Metal Gear Solid V Will Have a Beautiful Box Art by Shinkawa in Japan, No Word About about the West

on February 26, 2014 7:35 AM

When the covers for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes were announced, many complained that they really didn’t hold a candle to the beautiful artwork by Yoji Shinkawa that traditionally graced the boxes of the series.

Japanese gamers that will pre-order the game won’t have a reason to complain, as one of the bonuses of the Japanese edition is a reversible cover with Shinkawa-san’s lovely artwork on the back (you can see it below). Unfortunately Konami hasn’t uttered a word about a possible inclusion in the western editions of the game.

We also learn details about the data that will carry over from Ground Zeroes to The Phantom Pain. The new game will read the save from your console and will import Ground Zeroes’ camo and all the unique characters you rescued in the prologue, to be used in your new mother base.

Finally, we also learn that Japanese gamers will get to enjoy further store-specific bonuses with the game in the form of ringtones from the game, a sample of which you can enjoy in the video at the bottom of the post.


 /  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.