Metal Gear Solid V is Snake’s Most Harrowing Mission Yet

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The Metal Gear Solid V trailer Hideo Kojima premiered during the Microsoft E3 press conference was great and all, but it was missing about three additional minutes (and a fun ending teaser) of some pretty brutal footage that must have been too graphic to show in such a public forum. Metal Gear Solid has always dealt with mature themes, but The Phantom Pain appears to be pushing the boundaries even further, with the preliminary minutes of the Extended Director’s Cut E3 trailer depicting disturbing scenes of torture, child soldiers, and body bombs. One particular moment is almost as hard to watch as the opening of Saving Private Ryan.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has officially been confirmed for current and next-gen consoles. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will obviously be the definitive versions, but if you aren’t sold on the next generation yet you’ll be able to play the game just fine on PS3 or Xbox 360.

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