Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Released

Konami released Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the next chapter in the hit console action franchise. Released for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game is one of two arms of the Metal Gear Solid V fork, the other being Ground Zeroes. Its storyline is set nine years following the events of Peace Walker, in which Big Boss slips into a coma.

Most gameplay mechanics of the new game are expected to be carried over from its predecessors, except this time, you can access the "motherbase" from your real (IRL) smartphone, with Konami launching apps for Android and iOS, that you can log in with your PSN/XBL credentials.

"Following the success of METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS, we have extremely high expectations for METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN," said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "We hope to expand and revolutionize the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise utilizing the FOX Engine, while providing fans the high-quality and immersive experience they have come to expect from Kojima Productions."