Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima frequently promises that the next Metal Gear Solid game will inevitably be his last one. This time is different, as those words actually hold genuine weight now that he is leaving Konami. If The Phantom Pain is indeed his last outing with Snake, then there is not much to say other than it’s been one thrilling ride over the last 28 years.
And wouldn’t you know it? Sony Japan has a new trailer to stoke those happy memories one more time. Relive the entire Metal Gear Solid series in this two minute trailer with footage from all the 3D games. No matter how much they clash in graphical quality, each of them represents the age the Metal Gear game was released, and each of them should hold special memories for those who were around when they first launched.
Fighting Psycho Mantis, holding Sniper Wolf as she breathes her last, meeting Otacon for the first time, killing The Boss, brawling with old man Ocelot on a roof, Paz’s creepy rendering. Whether being straight faced serious or in awkward humor, it all blends together perfectly as a huge body of work.
That being said, it’s amazing how much the first Metal Gear Solid game clashes so much with even the PlayStation 2 games. Yeesh!
Hideo Kojima is reportedly editing the final launch trailer, meaning we’ll be seeing him send off his 28 year narrative one more time before the game launches on Sept. 1. Look for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, and for the love of Snake, please be happy about its release. I know the background noise sucks, but the games we play should always come before the games the executives play.