The Phantom Pain trailer, screens are figments of imagination

Undoubtedly the biggest surprise of the VGAs, the trailer for The Phantom Pain has been the subject of intense speculation. The debut showing for unknown Swedish developer Moby Dick Studio featured an amputee who looked a lot like Snake of Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid series. And if there's one guy in the video game industry who's always been fond of a mysterious tease, it's Hideo Kojima.

Over the weekend, we rounded up the many threads of thought produced by the trailer, touching on everything from the appearance of white petals a la the ending to Metal Gear Solid 3 to movie title sequence designer Kyle Cooper, whose portfolio includes MGS 2 & 3, wearing a The Phantom Pain t-shirt. %Gallery-172987%

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