Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain is just a few months away. Today Konami announced the release date for Phantom Pain along with its multiplayer component Metal Gear Online.
PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers across the world will be able to dive into Metal Gear Solid 5 on September 1st. PC gamers will have to wait a bit longer; the game's scheduled to hit Steam on September 15th.
Those release dates also apply to Metal Gear Online, which comes with MGS5 for no additional charge. Metal Gear Online, like the multiplayer component for older MGS games, lets players duke it out in objective-based battles. Players can choose between several character classes with their abilities and equipment. You can watch a few minutes of gameplay from Metal Gear Online here.
Players who pre-order Metal Gear Solid 5 will get an upgrade to the special Day One edition. Boxed copies of the Day One edition come with a map. Whether you pre-order a digital or physical copy, though, you'll get the following in-game bonuses:
PS4 and Xbox One owners can also opt for the Collector's Edition, which costs £99.99/$99.99. This bundle comes with a few special extras like a freaky bionic arm and a behind-the-scenes documentary. It's unfortunately not packaged in a box with Snake's feet sticking out the bottom. The in-game items in the bundle do include some cardboard boxes for his collection, though:
Weapon and Shield Pack: