Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced that it will premiere a live gameplay presentation of the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. E3, the largest trade show for the interactive entertainment industry, will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 10-12. At E3, Konami (South Hall #701) will host a series of presentations in a dedicated theater by invitation only that will mark the first in-depth demonstration of Hideo Kojima’s most ambitious addition to the Metal Gear Solid universe.
Following the recently released prologue (Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes), Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain concludes the Metal Gear Solid V experience by following the story of the protagonist of the series, Big Boss (a.k.a. Snake). The Metal Gear Solid V experience is Creator and Director Hideo Kojima’s first time incorporating open world gameplay to the groundbreaking Metal Gear franchise.
The theater presentation will showcase approximately 30 minutes of gameplay, focusing on new features and a walkthrough of a portion of the game. Members of the Kojima Productions team will play the game live, showing key elements of the expansive open-world environment, its photorealistic graphics, and the freedom offered to players in the game. Attendees will be shown how the Close Quarters Combat (CQC) elements have evolved. In addition, the presentation will illustrate how the dynamic environment, including the changing weather and the differences between night and day, impacts the famed stealth-based gameplay. The freedom of movement, use of various modes of transport and key infiltration techniques will also be shown in their many forms.
In addition to the gameplay presentation, Konami has also revealed a stunning new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The trailer is an extended cut of the exclusive new footage that debuted during Sony’s E3 press conference, and highlights the descent of Snake as the game series takes on a darker, more serious tone. The cinematic trailer depicts the harsh realities of war and its many casualties.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the focal point for Konami’s E3 presence this year. Visitors to the booth will be able to experience the evolution of the Metal Gear Solid series, leading up to the new game, and how the franchise has grown in scale and style over the years.