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Monthly Releases Spotlight – September 2015

Welcome to another episode of our Monthly Releases Spotlight, the video series where we run down all of the games coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita over the next 4 weeks. 

Lifted from our detailed releases schedule, September is jam-packed with AAA blockbusters and delightful indies, toplined by Konami’s hotly-anticipated swan song, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Keep an eye out for PlayStation LifeStyle’s Monthly Releases Spotlight at the beginning of every month or the last week of the previous month to know which games to buy for the following month.

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Konami Marketing Executive Jon Edwards said it, and you know what? There's a chance he could be right...right? Oh, and micro-transactions will be "minimal," too!

(Read the full story here).

As the headline states, some retailers have broken the September 1 release date and are selling MGSV: TPP a tad early.

So, don't watch streams, be careful of social media, and just do everything you can to avoid spoilers. I mean, one of the franchise's strongest points is its story, right? Best to experience it for yourself fresh.

(Read the full story here).

Erm, yeah. Not a fan of micro-transactions? Apparently early reports mentioned how the FOB mode is hidden behind a paywall (which isn't true). 

Here's Konami's statement:

GameSpot posted an article following the review that the PVP (FOB) mode in MGSV TPP will be restricted behind a micro-transaction paywall and that is simply not true. The FOB mode will be fully accessible at launch and the micro-transaction layer to that specific feature in the game primarily acts as an accelerator. We’ll have more details at launch, but we did try and clear these rumours up when they started circulating during E3. We even addressed this in our official E3 2015 demo when it went live during that show.

There's more to it, which you can read here.

Check out the video here, and let us know what moment you'd have taken out, and snuck in. Hey, we know we left a few out, but we were limited to just five!

The Forward Operating Base PvP mode is available right out of the box (so to speak).  So, yay?!

(Read the full story here).

Well, that's what the trailer here said. 28 years might be a tad too much, but for fans, it does make sense, no?

(Read the full story here)

Thankfully, Sony's now-gen console is the one getting the best versions of most games these days (unlike last-gen). PS4 version of The Phantom Pain runs at 1080p/60fps! Xbox One is not far behind, but not up to par, which isn't surprising at this point.

(Read the full story here).

Game Director Hideo Kojima said that "“will connect to the ‘cycle of revenge.'” 

(Read the full story here).

Straight from this year's gamescom, watch the video tour above.

(Read the full story here).

Apparently, it's more expensive than some movies out there. Also, Konami's work conditions are said to be "oppressive."

(Read the full story here).

Metal Gear Solid series composer Rika Muranaka might know the real reason why Hideo Kojima and Konami parted ways, and, it's said that it all boils down to money.

(Read the full story here).

If you're planning on buying MGSV: TPP as a digital game, then prepare to clear up 25.1GB of disk space...assuming there's no day-one update.

PS3 size is only at 11.7GB.

(Read the full story here).

You can customize characters in multiplayer! Check out how they look like here.

The horror! Check the post out to see the carnage of this travesty.

Some games do it, but The Phantom Pain isn't -- straight from the producer, too!

(Read the full story here.

The special edition MGSV: TPP PS4 console is a beaut! Good luck trying to get one, though.

(Watch the videos featuring the console here).

As is the case, it's understandable some are upset that it's not David Hayter voicing Snake this time around. 

But Troy Baker -- who's voicing Ocelot in the game -- wants you to reserve judgement until at least after you've played it.

(Read the full story here).

You can check out the complete Trophy list here. Beware of spoilers, though.

We played it at E3 and loved it! It won a Best of E3 award, which is no small feat.

(Read the preview here).

Check out the 40--minute video here, which tries and clears up all the confusion about the game's micro-transactions.

Go watch

Not as much as on PS3, though.

(Read the full story here).

Check out the full explanation here.

We talk about the big Konami-Kojima split and it's not pretty.

(Read the full story here).

This is the story behind the super spy. Yes, it's a feature just on Solid Snake!

We asked the PSLS community which one they preferred, and here's what they had to say.

We then asked the readers what their fave MGS game of all-time is, and well, it got a little heated.

If you want to catch up on the Metal Gear Solid story saga and timeline, you really, really ought to give this a read.

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