Sony introduced their next Xperia phone, the Sony Xperia J1 Compact themed after the Metal Gear Solid video game series, which is coming back in September with Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain.
It’s not very common to see smartphones in the market themed after popular video games. They generally get themes after brands such as Ferrari or Porsche, or popular franchises at the time such as Samsung’s Iron Man themed Galaxy series, but gamers can be happy now as Sony have introduced their Sony Xperia J1 Compact, themed after the upcoming video game Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain. Gamers will be able to buy their Sony smartphone sporting an Outer Haven logo on the back, along with wallpapers, ringtones and an artbook to match, all based on the Metal Gear franchise. The J1 Compact will be the only Xperia model to include all of these items, although the Xperia Z4 tablet and Xperia Z3 Compact will feature themed framed and casing. The Sony Xperia J1 Compact The Phantom Pain edition will be available for preorders on September for $480 USD.
The specs will be no different from the regular edition, so this is more of a treat for fans than its own, unique model. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is one of the most awaited video games of the last few years, and with its conflicted yet imminent launch happening in a couple weeks for now, it has made quite a few headlines. For example, creator Hideo Kojima will be leaving Konami after the release of the game after the company canceled his other project Silent Hills (which had Guillermo del Toro’s collaboration, even) amongst many other news.