Attack of the Fanboy

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Isn’t Too Dark Says Kojima

by Dean James


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is coming this September and will serve as the end of the Hideo Kojima era as head of the series. The final E3 trailer for the game debuted last week and Kojima has now commented on the thoughts by many that the game will be “too dark.”

We’ve been hearing about the game ever since its mysterious unveiling back at VGX 2012 and this year will finally end all of the waiting. The latest trailer certainly did not paint a very positive setting with everything looking incredibly harsh and depressing at times.

The style and mood of this trailer has some to worry that the game itself will be too dark, but Kojima has dismissed those ideas through a DualShockers.

“After watching the E3 trailer of “MGSV TPP” I noticed impressions that say “is it too dark?” Try to watch more the actual gameplay video. The degree of freedom is high. That’s the positive tone that I would like to remain in this world. That said, among that gameplay, the story develops darkly.”

Kojima went further to explain that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is centered on revenge, with the player getting the opportunity to take vengeance. The story is bound to be dark at parts when involving a plot like this, but Kojima definitely has made sure there is some positivity as well.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released on September 1 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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