smaller Konami logo, and perhaps a different font on the side of the box

      • No Place For Hayter

        One thing to note about my cover though is that I will most likely only be using one piece of Shinkawa art on it, I don’t like Frankensteining different pieces of art together, but if I can”t get a great single piece for TPP, I will, lol.

      • Chem

        I like it! But i think that fit better for the inner box artwork bit is just my opinion. Is a really cool cover

      • Alex

        I wish Big Boss actually looked more like that in the game. I think Konami mandated he look more like iconic Snake-esqu.

    • NameUndecided

      I really like where it’s headed! The crowding might not be such a bad thing if you can balance it will with the text overlay and all. I think it has great potential. I hope you’ll share any updates as you become more happy with it.

      • No Place For Hayter

        Yep 🙂

    • Eugene Voldo

      Call me tasteless but I think the official cover is better. This cover
      looks like an awful attempt to replicate Battlefield 3 cover art with Snake’s
      face.

      • No Place For Hayter

        Lol, I see what you mean, and I do partially agree, this is not the final art I will be using for the cover, lol, there just isn’t much available of Shinkawa art for TPP. Though the B3 feeling comes from Shinkawa colour choice, not something I can change or fix, lol.

        Though personally, literally anything is better than that trashy CG official cover, lol.

    • Gatsu

      I love it :).

    • Nelson Franco

      Increible, esta!!!!!

    • Alex

      I used to do graphic design. Love the V design on the back, it’s perfect. For the front, you can either take the logos off, or make the illustration smaller to get the clean look you desire. Also, I don’t think the Phantom Pain texts contrasts off the illustration well enough, but that’s just my taste. Some may prefer seeing it mesh with the illustration.

      • Alex

        I overlooked it but I would also cut off the parts of the KojiPro logo that aren’t in the V. It looks sorta fine as is tho too.

      • No Place For Hayter

        Thank you very much, nice input 🙂 My biggest problem will be finding out how to get the title to fit nicely on the front, Shinkawa loves his blacks and whites and puts a lot of both in his art, making it hard to have titles on the art as you can’t make the title colour straight up white or black, lol.

    • GreatShadow

      Cool!
      It’d be nice if mods would make a (collaborative) entry post with all these fan-made covers. I’ve seen many great designs in the comments, but it’s hard to keep an eye to all of them

  • glitchbomb

    Glad I purchased this. Looks great do far. They often have free digital versions with purchase too so I don’t have to pour through the book any time I want to check something.

    • Danny Patten

      But but but….Books are awesome? :O

      • glitchbomb

        Very true! But I am worried about using it too much and damaging it. For times like that digital copies are great!

  • Schmojima

    xD

    • NakedSnake85

      his hands..fingers. 9
      9 YEARS?

      • Schmojima

        oh, shit! You are right!! ;D

  • Gatsu
    • markr96

      I thought as the days got smaller that the waiting would get easier, but its the exact opposite, the closer we get the harder the waiting is, by the time its 7 days to V il have been driven insane lol

    • BIG BOSS

      15 more days to V

    • MichaelPayneV

      Damn, I really hope MGSV has a black and white option!

    • GUN®

      When there is 5 days left

      V days to V.

  • Lewis

    Man, I’m totally off the chains. MGSV CE was my first collector’s edition, and now I pre-ordered this guide (CE hardcover ofc) from Amazon, even with 30$ of taxes (that’s insane, almost more than the book cost). Seems like I’m going nuclear with TPP.

  • EXCLUSIVE LEAK !!! i’m playing the game right now on my Wii U ! it is beautiful ! kojima has played us like for mgs2 ! you’re playing raikov ! ocelot is a cyborg ninja ! quiet is in fact big boss himself ! the only negative point is the lenght of the game : only 4 hours to complete it to 100% !
    i took a photo for proof !!!!
    i ASSURE it’s true ! i stole the game from the japanese boot camp dressed like a japanese ! trust me !

    • Gatsu

      “quiet is in fact big boss himself !”

      Oh god… nooo

    • NakedSnake85
  • Gatsu

    Anyone got good ideas for a new poll :)? If Nyxus wanna do one more.

    • Robin Besch

      which mgs side character would be awesome to get his own origin story?

      • Braden Gunn

        Which MGS side character deserves to get their own origin story/spin off game?

