Following on from the E3 trailer and the gameplay footage that was shown, which was awesome, we now have a new 30 minute piece of footage to enjoy.
The new video explores a number of different ways you can carry out a mission thanks to the vast number of options available in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. This is what they are calling the ‘Freedom of Infiltration’ – which is also the title for the video – and shows four completely different ways to complete one mission. Each chapter is about 7 or so minutes long and has a focus on different play styles so check it out below.
As you’ll see in the video, the four chapters focus on partnering up with Quiet, an all out air raid, remote assassination and lastly thinking ‘outside the box’. The first chapter with Quiet is a nice example of how the buddy system within Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain works. We see long range coordinated attacks, covering fire, Quiet scouting out the area ahead and even shooting a grade thrown by Snake into the right direction. It stunning to see just how many options are available even for just one of the many buddy’s available in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
The second chapter is by fair one of the more interesting if you are the type to go all out with a full frontal assault. Normally, you would pick a safe landing zone and then working your way to the target. This time however the landing zone picked is the target location meaning a heavy armoured Snake gets ready to deal out pain. Using the mounted guns on the helicopter before touching down and ordering it to cover you from the air. We then see snake dealing a lot of damage and moving fast to secure the target and make an escape.
Chapter three may well contain my new favourite tool in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Focusing on completing the mission from afar Snake first using D-Horse to enter the area, wait for the cover of night and then use his prosthetic arm to just rocket punch the target. Yes. Rocket punch! Snake’s arm is equip with projectile weapon capabilities and includes a ‘missile cam’ which brings back memories of the Nikita from earlier games.
Lastly, we see the final chapter think outside of the box in what might be a brilliant example of why Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is just so open. Not only do we see a number of new tricks for the cardboard box, including sliding by hills in it, but also see it used to distracted some guards. Before then careful planting some explosives and waiting until they are near the target to knock out not one but four units and then make it to safety without even being seen once.
So though I’ve given you a quick summary of what happens in the lastly and by far the best gameplay footage for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain do make sure to check it out for yourself. There are a number of other surprises and features working checking out and at the end of the day, it’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. You are going to want to check it out.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be releasing later this year on September 1st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PC release of the game will follow shortly after the initial release.