If you were among the many diehard Metal Gear Solid fans who tuned in to a livestream for an announcement on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain from none other than the franchise's creator Hideo Kojima... Then you were in for QUITE THE SURPRISE.
And "Surprise" is an understatement when it involves revealing a special item Big Boss/ Venom Snake can use and has him wearing a silly "Chicken Hat". As reported by Comic Book.com and Kotaku, this cluckin' item made the headlines.
However, it's not just ANY Chicken Hat. It's an item players can get in The Phantom Pain - where if they fail and die numerous times, they shall be rewarded with this poor excuse of headgear which ACTUALLY helps to make Snake slightly undetectable! It's a choice and it will certainly look ridiculous... But it has its benefits for those willing to go the distance! Check out Kojima's announcement via this YouTube clip of the segment.
"Did you rike it?" - Hideo Kojima
And of course, no official release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been announced yet other than it comes out for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2015.