You have to hand it to Hideo Kojima; he really knows how to craft a game trailer. Prior to Sony and Microsoft’s E3 conferences, Hideo Kojima released a brand new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and in it, we learn a lot more about Snake and his reasons for retaliation.
The trailer is a bit lengthy, clocking in at nearly 6 minutes, but with this possibly being the very last Kojima made Metal Gear Solid, would you want anything shorter?
Kojima shared the trailer with the help of Geoff Keighley during his E3 special. Prior to revealing the trailer, Keighley shared a heartfelt message with the audience about the trailer, and Kojima himself.
About a month ago I went to Tokyo and had lunch with a good friend of mine, Hideo Kojima. He’s been through a lot over the past few months as you’ve probably read online, regarding his relationship with Konami. But he’s been there, working at the Konami office, sequestered away, working on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
When I met with Mr. Kojima, he told me how proud he was of the game that he’s finishing up under very difficult circumstances. He’s always been a big supporter of me and what he told me at that lunch was that he really wanted to give something to the fans this year at E3.
The Metal Gear Solid franchise has been a staple at E3 for so many years. Metal Gear Solid 2 probably over a decade ago and it was one of the most amazing E3 trailers. There was this big screen at the Konami booth and everyone would gather around to watch it.
Well this is, believe it or not, is the final Metal Gear Solid trailer that Mr. Kojima will make for E3 and I’m honored that he asked me to debut it here for you. It’s over five minutes long and it gives you a preview of The Phantom Pain that will be coming out in September. Mr. Kojima told me how proud he was of this game and how hard he’s working to make it great for the fans, as his final send off to Metal Gear.
Make sure to check out the trailer above, and let us know what you think.