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Metal Gear Solid V will be 25GB at launch, new promotional poster isn’t that subtle

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is live and ready for pre-order on the Japanese PlayStation Store, and it indicates that the game will require 25GB on your hard drive┬áto play at launch. That’s all? We’ve seen simple shooters like The Evil Within with bigger file sizes than that! Either Metal Gear isn’t up to the same graphical standards we’ve come to enjoy, or that Fox Engine really knows how to compress excellent images.

My guess is that it’s the latter of the two.┬áThe PlayStation 3 version weighs in much smaller at a moderate 11.7GB.

There is no official word for the Western release yet, which might require more space for more vocal tracks, nor have specs turned up yet for the Xbox or PC versions of the game.

What we do have though is a lovely new poster for the game straight from Hideo Kojima’s Twitter account, starring Snake, his female companion Quiet, and a whole lot of blood. Seriously, that is a lot of blood. The text roughly translates into “stained in blood, the aftermath of revenge.”

That’s a bit more than a stain, Konami. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on Sept. 1. The PC version will follow on Sept. 14.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...