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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date is set for September 1

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles on September 1, 2015, with a Steam version coming to Windows operating systems two weeks later, on September 15. Confirmation comes straight from publisher Konami, which also confirms that the multiplayer portion of developer Kojima Productions’ latest — Metal Gear Online — arrives on the same day(s).

As is now the standard for these sorts of major game releases, fans have a few different purchase options available with The Phantom Pain. The physical and downloadable versions both offer a “Day 1 Edition” at the base price of $60 (or $50 for the Steam version) that includes an assortment of bonus downloadable content: Adam-ska special handgun, Personal Ballistic Shield (silver), Cardboard Box (Wetland), fatigues (Blue Urban Snake Costume), and an XP boost for Metal Gear Online. The physical version also includes a map for collectors of paper things.

There’s also a $100 collector’s edition, that appears to only be available as a physical release. In addition to the Day 1 Edition’s map, the CE also packs in a half-scale replica of Snake’s bionic arm, a collectible SteelBook, a disc that includes a behind the scenes documentary and an assortment of trailers, and a large number of DLC items. Here’s a full rundown, straight from the press release:

WEAPON & SHIELD PACK

  • Windurger S333 Combat Special Revolver
  • Adam-ska Special Handgun
  • Maschinen Taktische Pistole 5 Weiss Special Handgun
  • Rasp Short-Barreled Shotgun Gold
  • Personal Ballistic Shield (Olive Drab)
  • Personal Ballistic Shield (Silver)
  • Personal Ballistic Shield (White)
  • Personal Ballistic Shield (Gold)

CARDBOARD BOXES

  • Cardboard Box (Rocky Terrain)
  • Cardboard Box (All-Purpose Dryland)
  • Cardboard Box (Wetland)

SNAKE COSTUMES

  • Fatigues (Black Ocelot)
  • Fatigues (Gray Urban)
  • Fatigues (Blue Urban)
  • Fatigues (All-Purpose Dryland)

Other

  • “VENOM SNAKE” Emblem

MGO BOOST

  • METAL GEAR ONLINE XP BOOST

MGO Items

  • Metal Gear Rex Helmet
  • AM MRS-4 GOLD Assault Rifle
  • WU S. PISTOL GOLD

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