MGS5: Snake Can Take A Shower To Wash off the Blood, Man on Fire’s Identity Possibly Revealed

Possible spoiler.

Posted By | On 20th, Feb. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Ever since the released of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes fans have been clamouring for a release date for The Phantom Pain. However it seems that Hideo Kojima is not in a hurry and will take his own time to make the game as polished as he possibly can. After all there is a lot riding for Konami on this game as The Phantom Pain is one of their biggest ever game release in recent years.

Today Hideo Kojima revealed an interesting feature that players can use in the game. Remember the screenshots we shared with you recently which showed off Snake covered in blood? Kojima has confirmed this is a gameplay feature and Snake can wash off the blood by taking a shower in the game (Thanks JunkerHQ for the translation). So unlike other games, the blood won’t just fade away magically in The Phantom Pain .

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According to an image emailed to GamingBolt, it seems that Square Enix Products have revealed the real identity of the Man on Fire. This character was first showcased during GDC 2013 and many had speculated him to be Volgin. Turns out he is indeed Volgin according to Square Enix Products. Now you may wonder why is Square Enix posting about Metal Gear Solid? Well, you see Square Enix handles the Kai Arts figurine business and they are apparently making figurines for the characters in Metal Gear Solid 5.

Another interesting point to be noted is that they actually decided to make a figurine out of him indicating that Volgin possibly has a major role in the game. Spoiler alert: Volgin was killed by Snake in Metal Gear Solid 3 but this won’t be the first time that a dead character is coming back. After all The Phantom Pain will deal with phantoms. However take this information with a grain of salt unless you hear it directly from Konami. We also searched through the 2015 photo stream of Square Enix Product Facebook page and it seems it was taken down.

Metal Gear Solid 5 does not have a release date but it’s confirmed to be coming out this year on almost all major platforms including PS4, Xbox One, PC as well as PS3 and Xbox 360.

Thanks Nathan for the image.

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  • Jason Mounce

    Although obvious to fans – Square likes to goof up.

    • Harley Weir


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  • jmmy

    Eh, Phantom Pain, is not about phantoms. It is when your hurting in a limb that is cut off and is no longer there.

    • Jason Mounce

      *Coughs* He’s missing his eye. Plus the game has supernatural properties and Ghosts are literal easter eggs in every game.

      Missing Arm > Phantom limb.

      Missing eye > ??? > Profit

    • Guest

      Just pointing out that Snake loses his arm in The Phantom Pain. You can clearly see his robotic arm in all trailer and gameplay footage revealed thus far 😛

      There are indeed ghosts in the series (The Sorrow, MGS3), but jmmy wasn’t referring to the eye, but the lost arm.

    • Jason Mounce

      Your comment made me facepalm pretty hard. :l Had you just woken up when you made that ._.

    • stoutforbreakfast

      Simple friend. It’s a double entendre. Where one meaning is obvious and the other is more subtle. The obvious being snake’s missing arm and the resulting medical phenomenon. The subtle being his past coming to haunt him. These “phantoms” are most likely delusions due to the giant shrapnel in his forehead. He is a man changed and after such traumatic events will see a rehashing of his past and a re-evaluation of his moral compass.

  • oo7PorscheMGS

    U can clearly tell by watching the mgsV trailers that mgs v is about phantoms as well…there are multiple meanings to the word and theyre both in the game.


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