Hideo Kojima Explains Super-Bloody Metal Gear Solid V Poster, Spells Themes Through the Series

on August 2, 2015 9:05 AM

A while ago, Hideo Kojima introduced an exceptionally bloody Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Poster, and today he explained its meaning on Twitter, also spelling out the themes evolved through the series.

“MGSV TPP” is the tale of the legendary hero falling to hell (Outher Heaven). I wanted to express it visually, not in words. This is the bloody test from a few months back. It’s a rejected version that was exaggerated in its horror style.”

“In MGS the threat of nuclear weapons and the problem of genetics towards the next generation, In MGS2 the culture of genetics, in MGS3 the cold war era, In MGS4 the drones, the proxy war of PMF, in PW the deterrence on the other site of peace. With MGSV the chain of retailiation is drawn. One month left.”

One month left indeed. Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on the game. I don’t have a crystal ball, but I’m quite sure that it’s going to be a hell of a ride.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.