Why yes, there will be a strategy guide for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Piggyback will be responsible for publishing and distributing the guide in North America, South America, and Europe.
“We have worked closely with Piggyback on the guides to all Metal Gear Solid game releases over the past 15 years and it is a real pleasure to continue that collaboration with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain,“ Sandra Arcan, Senior Manager, Licensing and Merchandise – EMEA at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. said in a press release.
The two have continued their ongoing collaboration with MGSV, and both have promised that the strategy guide will contain a “single, comprehensive source to 100% game completion.”
Piggyback has both a paperback and a hardcover collector’s edition in the works for the MGSV strategy guide. The CE will include an art gallery as well as an exclusive lithograph by Yoji Shinkawa. The cover art for this limited CE has been revealed as above. I’m not a fan of the Metal Gear Solid series, but even I have to drool a little bit at that artwork.
Piggyback will release the Metal Gear Solid V strategy guide on September 1, 2015, the same day the game will release.