Looks like TPP will bring back more than just BOX-ing shenanigans Trash Bin antics. YouTube user YongYea posted a very telling video of an in-depth analysis of the 1.5 minutes of gameplay that was shown in the 10th Japanese episode of Kojima Station.
The English episode (Episode 8) reissued the trailer, though it was slightly different. Different in that the contextual popups that appeared on screen (such as picking up a weapon, guard, climbing over obstacles, etc.) showed what looked to be a sort of Balloon icon. Perhaps this is the FULTON balloon signifying that you are able to capture/recover POWs and/or downed enemies up to Morpho, and ultimately back to Mother Base, similar to how the mechanics worked in MGS Peace Walker. The icon seems to be the TRIANGLE button. YongYea also points out that the FULTON balloons don’t seems to have to be Equipped. Perhaps they’re infinite like the MAGS in Ground Zeroes. Kojima himself verbalized that the Fulton Recovery will return in TPP but seeing it on screen, at least at this stage, gives me a sigh of relief.
A little bit here. A little bit there. That’s been Kojima’s style for as long as I can remember him with all the MGS games. The Phantom Pain is no exception. Every little morsel of information, May it be a trailer, gameplay clip, or a few photos here and there, is just as delicious as the last bit. And here are some more photos for you guys and gals to drool over: (more…)
Above is the English version of the latest episode of Kojima Station. Sean Eyestone, Ken Mendoza, and Ludvig Forssell were actually having a lot of technical difficulties during the live stream that I was watching so this is their shortened edited version, cutting out the first 15 or so minutes of video cuts. In this episode they also discuss the journey the MGS franchise has had over its 25 years and go into the scale comparison of The Phantom Pain map size versus all the previous MGS games put together. Fast forwarding to 20:50 will get you to the same minute and a half’s worth of TPP gameplay that was shown in the Japanese episode. This is virtually the same gameplay sequence, showing the return of the BOX and the few techniques that players can do while it is equipped.
For the Japanese episode you can jump in here.
Hey folks I know I haven’t been on for a good while. It’s always that kind of way about this thing we call Life. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t kept up on the MGS goodies. At this point those who follow up on MGS news as much as I do probably consumed quite a bit of info in the last few months. Since E3 is coming next week the info has been coming at a steadier pace.
Episode 6 of Kojima Station. The death metal arrangement of the “MGSV:GZ” alert music: “Death Metal Gear – Ground Up Zeroes” !!
[Calvin & Hobbes is one of the best comic strips to have come into existence in the latter part of the 20th century. This strip, created by the awesome Bill Watterson, ran for a decade, from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995. As a kid I discovered the first ever collection of strips in book form self titled Calvin & Hobbes in a local bookstore. As I glanced through the first few pages I became instantly hooked. It centers on a 6 year old boy Calvin, and his stuffed toy aka best friend come to imaginary life Hobbes, and their adventures about life. It’s a truly remarkable series that I’d like to share with you boys and girls. As that sharing goes, I’ll do my best to pepper in a strip as time goes on. Enjoy!]
1985-1986 Reissue 011
[The Last Days of FOXHOUND is a fan made comic that I stumbled upon a few years ago while perusing the Internetz as an MGS fan. This strip, created by a fellow MGS fan named Chris Douchette, ran this comic from 2003-2008. I was lucky enough to run into all 500 completed pages and wanted to share them with all of you readers. I’ll try to reiterate each and every consecutive page as time goes on. Most of the humor stems from the going on throughout the MGS series, so those who aren’t too familiar may find themselves slightly lost. My solution: play the MGS games. You guys wouldn’t be here anyways if you haven’t at least played MGS1. Anywho, enjoy!]
020 – Wolf Talk
Kojima Station – Episode 05 with Robin Atkin Downes
This latest episode has Kazuhira Miller voice actor himself, Robin Atkin Downes. The intro is pretty funny, actually had me cracking up hard for a few moments! It’s always interesting for me to see the actual actors themselves outside of the characters they play, then to Hear them speak in the character’s voice is a bit disarming, and highly entertaining at the same time. For the Japanese episode (episode 6) with Kojima and Shinkawa, Watch here. Anyways, enjoy.
According to the Japanese version of KOJIMA STATION Episode 6, the exclusive content for the Playstation (DEJA VU Mission) and Xbox (JAMAIS VU Mission) will be brought to all platforms across the board. Previously, these exclusive missions were unlocked after collecting all the XOF patches around Camp Omega. Now, Kojima explains that the DLC will be available to all as a FREE download. Good news for fans who either only own one console, or own both Playstation and Xbox platforms but only have one copy of Ground Zeroes, like me. I was planning to purchase the 360 iteration of GZ, but it looks like I can breathe a sigh of relief! Also worth noting is that, based on that poster Kojima is holding up, the DLC will be available by May 1st.
If you speak/understand Japanese, or just enjoy Kojima talk without knowing a lick of Japanese at all, check out the episode below.