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Trailer Confirms Phantom Pain As Metal Gear Solid V

by Ben Reeves on Mar 27, 2013 at 08:29 AM

Update: We've added the trailer to the story. Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain is currently scheduled to release on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, but the game already looks next gen.


During a panel at GDC, Hideo Kojima showed up wearing bandages and then showed a new trailer that confirmed that the Phantom Pain is actually Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

The new trailer starts in a hospital with a group of doctors trying to save a dying patient. Unfortunately the man flatlines and then the camera pans so that we can see that the dying man is Snake. McDonell Miller can also be seen sitting next to him on the bed.

The rest of the trailer is a confusing montague of scenes with men riding horses, exploding oil rigs, flaming unicorns, and flying Blue Whales. Some of the scenes are clearly from the Phantom Pain trailer shown during the recent Spike Video Game Awards.

After the trailer, Kojima showed off a slice of gameplay where Snake wakes up from his coma after nine years, and is lead out from the hospital. Unfortunately, Snake can’t yet walk and has to slowly crawl down the hall. At the end of the hall, he sees a small child who looks a little like Psycho Mantis rise up and disappear into the ceiling. Suddenly the elevators explode and a demon-like visage appears and calls out Snake’s name.

People have been speculating that the Phatom Pain was a new Metal Gear game for a long time, so it's nice that Konami is finally ready to admit it.

Hopefully the trailer will be available so, but we’ll keep you posted on more details and they come out.