With “The Phantom Pain” trailer revealed at the 2012 Spike TV Video Game Awards this evening, many were left scratching their heads as no one has ever heard of Moby Dick Studios – the game’s purported developers. The supposed studio is headed by a man named “Joakim”, which is an anagram for “Kojima”. Additionally, this forum post on NeoGaf is picking up on the fact that it appears as though Metal Gear Solid character “Volgin” is staring us straight in the face for a brief moment in the trailer. Finally, the guys over at Kotaku are reporting that there are devs with The Phantom Pain shirts on in the VIP area of the Konami party tonight…. Also, Hideo Kojima was in attendance at tonight’s event. Coincidence? I think not. Signs are pointing to The Phantom Pain actually being the subtitle for Metal Gear Solid V… One can only hope!

The Phantom Pain Trailer (Skip to the 10:35 mark)

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