        The Boss
        Grey Fox
        Solidus Snake
        Liquid Snake
        Roy Campbell
        Revolver Ocelot
        Kaz Miller
        Eva
        Olga

        • Robin Besch

          thx m8, i was hoping someone would think of a selection to choose from

        • Will

          All of them lol

        • Lewis

          Man, that isn’t even for debate. Ocelot should have his own spin-off series. Action with revolvers, shadow infiltration, manipulations. I still have dreams of a game where you can pin your opponent to the wall and do the moves he did in Snake Eater with Sokolov and then shoot him to the head!

        • GUN®

          Gotta be The Boss, I think that if it weren’t for Konami being dicks, that MGS6 would happen and that it The Boss would star, Kojima said he wanted to do a game for her too. It’s be a great end to the series, ending at the very beginning.

          • Does that mean we’ll get to kill Nazis playing as The Boss?

          • GUN®

            If Kojima didn’t leave, yes, probably.

    • GUN®

      Mmmm, maybe

      “Which character are you hoping becomes a support buddy the most?”

      Ocelot
      Eli
      Young Mantis
      Skull Face
      Gray Fox

      Or maybe

      “Which platform will you be playing MGSV on?”

      PS3
      PS4
      PC
      Xbox 360
      Xbox One

    • MichaelPayneV

      On which platform will you play TPP first?

  • BIG BOSS

    new image

    • JJBYACH

      Not really new… It was from the Seiko Watch MGSV collaboration commercial – pretty sure there was an article on here about it…

    • GUN®

      Is that a new arm we don’t know about?

  • Ralexion

    Might buy this. I used to buy official guides for a lot of games, but not anymore, now I just play by myself and if I want to know something in particular I just look it up on the internet. This is a special occasion though.

    I still have these, btw.

    • GUN®

      I’m so glad us Europeans got that version of cover art for MGS4, I really didn’t like the US one and while the MGSV ones are better, they’re still not as nice as Shinkawa art.

  • clintonmeade40

    Off topic but does anyone know of a video showing all mother base staff that can be acquired in gz?

  • Doktor_C_H_A_O_S

    Hi, im new here. Maybe a poll like this: which part of Motherbase are you gonna put most of your effort into developing?

    • JJBYACH

      R&D just because of ROCKETU PAAAUUUUNCHHH!!!

      • Doktor_C_H_A_O_S

        Me too. That, support and Medical will be the ones to focus on. Still don’t know that much about Intel and Medical though..

    • Gatsu

      Welcome brother :)! That is a nice poll idea too, maybe Nyxus will make one if he got time.

    • GUN®

      Every division will be equally important to me, I’ll want powerful tranqs so medical is vital, the best gear, so R&D is needed, I want an army that I can send away to earn me rewards so combat unit is important, the intel unit will be vital with helping me when I’m on the ground as will support and I don’t want anyone stealing my stuff so security unit will be given attention too.

      I just can’t pick any particular one as being more important to me.

      • Doktor_C_H_A_O_S

        Sure, all of them are important. But my personal preferences aside, I hope the developement og MB is balanced in a way, so I can’t make every part super OP on a single playthrough. Maybe the system for upgrading has already been revealed (and i am simply not up to date) but i really hope that I’ll have to make choices on how and when I want to develop my base. This will make for a much more attractive second playthrough. By being forced to make certain descisions throughout the game, I’ll be wondering what i missed the first time I finish it.

  • FZJanimated

    im seeing things or one of the soldiers is being captured with 6-8 ballons ? lol.
    imagine a “UP ” reference in there hahaha.

  • BlankAzure

    i know it probably doesnt really matter but i couldnt find a picture for the digital day one stuff to show myh nephew who was asking so i quickly edited one up since no one else on the internet is so incase anyone wants it instead of typing every thing out here it is the digital i edited and the physical that was already provided

    • GUN®

      I love the look of both those handguns.

      • BlankAzure

        yeah im more for the revolver myself but i also like the look of the silver shield and the blue urban fatigue so i just bought both physical and digital since i dont have a ps4 for the CE

  • PrinceHeir

    Already on preorder and ready to go 🙂

  • This Pirate Crackdowns A Go…

    Got mine preordered… Going to need it with the size of this MGS =)

  • JBloggs

    I believe Game Co Uk has an exclusive hardback edition- has a white cover instead of black, and 3 lithographs instead of just 1.

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