Hideo Kojima has provided some new information in regards to the novel included in the Japanese limited edition of the upcoming multiplatform video game, “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.” According to a report from Metal Gear Informer on Jan. 21, the game director confirmed that the book will be retelling the story from the previously-released, “Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.”
“Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” takes place after the events that occurred in the earlier title. The development team may have felt that players who did not beat “Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker” may need to catch up on the plot of the complicated series.
In addition to text, the novel also features new artworks done by Yoji Shinkawa, the lead artist for the “Metal Gear Solid” series. You can find some images of the book, along with screenshots from the video game, in the slideshow located to the left side of this article.
The limited edition containing the special novel can only be purchased from the Japanese branch of Amazon. Konami Digital Entertainment, the publisher of the video game, has not yet announced plans for a limited edition in the west.
“Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” will be made available starting on March 18th in North America for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.