Get ready to watch a trailer that is filled with “when you see it you’ll shit bricks” moments. At Spike’s 2012 Video Game Awards (VGAs) a mysterious new game was debuted called The Phantom Pain created by the equally mysterious company Moby Dick Studios. Many details and clues in this video have lead people to believe that this is indeed Metal Gear Solid 5. Without further ado here is the awesome trailer for The Phantom Pain…
So, certainly a lot of Hideo Kojima vibes going on there. Here are some of the things that gamers have figured out about this trailer which support The Phantom Pain being MGS5, and also Kojima Production’s Project Ogre.
- Title Sequence:
The lettering for The Phantom Pain logo has some unusual lines above the lettering. One fan figured out that you can easily fit “METAL GEAR SOLID V” within those lines.
- Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Trailer:
From “FOX,” two phantoms were born.
- A Mullet and Eye Injury:
Not just business in the front and party in the back… that’s very much like Snake’s mullet. Not to mention the messed up eye could also indicate it’s Big Boss.
- Guy On Fire Might Be Wearing a Rubber Suit:
Just like Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin aka Metal Gear Solid 3’s Thunderbolt.
- Gas Masks and a Floater:
At the end of the trailer, you see the soldier with the gas mask aiming at the guy on the floor. In the background is a floating humanoid. Could it be Psycho Mantis?
- Hiding Under Shit:
A classic gameplay feature of the Metal Gear Solid series.
- Konami Employees Are Wearing The Phantom Pain shirts…
A person at the VGA’s saw Konami employees wearing The Phantom Pain shirts. He tweeted about it and snapped a picture.
- Moby Dick Studios:
The studio head’s name is Joakim Mogren; the first name is an anagram for Kojima and the last name has the word “Ogre” in it. Project Ogre has been Kojima Production’s top secret project which they confirmed is not Ground Zeroes.
- Real Time on Current Gen Hardware:
According to the unseen Joakim Mogren, the game is running in real time on hardware equivalent to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Just like the FOX Engine based game Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes.
- Solid Snake Voice Actor David Hayter Tweeted About His Arm Hurting
Which is interesting since the guy in the clip has a prosthetic arm.
- Kojima Wearing a Blonde ‘stache:
In comedically fake social profiles, a person who is obviously Hideo Kojima is seen wearing a blonde wig and mustache as “Joakim Mogren“. Links below for the profiles.
There is a company site for Moby Dick Studios. There’s also a Wikipedia page for both The Phantom Pain and Joakim Mogren. Both of them are brand new with no sources from before December 2012. According to the Moby Dick website, The Phantom Pain is being developed for PS3 and Xbox 360. According to the Wikipedia page its genre is survival horror. So it seems like a pretty clear message and tease from Kojima that The Phantom Pain is actually Metal Gear Solid V although neither him nor Konami have made a statement yet.