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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes 20 minute demo detailed

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes was announced this morning at Kojima's 25th anniversary event. You can read our full event rundown here. Attendees were shown a 20 minute Ground Zeroes gameplay demo running on a high-spec PC that remained secret, until now.

Reporting on the 20 minute demo, Gamespot has spilled the beans on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

Here's all the facts you need to know.

The demo showed a man in a business suit being escorted to a military base by a well-armed patrol unit. It's raining heavily as the man speaks with a boy trapped in a cage before throwing him a music player. The kid turns it on and the "Here's To You" theme from Metal Gear Solid 4 plays.

This one:

The man then takes off his rain hat to reveal that his face is all heavily scarred and burned. He then wipes an emblem off the side of his chopper that reads 'XOF', as well as discarding a stash of 'XOF' emblems before geting in and then flies off.

It's 'FOX' backwards, obviously

The subtitle "From FOX, two phantoms were born" then flashes up on the screen, referring to either Zero and Big Boss, or Liquid and Solid Snake, the Les Enfants Terribles.

Big Boss is then seen wearing visors, before flipping them up to reveal his trademark eye patch and gawdawful mullet. Kojima then showed off some gameplay, in which Snake crouched and crawled around. There was no camo index from Metal Gear Solid 3 or anything like that, just old fashioned stealth.

It's an open world game. Snake can call in a chopper on demand or drive a jeep around, and there is a third-person shooting mechanic. There's no word currently on first-person aiming.

Want more from Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes? Hit up our All Access page for every rumour, fact, trailer and screen from now until the game comes out.

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