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A Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes video has been uploaded revealing 12 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming game in English.
Ground Zeroes is the first part of Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Rain, and will be released first and cheaper as a sort of pre-game for the main game.
"Maybe you could think of a standard Hollywood movie where you have 15-20 minutes then the title, and then the main story starts," Hideo Kojima, series creator, told Kotaku this week. "So all of the events leading to [Phantom Pain] will be happening through the game. You can think of Ground Zeroes as this."
Kotaku reports that Ground will be available for $30 in the spring for PS3 and PS4, and Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
"Ground Zeroes, as far as gameplay goes, will have the player get used to all these different elements, these different actions that we will have within this open world," Kojima said. "So people can get used to it... as far as Ground Zeroes goes, there's one big mission that leads into the events of the main game, so you can see it somewhat as the tanker mission."
He continued, "This main mission in Ground Zeroes is what ties strongly to the main part of Phantom Pain. Within that big mission of Ground Zeroes you have several side elements, collecting specific items, doing something within a certain amount of time... In the side-ops you will find several elements scattered, and when you put them together, it will put together a story within the player's mind of what is the next part of the game."
See the gameplay video below.
"Originally airing at the 2013 Tokyo Game Show, this 12-minute narrated demo shows various mission details and gameplay features of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes," the description reads.
The game is being published by famed gaming company, Konami, and is part of one of gaming's longest running franchises originating on the NES.