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Submitted by Gekko 836d 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)

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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  +   835d 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

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