Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Deploys in the Spring Konami has...

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Deploys in the Spring

Konami has announced it expects Ground Zeroes, the playable precursor to Metal Gear Solid V, out by Spring 2014.

Kojima Productions has been pretty damn coy about Ground Zeroes, Hideo himself only offering up that it’s a prologue, and keeping quiet on how it’d be delivered to fans. Officially, the game is a separate, and smaller, installment being released ahead of MGS V.

Set nine years before The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes centers around a lone mission – a Cuban rescue operation. The title contains all of the new features found within the upcoming sequel, namely open-world action, but demonstrated in a environment meant to ease the transition between old Metal Gear and this new era.

“There will be a significant difference in what The Phantom Pain brings to the series,” said Kojima, “so we want to ease players into the new open world environment and its potential. As such, Ground Zeroes has been designed to introduce key elements, allowing them to fully benefit from all that the new game will offer.”

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will release for the PS3 and Xbox 360 at $19.99. Next-gen versions, for the PS4 and Xbox One, come in at $29.99 (I guess 60-fps ain’t cheap).

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