Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced a patch and an update for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. In celebration of one million copies shipped worldwide, Kojima Productions has announced that its latest title update will unlock and allow all users to access the Déjà vu and Jamais Vu platform exclusive missions. The update will be available from May 1st.
Originally launched exclusively for PlayStation platforms, the Déjà vu mission, often referred to as a “throwback” mission, is based on missions from the original Metal Gear Solid game and lets users play as a pixelated, low polygon Solid Snake. To progress in the mission, players must recreate the key scenes. As a reward, players will see flashbacks to the previous game.
“Jamais Vu”, the Xbox platform exclusive mission, references the 1988 game, “SNATCHER,” the second video game written and directed by Hideo Kojima. In the mission, the menacing bioroid “Snatchers” are dropped into Camp Omega to kill and steal the identities of everything they come in contact with. To kill off these enemies, players need a hero other than Snake—enter Raiden, the superhuman ninja cyborg from previous Metal Gear titles, including most recently Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. This time, Raiden dispenses with his High-Frequency Blade in favor of heavy weaponry to completely annihilate the “Snatcher” threat.
For the uninitiated, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the prologue in the Metal Gear Solid V Experience. The prologue primes gamers for the massive story and gameplay experience to come in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which will be released at a future date.
This is what I love about Kojima, always giving gamers more than they expect, what some people saw as a bit of a money grab, Kojima is really turning into something special. Can’t wait to get our hands on The Phantom Pain whenever that finally hits the streets.