Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Special Edition details in YouTube video; game comes with 50-page art book


Konami recently unveiled the new Special Edition bundle for the upcoming game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The reveal was through a video they uploaded on YouTube. The Special Edition of the game include an exclusive 50-page art book that features exclusive artwork of characters, weapons, and locations from the game, a Blu-Ray that features the making of the game, trailers, interviews, and “phantom footage”, a map of the open-world, and a DLC pack.

While the promotional video shows all of this, it was all done too quickly for people to even make out of the texts in the art book. Metal Gear Informer took the effort of taking a closer look at the video. The video revealed more information on the character Quiet, the new Metal Gear ST-84, and the Cyprus Hospital Ward location.

The art book describes Quiet as, “a scout and sniper whose special abilities allow her to stalk her prey without being seen or heard. To the soviets she is feared as[Russian name], which means ‘quiet’. True to her name, she never speaks, answers to interrogation or even communicates through writing. Despite this, she grows to share a bond of mutual understanding with Snake. Quiet came here to fulfil some objective. To kill you, maybe to destroy Diamond Dogs.”

The new Metal Gear is described as, “a soviet weapon, which Dr. Emmerich (Huey) is suspected to have helped develop. Height in neutral position estimated at 15m. Its capabilities, purpose, and level of completion are unknown.”

The Cyprus Hospital Ward is described as the location where Ocelot hid Snake after he fell into a coma. When his location became unknown, the place was besieged by multiple groups, including a “Man on Fire”.

Aside from the Special Edition, Konami also unveiled a Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain edition PS4.

Both the Special Edition and The Phantom Pain PS4 is available for pre-order on selected Japanese retailers.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain comes to the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on September 1.