*UPDATED* – If you pre-ordered before January 11th you gain access to a Mabari Warhound pet (not like a WOW cosmetic pet, this one kills things) as well as the key to the Black Emporium, a shop so diabolical only people crazy enough to pre-order will gain access. What is inside? Nobody knows for sure, although there are rumblings of The Mirror of Transformation which can be used to alter your appearance after the game has already begun.
Even though I’ve always been a huge fan of Metal Gear, I’ve always had a hard time figuring out its timeline hopping super-spy clone-cyborg universe. It’s quite possible that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain might remedy some of my confusion. At the very least the E3 gameplay footage revealed this morning looks stellar with tons of new systems revealed including base construction, air strikes, and flying sheep! Enjoy!