Surprise! The Phantom Pain is Metal Gear Solid V - New Trailer Inside

Open-world, FOX engine-powered game coming to 360 and PS3

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Surprise! The Phantom Pain is Metal Gear Solid V - New Trailer Inside
Did you use your powers of deduction to guess that 'Moby Dick Studios' project, The Phantom Pain, was in fact a Metal Gear Solid game? Then congratulations! Give yourself a cookie, because Hideo Kojima has revealed that the viral project is in fact part of Metal Gear Solid V.

The Phantom Pain, thought to be a separate entity to the already-revealed Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, is in fact a big part of the latter. Together, they form the next numbered sequel in the Tactical Espionage Action series.

Kojima announced Metal Gear Solid V at the Game Developer Conference last night in San Francisco, where he also showed off a brand spanking new trailer. Snake is revealed to be the man lying in a hospital bed recovering from major injuries, alongside Kaz Miller, with the hero having been in a coma for some nine years.

The game director noted that Metal Gear Solid V is an open-world game, but the tutorial segment that he demonstrated on a high-end PC was a linear experience in order to help the player familiarise themselves with the controls and game mechanics.

The trailer pegs the game for an Xbox 360 and PS3 release. We wonder if next-gen consoles are also in line for a release..? Watch the trailer, and gameplay footage, below.

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