VIDEO: "Phantom Pain" Clip Invites "Metal Gear Solid 5" Speculation

Clues in impressive VGA trailer possibly point to next MGS game

Did you all watch the Video Game Awards on Spike TV last night? If so, you probably saw Moby Dick Studios' impressive trailer for a game called Phantom Pain, which many were quick to peg as a possible Metal Gear Solid 5 in disguise.

 

Here's the trailer if you missed it:

 

A thread over at NeoGAF has been breaking down the clues, such as...

 

The suspicious likeness of the dude at the end of the trailer:

 

Analyzing the lines in the logo reveals quite the nice fit:

 

There were also folks in the VIP section of the Konami party sporting Phantom Pain/Moby Dick Studios shirts; the use of "Phantom" in the title matches with Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes' "two phantoms were born" tagline; one of the names in the credits, Joakim, is an anagram for Kojima; the list goes on.

 

What do you think? Speculation is fun! If this turns out to be MGS5 or something similar it would truly be a classic Kojima move. 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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