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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In Peace Walker chapter 2 is named "The Phantom Hero". Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
The possible Psycho Mantis at the end of the trailer gave me chills! Interested to see where this goes
Phantom Pain was also a group from the anime Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. I'm sure there's no connection.
IF, and that's a big IF, this game is is fact a mystery trailer for MGS5, it seems strange that they would release it now, considering MGS:GZ hasn't even been released yet. Now my conspiracy theory side thinks that Ground Zeroes might be a shorter game than we think and will just be a pre-game if you will to MGS5. I don't know.
I refuse to allow another Metal Gear game enter my household until Boktai 3 is released stateside. Or, even better, release a new one. And not that Lunar Knights crap.
Seriously, a new one could be great on the 3DS. Just use the inside camera for the solar sensor and have it detect light levels instead of UV light so there are fewer complaints/deaths.
I was looking forward to this, but after seeing all of this "evidence" pointing to it being a new Metal Gear, not so much anymore.
It's not that I have anything against a new Metal Gear game, I just haven't had any interest in playing any since Snake Eater.