MGS V: Ground Zeroes sneaks past 1 million; game update coming May 1st

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has reached the 1 million milestone (shipped and downloaded) across the PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, so Konami is breaking out the champagne and releasing a game update.

The upcoming update, due to drop on May 1st, will include the once platform exclusive missions (D?j? vu, Jamais Vu) for free. There’s no word on if the update patches any issues or anything.

Read on for the details.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced a patch and an update for METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. In celebration of one million copies shipped worldwide, Kojima Productions has announced that its latest title update will unlock and allow all users to access the D?j? vu and Jamais Vu platform exclusive missions. The update will be available from May 1st.

Originally launched exclusively for PlayStation platforms, the D?j? vu mission, often referred to as a ?throwback? mission, is based on missions from the original METAL GEAR SOLID game and lets users play as a pixelated, low polygon Solid Snake. To progress in the mission, players must recreate the key scenes. As a reward, players will see flashbacks to the previous game.

?Jamais Vu?, the Xbox platform exclusive mission, references the 1988 game, ?SNATCHER,? the second video game written and directed by Hideo Kojima. In the mission, the menacing bioroid ?Snatchers? are dropped into Camp Omega to kill and steal the identities of everything they come in contact with. To kill off these enemies, players need a hero other than Snake?enter Raiden, the superhuman ninja cyborg from previous METAL GEAR titles, including most recently METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE. This time, Raiden dispenses with his High-Frequency Blade in favor of heavy weaponry to completely annihilate the ?Snatcher? threat.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is the prologue in the METAL GEAR SOLID V Experience. The prologue primes gamers for the massive story and gameplay experience to come in METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, which will be released at a future date.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is available at retail stores now on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, as well as the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft for the MSRP of $29.99. Alternatively, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users, the game can be downloaded for $29.99 suggested retail price. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users can also choose to download the game for $19.99 SRP.