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Kojima Tweet seemingly confirms Phantom Pain involvement

Photo suggests he's producing, designing and directing the project

A Tweet by Hideo Kojima has seemingly confirmed rumours that the Metal Gear Solid creator is the man helming the mysterious The Phantom Pain project.

Earlier today he posted the image below showing a video edit suite featuring a file named "TPP_GDC 2013_720p_esrb". ESRB is the US ratings body.


Labelling Kojima as producer, designer and director, the image appears to be taken from the end of a trailer due to be shown during Kojima's GDC presentation, which was recently extended from 60 to 90 minutes.

The GDC session, which will be delivered by Kojima and members of his development team, is entitled 'Photorealism through the eyes of a 'Fox' - The core of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes'.

The Phantom Pain was originally unveiled at the 2012 Spike VGAs in December and is attributed to the elusive Swedish studio Moby Dick, which has developed no prior titles.

Earlier this month GameTrailers TV tracked down the studio's even more mysterious CEO Joakim Mogren, who has been strongly rumoured to actually be Kojima himself (his first name being an anagram).

During the incredibly odd video Q&A, the heavily bandaged supposed boss confirmed that a new Phantom Pain trailer will be shown at GDC later this month, and that it will "answer all of your questions"

Due to the numerous clues in the debut Phantom Pain trailer (analysed here), it's long been believed that the project could be tied into the Metal Gear franchise.

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