As many already know Hideo Kojima personally unveiled the long awaited Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain this past E3 and there was much rejoicing. But in the months prior, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes was announced and this may have thrown some for a loop wondering what the difference between the two are.
The full Metal Gear Solid V experience will actually be comprised of both The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros is the prologue to The Phantom Pain, arriving in Spring 2014 this entry brings all of the hallmarks of the renowned franchise in a concentrated story mode that guides players into the new gameplay mechanics.
Ground Zeroes follow the stealthy exploits of Big Boss (A.K.A Snake) as he must infiltrate a Cuban prison on a rescue mission. Big Boss soon finds himself deep within enemy lines and only has his skill to rely on to make it out in one piece. The Phantom Pain picks up right where Ground Zeroes leaves off, featuring deep story arcs and dynamic gameplay as expected of high caliber Metal Gear Solid titles.
Ground Zeroes will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. For current-gen consoles a retail copy will be available nationwide for $29.99 or digitally for $19.99. On Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it can be downloaded for $29.99.
We’ll keep our readers updated with further news concerning Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as soon as we get word!