Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes sneaking out on March 18th, 2014 [Update: PS4/XB1 retail release confirmed]

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be sneaking onto current and next-gen consoles beginning on March 18th, 2014 according to Kojima Productions and Konami.

The game will be available at retail and digitally, for the PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One at varying price points depending on the version.

Contrary to what Konami announced earlier, according to the new press release below, the PS4 and Xbox One will also be getting a retail release of Ground Zeroes… for $40. Previously the company only announced a digital next-gen release for $29.99.

Konami also showed off the Xbox exclusive, Snatcher and MGS Rising-themed “Jamais Vu” mission, which differs quite a bit from the PlayStation exclusive “D?j? Vu” mission previously revealed.

The company also sent over a pair of gameplay trailers showing off the Night Mission and the Xbox Jamais Vu Mission which we embedded below.

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Read on for all the info.

Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. today released two new gameplay videos for METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES, the first installment of the METAL GEAR SOLID V Experience.

In response to popular demand for more details regarding how day and night plays a role in stealth gameplay, Kojima Productions has created a new METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES trailer that exhibits how gameplay can deviate drastically, depending on time of day, weather and other climatic conditions.

In the previous “Day Mission” gameplay video, Big Boss embarked on a “Side Ops” mission to locate a high-value target and recover hidden intelligence. However, the daylight served as a disadvantage, and the mission ended in all-out battle and a blazing car chase. In the new “Night Mission” gameplay video, Big Boss tackles a side objective within the main “Ground Zeroes” mission using hardcore stealth, under the cloak of night, to infiltrate and extract a POW from the clandestine blacksite, “Camp Omega.”

Kojima Productions has also announced the “Jamais Vu” exclusive mission for Xbox fans. As a throwback to the 1988 Kojima-helmed, cult favorite game, “SNATCHER,” the menacing bioroid “Snatchers” are dropped into Camp Omega to kill and steal identities of everything they come in contact with. But to kill off old enemies, players need a new hero- enter Raiden, the superhuman ninja cyborg from previous METAL GEAR titles, including most recently METAL GEAR RISING REVENGANCE. This time, Raiden dispenses with his HF Blade in favor of heavy weaponry to annihilate the “Snatcher” threat.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is a prologue and the first release in the METAL GEAR SOLID V Experience. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, which will be released after, completes the fifth chapter in the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise. Anchored in a deep story mode involving tactical espionage and double crossing, METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES also expands into numerous “Side Ops” missions that branch off the story campaign and allows players to tackle new objectives independent of the main game.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES will begin hitting retail stores beginning March 18, 2014 for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The game will be available in retail stores nationwide on current generation systems for the MSRP of $29.99 or via download for $19.99. For Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation 4 systems, the game will be available for the MSRP of $39.99 for the retail version or via download for $29.99.