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Metal Gear Solid 5 confirmed for September launch alongside handy Collector's Edition

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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released this September worldwide, and the game will be available alongside two special editions, publisher Konami announced today.

The announcement confirmed yesterday's leak of a Sept. 1 release date for the full-scale follow-up to 2014's Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. Konami said today that The Phantom Pain will launch Sept. 1 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The Windows PC version of the game will arrive Sept. 15 on Steam. The Phantom Pain will sell for $59.99 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, while the last-gen versions will cost $49.99.

First-run copies will be labeled with a "Day One Edition" designation. The physical version of that edition will come with a map and some downloadable add-ons: an XP boost in Metal Gear Online, the Adam-ska Special Handgun, a silver Personal Ballistic Shield, a Cardboard Box (Wetland) and Blue Urban Snake fatigues. The same items will come with the digital PC version on Steam. Konami said it will announce the contents of the digital Day One Edition at a later date.

Konami is also producing a Collector's Edition for The Phantom Pain on PS4 and Xbox One. At $99.99, it won't cost an arm and a leg — but it will come with an arm. As you can see in the image below, the Collector's Edition contents are led by a half-scale replica of Snake's bionic arm. Also included is the map that's in the Day One Edition. The game itself comes in a Steelbook case, along with a second disc containing trailers and a behind-the-scenes documentary. Everything is packaged in a special black box with a Diamond Dogs clasp.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector's Edition 1920

The Collector's Edition comes with a wealth of DLC. Here's the full list:

Weapon & Shield Pack

  • Windurger S333 Combat Special Revolver
  • Adam-ska Special Handgun
  • Maschinen Taktische Pistole 5 Weiss Special Handgun
  • Rasp Short-Barreled Shotgun Gold
  • Personal Ballistic Shield (Olive Drab)
  • Personal Ballistic Shield (Silver)
  • Personal Ballistic Shield (White)
  • Personal Ballistic Shield (Gold)

Cardboard Boxes

  • Cardboard Box (Rocky Terrain)
  • Cardboard Box (All-Purpose Dryland)
  • Cardboard Box (Wetland)

Snake Costumes

  • Fatigues (Black Ocelot)
  • Fatigues (Gray Urban)
  • Fatigues (Blue Urban)
  • Fatigues (All-Purpose Dryland)

Other

  • "Venom Snake" Emblem

MGO Boost

  • Metal Gear Online XP Boost

MGO Items

  • Metal Gear Rex Helmet
  • AM MRS-4 GOLD Assault Rifle
  • WU S. PISTOL GOLD

In yesterday's leak, series creator Hideo Kojima dropped a few details about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, saying that in this game, Snake (voiced by Kiefer Sutherland) will be a man of few words. Regarding talk of The Phantom Pain's place in the Metal Gear canon, Kojima said, "With Metal Gear Solid 5, I'm finally closing the loop on [the Metal Gear] saga. In that sense, this will be the final Metal Gear Solid. Even if the Metal Gear franchise continues, to me, this is the last Metal Gear."