Hideo Kojima plans to make an “Important Announcement” tomorrow

What with E3 on the horizon we’re all eagerly looking to our favourite upcoming games for some sign that they may show us something new. Most developers stay tight lipped but Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima prefers to tease his fans.

First Kojima hinted that he has had a burst of inspiration…whilst at the gym, Tweeting: “I’ve come up with new ideas for the trailer at the gym. I’ll try them out tomorrow.”

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Kojima explains why Ground Zeroes has no Platinum Trophy, plus Phantom Pain release date rumours

This week Ground Zeroes will be released on various dates throughout the world. However some fans have noted that the game doesn’t feature a platinum Trophy which is the Trophy you unlock after gaining all the other Trophies.

When asked on Twitter why this was the case, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima answered that Sony doesn’t allow platinum Trophies for non full priced games. Given that Ground Zeroes is a short prologue to The Phantom Pain, it is cheaper than most games, because of this it seems Sony have denied it a platinum Trophy.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes won’t have many cutscenes

The Metal Gear Solid franchise is known for many things. Awesome stealth action? Check. Intense boss battles? You bet. Beautiful graphics? Of course. It’s also known for its lengthy and cinematic cutscenes which have become a staple of the series. More casual players tend to dislike these lengthy scenes though many Metal Gear fans enjoy them greatly.

So far almost every Metal Gear game has featured long cutscenes but it seems Ground Zeroes will buck that trend. during an AMA on Twitch, franchise creator Hideo Kojima stated that he utilized as few cutscenes as possible whilst creating Ground Zeroes. He explained that the story is meant to be driven by the player’s actions rather than separate cutscenes. He also said that there would be pockets of information spread throughout the environment. Perhaps this means there will be collectible items that will expand the games story depending on how deep you dive in.

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Hideo Kojima wants to push the limits saying “if we don’t cross that line games will only be games”

Metal Gear Solid is no stranger to the darker themes of life. It’s a franchise based around war and all the terrible effects it has on everyone it touches. However, it has become clear that the two new upcoming Metal Gear games, Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain will be a lot darker and grittier than previous installments. Recent trailers for the game have sparked some controversy as they show child soldiers and torture.

In a recent interview with Examiner.com, Hideo Kojima explained why he believes games shouldn’t shy away from mature themes and that this is something that should not be avoided if games are ever going to be accepted as art in the same way TV, books and movies are.

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[Multiplatform] Ground Zeroes ending is the “darkest thing” the franchise has done.

With less than a month until its release, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has been getting a lot of press lately. Many game journalists have had the opportunity to play through the game and several of them reported that the ending was really huge.

There was a lot of speculation as to what the big ending may entail, a massive twist? An appearance from an unexpected character? The death of a much loved character? With the journalists being so tight lipped about what they saw we have no way of knowing for sure but it seems like the surprise is going to be pretty dark.

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Sony Reveals Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid PS4

A few days ago we ran an article explaining how Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima, had been tweeting pics of special edition Metal Gear Solid consoles such as the MGS4 PS4 and the Peace Walker PSP. We further speculated that perhaps Kojima was hinting at the possibility of an upcoming Metal Gear Solid themed PS4 to mark the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and also The Phantom Pain.

Well it looks like we were right as Sony has just announced that a limited edition Metal Gear Solid PS4 is going to be released in Japan. The console will be called PS4xMetal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Fox Edition and will be part of a bundle that includes the console, controller, and a copy of Ground Zeroes on PS4.

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Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid PS4 To Be Released?

Recently on Twitter, Hideo Kojima posted some pictures of the special edition Metal Gear Solid consoles he’s helped release in the past and possibly hinted that another one might be in the works.

Posting pictures of each console along with a sentence or two about each console, Kojima then left a cryptic message in Japanese. He said: “After all, I wonder if you want a limited edition?”

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