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'Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience' arrives in October for Xbox One, PS4, PC

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience, a bundle containing both Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and 2014’s Ground Zeroes prologue, will be arriving in October, publisher Konami has announced.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC — but not the last-generation consoles on which the two individual games were previously released. It will also include every piece of downloadable content released across the two games, as well as the Metal Gear Online competitive mode.

The bundle is mostly made up of cosmetic items such as the “Dance Appeal Pack” for competitive play and the “Rocky Terrain” cardboard box, but it also offers a few extra missions. “Jamais Vu,” originally only available on Xbox systems, put cyborg ninja Raiden into the game to expose body snatchers, while the PlayStation’s “Déjà Vu” mission gave fans a throwback to the original Metal Gear Solid, complete with an unlockable Solid Snake skin.

The Definitive Experience‘s box art also serves as a more comprehensive look at Venom Snake’s entire story, featuring characters like Skull Face, Quiet, the Man on Fire, and Kaz Miller. The flaming unicorn featured prominently in marketing materials and The Phantom Pain‘s opening mission are also displayed.

If you’ve already played both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, then Konami does still have a Metal Gear game for you, but it might not be what you’re expecting. Metal Gear Survive, the first announced game in the series since the departure of longtime director Hideo Kojima, is a cooperative shooter that tasks the mercenary group Militaires Sans Frontières with fending off waves of zombies. Fan response thus far has been less than kind, to put it mildly.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 11 and will retail for $50.

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