KONAMI REVEALS KEY METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES MERCHANDISE PARTNERS
KONAMI shows METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES range of merchandise items, including first womens’ collection
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced a number of partnership deals for a new range of merchandise elements focused on its newly released stealth-action title, METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. The deals will involve a number of key partners that will produce official merchandise based on characters and iconography from the game – including its first specially-created womens’ items which include:
- Level Up Wear: Level Up Wear is renowned for their innovative and stylish items for men and women, and will also be producing mugs and headwear based on METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. The range includes a series of T-shirts and vest tops featuring the FOX unit logo from the game, and showcasing key art designs including Yoji Shinkawa’s iconic Big Boss image. These will be followed by items bearing the XOF unit and other brand-related logos. All items will be available via GAME, Forbidden Planet, EB and Geekay stores in EMEA, Australia and New Zealand, or via. http://eu.levelupwear.com/metal-gear-solid-v-ground-zeroes Pricing for accessories starts from £8.99/ €11.99. Clothing items start at £17.99/ €19.99.
- Insert Coin: Widely acknowledged as a design leader in apparel based on key video game franchises, Insert Coin is to premiere a collection of T-shirts, polo shirts, shirts, tank tops, hoodies, leggings, hats and gloves based on the KONAMI game. Designs are still being finalised, but will be revealed and made available for pre-order in June across EMEA, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas. Hats and gloves start at £15/ €19.50, with larger clothing items ranging from £22-£45/ €29-€52 . www.insertcoinclothing.com.
- GB Eye: GB Eye has been appointed to create a series of high quality posters featuring images from METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. The first will feature the iconic image of Big Boss and Kaz Miller, and will be available all across Europe, with more designs to follow. They will be available via GAME, HMV, Grainger Games, and via www.gbposters.com. The 61x90cm maxi-poster is available for just £3.99.
As first part of the METAL GEAR SOLID V experience, METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is a prologue to the forthcoming METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN and focuses on the legendary Big Boss – a stealth operative – as he infiltrates a secret Cuban prison base called ‘Camp Omega’ on a rescue mission. Alone behind enemy lines, the game reveals a total freedom of movement within its missions, with users choosing how they engage guards, the route they pick, and which prisoners they rescue. The game’s uniqueopen world and many possibilities encourage the player to revisit its content again and again to discover its secrets and features an online global ranking system where players can compare their achievements against others. It also has unique second-screen elements, via the free iDroid app, which allow users to sync maps, summon air support and use found cassettes on a linked iOS, Android or Smart Glass system.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES has already been hailed as one of the key games of 2014 and is currently available for purchase at a suggested retail price of £29.99 in both physical and digital forms for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, and £29.99for the physical PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360 editions or £19.99 for digital versions.