This man claims to be The Phantom Pain's Joakim Mogren - Gematsu
This man claims to be The Phantom Pain’s Joakim Mogren
posted on 03.14.13 at 05:31 PM EST by (@salromano)
"I’m skeptical if he is actually a game developer," says Keighley.

Spike TV host Geoff Keighley interviewed Moby Dick Studios boss Joakim Mogren for tonight’s new episode of GameTrailers TV.

As many of you know, there are reasons to believe 1) Joakim Mogren is not a real person, 2) Moby Dick is not a real studio, and 3) their game The Phantom Pain is actually a new Metal Gear title from Kojima Productions.

Keighley today posted the following on Twitter: “This man claims to be Joakim Mogren of Moby Dick Studios, developer of The Phantom Pain.”

Joakim Mogren

Yesterday, Keighley posted an update after completing the interview.

“Update on that Phantom Pain interview: Joakim Mogren was a man I’m pretty sure I’ve not met before,” he said. “He did show some new images on his iPad.”

He continued, “The guy was definitely not Kojima. He legitimately seemed Sweedish. And I’m skeptical if he is actually a game developer.”

Asked by a fan if there is still a chance the game is Metal Gear, he replied, “Definitely still a chance, once you see the interview a bit more will become clear.”

The Mogren interview will air on GT.TV tonight at 10pm PST / 1am EST.

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  • DarthBrian

    LOL. This is hilarious.

  • This is simply fantastic. I can’t wait to watch the interview, lmao.

  • Aeterna Rex

    Might just be a coincidence but if you move the letters around in Joakim, you can get Kojima.

    • Hit the “reasons to believe” link. ;]

      • Aeterna Rex

        Damn, and here I thought I was being clever lol

  • Budgiecat


    • Ritsujun


  • riesza

    I hope it’s an iOS social MMO

  • We’re not going to know what this game is until a week before it’s released. Watch, lol.

  • Bloodios

    “Joakim is not Kojima!” is the advertising slogan of the latest hot-selling bollocks sandwich.

  • HeatPhoenix

    “And I’m skeptical if he is actually a game developer”

    Kojima confirmed for having hired a random swedish man.

  • new_tradition

    I’m genuinely disappointed this wasn’t Kojima in disguise D:

  • Bucketdeft

    Moby Dick Studio LOL I remember when i tried to google that studio like a fool

  • This is getting ridiculous, i like it.

  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    Obviously Kojima underwent facial reconstructive surgery to disguise himself during the interview.

  • PrinceHeir
    • That’s kinda crazy… It would be crazy if it was him though.

    • xMCXx

      The plot thickens!

    • DrForbidden

      The odds that Keighley never having met Bleszinski is next to zero, methinks…

  • Anime10121

    That’s Kojima! How did he become a Swedish speaking man with bandages around his fac? NANOMACHINES!!!!

  • Solomon_Kano

    He’s wearing a stocking. Not even real bandages. I’m dying. This should be a hilarious interview.

    Kojima’s apparently planning on a long game here. Let’s see how far it goes.

  • Rohman Aditya ‘Zamboze’ Dharma

    it’s a symbol, i think he’s cosplaying as the bandadged man on the trailer of phantom pain, whom is not the main character,
    which means the main character will still be Kojima^^,,,

    …and he will later show up and say ” Didju rike it?”

  • DrForbidden

    Talk about going for the long con, Hideo-chan…

    I’m guessing April 1st will be the next PP-related announcement from ‘Moby Dick Studios’.

  • xMCXx

    In a world where we know almost everything about a game months before its release, this is very refreshing.
    I’m literally on the edge of my seat here.