Since its ground breaking announcement by Konami last year, news surrounding the two next big installment in the long running Metal Gear Solid franchise has been running rampant. Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes and MGS5: Phantom Pain (scheduled to come out later this year) have no doubt been the two most awaited games this year and following the success of the previous titles in the franchise, it is safe to say that the Metal Gear Saga has long been a fan favorite. For those of you who are not aware, the 5th installment of the game is actually divided into two parts, Ground Zeroes is more of a prologue in which the players are introduced to the all new gameplay mechanics along with a few missions for them to get accustomed to the new engine used in the both these titles. MGS5: Ground Zeroes launched yesterday and is available on both current and next gen consoles. The game is available for $30 for Xbox One and PS4, and $20 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Among all the hype and excitement, Konami have also officially launched a companion app which allows players to go hand in hand with the game itself using your smartphone or tablet…..all in real time. That’s right guys!! Even though we have seen companion apps for other big game titles before as well, Konami have upped a notch with the introduction of a iDroid mode, which looks and feels almost similar to the iDroid device that Snake (the lead character in case you have been living under a rock) has been using in all the previous MGS titles. The iDroid feature allows you to get a real-time map of your surroundings on your smartphone or tablet without having to use the in-game pause menu. This feature does come in handy in tight situations where you need to keep tabs on your surrounding while at the same time sneaking around military prisons and refugee camps.
Besides iDroid, there is also a “Mother Base” feature that lets you build your own tactical base. If that’s not enough to get you kick started, Konami have also kept a Cassette Tapes Mode that allows players to listen to music and intel tapes found within the game. Sounds pretty cool doesn’t it? For those of you who have already bought the game have to wait no further. Head on over to Google Play and download the MGSV: GZ companion app for free right away.