The Phantom Pain was revealed during the 2012 Video Game Awards, with many suggesting it is in fact not a new game at all, but rather an elaborate tease for a Metal Gear Solid project. The game's first trailer depicted a character bearing a resemblance to Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series, and now developer Moby Dick Studio has released official screens of the game.
The new screenshots are pulled from the trailer and show a one-armed character waking from a coma with no recollection of who he is or what has happened to him.
The Phantom Pain's developer, Moby Dick Studio, is also enshrouded in mystery. The Stockholm, Sweden-based developer's website lists Joakim Mogren as its CEO. This person, however, is not a known figure. And in fact, Joakim is an anagram for Kojima.
NeoGAF has compiled a detailed list of examples as to why The Phantom Pain may be masquerading as a new Metal Gear Solid game.