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The latest trailer for Metal Gear Solid V has plenty of familiar faces, but one of them is causing some confusion among some fans. The man pictured above has been the source of some speculation, with fans thinking he's anyone from Roy Cambell to Kazuhira Miller.
In an attempt to get some clarification at a Q&A session today, I asked Hideo Kojima if the mysterious character from the trailer is Colonel Campbell.
"No, he's not in the trailer," was Kojima's response.
Seems pretty clear cut, except for one problem: I should have asked if it was "Roy Campbell" instead of "Colonel Campbell." If Campbell has yet to attain the rank of Colonel during the events depicted in the trailer, Kojima's response would technically be correct.
Even if I had asked the question differently, Kojima seems to enjoy fan speculation too much to kill it with a simple "yes" or "no." Compare the image above to the two shots of Roy Campbell in the gallery below and then share your thoughts in the comments.
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I thought it was Miller because his coat made it look like he's missing an arm....and he's wearing pilot glasses and it can't be Liquid since the Twins are 12 years old in 1984(I think Eli is Liquid) Or Zero, Zero has a scar on his left eye.
I highly doubt it's Campbell from the Portable Ops design since Portable Ops is not included in the Legacy collection and that's clearly intended for people that haven't played it to catch up with MGS lore and MGSV, also I don't think he's ever going to use any characters from Portable Ops or continue using designs of how characters looked like in Portable Ops (example: Frank and Campbell) outside PO since he's not the biggest fan of MGSPO. My money is on miller interrogating everyone to find out who blew the whistle on MSF. I want to say Chico, he did it for Paz's sake but we'll see.(I hope Amanda is still alive unless Quiet IS Amanda somehow)
Speculation is the best part of new mgs games, I love it.
Hideo Kojima, the main writer for the Metal Gear Franchise, is a delightful Introvert who enjoys writing stories about his Solid Snake.
I'm thinking that it's Solidus
I'm thinking it is Kazuhira Miller. It looks more like him. Then again, I have been wrong on several occasions..lol.
One things for certain. It's definitely somebody.
It's clearly Miller.... There's really no question about it.
It could very well be Kaz with robo arm and leg that we can't see. Ocelot did tell Big Boss to restart his mercenary army with Kaz, and seeing how Diamond Dogs is his new outfit, this is probably Kaz then as the two would've started the new army.
This is definitely Kaz.
Isn't it Kazuhira Miller?
The Japanese VA of Roy Cambell was a close friend of Kojima's, who died after MGS4. I don't think Kojima will have Roy Cambell star anymore, out of respect for his friend.
Hey at least Kojima gave us a straight answer......
Maybe he has some clones as well hidden about... ;-)
I look at this and I think Liquid. I dunno if it is accurate chronologically for Liquid to be this old yet. I've forgotten a bit about the story and I haven't played MG 1&2.
Asking Kojima anything is pointless, the man is a genius when it comes to mind fracking us!!