40°
Submitted by Gekko 647d ago | opinion piece

Why I hope The Phantom Pain isn't Metal Gear Solid 5

Edwin Evans-Thirlwell:

Among the bigger reveals at this weekend's Spike Videogame Awards was The Phantom Pain, an ostensibly new IP for Xbox 360 and PS3 that's abundant in prosthetic limbs, blood-spattered hospital corridors and giant, burning whales. I say "ostensibly", because wiser (or at least, nerdier) heads than mine have decreed that the new game is, in fact, Metal Gear Solid 5 wearing a sexy viral marketing dress.

There's a fair bit of evidence for this. The game is the work of an obscure Scandanavian developer, Moby Dick Studios (that would explain the whale, then), which is run by one "Joakim Mogren" - an anagram of Hideo Kojima that also calls to mind the latter's mysterious Project Ogre. "Phantom", meanwhile, could be a reference to a line from the debut Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes trailer: "from Fox, two phantoms were born". Neither Kojima, Konami or Moby Dick Studios (which doesn't currently operate a Twitter feed or Facebook page) are available for comment at the time of writing. You can probably expect that state of affairs to continue. (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, Xbox 360)

Alternative Sources
There is a slightly extended version of the trailer out now and at the very end there is a woman who says"V has come to" so she is referring to someone named V or codenamed V.So it is probably for Ground Zeroes not MGS5
Hoje0308  +   647d ago
Or V means five, which would point to MGS5. Either way, Kojima got exactly what he wanted out of this.
No I dont think it means 5. That is what everyone thought that it was but I think that its the letter V not the Roman numeral . I think this is a whole new MGS game Being released close to MGSGZ to set up something huge for MGS5

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Forza Horizon 2 Gets a Live Action TV Commercial

8m ago - What's the best way to sell a new racing game? How about a two minute television commercial that... | Xbox One
30°

We exert maximum effort in our hands-on with Atari shooter Minimum | Gaming Trend

8m ago - Minimum is a mostly traditional multiplayer shooter that tacks on some fantastic features to give... | PC
30°

Digimon All-Star Rumble Gets New Artwork and Screenshots

1h ago - Hardcore Gamer: Namco Bandai has today released new screenshots and artwork for Digimon All-Star... | Xbox 360
30°

Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Review - Nintendo Enthusiast

1h ago - Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright is an entertaining crossover. The two games' mechanics complem... | 3DS
Ad

Celebrate the new TV season with Filmwatch

Now - With the 2014-2015 TV season right around the corner, come join us on Filmwatch as we celebrate and give all you TV lovers something to enjoy! | Promoted post
30°

ArcheAge Review | MMOGames

2h ago - The highly anticipated MMORPG from XL games is finally sailing its way to a western audience. Alt... | PC
Related content from friends