Catch the Metal Gear Solid 5 preview at the Gamescom gala

In a powerful demonstration of the mantra "go big or go home," Konami will be previewing Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain not on a show floor, but at a special gala event in Cologne, Germany, the company has announced. The celebration will take place at the Cologne Musical Dome at 8 p.m. CET on August 13, coinciding with Gamescom 2014.

The event will also be streamed via Konami's Twitch page, meaning you won't have to be a globe-trotting super-spy in order to attend. Simply tune in at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern to catch the preview as it happens.

A related Konami press release promises a live Q&A session with Metal Gear Solid series creator Hideo Kojima, as well as "a few surprises." Considering the last "surprise" turned out to be a massive fake-out revolving around a fake company and a Swedish pseudonym, we can't even begin to imagine what Kojima has in mind.

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KONAMI Presents: 'The MGSV gamescom Preview Show'

Cologne to play host to gala evening dedicated to Hideo Kojima and


Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is to host an exclusive gala evening to celebrate its forthcoming METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN title. Taking place in Cologne, Germany, the event will coincide with gamescom – Europe's largest consumer gaming event – and will feature an exclusive presentation by series creator, Hideo Kojima.

Hosted by videogame journalist and SPIKE TV host, Geoff Keighley, the large-scale event will take place at Cologne's Musical Dome venue on August 13th. The 1600-capacity auditorium will play host to a special event focusing on the latest details KONAMI plans to reveal on Mr Kojima's most ambitious METAL GEAR SOLID ever. Mr. Kojima himself will exclusively present new gameplay of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, which will show the impressive capabilities of Kojima Productions' breathtaking FOX Engine and more!

The evening will also feature a live Q&A session with Mr. Kojima and a few surprises, too. KONAMI will also be running a series of competitions and partnership ties where die-hard METAL GEAR SOLID fans can win invites. Further details of ticket availability will be announced shortly. For those who won't be at gamescom, KONAMI has you covered. The event will exclusively broadcast on Twitch, the world's leading video platform and community for gamers, and will air live from Cologne during gamescom week.

The hour-long show will air on the KONAMI Twitch channel ( beginning at 8:00PM (CET) on August 13th.

gamescom is Europe's largest consumer event and is held in Cologne between August 13th-17th. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be a focal part of KONAMI's presence at the show. The game follows the events of the recently released prologue, METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES – and the special event and gamescom will give visitors the chance to see the sheer scale and ambition of the new title. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN focuses on Snake, the series´ hero, as he embarks on a mission fuelled by revenge. The new game boasts huge open-world areas with stunning attention to detail, as the true power of the FOX Engine is revealed. These additions and the capabilities afforded by the new wave of consoles has allowed series creator, Hideo Kojima, to realize the scale and story he has always envisaged.

KONAMI will use both the gala event and the show to present new details about the game, cementing its reputation as the most extensive and ambitious METAL GEAR SOLID ever. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be released for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360.

KONAMI´s booth is located in hall 7.1 A030/A031. The booth for business partners and media can be found in hall 5.2/A032.