Just a few weeks out of the launch of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain there is even more information coming about the game everyday. That information is coming from a number of different sources. Some particular details have even slipped out thanks to the Gamestop‘s description of the game on its official website. It appears that the chain store didn’t realize that fans of the series didn’t yet have this info but now we know that a big part of the game is tracking Snake’s enemies through Afghanistan in order to take down the Patriots who might be developing a weapon that is worse than Metal Gear.
Perhaps the most interesting tidbits that are being divulged are there are going to be some new locations other than Afghanistan to play. Gamestop says that the player will get to play in both Russia and the United States. Considering this game is taking place during the cold war era, these new locations could be really interesting to see first hand. It would also make sense since the developers have been talking about how much longer the story mode in this game than previous iterations.
Gamestop also let some info slip about the open world environment that you’ll be playing through. “Play as Venom Sake (Big Boss) through massive open-world environments covering terrain from Cold War Russia to the United States encountering a cast of characters both familiar and downright strange.” Not all the information is coming straight from the retailer. One detail about Motherbase is that players won’t be able to name staff. In Metal Gear Solid 5 their names are automatic according to Konami’s Ken-ichiro Imaizumi on Twitter.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain launches in September.