Despite the lackluster reviews for the recent Metal Gear Solid 5 prequel, anticipation for 2015’s The Phantom Pain is still incredibly high amongst current-gen console gamers. In true stealth fashion, Kojima Productions has been slowly rolling out details about the game to build buzz. From the highly-stylized and cryptic E3 trailer to multiplayer gameplay details, there has been plenty for MGS fans to drool over this summer. That trend continues in early fall with a closer look at the game’s female lead.
With the Tokyo Game Show right around the corner (September 18-21), Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is in full-on tease mode. First, he took to twitter to announce something called the Metal Gear Collection, which is sure to get fans of the classic games in the franchise excited. As if that wasn’t enough, he also released a minute-long teaser of The Phantom Pain, highlighting the superhuman powers of the game’s controversially-dressed female lead, Quiet.
The brief tease starts up in the air, where we see Quiet, a hand-cuffed sniper, leap out of a helicopter without any kind of parachute. She uses some sort of cloaking device mid-fall and disappears from view as she drops onto Mother Base. When Quiet reappears in front of a group of armed guards, she effortlessly shakes off the handcuffs she was bound with and her eyes turn black when a soldier raises a gun to her. Of course, just as the action is about to start, the teaser cuts to black.
Hideo has acknowledged the complaints about Quiet’s outfit already (back in 2013) and explained that her sexuality is part of what will make her unique…
“What I’m really trying to do is create unique characters. One of those is, of course, Quiet. She’s a really unique character. I wanted to add that sexiness to her. It wasn’t really supposed to be erotic, but sexy.”
The new teaser clearly shows that no major changes were made to Quiet’s wardrobe since the supporting character was revealed last year. Whether you like the outfit or not, it’s hard not to get excited about how incredibly gorgeous the cinematics for this game look. Although Metal Gear games do tend to walk a dangerous line between having just enough and having too much cinematic content, we hope the majority of the gameplay is as beautiful and engaging as all of the high-quality cinematics.
Check back for more details on Quiet and the Metal Gear Collection after the Tokyo Game Show.
Do you think Quiet’s outfit is a little too ridiculous? Are you excited about the role she will play in The Phantom Pain? Let us know in the comments.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is targeting a 2015 release on current-gen platforms.
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