Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Release Date Emerges

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It’s been way too long in coming but we’ve finally got a release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, along with details of its multiple editions and what they’ll include.

Let’s get the important stuff out of the way first. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released September 1 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.  This will be joined by the online portion of the game, Metal Gear Online at the exact same time.

Sadly PC owners are going to have to sit on their hands a little, as Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will not be available via Steam or indeed any online distributor until September 15.

There’ll be two special editions of the game available for purchase. The first Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain version, titled the Day One Edition, will include a physical map, along with a Personal Ballistic Shield in silver, a Cardboard Box with a wetland vibe, Blue Urban Fatigues for Snake, an Adam-Ska Special Weapon, and an XP boost for use in Metal Gear Online. Far from shabby right? Well wait until you see what Collectors Edition purchasers will be receiving.Metal Gear Solid 5

As far as physical benefits go for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collectors Edition owners, they’ll get their hands on a Half-scale Replica of Snake’s very own Bionic Arm, a Collectible SteelBook case, Map of the environment, Exclusive Package (read as: box big enough to hold everything in), and finally a Blu-Ray disc featuring a Behind-the-Scenes Documentary and a buttload of trailers.

The fun doesn’t stop there either, as buyers of the big shiny box version will get a pack containing 5 special weapons and shields in various colors, a grab bag of Snake costumes including one in Black Ocelot, a Venom Snake Emblem, and three different cardboard box versions. Oh and this little thing called a Metal Gear Rex Helmet to be worn in Metal Gear Online. Yes it does actually look like a Metal Gear Rex.

Are you going to be picking up Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain when it releases? What platform are you going for? Hell more importantly, what version are you currently pricing up organs to buy? Let us know thoughts on that and anything else Metal Gear related in the comments box below.

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