Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes was recently revealed and has already garnered massive hype. The game marks the return of series protagonist Big Boss, and although the time period hasn’t been definitively established, it appears to be in the mid-to-late 80s. Originally, it was thought to be even later, as the first gameplay footage of Ground Zeroes showed a decidedly older-looking snake, with grayish,almost white hair. However, series creator Hideo Kojima has since shot this theory down, tweeting recently that the gray-haired Snake was a result of “rim lighting”. He had a member of his team re-render an image of Snake without the goggles to show him with his brown hair.
There’s also a child shown in the demo. He isn’t addressed by name, but he could *possibly* be Chico, although he looks a bit too young – Chico should look a bit older considering that he was 12 in 1974, when Peace Walker took place. He also plugs a Walkman into his chest, and it was never mentioned that Chico had any kind of robotics. A more likely possibility in our eyes is that this is a young Raiden, who was born in the early 80s- it’s been established that he’s a child soldier. But Kojima loves to throw red herrings at us and surprise the fans- it could even be Solid Snake in the cage for all we know. The disfigured person talking to the kid calls him a traitor, and says to give his regards to his Boss- it’s capitalized in the subtitles.