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Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero

What appears to be Ground Zeroes Snake and tank vehicle are making an appearance in LittleBigPlanet teased by PlayStation Europe . I remember buying the DLC for the MGS4 levels and comstumes and having a lot of fun with them. I’m sure this will be no different. No information beyond that on availability or price but still pretty cool all the same. Pictures below.

source: NeoGAFPlayStation Europe

Kojima on stage today announce that both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain will be coming to Steam with a steam cardboard box in game. No dates or Press Release has been dished out yet to media but stay tuned.











Via Brendan Sinclair of

MGS V: Ground Zeroes, pachinko drive publisher’s modest growth for first quarter

The Metal Gear Solid series has always been most closely associated with Sony’s PlayStation consoles, and that trend appears to be following through into the current generation. Konami today reported its financial results for the three months ended June 30, revealing in the process that the multiplatform Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes sold three times as many copies on PlayStation 4 as it did on Xbox One during the first fiscal quarter.

Ground Zeroes is the only title Konami has released on the new systems to date, and the publisher reported PS4 sales made up 12 percent of the total copies of PC and console games sold during the quarter, compared to the Xbox One’s 4 percent share. Ground Zeroes launched in March, near the end of Konami’s previous fiscal year. Despite coming in under the wire, the PS4 version of the game still accounted for 8 percent of the publisher’s games sold that year, while the Xbox One version made up 3 percent of sales.

The latest Metal Gear Solid also helped push Konami’s revenues up for the latest quarter, as the company reported sales up 6.6 percent to ¥48.61 billion ($472.6 million), with net income up 45.6 percent to ¥1.36 billion ($13.2 million). Games from the Metal Gear franchise sold 570,000 copies for the quarter, up from 190,000 the year before. However, the big boost to revenues came from Konami’s pachinko business, which was up 400 percent to ¥3.5 billion ($34 million).

For the full year, Konami is forecasting revenues of ¥220 billion ($2.14 billion), up 1.1 percent year-over-year. The company expects to post net income of ¥7 billion ($68 million), up 82.6 percent from its previous campaign.

As with its last report, Konami scaled back the amount of information it provided on its mobile and social business. It had already stopped breaking out revenues for its business in that segment, and for this quarter, the publisher also opted against updating the size of its player base (previously 35 million registered members). Instead, Konami said that the number of registered users has grown “steadily,” adding that titles like Dragon Collection and the Professional Baseball Dream Nine series “continued to enjoy steady sales and contributed to our revenue.”

No real surprise here considering how close the Metal Gear franchise has been to the Sony platform but interesting none the less.


David Gibson @gibbogame Senior Research Analyst tweeted out the following:

We are guessing that gives validity to the claims about Metal Gear Solid V’s two game release with Ground Zeros being released first then The Phantom Pain later.

Note* We have yet to hear any official announcements from Konami yet on this ourselves so take this with a grain of salt but if this news came out of an investor meeting or an earnings report this could very well be true.

[ Update ] For those doubters out there again, the source of this came from a Senior Research Analyst who was listening to a Konami fiscal call.

Keep it at MGN for the latest.

Eddie Makuch, News Editor @GameSpot reports:

GameSpot and Konami that its third annual Pre-E3 Show 2013 will be live-streamed on GameSpot and through the GameSpot TV app on Xbox Live. The show kicks off at 10 a.m. PDT on June 6. A special landing page for the presentation is now live.

Hideo Kojima has recently shed some light to some of the changes happening within the process of making games at Kojima Productions, in particular Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and how it may explain David Hayter absence in the game.

“In fact, the initial plan of “5” was to do performance capture which takes voice, facial expression and action all at once. But if you do this, I have to stay in Hollywood for some amount of period of time, which I couldn’t do, so as compromise, we take action in Japan and voice and facial in Hollywood.”

Game Developers Conference 2013 organizers have announced a special lecture from Konami’s Hideo Kojima, who will publicly show his division’s FOX Engine in detail for the first time, via demonstrations of the development process and workflow behind Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes.

Teased last August, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes is set to be an open-world spin on the Metal Gear saga, built using Kojima Productions’ FOX Engine, and targeting Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.