Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Sneaks Into Retailers On March 18th, Xbox Exclusive Mission Detailed

Konami narrowed down Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes‘ vague “spring 2014” release window today, revealing that they will launch The Phantom Pain‘s prologue on March 18, 2014 on the PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

Accompanying today’s Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes launch date announcement, is a new 15-minute-long preview video (embedded above) that covers gameplay in the title’s first area and explains some of the differences between the Normal and Hard difficulty modes.

Konami also confirmed prior reports of exclusive content in the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game, by revealing the trailer for the “Jamais Vu” mission (embedded below). In this Xbox exclusive, players take on the role of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance‘s Raiden as he storms a US Naval port in Cuba to kill a group of “body snatchers,” and blow their helicopter out of the air in dramatic fashion.

Naturally, the exclusive Jamais Vu content in the Xbox versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes poses a bit of an expensive problem for MGS fans, as the PlayStation 4 contains its own exclusive PS1-era Déjà Vu Mission.

Let us know your plans for Ground Zeroes in the comments below. Are you leaning towards one console exclusive over the other, or will you double dip to play it all?