It looks like the complete MGSV collection may come to store shelves this Fall.
The final Metal Gear from Kojima Productions under publisher Konami, Metal Gear Solid V released across 2015 as MGSV: Ground Zeroes and MGSV: The Phantom Pain. Due to budget and schedule constraints, cut content prevented MGSV from being the true “missing link” of the franchise’s 28 year history, however the lengthy two-game epic touches on the rise of Venom Snake/Big Boss before the events of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, and provides fans with brief insight into the feud between Kazuhira Miller and “Ocelot”- mentors to Solid Snake and Liquid Snake.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was the first title in the Solid saga to present open-area gameplay environments, however the two halves of Metal Gear Solid V introduce a completely open world into the franchise, thrusting Snake into the prison of Camp Omega, and the vast landscapes of Afghanistan and Africa. Following the multiplatform release of The Phantom Pain, Konami released Metal Gear Online, a competitive multiplayer mode featuring several maps inspired by The Phantom Pain, character customization, and several “Hero” characters.
Rumors of a Metal Gear Solid V compilation began circulating last month due to early listings on Amazon Japan and Germany’s NetGames. Konami has yet to officially announce this “Definitive Edition”, but the collection has once again surfaced online through OZGameShop.com and Twitter. The OZGS listing shows the game with fan-made cover art from Reddit, whereas the post from the Seesaawiki Twitter account shows different- potentially official- cover art for Japan.
If the listings are true, the Metal Gear Solid V “Definitive Experience” collection will include MGSV: Ground Zeroes, MGSV: The Phantom Pain, MGO, and all 39 DLC extras. OZGS and Seesaawiki give two opposing release dates of 10/13 and 11/10 for Japan, however none of this has been confirmed by Konami.
Sources: Seesaawiki, OZGameShop
Image courtesy of Kojima Productions, Konami