Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Has A Bloody Poster, Download Size


As we inch tantalizingly closer to the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on consoles, we approach a kind of calm before the storm. Fear not that we won’t receive anything new between now and the gamescom public gameplay debut, however, as game director Hideo Kojima himself tweeted out the game’s final poster, to be displayed more prominently in August. Per his Twitter account, the text in Japanese reads, “stained in blood, the aftermath of revenge.”

What this means for the story has yet to be seen, but it does give Kojima and Konami another chance to display Quiet in an accentuating way that doesn’t come in plush doll form. We know that whatever Kojima has in store is so controversial that it may have led to the falling out with Konami proper, but these games have been bloodier and sexier than what we have seen so far here. We know that Big Boss has to become this monster (perhaps, a demon?) within the Metal Gear Solid story sequence, so it could be in the means of taking revenge that has Snake taking this irreversible turn.

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Additionally, VG247 has noticed that you’ll need 25.1 GB of hard drive space to download Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PS4, which was spotted on the Japanese PlayStation Store. The file size will likely vary due to text files and textures localized for certain regions, however it’s still a fairly small size for a massive open world game. Considering linear first or third-person shooters like The Evil Within and Wolfenstein: The New Order have released with up to double the file sizes, you really have to give credit to Kojima Studios and the Fox Engine (even if Konami won’t).

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released for PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 1, while the PC version will be released on September 15.

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