We’re just a month and change from the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Hideo Kojima has revealed what he calls the “final” poster for the upcoming stealth-action game, which showcases Big Boss and The Quiet in the aftermath of some gruesome action. Read on to see the whole thing!
Even though every Metal Gear Solid game is showcased for ages before release, with The Phantom Pain shown as far back as E3 2013, Metal Gear Solid V’s conclusion has snuck up on us like a master of espionage action. Perhaps it’s because all of the discord regarding Hideo Kojima’s departure and the subsequent distancing Konami has attempted between the game and its developer, but September 1 is fast approaching, to the extent that we’re now being shown what is called the “final” poster for the Phantom Pain.
Revealed by Kojima on Twitter, stating “New & final visual poster for limited stores, will be displayed from Aug.”Stained In Blood, The Aftermath Of Revenge””, it seems as though this art will only be available in Japan, but I’m more curious about the title itself (and the accompanying imagery). After so many adventures where protagonists could completely avoid violence, how will this image fit into the series’ stealth tradition? All I know for sure is that I’m looking forward to discovering more about this image in just a few scant weeks. Want to see a bigger version? Check it out below!
[UPDATE: While there is definite objectification of The Quiet — a design Hideo Kojima has defended by noting her characterization will unveil why she is put in such a revealing outfit — commentery PsylockeRules pointed out that Neogaf user Gunanimal has altered the image so that it contains all the brutal violence with much less of the gratuitous cleavage. Check out that one below.]