Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Launch Date and Xbox-Exclusive Raiden Bonus Mission Confirmed


The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will offer an exclusive bonus mission featuring old-school Solid Snake from the original PS1 Metal Gear Solid, but Hideo Kojima isn’t playing console favorites here. When Ground Zeroes ships early next year, the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions will feature an exclusive mission of their own–a mission called Jamais Vu, in which everyone’s favorite cyborg ninja Raiden, fresh off his starring role in Metal Gear Rising, must slay a bunch of body snatchers that have taken over the US naval case in Cuba.

But wait, there’s more good news to report. Today Konami has also confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will launch March 18, 2014 on all four console platforms. Damn, March sure is going to be a busy month next year, but I think Ground Zeroes just unseated Titanfall and Infamous: Second Son for the month’s biggest release. At least for me it did. It also solidifies that I need to get myself a PS4 and/or Xbox One before March rolls around.

Ready for more Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes goodness? Check out the new videos below for a sneak peek at the Raiden bonus mission as well as a 15-minute gameplay demo from the Xbox One version. (Yes, it is a different demo from the one recently shown for PlayStation 4.)

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