Get a taste of what’s to come in the launch trailer for Metal Gear Solid V

The biggest game in the franchise has an appropriately big trailer.


Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Published Aug 25, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 2:35 am CDT

The newest Metal Gear mechanical beast is one of the largest and scariest of the bunch. The newest Metal Gear Solid is also one of the largest and best games in the series, as the first trailer for the game proves.

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Hideo Kojima’s reputation as a game developer is based in part on the depth of his involvement in every Metal Gear game, where he acts not only as a producer and a creative lead, but also as a de-facto filmmaker in the way he handles cutscenes and narrative with his unique approach.

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Kojima also personally directed and edited the launch trailer for the newest game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which takes viewers through the history of the franchise, calling back to the stories of Solid Snake and Big Boss, before giving them a taste of what to expect in this installment.

The Daily Dot’s reviewer wrote that Metal Gear Solid V “preserves the series’ core appeal while delivering an experience that some would argue is long overdue.” It’s therefore fitting that the launch trailer gives us a taste of both the old and the new in the world of Metal Gear Solid. 

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on Sept. 1.

Illustration via Konami

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*First Published: Aug 25, 2015, 12:41 pm CDT