The Long-Awaited Newest Title in the METAL GEAR Series Goes on Sale Worldwide this September

March 5, 2015

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. is proud to announce that "METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN" (below, "MGSV:TPP") will be released on multiple platforms including PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on September 1, 2015 in North America, Latin America, and Europe, and September 2 in Japan and Asia. The PC version will be released worldwide on Steam on September 16 (Japan Standard Time).

"MGSV:TPP" is the main game that follows on from prologue title "METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES," which was released in March 2014. The game is set in an expansive open world*1 and explores the series' greatest mystery - why did the heroic protagonist Big Boss go down the path of evil? In addition to a gripping narrative, "MGSV:TPP" introduces new gameplay elements to its open world setting, such as the passage of time, dynamic weather, and complete strategic freedom in how players can approach missions, for the most compelling stealth game*2 experience to date.

Additionally, players can expect more immersive and thrilling gameplay than ever before, as "MGSV:TPP" utilizes the next-generation FOX ENGINE game engine, developed by KONAMI, to render graphics so detailed and photorealistic that characters and environments are almost indistinguishable from the real thing. "MGSV:TPP" also includes "METAL GEAR ONLINE," a mode that features online multiplayer*3 versus gameplay.

KONAMI greatly looks forward to delivering astounding new gameplay experiences to customers worldwide with "MGSV:TPP."

  • *1 A vast game world that the player can freely explore and strategize within.
  • *2 "Stealth games" are a specific genre of video games that emphasizes staying hidden and avoiding direct combat in order to complete objectives.
  • *3 Versus matches can be played with up to 16 players. (Up to 12 players in the Playstation®3 and Xbox360® versions.)
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Main Visual Online Multi Mode "METAL GEAR ONLINE"


The METAL GEAR series of video games features anti-war and anti-nuclear armament themes, and founded the stealth game genre with its gameplay style of having the main characters avoid combat as they infiltrate enemy territory on solo missions. Since the release of the original "METAL GEAR" in 1987, the series' engrossing story and cinematic presentation have led to high acclaim both domestically and overseas, with total worldwide sales surpassing 40.5 million copies (as of end of December 2014).

[ Product Information ]
Genre Action (Stealth)
Release Date Japan, Asia: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
North America, Middle South America, Europe: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
(excluded taxes)
[PlayStation®4/PlayStation®3] Package Version/Download Version:8,400 Yen
[Xbox One] Package Version/ Download Version: 8,400 Yen
[Xbox360®] Download Version: 8,400 Yen
[PC] Download Version: 8,400 Yen
*The PC version (available through Steam) will be released on September 16th, 2015 (Japan Standard Time).
Platform PlayStation®4 / PlayStation®3 / Xbox One / Xbox 360® / PC(STEAM)
*"MGSV:TPP" will also be available as part of a special bundle that includes a PlayStation®4 system with a unique design.
"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. XboxOne and Xbox 360 is a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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