Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is getting ready to release the much-anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain early this fall, and considering the series' legendary legacy, it is no surprise that the publisher has made the game the focal point of its E3 showing.
Due out on September 1 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, The Phantom Pain returns players to the expansive action franchise, this time with a tale set in 1984 during the Soviet-Afghan War. As Venom Snake, players must sneak through environments and utilize various stealth techniques and weapons to remain unseen and carry out their missions.
Last year, Konami released Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, a prequel entry that helped set the stage for this larger story. The Phantom Pain builds on the series' emblematic gameplay design by setting much of the action in open environments--which means fewer walls to hide behind, and even more precision needed to stay safely out of sight.
After 28 years and many millions of copies sold, the Metal Gear Solid franchise continues to enthrall players with its intense action scenarios and distinctive storytelling. It will not be the lone operative in Konami's E3 lineup, however: The company is also showing Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, the latest entry in its popular simulation franchise, which is also due out on multiple platforms this fall.