Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain get release dates

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Konami has revealed the unique link between Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain where Zeroes will serve as an entry experience and prologue to the events of Phantom Pain.

Zeroes will introduce us to key gameplay components that will help bridge gameplay between the linearity of existing titles and the full open-world environments of Phantom Pain.

Hideo Kojima explains:

“The advanced capabilities of the FOX Engine have allowed me to tell the new story in a new way.

“There will be a significant difference in what METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN brings to the series, so we want to ease players into the new open world environment and its potential.

“As such, METAL GEAR SOLID: GROUND ZEROES has been designed to introduce key elements, allowing them to fully benefit from all that the new game will offer.”

Zeroes charts a rescue mission as users infiltrate a Cuban prison camp, and sets in motion a series of events that culminate in the stunning plotlines of Phantom Pain.

Both titles will be released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in Spring (Northern Hemisphere) 2014.

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