The cat is out of the bag – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will arrive, worldwide, on September 1st 2015.
The announcement was supposed to come tomorrow, during Konami’s big reveal. However, the date was leaked early by some eagle-eyed gamers on NeoGAF, who spotted a couple of interviews with Hideo Kojima on IGN’s server which revealed the date.
In the video, Kojima declares this to be his final Metal Gear game. He says: “I always say this will be my last Metal Gear, but the games in the series that I’ve personally produced – Metal on MSX, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, 3, 4 and Peace Walker – and now Metal Gear Solid 5 constitute a single Metal Gear saga.
“With Metal Gear Solid 5 I’m finally closing the loop on that saga. In that sense, this will be the final Metal Gear Solid. To me, this is the last Metal Gear.”