Update: Konami has just officially confirmed via press release that this date is correct.

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You just can't keep a lid on these things.

A few days ago, Konami posted a countdown clock on the official MGSV website. Many thought the anticipated reveal would be a finalized release date.

Well, the clock hasn't finished counting down yet but IGN may have already leaked that date. The video in question is gone now but a NeoGAF member spotted it and gave us a screen capture: As you can see, it says Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will launch worldwide on September 1, 2015. That sounds about right, don't you think?

If you want a sample of the game and haven't tried it yet, there's always Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes . The Phantom Pain will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Jalex
Jalex
5 years ago

Great if true. Plenty of time to finish 'Arkham Knight' and 'Wild Hunt' beforehand.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
5 years ago

i hope im still alive when this game come out, my most anticipated game ever…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

need a kidney?

frylock25
frylock25
5 years ago

yea i was very puzzled by this comment

Kevin555
Kevin555
5 years ago

Cannot wait for this game. I don't think i have ever been disappointed by an MGS game. Hideo Kojima always delivers imo. This is going to be huge.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
5 years ago

I had my heart set on June but I can wait until September. I feel relief in knowing that everything is going well and Kojima is happy with the turnout. If anything it's just a shame that it was leaked, it was only 24 hours from being announced officially. I hope there is a new trailer of something for today as that would just raise my hype level to peak. 6 months isn't too long, I mean we're already in March and that has just swooped by. I know this will be worth the wait.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
5 years ago

yeah you really can't keep a lit anything these days u but the end of this year isn't really doesn't surprise me thats sorta is what i thought

happy gaming

JonnyR
JonnyR
5 years ago

I asked for a summer release, this is close enough, im happy if its true!

big6
big6
5 years ago

And just like the past 3 MGS games before it, this will be Kojima's last MGS!

Seriously… why bother saying it every time? It's getting old. And the Internet never forgets, so those words will just come back to bite you in the ass.

That said, MGS 5 is my most anticipated game for this year!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

I want project OGRE news, it's been a couple years since his last cryptic comments

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

Should I play this game even though I've never finished an MGS? I'm thinking it has been simplified enough for a tourist play now.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
5 years ago

I'm not sure if it has been simplified, but there are more options than just pure stealth. You had no option in early MGSs but you started to get a whiff of something new in MGS4.

VampDeLeon
VampDeLeon
5 years ago

If the main character in here was Solid Snake I'd at least recommend you to finish or at least read up on MG1 & 2, MGS1, 2 and 4.

But since it's not I say go for it. This is to help fill (and probably open) another void in Big Boss/Naked Snake's story. If you end up liking it, you might be curious enough to finish the others in the end.

The simplicity in terms of gameplay depends on the difficulty you choose to play it on.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
5 years ago

No! No no no no no no NO!

You simply cannot play this game without playing the others. It's named 5 for a reason. There is no excuse not to catch up on it. PS3 offers both every Canon Metal Gear game (Don't bring up Portable Ops please) available to play. I mean even if you didn't want to play the games set after the story of The Phantom Pain you'd still have to play 3 & Peace Walker & Ground Zeroes at the very least – But then 3 benefits better after playing 1 & 2, so you're better off just playing the series entirely.

matt99
matt99
5 years ago

Problem is Vivi that not everyone has 500 hours to play every MGS and get caught up. There must be a youtube video or something that summarizes the story so far. I mean I played MGS4 several times but it was so long ago that I forget most of the story now.

slugga_status
slugga_status
5 years ago

Honestly you should play it because it'll be a great game. But, if you've never finished any of them then you'll be lost in regards to the story

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

Don't you have a second chance to fix the mistake every time you break your stealth? I could handle that.

As far as the story goes, I have an incredible ability to recreate backstories based on current interactions.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 3/4/2015 5:54:57 PM

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
5 years ago

I'll cosign what Viví wrote.

frylock25
frylock25
5 years ago

world, every mgs is self contained with the story so you wont get that lost. BUT it may inspire you to go and play another one of the games. there will ALWAYS be more to a mgs story. dont listen to these guys. while i do agree that you should play the rest of the games, it is not that big a deal where you jump in the story at. the time line in these games is all over the place as it is. you have to play the games in some messed up order to get things chronologically anyway.

myself i am waiting to see if they give us the first part with plus, so i have not played the new game yet. i have missed one of the psp games but i own 1 2 3 and 4. all very worth playing. maybe you could go back and give them another chance. also if you have a gamecube or wii available the best version of mgs was on the gamecube. updated gameplay and added scenes. now i want to fire up that gamecube version.

VampDeLeon
VampDeLeon
5 years ago

I'll just re-illiterate this since it was brushed aside.. If the main character was Solid Snake (aka the main character from MG1-2 and MGS1-2 & 4) which it isn't in MGSV, then you would want to replay the older games to get the whole story on him.

But because this is Big Boss/Naked Snake (who we started playing as in MGS3) who we're playing as in MGSV it's not as important storywise. MGSV is meant to take place before MGS3. If you end up liking it, great. You can then get the HD Collection for PS3 which includes MGS2, 3 (which has MG1 & 2 included) & Peace Walker. Then MGS1 off the PSN store. You'll then see what you had missed out on.

To answer your last question World, yes, in the whole series you can redo any mistakes you have made. Either from hiding until the coast is clear or the usual game over and continuing after.

matt99
matt99
5 years ago

Brilliant, this means I can finally get GZ to fill the summer lull and not have to wait after.

telly
telly
5 years ago

Arkham Knight to kick off summer, The Phantom Pain to close it down. OMG I cannot WAIT.