Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Developer: Kojima Productions
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One
Is he trolling or teasing? You be the judge.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is undoubtedly 2015’s biggest game of the year and the lack of release date is making sure that the fans themselves are fittingly suffering from the phantom pain. Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind Metal Gear Solid usually takes to Twitter to drop hints about what players can expect next.
Its been widely reported that Konami might be showing off a new trailer at GDC or may be at the upcoming Taipei Games Show and it seems it will have a new song or a new soundtrack to go along with it.
In a number of tweets he listed all the theme songs from previous games but teasingly left a arrow after Sins of the Father, possibly indicating that a new song track will be revealed soon.
“Listened to MGS & PV tracks. The Best Is Yet To Come→Can’t Say Good Bye to Yesterday→Snake Eater→Way To Fall→Love Theme→Here’s to You→Calling To The Night→Heavens Divide→Koi no Yokushiryoku→Here’s to You→Not Your Kind Of People→Sins of the Father→”
He also explained the reasons behind choosing males and female vocalists in different games. He selected Way To Fall, a song by a male vocalist because Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater emphasized on how Big Boss surpassed The Boss, his mother like figure. In Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2, they opted for a female vocalists (The Best is Yet to Come and I Can’t Say Goodbye to Yesterday) since those games showcased how Liquid and Solidus Snake wanted to surpass Big Boss.
He then explains how things were passed on from The Boss to Big Boss and beyond from father (Big Boss) to son (Solid Snake). This is a rather interesting comment from Kojima since he is talking about the story between Big Boss and Solid Snake, one of the things that hasn’t been fleshed out in the Metal Gear saga so far. It was never revealed what Big Boss passed on to Solid Snake when the latter was under his command during the earlier games. Another interesting point to note is that Kojima explicitly mentions Solid Snake and not Liquid Snake who is supposedly in the game as a kid.
It must be noted that is of course not a confirmation by Kojima but it’s definitely a hint that Solid Snake may appear in some form in The Phantom Pain. In the past Kojima has mentioned that Solid Snake will appear in MGS5, but at E3 2013 and around the launch of Ground Zeroes, he was not comfortable talking about the same.