E3 2013: Metal Gear Solid V Red Band Trailer Released

    June 11, 2013

Microsoft kicked off its E3 conference with a bang, showing an extended gameplay trailer for Metal Gear Solid V. It was also the longest trailer shown during the Microsoft presentation.

It turns out, though, that the already six-minute Metal Gear trailer shown was cut down from an even longer trailer Konami had prepared. It may have been cut down to save time (Microsoft did pack its presentation with about 20 different game trailers), but it’s more likely that it was cut for content.

As violent as E3 presentations traditionally are, a torture scene and a bloody surgery to remove drugs from a woman’s torso are probably not the headlines Microsoft wanted coming out of its presentation. In hindsight, though, the “violent video games” headlines may have helped distract the public from the Xbox One’s draconian DRM and relatively high price.

What follows is Konami’s red band trailer for Metal Gear Solid V. It’s filled with depictions of pretty much the worst parts of humanity: