Hideo Kojima Teases New Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Gameplay Video; Shows First Few Seconds

Hideo Kojima Teases New Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Gameplay Video; Shows First Few Seconds

Next week Konami is going to release a new video of the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay demo showcased at E3, using a different method of approach and equipment from the one we already saw. Legendary creator Hideo Kojima has gone into full-fledged teasing mode about it on Twitter.

Below you can see the beginning of the video, with Snake’s Japanese voice actor Akio Otsuka greeting the fans with the following line: “Hello, I’m Akio Otsuka, AKA Snake. I kept you waiting.” Incidentally, the “I kept you waiting” is the same wording that appears at the beginning of Ground Zeroes, even if the tone is different.

“Creating the actual play video of the Freedom of Infiltration of MGSV: TPP (Another infiltration at E3). Things like languages and translations are taking a little more time. We aim to have it up during the time of Tanabata in Japan. Please be patient.”

The celebration of Tanabata starts on July 7th, so we should be able to see the video around that time.

“Actual gameplay video, during the check.”

Kojima-san also elaborated further on what we can expect:

“MGSV TPP is somewhat different from the traditional open world game. I used the technology and concept of open world for a “free infiltration” game. The time and route of the infiltration, the strategy, please enjoy the freedom of operation and escape in the game. Freedom of sneaking > Stealth. You’ll see when you’ll watch the actual gameplay video.”

“The currently published actual gameplay video of MGSV shows free roam, then entering the mission “A Hero’s Way” [The Japanese title is “Spetnatz Hero“] from the north west during the day. We sneaked into the hot zone on the D-Walker and escaped by helicopter. The video that will be published next week is another route of the same mission. We will attack it from another direction in some form. The attack method is free, because this is not a linear game.”

Personally, I can’t wait to see the new video. While the beginning seems to be set during the day, I really hope to see more night infiltration. After all, Tanabata is the festival of the stars, and I’d love to see Snake “infiltrating freely” under Afghanistan’s starry sky.