The release of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes inches closer. Pinned as a “prologue” by famed video game developer and creator Hideo Kojima, Ground Zeroes is the first title in the Metal Gear Solid series to feature “an open-world environment.”

Out next year, the game is powered by Konami’s FOX engine and is expected to take current-generation consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PS3 by storm.

Just last week, a stunning 10-minute debut video for Ground Zeroes was unveiled, showing off the the slick action and drama MGS is famous for.

Spoiling Solid Snake fans everywhere, Konami has also decided to release a batch of uber-cool images of the new game, leaving them even more giddy.

Peep the pictures below.