Metal Gear Solid 5 E3 trailer analysis: Skull Face, Liquid Snake and plot hints

The deepest and most comprehensive MGS V analysis you'll find anywhere

CVG's resident Metal Gear expert Dan Dawkins has slapped his detective hat on and gone all-in with an insanely deep and comprehensive analysis of the Metal Gear Solid 5 E3 2014 trailer.

Dawkins forensically dissects the latest trailer for Hideo Kojima's forthcoming open-world stealth game scene-by-scene, uncovering nods to some incredible facts and details that you'd probably completely missed.

How are Liquid Snake and Skull Face potentially connected? What's the significance of the introductory quote, the soundtrack and that urn Liquid takes? How deep can the Metal Gear plot possibly get? Here's almost 40 minutes of analysis for your brain...

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Konami recently showed off a 30-minute Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay demo.

Kojima said in January that The Phantom Pain will be hundreds of times larger than Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the standalone prelude released in March (compare world maps here).

No official release date has been set for The Phantom Pain, but Kojima said last November he would likely launch the game "around the time" that PS4 becomes widely adopted.