If the recently released Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes exemplified anything, it’s that the complete version of the game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, will be an early frontrunner for one of the most impressive gaming experiences of this new generation. Today, franchise creator and game director Hideo Kojima has lifted that hype a notch higher – if that was even possible – by releasing a brand new trailer that he has personally directed and cut together.
It’s another highly graphic and gritty realistic look at war; which is perfectly in alignment with what Kojima had been promoting throughout the build up to E3 2014. There are Mark Twain quotes, Big Boss respectably smearing the ashes of fallen comrades in his face, quite possibly the bloodiest and most gruesome headshot I’ve ever seen in all my 20 plus years of gaming, and some intense rock music with thematically fitting lyrics.
If that wasn’t enough, there are also child soldiers and more acts of torture depicted. Yeah, this trailer is something else, but it’s definitely continuing in the footsteps of the game’s past trailers in that it’s promising to be one of the most realistic and most harrowing experiences of war ever presented in a video game.
Unfortunately, there’s no release date for this one just yet, but Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will most likely launch in 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.