The Phantom Pain revealed

New project from Moby Dick Studio revealed during Video Game Awards show; could be connected in some way to Metal Gear Solid.

Tonight during the 2012 Video Game Awards show, a new intellectual property from Moby Dick Studio was revealed. The project is titled "The Phantom Pain," and no information regarding platforms of release window was provided.

A trailer for The Phantom Pain was shown and it focused primarily on a man in a hospital with no memory of who he was. The trailer will be embedded here once it becomes available.

Moby Dick Studio appears to be a brand new outfit based in Sweden. Notably, its website shows the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 logos. The company says its aim is to "deliver an uncompromising, exciting, and touching game experience to people all around the globe."

It has since been suggested that The Phantom Pain could be connected in some way to the Metal Gear Solid series. Not only does the main character of the trailer resemble Snake from Metal Gear Solid, but also mysterious (and heretofore unknown) Moby Dick Studio CEO Joakim Mogren's first name is in fact an anagram of Kojima.

Further, NeoGAF has compiled a list of supposed evidence that suggests The Phantom Pain is in fact a teaser for Metal Gear Solid 5.

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zero-thirteen
zero-thirteen

could it be that the person who is helping snake whos head is covered in bandages is ryden it might explain why he is so messed up in metal gear rising: revengence. and i believe the voice at the end is saying "he has come to" you know regained conciousness 

hydrobeast
hydrobeast

I have a question wasn't Metal Gear Solid 5 suppost to star solid snake and if so why is he young again? did they find a way to reverse his aging because if that arm i doubt it takes place before metal gear solid so whats the deal here. To me I think they make Metal Gear connections on purpose just so the game will sell. 

blackviper16
blackviper16

its just like mgs but i personly wish that this game be better then mgs

bboysoda2k3
bboysoda2k3

The "METAL GEAR SOLID V"  faint text above the  "phantom pain"  gives it away...very clever advertising..:)

jawadhasan3
jawadhasan3

Did anyone notice/understand what the voice of a lady says at the end few seconds of the trailer ??!

HuskySnake
HuskySnake

the guy doesn't have an arm....could this be Liquid after the events of MGS1?

LE5LO
LE5LO

"Mogren" minus the M and N? ;)

 

...am I the only person that's noticed this?

sullyliam
sullyliam

will be keeping track of this..

 

Cloud418
Cloud418

So its another prequel? About Big Boss and not snake? Damn, I need to catch up on my prequels. Snake Eater was the only Big Boss game I every played...

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

From the bandage over his bleeding right eye, to the beard and the mullet, to the end of the video where his breathing clearly conveys that this person is a heavy smoker Lol

greyfon_12
greyfon_12

ok guys how about this:

Its big boss who has lost his memory and now patriots need a replacement so doctors are making his clones

 

thatguy_b
thatguy_b

From the name, I was hoping maybe someone was going to take on the challenge of building a decent Gundam game.

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

During the Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes trailer, there's a line that says "From Fox, Two Phantom Was Born" And look closely to the anagram. Joakim= Kojima , M"ogre"n= OGRE(project that kojima is working on)

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

When I first saw the trailer I thought to myself half life 3

METALGEARNICK
METALGEARNICK

think back was there ever a character in the gear series far back with a hook? idk

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Anagram, not Acronym seriously Eddie.

 

Do you seriously even have basic knowledge enough in this crap to be even be writing these articles?

 

Almost every single article i see from you has mistakes in it.

 

Go take some lessons on this crap before you continue your job.

snake812
snake812

didnt snake save carlos the cyborg ninja?

hadlee73
hadlee73

I get a phantom pain every time I don't want to paint the house.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

The Phantom Pain

3 Words

3

Half Life 3 confirmed.

tgwolf
tgwolf

I...CERTAINLY...hope that this is as cerebral as the name suggests and not just another acontextual and embarrassing use of an auspicious title.

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

Interesting... wonder if it is mgs5

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

From the font, I would say it's definitely Sci fi-themed.

LE5LO
LE5LO

@jawadhasan3 - Yeah, lots of people, and it's still obviously pretty up-in-the-air as to whether it's "V has come to" or "He has come to". I couldn't say, but who really cares, I just hope they take their time with making this one as brilliant as the rest (but specifically MGS1 and 3), no need to rush this game out we can all wait for something awesome ;)

LATADIDAS
LATADIDAS

 @HuskySnake no sir it cant be cuz ocelot lost his right hand are-go he took liquids right arm to replace the lost one and the fact that liquid took over ocelots body by the end of mgs2 and orchestrated everything in mgs4... 

Yeahurwrong
Yeahurwrong

@LE5LO no your not infact many people posted that on youtube days before infact HOURS after the trailer was shown live on Spike TV if you didnt watch it live on Spike TV like me and MANY MANY OTHERS


you are very LATE

LE5LO
LE5LO

 @Soothsayer42  You beat me to posting on the M"ogre"n part. Nice one, I gotta add this is the cleverest marketing for a game I've ever seen, kills the HL3 t-shirt, that just felt like we got trolled by Valve, but this seems 'solid' ;)

LE5LO
LE5LO

 @Ansem_Rev But I thought Valve would rather make fake t-shirts than another Half Life game?

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

 @WolfGrey Apologies for the errors. I made the corrections, though they may take a few moments to propagate across all GameSpot servers.

Zabiam
Zabiam

 @eddyoshi It is... METAL GEAR SOLID V even fits in the weird spaces in the title "the phantom pain"...

Mon6ana
Mon6ana

 @Simplythebest12 ever heard of The Walking Dead ? or Coffee Stain Studios ? or Dennaton Games ? or Erik Svedäng ? or Frictional Games ? or Jonatan "Cactus" Söderström ? or Mojang ? or Nifflas ? or Pieces Interactive ? or Star Vault ? or Swedish Game Development ?

I think u dont

LeonsKnnedy
LeonsKnnedy

 @LATADIDAS  @HuskySnake  True, beside solidus lost the left eye, and liquid the right one, so than means thats big boss because both clones lost thing that mirror things that happens to big boss

LE5LO
LE5LO

@Yeahurwrong yeah no shit man, the more I dug for info on this after commenting I saw a few people had realized it too, but not many as every story seemed obsessed with just the reporting the Joakim part and omitting the mORGEn. But you're late to reply :P

hydrobeast
hydrobeast

@LeonsKnnedy @LATADIDAS @HuskySnake 

I have to agree this if it is metal gear solid 5 it would have to be big boss though it is weird or at least in my option that they are focusing so many games on him with zero grounds and all. Or watch them pull something like the man in the trailer being a fourth clone or some crap like that.

LeonsKnnedy
LeonsKnnedy

 @LATADIDAS  @HuskySnake Sorry i meant to say it is possible that the character in the trailer is Big Boss, and the reason he lost his left arm is to mirror Liquid Snake that lost the right one, just like Solidus mirror Big Boss by losing his left eye. Might not be it at all, but because Kojima likes irony is his story telling i think is a valid opinion

LE5LO
LE5LO

@LeonsKnnedy With that little audio clue, and everything else that's been deciphered or examined, I think we can bank on 'The Phantom Pain' being 'M.G.S V' ;)

LE5LO
LE5LO

 @Mon6ana The only ones I've heard of from Sweden are Zabiam's two: Dice and Minecraft. I doubt many people would've heard of the ones on your list beside The Walking Dead, which you're wrong on again, it's an American game by Telltale, not ColdWood. Don't beat yourself up over it though.