During this year's VGA's, a new game called The Phantom Pain was revealed. This reveal was the biggest talk of the night because we had a completely unknown developer called Moby Dick Studio coming out of nowhere showing a new IP to one of the biggest events in gaming. It was an impressive trailer, but it didn't make much sense and as I was watching the trailer, it was reminding me of Metal Gear Solid for some reason. Then towards the end, the last words you here in the trailer are "V has come true.".
Sounds crazy yes, but that's what I thought when I saw the trailer. It also didn't help that the guy with the claw arm had Snake's hair. Before I go any further, skip to 10:40 on the video below to see the trailer.
I'm not the only one who thought the trailer seemed to be hiding something. Folks over at NeoGAF quickly dissected the trailer and found more evidence to support that this could be either Metal Gear Solid V, or a game in relation to Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Kojima's next Metal Gear Solid game that was released last September.
The developer, Moby Dick Studio, has a website which completely has nothing except in the About Us page:
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 first thing people noticed was in the name of the CEO, Joakim Mogren. His name, was an anagram for "Kojima". The thread further noticed other hints like the scar in the protagonist's face being similar to Snake's scar in Ground Zeroes, and the enemy emerging through the fire could be Volgin (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater).
If this actually is Metal Gear Solid V, or another Metal Gear Solid game from Kojima himself, him trolling the fans this way is an amazing way to market the game.
Interesting stuff, but everything at this point is still rumors of course. We'll just have to wait and see the truth behind Phantom Pain.