Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will have some exclusive bonus DLC in Japan. These bonuses will be DLC for the follow up game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
The bonuses will be available via certain Japanese retailers, for instance getting the game from Geo will give gamers a special weapon for The Phantom Pain, whilst buying the game from Tsutaya will give players access to a special Mother Base staff member. Whilst these bonuses are only announced for Japan it’s a fair bet to expect something similar will come to the West.
The gameplay mechanics will be exactly the same in both games. Ground Zeroes is being released ahead of The Phantom Pain to help gamers get used to the controls and to make the wait a little easier. Ground Zeroes will take place after the events of Peace Walker and will bridge the gap between Peace Walker and The Phantom Pain.
Both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain will be available on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Ground Zeroes will be released in March and The Phantom Pain will come soon after. It’s also worth noting that series creator, Hideo Kojima, has said he’d prefer gamers to play the games on the PlayStation 4.