Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes release is delayed in Australia - Report

Konami's stealth-action game to hit Australia and New Zealand later than planned; digital release date possibly effected.

According to Kotaku Australia, the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be delayed in Australia and New Zealand.

The game will be released on March 27, a week later than its original planned launch date of March 20. It remains unclear whether the digital release of the game on the PSN store or Xbox Live will be effected.

GameSpot has reached out to local distributor Mindscape, who was not available at the time to comment.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game launches on March 18 in North America for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. Sony will release a special Ground Zeroes limited-run PS4 console in Japan.

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GrenadeLauncher
GrenadeLauncher

Apparently it's because copies of the Xbone version didn't get there on time. So everyone else has to suffer.


Just when you thought you didn't hate the Xbone enough...

logan014567
logan014567

PSN store (ps3) has taken down the pre-oder bundle so maybe those that had already ordered a digital copy may be in luck, butprobably not. Probably just be pushed back across the board.

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

Considering how you can smell tobacco from a mile away, i dont see how smoking a cigar while on a stealth mission is very smart.

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

That was coming out on Friday, the day I have no Uni classes and no shifts at work
My week, has changed....

andmcq
andmcq

The Phantom Pain; you can't see it, you can't smell it and you can't touch it - censorship.

warriors30
warriors30

The picture of a crying koala comes to mind...

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

After hearing this, makes me think that a Censored EU version is coming, I can see it, followed by an epic rant about censorship from yours truly.

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

PC gamers feel your pain, australians. Kind of...

Paulf001
Paulf001

Probably because they don't like the fact there is a rape scene, and they are removing it or blacking it out whatever.

MikeManiac61
MikeManiac61

I like how people call it a glorified demo when the game is about 5-8 hours including the side missions, never have i played a demo for that long. At least it's $20-$30 where some games don't deserve the $60 price tag

veryDERPY
veryDERPY

its probably kojima decided to put an anal probe in the game and they're working on removing it

BattleSpectre
BattleSpectre

We always get screwed over here In Australia, nothing new.

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

Australian should play Hanna Montana and marie kate /ashley olsen videogames

mattman127
mattman127

The punk on Examiner spoiled the fucking plot for me.. worked 14 hours to come home to see if the reviews popped up only to click on a one paragraph bitch-fest. Today sucks

MateykoSlam
MateykoSlam

people pay $20 for gone home but then they say $20 for MGS5 is a rip off.
ill would get this just to support kojima even if it was $100. thank you kojima for creating the best game series ever youve more than earned it my $30

oocracker
oocracker

No idea how dare Kojima ever mentions that :S

Q: As the series has progressed you seem to be focusing more on Big Boss as a main character. Do you just prefer him over Solid Snake?
Kojima: You have to keep in mind that Solid Snake is not a real human. [As in, within the story universe, Solid Snake is a genetically modified clone.] On the other hand, Big Boss is a real human being with true emotions. He can be more expressive than Solid Snake. So yes, as a result I find him more compelling to write.
Kojima has won the grand prize for the best man to destroy his own legacy by manipulating his fan base... watever he says is true !!!!  Starts with announcing that he is done with the MGS series long ago.. then announcing MGS Rising.. the highly anticipated new idea from kojima ends up to be a hack n slash game ...then above.. tryin to justify why he intends to put solid snake up on the shelf... rather than creating sequels he is doing prequels :S !!!! trying to go back in time as much as konami needs him to go... simply cuz he's run out of ideas .. and now he put david hayter on the shelf beside solid snake justifying that it was more of a natural progression bla bla bla to do so... tell us kojima... how are you even going away with ripping us with this paid demo version of your new big boss game... I am a fan of the series but not a fan of kojima playin dirty with the fans.. justifying his team's and the company's failures. 

Archangel2222
Archangel2222

Noooooooooo I was going to get a brand new tv and the ps4 console in a couple days time just to get ready for this game :( boo. another week trying to sleep in anticipation of my fav franchise ever

oocracker
oocracker

Apart from ripping our pockets for 5 hrs of the glorified mgs gameplay ... I was not really a fan of big boss anyway :) solid snake is more of an original character to play with ... Enjoyed the first MGS (solid snake), liked MGS 3 and peace walker... Enjoyed guns of the patriots (solid snake) ...am going to pass this game over till a 15 $ price drop on used copies very soon :D

digitm64
digitm64

Kojima doesn't respect Australia anyway.  Dropped the price of the game worldwide except Australia which remains at $50.

