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Rumor: Metal Gear Solid 5: Demon Edition leaked

Jasbasse

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Take this with a massive grain of salt. This stuff reads like fan fiction. Regardless, here's the "leak":

  • A new re release of Phantom Pain is being announced at Gamescom by Konami. Some of the press was shown it on Friday.
  • Intention behind the release is to win back Western audience after the backlash that Survive got.
  • They got Fukushima to helm the project, he's also the main writer. Team is Metal Gear veterans, with people who worked on Portable Ops and Ghost Babel on board.
  • Game reuses everything from the base game, but restructures and recontextualize the story/cutscene.
  • Full English redub (Japanese cast is mostly the same) with Big Boss being voiced by Richard Doyle, his MGS4 voice actor. Kiefer is, however, still in, voicing Ishmael and the Medic, with a handful of new lines (is in more of cameo role then anything) James Horan as Skullface, and Downes as Kaz are the only real returning actors.
  • Story has been completely changed, and has approximately three hours of completely new cutscenes, and quite a bit of the old ones have been extremely edited.
  • Ground Zeroes is fully integrated into the game, and serves as a prologue.
  • One such example is a revamped intro, in which it depicts Morpho's crash at the end of GZ, in which you have limited control of Big Boss, crawling through the wreckage, and watching a XOF kill team lead by Skullface, killing a bunch of survivors, which is the trailer in it's entirety.
  • Abducts Chico, and Skullface is about to deliver the coup de grace on Boss, when the Medic attacks him from behind. A small, but brutal CQC battle ensures, with Skullface eventually overwhelming Venom, before he's killed with a knife to his throat.
  • Snake and Kaz are saved at the last minute, by a gunship, forcing XOF to retreat with Chico in tow. Trailer ends with Boss losing conscious, as he's being dragged into a heli by Cipher Special Forces led by Ocelot.
  • To make things clear, the game is intended to stomp out Kojima''s vision of the series (despite the rendition being built on alot of unused concepts Hideo discarded).
  • Reflected in the title, which is Metal Gear Solid 5, instead of V.
  • Some discard previously, but brought back ideas include the hospital escape being far more horrific and demonic, Boss hallucinates the staff as Undead horrors.
  • Quiet has been...reworked. The character has been split into two. "Quiet" now dies in the hospital after being set on fire "by" Ishmael (whose legit a hallucination/spirit of Venom) the AI buddy ally half of her character is now a Ukraine sniper, Albatross, a completely new character. Fully clothed, she's a mercenary in league with the Soviets. Still an AI buddy, but much more mundane, and is a associate of Ocelot.
  • You get to bring generic Diamond Dog soldiers with you on missions, they act as expendable buddies. (And can be perma killed)
  • D.D, D.Horse, and D.Walker are in unchanged.
  • Entirely new buddies include Battle Gear, which was previously cut from the game. Basically the Zeke building segment of Peace Walker...with the addition of being able to drive it (deploying cost alot though). And Red. (Chico as he was supposed to be in Phantom Pain. Is also a midgame boss.)
  • Only characters consist to their PP portrayal are Kaz (whose still an angry prick with the same role) and Huey (whose still a treasonous bastard) Ocelot and Skullface might as well be two completely different characters. Code Talker has been cut.
  • Is being billed as a "game as a service". Reworked Kingdom of the Flies is a pre order bonus, and they'll be addition sub narratives as DLC. Only way really the higher ups greenlighted the project in the first place.
  • Release date is December this year.
As you can see, there's a lot to unpack. But, this seems way out there.

 
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100% fake. sounds more or less the same as what we got with a bunch of nonsense changes imagined by some rando. lol @ "code walker is cut" and "main characters may as well be totally new" yet nothing is replacing it. ok. Quiet is two new characters that function exactly the same. ok. lol.

Kingdom of the Flies as a preorder bonus? you mean the boss fight we already go through twice in the game has a third repeat? no thanks.

fake fake fake
 

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This sounds a bit too good to be true, but I'll give this a shot if it's released.

  • Full English redub (Japanese cast is mostly the same) with Big Boss being voiced by Richard Doyle, his MGS4 voice actor. Kiefer is, however, still in, voicing Ishmael and the Medic, with a handful of new lines (is in more of cameo role then anything) James Horan as Skullface, and Downes as Kaz are the only real returning actors.
This here is really suspicious...
Ishmael is Big Boss. So if Richard Doyle is in, that means he'd voice Ishmael, leaving Ahab and the Medic for Kiefer.
 
