This week's Machi ★ Asobi vol.18 offered cosplayers a chance to show off their craft at the Tokushima, Japan event's annual cosplay fashion show. And, a noteworthy overseas fan hit the event. One person taking up the challenge of Hideo Kojima was Palmer Luckey, creator and founder of VR headset maker Oculus (and now a bit of a controversial figure thanks to his political involvement) Palmer Luckey.
Today, North American fans have a chance to buy The Art of Metal Gear Solid V, released by Dark Horse with 224 pages of art and designs from Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. What has caught the attention of Japanese blogs this week is that the book features unused designs for unfortunate young cryptozoology enthusiast Ricardo Valenciano Libre from the latter game. Yep, here's a look at Phantom Pain Chico. Check it out after the jump.
Konami may be perpetually ablaze and screaming now, but Metal Gear Solid V was still a very good game. If you missed out on it the first time around, Konami is getting ready to release it as Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience. Due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 11 and priced at $49.99, this version includes MGSV, Ground Zeroes, and the downloadable content that was released for both.
American publisher Dark Horse has announced the latest addition to their library of video game art books, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The book chronicles the development of the tactical espionage game with hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen art. More after the jump.
According to a report from The New Yorker, Hideo Kojima left Konami's Tokyo offices on October 9. He was given a departure ceremony with around a hundred guests and everything, but now Konami is denying this and saying Kojima is still an employee.
The official Metal Gear Online website is here with new info and footage for the upcoming online mode, including details on missions, stages, classes, and more. The free-to-download online multiplayer mode will be available to all who own Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on October 6, and you can see nearly 12 minutes of gameplay in the Tokyo Game Show 2015 demo after the jump.
Along with Nendoroid Rin Hoshizora: Training Outfit Ver., a pair of other Nendoroids went on sale today. If you missed pre-ordering Umaru-chan ahead of this month's release, she's available again with a second run scheduled for January. And, for something rather different, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Venom Snake is available for order ahead of an April release.
The story of Big Boss finally comes to a close with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain! However, stealth games have changed a lot since Metal Gear pioneered them back in 1987--does The Phantom Pain carry on a longstanding series tradition of excellence, or is it a samey phantom flop that's lost what made Metal Gear special? Hit the jump to check out our full review!
If you feel like getting a little emotional about Metal Gear Solid, go ahead and watch this full Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Debriefing video. You'll see a bunch of behind-the-scenes chatting with the team behind Hideo Kojima's latest, and it's definitely worth sticking around until the end for a special visit and parting words from Kojima.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain hits consoles and PC this week, so the Did You Know Gaming? trivia series has a nicely-timed new video. Hit the jump for more.
Metal Gear Solid is a strange series, so it makes sense that advertising for the latest entry would want to have a little fun. Like this new Japanese ad for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which features the kind of wedding ceremony only MGS could inspire. Try not to get too emotional after the jump.