Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes due March 18, Xbox-exclusive mission adds Raiden

In a big marketing-o-rama, it's been revealed that Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will launch on March 18, 2014. The blast also includes a new fifteen-minute gameplay trailer, and a peek at an Xbox-exclusive mission which somehow sees the cyborg Raiden fighting bodysnatchers.

The Xbox-exclusive mission 'Jamais Vu' sees a US naval base in Cuba base infested with mysterious "biroid 'Snatchers,'" attacking people and stealing their identities. Even Big Boss would be at risk, so players will assume the cyborg frame of Raiden, somehow zipping around murdering bodysnatchers before he's even born, let alone rebuilt in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

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PlayStation platforms, on the other hand, get the exclusive mission 'Deja Vu,' which stars a retro low-poly Snake.

Ground Zeroes is headed to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PS3. It'll run you either $20 or $30, costing more on disc and next-gen consoles. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will follow later.

Here's that new gameplay trailer I promised, showing some night-time sneaking:

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