Oh, Kojima. You sneaky fella, you. After teasing us first with a brief look at a new Metal Gear title called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and then teasing a “new” title at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards titled The Phantom Pain (and being developed by non-existent Moby Dick Studio, no less), Kojima Productions and Konami have revealed at the 2013 Game Developer’s Conference that instead of being two separate titles these two games actually makeup Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the next entry in the storied franchise. Check out the reveal trailer below.
The trailer shows off the new Fox Engine and Kojima went on to explain that the Ground Zeroes section shown off previously serves as a prologue to the “main” story, which is the Phantom Pain section. Other interesting tidbits revealed include that Kojima hopes this is his final Metal Gear game and the long-time voice of Snake, David Hayter, won’t be returning for this entry.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is scheduled to be released for current-gen consoles Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. So, odds are it’ll see release sometime this year.