As we get closer and closer to launch, Konami is prepared to let players go hands-on.

During next month's annual Gamescom event, which takes places in Cologne between August 7 and 9, the publisher will unsurprisingly show off Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain .

But it will also be playable for the very first time, along with the upcoming PES 2016 , and Konami says both titles "represent huge advances in the action and sport genres." As per the description in the press release:

"A huge, open world setting sees the series’ famed sneaking elements greatly expanded, while a host of new characters – both allies and enemies – tell a story driven by revenge as franchise protagonist Big Boss enters a series of battlefields following the deaths of his colleagues. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is brought to vivid life with realistic weather patterns and day/night cycles. Thus, players can adapt their tactics to match the changing environment, creating an intuitive and non-linear gameplay experience."

MGSV is set to release on September 1, which isn't that far off now. Can we hear the cries of "GotY 2015!" already…?

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