Konami has announced an exclusive pre-order DLC for its soon to be released Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, and released assets showing several key gameplay additions in action.
Releasing on March 18th, Konami has announced that anyone who pre-orders Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros will receive exclusive content, including Mother Base Staff for use with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s Mother Base. The Mother Base is introduced during the events of Ground Zeroes but plays a central role in the forthcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
The pre-order DLC codes will be provided by printed insert within physical copies of Ground Zeroes. Digital versions will access the pre-order DLC automatically upon loading The Phantom Pain. Once the DLC content is unlocked, users will have access to exclusive Mother Base items that will give Ground Zeroes users a key advantage when they embark on The Phantom Pain.
Konami has also detailed key links between Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. Both released under Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes sets up characters and content that will be further explored within The Phantom Pain.
Although details on The Phantom Pain’s scenario are not revealed, any characters or POWs rescued within Ground Zeroes will be available within The Phantom Pain. Players will be able to use their save game from Ground Zeroes to establish a Mother Base in The Phantom Pain, actions made when rescuing hostages, POWs, and specific characters will all have important repercussions later on. More details to come!
Kojima Productions has also confirmed that all four versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will benefit from an accompanying iDROID App. Accessed by iOS, Android, and Smart Glass systems, the iDROID service acts as a second game screen and syncs with the main action. It can be used to show a map of the world and summon air support, while any cassettes found in the game can also be played via the App, and it will also show your global ranking in terms of mission success.
The iDROID provides the ability to build Mother Base. The Mother Base is an integral part of the iDROID App and works as a stand-alone game. Using iDROID, players can sync with Ground Zeroes, and work on their Mother Base while on the road or listen to music and intel contained on cassette tapes found in the main game.