MGS V: Ground Zeroes Coming March 18 ~ Xbox 360/One Exclusive 'Jamais Vu' Mission

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MGSV:GZ - Release date and ‘Jamais Vu’ Xbox Exclusive content announced

We can finally share the news that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes sneaking will launch across Europe from March 20th, 2014!

As if that’s not a treat enough, we have details of exclusive content coming to Xbox users, plus two stunning new screenshots for you to feast your eyes on… Go on, feast away!

We’re proud to announce an exclusive ‘Jamais Vu’ mission - following on from the PlayStation exclusive ‘Déjà Vu’ mission - for Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox 360. The format-exclusive content will introduce Raiden to the game’s prison setting.

This exclusive mission is set within MGSV:GZ’s Cuban containment camp, and becomes available once certain conditions are met.

The mission begins with Raiden charged with investigating an alleged biorobotic incursion, and dropped on the periphery of the camp. Thus, the augmented hero must gain access and secure firm evidence of the “bioroid” presence – dubbed ‘Snatchers’ by the intelligence group. The Snatchers, while externally disguised as marines, produce an inhuman X-Ray when tagged using the game’s marking system. Raiden must locate and eliminate the imposters while evading capture by the unaware humans charged with guarding the base.

Hideo Kojima’s classic 1988 ’Snatcher’ universe makes a return in this new Microsoft content. The eponymous Snatchers featured in an MSX title followed the release of the first Metal Gear, and was set in the futuristic city of Neo Kobe, where the mysterious beings were infiltrating society by killing people and assuming their identities. 26 years after its release, Snatcher still enjoys a huge level of interest among fans.

The ‘Jamais Vu’ mission begins with Snake and his cybernetic ally being briefed, before Raiden – forgoing his famed Katana blade – jumps into the camp. Raiden has been chosen for this mission not only for his superhuman abilities, but also because, unlike Snake, he lacks a human body to snatch.

Ground Zeroes acts as a prequel to events in the forthcoming MGSV: The Phantom Pain and introduces a new open-world environment to the series, alongside changing day and night environments, changing weather elements, and extensive AI advances.

Owners of current generation systems will be able to buy the game at retail for £29.99 or via download for £19.99. It has now also been revealed that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will be made available in retail stores for £39.99, or can be downloaded for £29.99.