The lights are on
The most talked about game at this year's Spike Video Game Awards show was The Phantom Pain, a game we were led to believe was being created by new developer Moby Dick Studio.
It didn't take NeoGAF users long to throw on their Sherlock Holmes attire to investigate this new game and its developer. What they found first was Moby Dick Studio's website, which doesn't offer much in terms of content, but does detail the company in its "about" section. Here's what it says:
Moby Dick Studio is a game
developing company operating out of Stockholm, Sweden. Moby Dick Studio
was founded by CEO Joakim Mogren who after years of working for a major
American developer brought together people out of various game studios
from around the Scandinavian area to start something new.
Our goal is to deliver an uncompromising, exciting and touching game experience to people all around the globe.
We will shortly be disclosing information regarding our first major release.
The CEO, Joakim Mogren, has an interesting name. "Joakim" is actually an anagram for "Kojima." Neogaf then dissected the footage, revealing many links to the Metal Gear series, including a scar on the protagonist's face that matches Snake's from Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. The character emerging from the fire looks a lot like Volgin. The lines above the Phantom Pain logo supposedly also spell out Metal Gear Solid V, if you use the Metal Gear font.
We'll have to wait for confirmation to know for sure, but I have a feeling Neogaf uncovered the truth behind this game. My guess: It'll be called Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain.
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I was not prepared for this sort of deal.
I thought the photo confirmed it within the hour.
I completely agree.
The game has Fox engine written all over it. You can see volgin, Psycho Mantis. And the "Metal Gear Solid V" overlaps perfectly with the lines and spaces that each letter has.
I hope you're all wrong. =P
This is most likely the case. Regardless, Kiefer Sutherland is in it.. so I'm stoked either way.
I wonder, would "phantom pain" be referring to Liquid Snake's grafted arm?
I thought when I first saw that trailer it had an awful lot of Metal Gear features in it. I was all like, Hmmmmmmmm, weird!
ether way this looks amazing, and i cant wait to find out more
As I was watching the trailer I thought it was a Metal Gear game...
So I'm not crazy then? Yay! When I first saw the trailer I thought the guy on the bed was Snake but then I saw the developer and shrugged it off as coincidence. Guess it wasn't.
This trailer makes me want to break open the MGS collection in my backlog. I think it's finally time I play this series. Thank you Kojima, for being a huge troll. That's apparently the push I needed.
... Holy Christ....
How *** insane would that be?
oooo i hope not, personally not a fan of the metal gear games. and this trailer looked really cool!
That does seem like something Kojima'd do... Still want. I'd also like a game like this with crazy-ass mythological creatures made of fire and awesome stuff like that, but def want MGS anything, too.
The guy who floated EXACTLY like Psycho Mantis at the end sold it for me.
Is there anyway this is NOT MGS related? Dan, use your spreadsheet to prove it being MGSV!