The Phantom Pain Is Actually Metal Gear Solid V, Surprising No One

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 28, 2013 in Videogames |

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

When Konami showed a trailer at the Spike VGAs for a game called The Phantom Pain, they claimed it was being made by “Moby Dick Studio” and even fabricated a CEO for that company. People got suspicious after noticing certain visual clues and pieced together that it was probably the next Metal Gear Solid game, even though that game had previously been announced as Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. Well, after a GDC announcement, it turns out that they’re both the same game!

Yes, Metal Gear Solid V is both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. Apparently, Ground Zeroes will serve as the game’s prologue, a la the Solid Snake sections of Metal Gear Solid 2. That happens only ten days after the events of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, while the main game, The Phantom Pain, picks up nine years later. Metal Gear Solid V is also geared to be an open world game, in contrast to the linear games previously in the franchise.

The only odd thing is that David Hayter isn’t voicing the main character Big Boss (Naked Snake), as he had previously voiced him and Solid Snake in previous games. Instead, he will be voiced by Richard Doyle, who voiced the character in Metal Gear Solid 4 so that Hayter wasn’t talking to himself. In that light, the voice change makes sense, as the character’s voice would obviously shift to that voice at some point prior to the events of MGS4.

Anyway, check out the trailer below! Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is planned for Xbox 360 and PS3, though I would not be surprised if it came out for the PS4 and whatever the next Xbox is, as some of these graphics are a bit too advanced for current-gen consoles.

And check out some gameplay, though admittedly, it’s pretty similar to the original trailer for The Phantom Pain.

Source: YouTube

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