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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Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. What else can I say?
I thought i saw Snakes face! Game looked okay, but I would totally play it if the other bandaged guy was..... RAIDEN!!! PLOT TWIST TO THE MAX AND FOR THE WIN
It does look alot like the fox engine they showed off in the ground zeroes trailer, but if that's snake, why is he missing his arm?
Cool, except the last time a great series had the word "Phantom" in the title, I'm pretty sure we all know what I'm referring to, we were all very disappointed. But I'm sure Jake Lloyd will have nothing to do with this game.
Maybe it's a MetalGear game with a sequence of BigBoss(or what ever they call snake'sDNA originator) and Gray Fox escaping during one of their missions. The guy with bandage in the face look a lot to be Snake.
I thought the same thing when I watched this trailer. That would be awesome.
If it is a new MGS game, then Kudos for the team. If it isn't, it doesn't bother me at all. The trailer still looked awesome!
Everything about this trailer screams Metal Gear, from the Moby Dick logo to the text that pops up throughout. Very Kojima-esque.
Two words: psycho mantis
Yeah, something just didn't add up when I saw that trailer last night. Just about everybody I talked to said as soon as they saw the protagonist they thought Snake and Metal Gear. It was a pretty good troll, nonetheless.
It's definitely MGS5, which looks to take place post-Metal Gear after Solid Snake defeats Big Boss and Gray Fox (most likely the bandaged guy leading Big Boss in the trailer) in Outer Heaven, being a midquel between Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2. This is exciting to see how Big Boss recovers from Metal Gear and establishes Zanzibar Land in Metal Gear 2! XD
Snake finally gets to team up with Jack Bauer!
I really hope so. My roommate and I watched the trailer last night, and until the flaming whale showed up, I was telling him this *has* to be a new Metal Gear.
waaaaa. didnt expect that!