Moby Dick Studio’s The Phantom Pain definitely had a strange world premiere at this year’s Spike TV Video Game Awards. A soldier wakes up from a coma in a hospital, and he’s got a hook hand and is in pretty bad shape. But suddenly, the hospital is attacked, and soldiers in full uniform start killing off the patients in the hospital as the building burns around them. Questions flicker across the screen – “Why am I here?” and “Have I gone to hell” and “Why do they want me?”
Suddenly, one important message flickers: “Open your eyes.” A man on fire appears to change into a beast, and a great beast overtakes a helicopter. There was definitely a lot of strange stuff going on, and I’m still not sure what the game was about (though rumors are swirling that it’s somehow related to Metal Gear Solid 5). Whatever it is, it looks badass.