‘MGS 5: The Phantom Pain Will Show Snake Becoming Evil’ – Kojima
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has said that MGS 5: The Phantom Pain will explain how Snake became Big Boss and in the process, show a hero becoming a villain.
“This episode is the story of how Snake became Big Boss,” Kojima told Spaziogames.
“it is important for me to explain to people how this hero became a villain for the whole world. So one has to create a very dramatic story,” he continued.
Kojima also explained that players new to Metal Gear should be able to follow The Phantom Pain’s story, despite the series’ notorious narrative complexity.
“It’s a simple story, a story of revenge. Someone gets hurt, and you will have your revenge,” said Kojima.
It will be interesting to see how far MGS 5: The Phantom Pain goes with showing Snake’s transition from hero to villain, and whether the player is asked to carry out acts with which they might not be comfortable as Snake begins the process of becoming Big Boss.