Samparksh
Samparksh

I guess I'll wait for the Game Bigot review...I always more or less agree with their review scores....

Jarek_Cyphus
Jarek_Cyphus

"It remains unclear whether the digital release of the game on the PSN store or Xbox Live will be effected."  That's "affected," Zorine.

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

I know one Youtuber who gets advanced review copies of games.  Says he's a big fan of MGS, but he said Ground Zeroes was a big disappointment.  If you're a fan of the series, you might want to wait for reviews.

zombiekoftw
zombiekoftw

@GrenadeLauncherBecause the xbox one is responsible for game distribution? #dumbniggers2014

if you'd like to read it's actually frequently like this for Australia and it's due to their own shitty laws/rules/regulations they're real strict and generally real shitty. So go ahead find another non-reason to hate a console, terrible stereotypical sony fanboy doesn't even have a collective braincell between them all. Just play a PC like a normal person, moron.


and that Logan guy for believing such a blatant lie? goddamn I can't stand stupid people.

logan014567
logan014567

@GrenadeLauncher ReallY??? That is up there for 'dumbest reason for doing something' ever. "Because they're stupid, that's why, that's why everybody does everything" - Homer Simpson

logan014567
logan014567

@randomkidlol Yeah that gets you detected in previous versions. I remember a guard saying 'do you smell that' then looking around for me a few times.

justice2328
justice2328

@randomkidlol Big Boss does the same thing in Snake Eater as well.  Seems to be a habit he can't seem to break, lol.  He was high enough to perform the world's first HALO jump though, and put out the cigar well before he leaped from the plane (an AC-130, I think), so I doubt the enemy smelled the cigar from that altitude.  Naked Snake and Big Boss seem to both smoke occasionally on high priority, stealth missions, however.  Just as you eluded to.... not very smart!

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

@SteamyPotatoes  I doubt it's a content issue. It'd take more than week to fix that. On a side note, the latest version of Watch Dogs submitted has gained an elusive R18+ rating in Oz, so if (when) Ubi decide to trim it for a wider sales audience, expect them to do a South Park on us with that one in the EU too.

vickissv2
vickissv2

@Paulf001  There is no rape scene , and the audio of it could technically be anything....

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@MikeManiac61  

The Game isn't 5-8 hours long. Me and a Friend have been playing his imported version that leaked pretty much all weekend.

The main mission, which is only one objective, can be beaten in a half hour to an hour tops.

game isn't worth $30. It isn't even worth $15.

billlabowski
billlabowski

@MikeManiac61  Yet they will more than willingly shell out $60 for CoD each year, plus the DLC's and of course the weapon skin DLC...

Archangel2222
Archangel2222

@mattman127  yep that gronk shouldnt write reviews again, to give it a 1 is just a joke its clearly hating. He ignores the visuals, audio, what plot you get for a 20buk game, the gameplay. ive seen alot worse get that low score and games that cost full price get great scores when they shouldnt.

MateykoSlam
MateykoSlam

@oocracker  solid snake is done. unless we have a metal gear golf he won't be coming back.

billlabowski
billlabowski

@digitm64  You kids are amazing. You think he controls this stuff? He made the game and is doing PR work right now. He's not out to hurt the entitled feelings of Australian gaming children that don't understand that shit happens in the world. Deal with it.

Saul_Ed_Snake
Saul_Ed_Snake

@digitm64 It's most likely Konami that issues the selling price of their titles, not Kojima.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

@DaRq_MiNoS  I know many more people who hated Rome II: Total War. However, I loved it! I have never invested more time in a Total War game. What other people think is--mostly--irrelevant. 

billlabowski
billlabowski

@DaRq_MiNoS  And yet, there are people saying it's a wonderful addition to the franchise that sets up the tone very nicely for The Phantom Pain. Opinions.

BattleSpectre
BattleSpectre

@diego_corleone @BattleSpectre Yeah but we always get screwed over when it comes to games, it's true. Just look at all those games we missed out on because of censorship, and now even with an R18+ rating we still get our games botched. The newly released South Park is a good example.

billlabowski
billlabowski

@GrenadeLauncher @Cloud_imperium  The other day someone was streaming it to Twitch for 15 hours. Yes, the main story is only like two missions long, but the side ops more than generously make up for that. $19.99 for a game with a lot of replayability isn't a scam.