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Posted 08 December 2012 - 16:15

So last night watching The VGA's on Spike, pretty much the biggest surprise for me and trailer that made me most excited was something called The Phantom Pain.

I found the trailer on YouTube before it gets pulled down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSfajBs2nyQ

I immediately Googled it, and the internet seemed just as shocked and surprised as I was, there was no immediate information when it was first revealed last night.
This morning, looks like they got some speculation about the game and its creators, and that is it is the new game for Metal Gear Solid franchise from Kojima.

Source: Kotaku

The Phantom Pain was a world premiere trailer out of left field—not only is that a new series, it's a new studio. Well, to most folks, anyway. Ever heard of Moby Dick Studio? Me either.

(Update) It's Kojima.

There are people in the VIP section of the Konami party wearing Phantom Pain/Moby Dick Studios t-shirts.


(Update) Yeah, we hear you. "Joakim" is a rearranged spelling of "Kojima." All sorts of things point to this being some kind of a surprise reveal for a Metal Gear Solid game. Fine. Here's how this outfit describes itself on its own 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.


That's the only page with anything on it. Tabs for an image gallery and studio are coming soon.

And, all the chatter backstage at the VGAs seems to hint strongly that this is a teaser for the next Metal Gear game.

Sorry for the messy formatting, the Kotaku article had some images within it messing it up.

So yeah, MGS related or not, this has me damn interested.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 16:31

Looks very interesting, just found this from 45 minutes ago

The Phantom Pain is Metal Gear Solid V
http://metro.co.uk/2...olid-v-3307916/

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 17:30

Looks very interesting, just found this from 45 minutes ago

The Phantom Pain is Metal Gear Solid V
http://metro.co.uk/2...olid-v-3307916/

Yeah seems all signs are pointing to it is MGS5, either way as I said looks pretty damn good, and I do think the trailer is in-engine, as there are some obvious jaggies in certain areas, so looks good. I am also leaning toward it being a next gen title as well. Reveal it in a mysterious way, get hype built up, then say oh yeah, by the way it is a launch title for a new platform. Maybe not, but considering this is the first announce of it, and all rumors are pointing to new consoles, at least from MS, holiday of 2013, then I would say there is at least a distinct chance.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 20:44

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 21:09

Looks beyond marvelous, like anything MGS.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:47

I like the idea that Ground Zeros and The Phantom Pain combine to make MGS5 in the same way Tanker/Big Shell make MGS2.

I'm not buying into the idea that Kojima is developing two mainline MGS titles at once, especially with such similar assets used in this video and what we've seen of Ground Zeros.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:48

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Nice find for sure whomever figured this **** out. I swear, people online can figuring out **** so damn fast like this, you would think there would be ways to be peoples talent of discovery to practical use. :laugh:

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:53

Nice find for sure whomever figured this **** out. I swear, people online can figuring out **** so damn fast like this, you would think there would be ways to be peoples talent of discovery to practical use. :laugh:


NeoGAF went into overdrive on this one - http://neogaf.com/fo...ad.php?t=503254

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 15:16

That NeoGAF thread is insane. So many perceptive people online...

Though it seems to me that The Phantom Pain is at least linked to Ground Zeroes in some way. The solders' equipment, the facial scar on the character, the guy with his face wrapped in bandages, and so fourth. I also have a pretty hard time believing that Kojima Productions has two different full-fledged (that is, non-portable) MGS games being worked on at the same time. Of course, I have so many questions floating around in my head (most of which revolve around that hook/arm).

A lot of people in the NeoGAF thread were saying that they were disappointed or bored by the trailer, but I personally thought it was extremely well done. Definitely succeeded in sending chills down my spine in a few places.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 15:35

Nice find for sure whomever figured this **** out. I swear, people online can figuring out **** so damn fast like this, you would think there would be ways to be peoples talent of discovery to practical use. :laugh:


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