Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Trailer is Teasing “Metal Gear’s Biggest Mystery”


Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has published a new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Featured above, the new promotional video is titled “A History of Metal Gear and PlayStation,” which promises fans that 28 years of waiting is going to be rewarded, as “Metal Gear’s biggest mystery will come to a full reveal.”

Finally, a timeline for the series was also revealed, focusing on where Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain happens within the series engrossing timeline.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is launching on September 1st across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game’s online component, Metal Gear Online, was delayed to launch sometime in October on consoles and next January on PC.

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  1. dogmentation
    August 19, 2015 at 10:08 am

    “Metal Gear’s biggest mystery” being “What has Kojima been smoking for the last 20 years?”

  2. JackDandy
    August 19, 2015 at 10:40 am


  3. NuclearCherries
    August 19, 2015 at 11:01 am

    The secret is Big Boss dindu nuffin. He a good boy.

  4. FakeangeL
    August 19, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I noticed a distinct lack of Portable Ops in this timeline


  5. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    August 19, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Is the mystery if Zanzibar actually had poisonous hamsters? Or if that one soldier actually fell asleep after hearing an owl hatch?

  6. Wand
    August 19, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    The only canon game is MG Acid

  7. Casey
    August 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Poops is technically canon, but they have said numerous times they don’t consider it part of the mainline franchise.

    And yeah, I’m right there with you.

  8. Lex
    August 19, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Mystery? We know roughly what happened and when – have done since 4. Interquels are about filling in the details, not answering questions.

  9. Misogynerd
    August 19, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Why did Big Boss hire a guy named Dirty Duck is a bigger question than that.

  10. flashn00b
    August 19, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Who will remake Metal Gear 1 and 2 as “Metal Gear Solid 6: Outer Heaven”?

    I think that’s the mystery.

  11. TheCynicalReaper
    August 20, 2015 at 2:47 pm


  12. dogmentation
    August 20, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Are you saying you WOULDN’T?

  13. Misogynerd
    August 20, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    He’s either a bad employee or an overqualified one that will take your job, good thing Big Boss died before Dirty Duck could become the leader of Outer Heaven.