It’s here – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches tomorrow and we have everything you need to know about the game on day one. From pre-order incentives, Collector’s Editions, to companion apps, and day one patches, this is your launch guide to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain:

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The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has brought a new edge to the Cold War, and in 1984, a one-eyed man with a prosthetic arm appears in the country. Those who know him call him Snake; the legendary mercenary who was once swept from the stage of history and left in a coma by American private intelligence network Cipher. Snake is accompanied by Ocelot, an old friend who saved him from attack when he finally awoke. Now, Snake’s former partner Kazuhira Miller is being held by the Soviet forces in Afghanistan. Snake must undertake a solo mission to rescue Miller and prove to the world that the legendary mercenary is not dead and gone. That first step will lead to a path of vengeance against the very Cipher that slaughtered so many of Snake’s men, and to a battle that will embroil the whole world…What started in Ground Zeroes… must finish with “V”.

The Game

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain comes in two editions:

1. Day One Edition – R799.00/R699.00

Pre-Order Incentive
Collect your Pre-Ordered Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain on release day and receive the Gold Pack DLC:

  • MGO XP Boost
  • RASP Short-Barrelled Shotgun (Gold)
  • Snake Costume Fatigues Grey Urban
  • Personal Ballistic Shield )Gold)

Day One Content:

  • Adam-ska Special
  • Silver personal ballistic shield
  • Wetland Cardboard box
  • Blue Urban Fatigues outfit
  • Metal Gear Online XP boost

2. Collector’s Edition – R1300.00

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Pre-Order Incentive
Collect your Pre-Ordered Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition on release day and receive the Gold Pack DLC:

  • MGO XP Boost
  • RASP Short-Barrelled Shotgun (Gold)
  • Snake Costume Fatigues Grey Urban
  • Personal Ballistic Shield )Gold)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • 24cm Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm
  • Exclusive Collector’s Edition packaging
  • Original Steelbook
  • Behind the scenes Blu-Ray Documentary and Trailers
  • Map

Collector’s Edition DLC Content:

  • Weapons pack including 4 guns and 4 personal ballistic shields
  • Cardboard box pack including 3 boxes
  • Snake costume pack including 4 camouflage fatigue outfits
  • MGO items: Metal Gear Rex Helmet, AM MRS-4 Gold Assault Rifle, WU S. Gold Pistol
  • Metal Gear Online XP boost

Day One Content:

  • Adam-ska Special
  • Silver personal ballistic shield
  • Wetland Cardboard box
  • Blue Urban Fatigues outfit
  • Metal Gear Online XP boost

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Companion App

Konami have said that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will have a companion app:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will have a companion app similar to the successful app for Ground Zeroes.
  • Like in Ground Zeroes the app can connect with the main game to show the in-game map as you play. Acting as a second screen map in the palm of your hand.
  • Using the app to navigate allows the player to see the map at all times and see more of the map on the screen than in game
  • The app also allows you to listen to all records / music that you obtain as you progress through the game.
  • The companion app is only available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox One and will be available for download on September 1st, 2015, in time for the game’s launch.

Metal Gear Solid Online

 

Metal Gear Solid Online is the multiplayer aspect of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Launching in October, the game will bring about a whole new online mode to the Metal Gear Solid franchise and revolutionise the online aspect of the franchise. We last saw an online mode back on Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriots.
For those who are still on the fence about the latest masterpiece from Hideo Kojima, check out our review of the game and our preview.