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The new Metal Gear Solid V trailer is creepy, hypnotic, insane

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Konami has released a new, five-minute trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, showing that despite the developer's ongoing financial struggles (and reported arguments with Metal Gear auteur Hideo Kojima), the latest installment in the franchise is definitely going to turn heads. The new trailer is, well, you just have to watch it really: it's creepy, it's hypnotic, it's full of grand talk of "freeing the world by ... taking men's tongues" and "making mankind whole again." Essentially, it's very, very Metal Gear Solid.

Phantom Pain, due to launch on September 1st, is the sequel to 2014's Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. It continues the latter's narrative, following Venom Snake (aka Big Boss) through Afghanistan and Africa as he seeks revenge for the destruction of his former mercenary group Militaires Sans Frontières. While past Metal Gear Solid titles have been unapologetically linear, The Phantom Pain is set to be much more open world, with cars, tanks, and horses all available for travel. Oh, and the game world is reportedly 200 times larger than Ground Zeroes, so get ready to do some exploring.

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