Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain keeps to release date of Sept. 1 after delays and Kojima's exit from Konami


Good news for fans awaiting the release of “Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.” The September 1, 2015 remains unchanged despite setbacks experienced by the development team after game creator Hideo Kojima left Konami.

Kojima’s exit came in the wake of a complaint filed by Italian based neurosurgeon Dr. Sergio Canavero before the Italian authorities about his uncanny resemblance to a character in the game, Franchise Herald reported.

According to the complaint, the doctor was having trouble with a character with his likeness performing a series of violent acts released on the game’s trailer. He also said that he suspected that the character was based on himself using footage from his TED conference talks.

“I do not have any suspects.I have nothing else to add except to declare my willingness to proceed against the people responsible for the facts explained here, which the judicial authority will observe as crimes,” he said.

Kojima assured fans that despite his departure from the company, he remains 100 percent involved in the game and proceeded to vow to make it the greatest game he has created to date.

Based on the latest reports by IGN, the game will be released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, or PS3 on September 1, while the PC on Steam version will come out on September 5.

The game will be available in Day One Edition as well as a Collector’s Edition which will include a lot of extra physical and digital content.

Meanwhile, the PC on Steam version will include DLCs of a map, Adam-Ska Special Weapon, Personal Ballistic Shield (Silver), Cardboard Box (Wetland), Fatigues (Blue Urban Snake Costume), and Metal Gear Online XP Boost like the Day One Edition.

The game has received an R 18+ Restricted rating from the Australian Rating Board due to “High Impact Themes and Violence, Online Interactivity.”