The video game publisher Konami releases the launch trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience, which officially arrives in North America today.
As many gaming fans likely recall, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience was revealed about about month ago, with Konami providing details involving the contents of the bundle, listing its inclusion of both The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes. Not to mention, the publisher also previously declared that fans who purchase Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience would be privy to all of the DLC releases for the aforementioned titles.
Now, in order to promote Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience's release in North America today, Konami has put out the package's launch trailer. As seen in the footage below, the video provides fans with snippets of action from The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes, as well as Metal Gear Online — that is, the title's cooperative multiplayer mode — so as to give a clearer idea for The Definitive Experience's contents.
Although it's safe to say that loads of the Metal Gear franchise's fans already own all there is to have from the series' fifth installment, the compendium within The Definitive Experience is without a doubt a great offer for those who may have missed out on what many consider to be one of the top 10 best video games of 2015, especially when one also considers the price. It's out now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and is going for $50, while PC fans can get it on October 13 for $40.
While a lot of gamers are clearly excited about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitve Experience, there are surely a lot of fans who would declare its title to be somewhat of a misnomer due to Konami's decision to cut Mission 51, which is considered to be the "true" finale of the game. Unfortunately, the publisher has declared that The Definitive Experience won't be including the missing ending, stating, "Mission 51 is additional story content that was cancelled before development finished, but its definitely not the ending."
For those unaware, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain's Mission 51 featured the protagonist Big Boss (AKA Snake) making his way to an island in order to track down a couple of characters whose fates are unclear in the game. Although Konami won't be including the portion of gameplay, it's still not totally known as to why the mission went uncompleted.
At any rate, with the Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima having officially departed Konami and being done with the franchise altogether, beyond The Definitive Experience, the majority series' fan base is understandably hesitant to play any of Konami's forthcoming offerings for the brand. As a matter of fact, just two days after being posted to YouTube, the gameplay video for the Metal Gear Survive demo received a flood of dislikes and negative comments, prompting many to wonder if the series can indeed sustain itself without Kojima-san at the helm.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience is available now in North America for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while console players in the UK and PC users can get it on October 13, 2016.
Source: Konami — YouTube