Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Includes MGSV: Phantom Pain DLC As A Bonus In Japan

By Spencer . January 31, 2014 . 1:25am

mgsgz-2 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a prequel to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and in Japan certain retailers are giving away DLC for The Phantom Pain instead of Ground Zeroes. If you get Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes at Geo you’ll get a special weapon for The Phantom Pain. Tsutaya is giving out a Mother Base staff member for The Phantom Pain with a purchase of Ground Zeroes.


Konamistyle has a neat smartphone stand that looks like a cassette case that appears in the game. The "tape" that comes with it is actually a notepad. Buyers will also get a Mother Base staff member for The Phantom Pain, but it isn’t clear if Konamistyle’s staffer is different from the Tsutaya bonus.


Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes comes out on March 18 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in North America. Japan gets the game two days later on March 20.


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  • Shippoyasha

    Huh, then I suppose we can actually expect Mother Base or similar concepts staying in Phantom Pain too. I’d love to see that aspect continue throughout Big Boss’s games. Would love to see how the concept expands through the series.

    • Spencer Shea

      Long ago he said there will be base building still in TTP and you will be able to walk around in it this time

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  • Arizato

    Saw this on Neogaf. Source is here:

    Is this actually a Japan first print reversible cover? Because I can’t find information about it anywhere.

    • Daigure

      God I hope so. Having a MGS game with no Shinkawa artwork on the cover feels so weird, even if the past two games have been that way.

    • They should just make that the regular cover. Seriously, MGS4’s cover with a photographic image of Snake really broke the flow.

      • Arizato

        Europe got Shinkawa art on MGS4 though. But you are right, it’s not as good with the in game Snake.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Oh. My. God.

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    so like when is quiet coming out?

  • Anime10121

    Lol preorder exclusive DLC to a game we have no idea when its coming :P

  • Did they just basically confirm the Mother Base returning in MGSV?

  • konsama

    Another base staff unit… Seems it’s time to catch em all outer haven again.

  • Asturias_Knytt

    Can we have a English-translated link to the Konami Style page where we can get the phone stand please? I looked on the site, but I can’t find it. Have they even put that offer up yet…or… it already out of stock? :(

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