Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was released almost a year ago today on September 1, 2015, and it was nothing short of an achievement in tactical espionage for the series. The stand-alone prequel, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, took place in 1975 and set into motion the chain of events that would lead to The Phantom Pain. Ground Zeroes was released in 2014 and was also well-received by fans.
Now, after the much-deserved success of these two games, Konami has announced Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience, a collection which will include Ground Zeroes, The Phantom Pain, Metal Gear Online, and their respective downloadable content. Last year, if you somehow missed Hideo Kojima’s magnum opus that is The Phantom Pain, you can pick the game this time around, and all of its extra content for only $49.99.
You can view the complete list of DLC, as well as the nearly forty missions on Konami’s website. In addition to this large collection, we can also expect “additional Mother Base currency”.
In a statement made by Konami president, Tomotada Tashiro, “Metal Gear Solid V has received collectively over 60 industry accolades and awards thus far. The Definitive Experience will give players an opportunity to play the complete MGSV experience without interruption.” He also stated that players of Metal Gear Online will get access to a completely unique multi-player setting that is designed for a truly engrossing gaming experience.
While this is only the latest re-release of a Metal Gear title, Konami made it clear at Gamescom 2016 with the announcement of Metal Gear Survive that they are ready to branch out without the creativity of Kojima, and take the series in a (for lack of a better word) unique direction.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience which will be released on October 11, 2016, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam for $49.99. The game will be released on October 13 in the UK.
Tori is a writer and gamer originally from Vault 111, but now she resides in Chicago. She has an MFA in creative writing-fiction, runs primarily on coffee, and is an expert on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Follow her on Twitter @torithatnerd.