Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain includes the recently-revealed Metal Gear Online, Konami has confirmed.

The multiplayer experience will be released with all copies of MGS5, the publisher said.

At The Game Awards in Las Vegas last week, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima released the first footage of Metal Gear Online. It features a class system as well as Metal Gear characters Venom Snake and Ocelot. Check it out in the video, below.

Metal Gear Online goes live alongside the launch of The Phantom Pain, set for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Speaking of the launch of Metal Gear Solid 5, eagle-eyed fans on Reddit reckon Kojima teased its release date last week.

At The Game Awards the Japanese developer wore a shirt on which read the following:

"tjugoandra den sjätte"

This is Swedish for "twenty-second and sixth". The cryptic Kojima, remember, teased The Phantom Pain with the creation of a fake Swedish development studio.

So, is MGS5 due out on 22nd June 2015? Perhaps.

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