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Metal Gear Solid V will leave Snake “soaked in blood”

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War. War never changes. Especially in the laundry department, where your detergents fight a never-ending battle against the crimson insurgents who soak through your threads. And that’s something that you’re going to have to get used to in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

As Snake works his way through various warzones, he’s going to get a tad bit dirty. Or according to Metal Gear Solid V director Hideo Kojima, he’ll be positively soaked in the red life-fluid. And those stains won’t vanish away magically.

“Snake will be blood stained as he gets injured. Won’t reset even he completes missions/sideOPS… It’s totally different expression from blood as sign in old school game,” Kojima tweeted, revealing a screenshot of a battered Snake (heh):

Metal Gear Solid V, a game that totally wasn’t directed by Hideo Kojima according to Konami’s recent purge of his brand-heavy name, does look quite brutal. Metal Gear Solid games have always had a certain realistic element to the portrayal of war, even if said portrayals were usually framed by gigantic walking tanks that could launch nuclear warheads.

And those other, trippier Metal Gears. The ones that moo and murder, still give me post-traumatic stress disorders of note.


The game is out soon (SOON!), on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Hopefully pre-order editions come with a box of Omo.

Last Updated: August 11, 2015


  1. Omo fail Darryn! You had the perfect detergent:


  2. Dutch Matrix

    August 11, 2015 at 14:09

    But it begs the question. If Snake is soaked in his own blood, how long before he bleeds out and dies? Meaning game over forever, and if you, like me, get shanked on the first two steps into the game, it does make your shiny game disc a shiny Frisbee instead?


  3. Dutch Matrix

    August 11, 2015 at 14:25



  4. RinceThis

    August 11, 2015 at 15:33

    Urgh. It’s like a child was in on the production meeting. How do we make it more ‘awesome’? Easy, Bewbs, covered in blood, and more blood!


  5. WitWolfy

    August 11, 2015 at 15:47

    Wish we could wash off the Konami logo.


  6. Pieter Kruger

    August 11, 2015 at 16:12

    Snake is going full Die Hard it seems…..got the previous one for free on Games with Gold, haven’t even finished the 1st mission and went straight back to World Of Tanks….????


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