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Yumi

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I hope its true. The media coverage alone would be a shit storm. Konomi is already so horrific they might as well go all in and rattle all the cages.
 
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As someone who still thinks MGSV was the most disappointing game of the gen this all sounds interesting.

But some of it sounds hard to believe so I'll also go with "probably fake".
And for a franchise that is so attached to its creator, making a re-release that's basically "the no Kojima cut" is probably not going to be well received by fans
 
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I don't think it's legit. It looks way to complicated to take a game that isn't even that old and just massacre it with edited scenes, altered characters, new voices, changed story etc. It has never been done before (afaik) and feels very unlikely. I do hope that Konami will stop being weird and actually bring the franchise back in a respectful way. It doesn't belong dusting away in their basement.
 

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You get to bring generic Diamond Dog soldiers with you on missions, they act as expendable buddies.
Don't see how that's going to work in a stealth game .. sounds wrong.


I'd buy it.
 

FranXico

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And if this one was real, I'd consider playing it again for the proper story.

They got Fukushima to helm the project, he's also the main writer. Team is Metal Gear veterans, with people who worked on Portable Ops and Ghost Babel on board.
If you liked the MGS3 story, Fukushima should get you excited.
 
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If it bridges the gap between MSG 5 and the first games id be all for it. Knowing the original dosnt makes me not want to play it.

Kind of like your favorite tv show been cancelled with no warning... Only they had the chance for closure and didn't take it. Must be taking ques from The X files.
 
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MayauMiao

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Sound fake. Why would Konami invest more money changing a game that will infuriate the MGS fans, especially pro Kojima fans?
 
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As someone who loved MGSV but was equally disappointed by how disjointed it felt, consider my curiosity somewhat piqued.
 
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Zambatoh

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Sound fake. Why would Konami invest more money changing a game that will infuriate the MGS fans, especially pro Kojima fans?
Keep in mind the fanbase in general views this game as a mixed bag. We can all tell that so much of what we saw in the trailers did not make it into the final game. And a lot of it was due to the last minute rush resulting in a lot things being cut. Not to mention the ending was pretty divisive.

That being said however, I don't think anyone is expecting much from a (possibly fake) redux.
 

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Bring back David Hayter and maybe I would consider it.

Honestly though, I won't count it out but I will 100% wait for all reviews and most likely wait for it to drop to $20 or less before I would consider it.
 
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Sounds crazy but that's just the nor m for Konami.

I'm throwing away my copy of V and buying this Demon Edition if the rumor is true.
 
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Yeah I just can't get my hopes up. I am too vulnerable. It would destroy me to hope and believe in something I wish for so much.

Even without Kojima there is a lot of good work that could be done to "re-release" MGS V and make it a rounder product.
 

Chittagong

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That sounds like total fan fiction but I would buy it in a fucking eyeblink if true
 

Silent Duck

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Metal Gear Solid 5: Fake News Edition

If this actually turns out to be true, I will style my hair like Bernie Sanders. But I’m pretty sure I’m safe from that fate.
 
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They've been selling MGSV and GZ dirt cheap for several years now, so what exactly are they going to sell a glorified remix for?
Rejig it as f2p version?
 
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Stop being cunts and sell Kojima the rights to his baby back. Until then, fuck Konami.
 
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I hope this is true just to see Konami's damage control. I feel bad for whoever is running their social media when they post about their new Contra title, lol. They've deleted and hidden comments SO fast.
 

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That would be amazing for the internet reactions alone.

I honestly can't wait for Konami to fully take on MGS without Kojima anyway.

Please be true.
 

ExpandKong

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I’d like this to be true because I fucking hated MGSV (it doesn’t play like a metal gear game and it doesn’t have the story or presentation of a metal gear game and as a metal gear fan that’s the shit I buy the games for) but yeah unlikely.

The dead giveaway that it’s fake is the premise that Konami gives a shit about what the audience thinks lol
 

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can’t be true, not enough time. Fukushima’s last game was in 2017. Metal Gear Survive came out in 2018. With all that’s described, that’s not enough time. Even Survive took over 2 years to get made.
Konami will be at Gamescom for Contra, PES, and yugioh.
 

Aranea

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Sounds like the usual fake 4chan fictions. I would try it if the game is true, but this is highly unlikely.
 
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