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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes European Box Art Released; Kaz Has Been Removed from The Cover

A few weeks ago Hideo Kojima stated in an interview that he was considering to remove Kazuhira “Kaz” Miller from the western box art (he’s featured on the Japanese box art together with Snake) of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, because he stars prominently in Peace Walker, that wasn’t very successful in the west.

Unfortunately looks like the plan has been put into action, and today Konami Digital Entertainment Europe released the pack shots for the game: Kaz is indeed gone. (Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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xHeavYx  +   503d ago
Kaz... Kaz? KAAAAAZ
Abriael  +   503d ago
I honestly hoped they wouldn't remove him in the end. The original cover was a bit more crowded, but looked better, IMHO.

Both still have nothing on the old ones.
xHeavYx  +   503d ago
I agree, the one with Kaz looks better (Dualshockers should have included a link to it)
@Below
My bad, didn't see it, goes to show how good Dualshoker article makers are ;)
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Abriael  +   503d ago
xHeavYx: there Is a link to it :D Right at the top of the post.
@Abriael. I'm sure that MGSV: The Phantom Pain will most likely have a cover made by Yoji Shinkawa. There is no way Kojima wouldn't do that for the big, main game. This is just the prologue after all so it really doesn't surprise me that we got this cover art instead.
Welshy  +   503d ago
Even my Metal Gear Rising steal case had Yoji Shinkawa art work.

You can't bring the big guns and not at least have a steelcase edition with the proper artwork on it.

I feel for Americans though, you guys get more or less every game with a close up of the protagonists face or looking slightly off camera.

Don't drop the ball on this Konami! I've been a huge fan of the series art since MGS1, don't give it up now!
Edvin1984  +   503d ago
When is this coming out?
Snorlax  +   503d ago
March 18 for Ground Zeros only
SageHonor  +   503d ago
Is ground zeroes a full game?
maddskull  +   503d ago
@sagehonor it is practically a prologue to the phantom pain and it is only 30$ retail 20$ digital
Kran  +   503d ago
Dunno if I like this...
ZombieGamerMan  +   503d ago
Both covers look terrible
curtis92  +   503d ago
what happened to the amazing art style of past MGS boxarts?
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LordMe  +   503d ago
That died alongside of MGS4.
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Welshy  +   503d ago
The EU got a Yoji Shinkawa cover art of Old Snake switching on the solid eye. I think it was just the US who get the in-engine close up case.
thecowsaysmoo  +   503d ago
MGS ground zeroes, Titan Fall, Infamous. Seems like March is a great month for gamers.
curtis92  +   503d ago
I think this is bad... releasing 3 major titles in one month? Surely that's going to force consumers to have to choose and sales will suffer. I don't get publishers that release in a populated month and then wonder why sales weren't on target.
Thomaticus  +   502d ago
Bad for the wallet. I still got launch games to play. I need to knock out some games over the holidays!
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LordMe  +   503d ago
Dark Souls II is also in March.
e-p-ayeaH  +   503d ago
I like it not too fancy like the previous main MGS games but still pretty cool.

I get that Escape from New York vibe just by looking at the cover. http://www.sffaudio.com/ima...
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XiSasukeUchiha  +   503d ago
90% percented boi awesome
TomahawkX  +   503d ago
I don't like it, but I generally dislike most game boxart. They should get comic book cover artists to design these because 98% of them are terrible.
LAWSON72  +   503d ago
Looks okay maybe America will get better boxart for once.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   502d ago
I would have used this for the box art.

http://upload.wikimedia.org...
feraldrgn  +   502d ago
It's not that Kaz has been removed that bothers me.
That box art is pretty dull.
GeckoPutt  +   502d ago
Why do I seem to be unable to pre-order Ground Zeroes for the PS4 anywhere?

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