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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Officially Revealed

What is the fifth Metal Gear Solid ? Why, it's the previously revealed Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain combined.

Series creator Hideo Kojima took to the stage at GDC 2013 to unveil the new installment, and he even showed off a five and a half minute gameplay demo. It also gives us our first full look at the much-vaunted Fox Engine.

The story starts after Snake awakens from a 9-year coma. He wakes up next to the figure of Ishmael, whose face was covered in bandages in The Phantom Pain . The demo shows off MGSV's tutorial level and as you can see, Snake has trouble with even simple coordination after 9 years on his back. But he soon regains his ability and at that point, I'm sure we're off on another memorable MGS adventure. The game is slated to hit the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but we don't have an estimated release date; here's hoping it's ready for the holidays! The sooner the better with this one, right?

Unfortunately, long-time Snake actor David Hayter will not be reprising his starring role. As he recently Tweeted :

"Well look, at least I had a good run."

A fan wondered if Hayter was even asked to play Snake and his reply was simple- "Nope." That's really too bad, but we have to assume Kojima knows what he's doing, right?