Phantom Pain Trailer Linked to Kojima, Metal Gear Solid
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A "Phantom Pain" trailer revealed a new project during Spike TV's Video Game Awards on Friday.
The listed company "Moby Dick Studio" describes itself as being "founded by CEO Joakim Mogren who after years of working for a major American developer brought together people out of various game studios from around the Scandinavian area to start something new." "Joakim" is an anagram of "Kojima," while "Mogren" contains the word "Ogre" — game developer Hideo Kojima has discussed his Project Ogre effort for over a year.
Kotaku reported on The Phantom Pain shirts worn at the Konami party on Friday, including by a person who claimed to have designed the shirts for Moby Dick Studio. Kotaku and the NeoGAF forum users noted that the trailer's title screen has silhouettes that can be matched with the words "Metal Gear Solid V." A still of the trailer's main character shows a scar similar to Snake's in the Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes demo.