The Phantom Pain announced

A new IP from Moby Dick Studios.

December 7, 2012 / 09:19 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Read: Why this might be a new Metal Gear Solid.

Swedish developer Moby Dick Studio announced a new IP called The Phantom Pain at the Video Game Awards tonight.

A trailer was shown where a Solid Snake-looking bearded man woke up in a hospital, his left arm replaced with a hook and his head wrapped in bandaging. He rushed out to escape the hospital as armed troops came in and killed many of the hospital’s patients.

Watch the trailer below.

Or below, at 10:40.

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  • RighteousHippo

    This game looks surprisingly interesting. The flying whale on fire is what sold me. Is it just me, or does the main character look alot like Solid Snake?

    • Solomon_Kano

      I thought he was Big Boss when the trailer started lol.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    PS4 & Xbox 720 right here.

    • rockman29

      No. Not even close.

  • holly

    That guy looked like Snake lol.

  • Solomon_Kano

    So nobody else knows who Moby Dick Studios is? Interesting.

    EDIT: A Google search brought up literally nothing on them. If the rest of the VGA surprises are like this I’ll be very happy.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      They’re trying to avoid being sued for character theft. So they don’t exist.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Taking cues from the character himself in doing so, it seems lol.

      • DarthBrian

        Isn’t the Moby Dick book public domain? Pretty sure it is.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          I was talking about Snake. =P

          • DarthBrian

            Oh, lol. the post prior was talking about Moby Dick so I assumed that was what you were talking about. my bad. :p

  • Raiyu

    Looks like a Swedish game developer.

    http://www.mobydickstudio.se/

    It might be for 360 and PS3, at the bottom of the page

    • Solomon_Kano

      That page looks rather… sparse. Either they’re a super new developer or they’re a front. I’m going with front. The brief moment I just spent on GAF just reinforced my thought that he looked like Big Boss and then the Pain looking guy and… yea. Front. If it’s not, then I’ll be very happy because this does look good regardless.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Thanks. I added a link to the post.

  • Solomon_Kano

    “Moby Dick Studio was founded by CEO Joakim Mogren …”

    As pointed out by a reader over on Siliconera, Joakim rearranged spells… well, you get the picture.

    Also: Moby Dick Studios. MDS. MG… nahhh.

    • DarthBrian

      LOL @ Kojima anagram. That’s awesome.

  • shenron

    its ground zero, its a ground zero trailer

  • stealth20k

    its a ground zero trailer

  • Skerj

    We finally get to play as Solidus!! (If only the eye matched).

  • stealth20k

    actually its metal gear solid V, neogaf cracked the code

  • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Gale Glory

    There are too many rumors about this title. Can’t help but feel excited.

  • Ramza Beoulve

    man got too have
    a nice trailer

  • MrKappa

    Gotta, Kojima is one sneaky fella. If anything this might be one of the most creative reveals I’ve seen in a while. I can only imagine he wants to gauge the reactions when people don’t know this is Metal Gear.

  • PrinceHeir

    Kojima you sly you!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/gamesreflexoes Celebrinando

    Sure this is a new MGS, maybe Ground Zeroes

  • Charlie

    This is some intense stuff. Kojima, I wonder what you have planned for us.