Hideo Kojima has provided an explanation in regards to the North American box art design for the upcoming multiplatform video game, “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.” According to a report from Dual Shockers on Dec. 23, the game director disclosed that he was behind the main visual of the upcoming title. Since he wants to give more awareness to Big Boss, however, he left the cover decision to the western marketing team. You can check out some screenshots from the open-world action-adventure video game in the slideshow to the left of this article and the comments below:
The main visual of Ground Zeros was planned by me, as I normally want to plan the artwork and the promotion videos of my own work myself. However since Peace Walker was released first on PSP in the west, I thought the public’s awareness of the character was low, so I left the decision for the west to the publishers.
The Japanese box art features both Big Boss and Kazuhira Miller whereas the North American cover only features the former. Hideo Kojima went on to note that he was surprise at the popularity of Kazuhira Miller. He also revealed that another version of the box art exists featuring a bloodied Big Boss along with Skull Face. You can find his statement below:
But when we announced the western version I was surprised by to hear “Where did Kaz go? Why is he not there?” He’s surprisingly popular. I actually designed a version for the west with Skull Face and the bloodied Snake, like in the science fiction movie “Enemy Mine”, but it was shelved because it looked like a horror.
“Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” is currently set to come out on March 21, 2014, for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The software product will be more expensive on retail discs as well as next-generation platforms.
“Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” is a prologue of the upcoming “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” mainline title.
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