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 fighting bodysnatchers.

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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.

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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    December 9, 2013 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, 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 fighting bodysnatchers.

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      December 9, 2013 7:45 AM

      Exclusives missions or addons to a platform pisses me off so much >:(

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        December 9, 2013 8:17 AM

        I agree.

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        December 9, 2013 8:28 AM

        Is it better or worse than a title being a platform exclusive?

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          December 9, 2013 8:52 AM

          It's better as you can at least play the game... But it's not like they are going to sell more copies because of it. I wonder how much they get payed to do exclusives like that.

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      December 9, 2013 8:17 AM

      Xbox One wins on this one. I don't want a low poly Snake. They should have redone him in the new engine.

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        December 9, 2013 8:41 AM

        It's low-poly snake or it's a new level for MGR. I'm not drawn to either.

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      December 9, 2013 8:25 AM

      Nice to see they are pricing the digital version cheaper.

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        December 9, 2013 8:42 AM

        I really hope this starts the trend of lower prices digitally for all releases on the new systems.

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      December 9, 2013 8:39 AM

      Aliens? Is this some side project for fun or is it supposed to fit in the real Metal Gear timeline?

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        December 9, 2013 8:40 AM

        The Sega CD game Snatcher by Kojima. Maybe he's resurrecting it and just re-introducing the franchise.

        Great game.

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      December 9, 2013 8:46 AM

      Serious question. I've never played an MGS game. Should I bother jumping in with the Xbox One version of this? Or am I not really missing anything special here...

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        December 9, 2013 10:19 AM

        Play MGS1, then MGS3. If you want to be hardcore, I guess you could play MGS2 and MGS4 but 2 is wacky and the story won't really have much to do with MGS5 as far as I can tell. You won't understand anything going on if you're never played MGS1 & MGS3. Play them on PS3 with HD collection as they were meant to be played because the PS3 has analog button control. This means the pressure that you press one of the face buttons makes you pop your head up, or slowly draw your weapon.

        Here are the games rated from best to worst in my opinion:

        MGS3 --> MGS1 --> MGS:PW --> MGS4 --> MGS2 --> MGS:PO --> MG:A

        MGS3 is my favorite game ever made and I've played a shitload of video games.

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          December 9, 2013 10:45 AM

          PS, do not confused MGS: Twin Snakes with MGS1. Twin Snakes is hokey bullshit with unnecessary bullet dodging slow motion and silly crap like matrix 2. Just play the PC version of MGS1 with a gamepad. You could actually play MGS3 first without spoiling anything about MGS1. In fact it might enhance the MGS1 experience now that I think about it. MGS3 takes place in the 1960s whereas MGS1 takes place in I think 1998.

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            December 9, 2013 11:07 AM

            Really, like anything else in any of the Metal Gear series isn't hokey bullshit?

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            December 9, 2013 11:33 AM

            Is Twin Snakes the GameCube one? I remember people really being into that one.

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              December 9, 2013 11:46 AM

              I thought it was a fine update, but some people take exception to the redone cutscenes and music replacement.

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                December 9, 2013 1:05 PM

                The real problem was the addition of first person aiming from MGS2.

                Its a perfectly fine mechanic in general, but since the game was designed without it, there are points where it can break the game.

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                  December 10, 2013 7:03 AM

                  I don't understand why anybody says this. If first person aiming breaks Metal Gear Solid 1 gameplay then it breaks the gameplay of every other game that has it too, MGS2, MGS3, and sure as hell MGS4 because you can actually move while aiming in first person. Just because you can get a dead-on massive damage by pinpoint shooting a headshot in first person mode the game is broken? What?

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            December 10, 2013 7:01 AM

            I'm sorry, but this is completely full of shit. I love Metal Gear Solid but I just can't stand to play the blocky Pacmanesque bullshit after experiencing the tale retold in Twin Snakes. Way, way better than the original.

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          December 9, 2013 1:08 PM

          If you're really curious, snag the Legacy Collection on PS3. It can be had for a bargain from various holiday sales and includes everything Metal Gear except for Metal Gear Rising (which is its own thing) and Portable Ops (which was designed with the PSP hardware in mind).

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        December 9, 2013 11:37 AM

        You are going to be confused as all hell about the story. The gameplay will still be fun but MGS has a LOT of cutscenes. I would recommend playing through the other games.

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      December 9, 2013 11:52 AM

      I wish I had more confidence in this game. I just want a typical MGS. Every game is open world. I wonder how many trinkets I'll have to collect.

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