At the recent GDC, Hideo Kojima took the covers off the Metal Gear Solid V trailer and released it onto the world. But despite Kojima being on hand for the proceedings, there was still confusion with fans thinking that The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes were one and the same.
Today the issue was cleared up with the announcement that the two titles are in fact two separate games. Jay Boor, Konami’s Director of Public Relations, had the following to say, “Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are two separate games. GZ will be a prologue to The Phantom Pain.” When he was pressed further about the platforms they’d be appearing on, he reaming tightlipped regarding Ground Zeroes. However he did reveal that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is “definitely 360 and PS3.”
One of the newest and original titles that Square Enix have released recently looked like it would not be leaving Japan and gamers in the West would be missing out on an awesome, unique experience.
During the recent Game Developers Conference, a Western release of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, an RPG for the 3DS, seemed to be on the cards. Although this has yet to be confirmed by Square Enix themselves, Siliconera spoke with several trusted sources at the GDC who dropped hints that yes, it will come to the West.
Silicon Studio’s game is similar to Final Fantasy titles by having a battle and job system similar to games in that series. Silicon Studio are also the team responsible for 3D Dot Game Heroes. Once we hear of official confirmation from SE, we’ll let you know about it.